I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Waterfall Group. I received a gift basket and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
When I dream of going on vacation, I usually dream of going somewhere relaxing. Somewhere that I can unplug and just enjoy spending time with my family doing fun things.
I have never been to Alaska, but the girls absolutely love Bering Sea Gold (and Deadliest Catch), so they really want to go to Alaska and mine for gold 🙂 While that would be fun, it wouldn't be so relaxing.
I would prefer a location where I can choose to sit back and relax, or go out and enjoy nature. Somewhere that I can sit by the pool or on a deck and read a good book or walk out the door and go on an outdoor adventure, depending upon my mood.
The Waterfall Resort or Steamboat Bay Fishing Club is more my speed. Both resorts are located on site of a seafood cannery that's close to some of the best fishing spots in Alaska’s Inside Passage, which is one of the world's most famous fishing spots.
I think it would be awesome to visit the Steamboat Bay Fishing Club in Noyes Island, Alaska with family or a group of friends. Since they can only accommodate a maximum of 16 guests, it's very exclusive.
Their ocean front rooms each have a wood burning stove and expansive deck so you can sit back, relax and take in the scenery. They also have great amenities, with a sauna, hot tub, kayaks, wi-fi, and a club room with pool tables, cards and a big screen TV.
Best of all, the Steamboat Bay chef prepares each meal to guests’ preferences. You can even interact with the chef in the resort's presentation kitchen. This would be great for foodies or those with food allergies.
And given the name of the resort, you can also go on fishing trips. The guided fishing boats are heated 25’ cabin cruisers fully equipped for crabbing and shrimping. This would be a fun trip for my Dad's side of the family. We have always gone fishing.
One of my fondest memories as a kid was staying on a houseboat and fishing for a week. My brother was 2 or 3 years old, and he'd be up with the sun wanting to fish. One time he even got up and got himself a pole and tried to go fishing on his own! The small size of this resort would be great for my family, but I guess it wouldn't fit all of us now that we're grown and many of the cousins have kids too.
If you have a larger group, you'd want to look at The Waterfall Resort, as it has accommodations to host groups with up to 92 guests. The resort is ideal for tournaments, and provides professional conference rooms. The resort’s executive chef even prepares three full meals a day.
At either resort, you can fish for King Salmon, which is exciting because fishing limits have been doubled compared to past years. You can also fish for Coho Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Red Snapper, Black Bass and Rock Fish.
Each resort will provide you with everything you need for fishing – rods, reels, tackle, bait and all-weather gear. All of the crew members have at least 30 years of fishing experience, so they know how to track where the fish are biting so you can catch the most fish possible. They even have a fish processing team to professionally clean, trim, pack and freeze your catch! Now that sounds like the way to go fishing to me.
Air travel is also made convenient as both locations have an onsite Alaska Airlines agent to check in all fish you caught so you can bring them home with you. There is also a ground crew at Ketchikan International Airport that will help you get to and from the resort.