What Our Clients Say ...
group recently returned from a wonderful 2014 fall trip to Alaska.
We arranged our accommodations and daily fishing through High
Adventure Air and the level of service was first class all the way.
Their Office Manager, Susan, arranged for us to stay in a
comfortable cabin at Marlow’s on the Kenai which become our base of
operations for the week. It is an easy five minute drive from the
High Adventure Air dock where we would meet each morning to begin
our daily adventure. We did three fly out trips with High Adventure
and Susan arranged a day of rainbow trout fishing on the Kenai for
us as well. The highlight of our trip was the Ultimate Silver
Salmon trip we took an hour flight to a small lake somewhere
southwest of Seward. The flight over the Harding Ice Field was
spectacular before Mark (our pilot) put the tail down on this tiny,
emerald colored lake surrounded by steep cliffs on three sides. We
fished the outlet stream from the lake which is only about a mile
from the ocean; catching trophy sized and chrome bright silver
salmon in a setting straight from a post card. The fishing was
simply superb with the Silver Salmon averaging 13-15 pounds and big,
aggressive Dolly Varden so numerous they became a nuisance as we
were after the silvers.
would have been impossible to top our first day but the next two
days of Silver Salmon fishing at Big River Lakes provided fast
action in a beautiful setting with plenty of wildlife. We saw black
and brown bears, moose, and bald eagles. We even had a seal swim
right by us while we were wading an inlet creek to Big River Lake.
Our only disappointment was that we were not able to get into
Crescent Lake on our final day due to weather so had to divert to
fish a second time at Big River but we still had great fishing,
catching double digit numbers of Silver Salmon each, all on fly
The staff, pilots and guides at High Adventure are simply the best.
They treat you like family, not just clients. Our pilot Mark could
probably fly anything with wings if he had to and all of our
landings were as smooth as any I’ve ever had. Our guide Ben was a
pleasure to fish with and possesses a knowledge of the Alaskan
outdoors far in excess of his young age, not to mention he is a hell
of a cook!
We could easily have spent more money on a remote fly-in camp but in
my view a week in Soldotna with daily fly out trips through High
Adventure Air and a day float trip on the Kenai is hard to beat for
variety, action and scenery; not to mention is probably the best
value trip we have found to date.”
I would like to take this opportunity to tell anyone who has any
dreams of an Alaskan Fly-Out Adventure to keep in mind High
Adventure Charters and Guides. My son Mick and I had a wonderful
experience with this outfit a couple of years ago. Starting with
Susan in the office who made making reservations and whatever follow
up info we needed so easy. She was a delight to work with. Our
pilot and guide were top notch also. We enjoyed one of the greatest
days of our lives, playing with salmon as well as bears. It was a
truly memorable experience and one I encourage anyone to partake.
When my Dad first told me about the Nushagak River King Salmon
fishing trip we expected a fishing trip, instead we received the
trip of a lifetime. For this trip to be a success it had to have
three things, a great staff, great accommodations, and of course
fishing to make it all worthwhile. I have only wonderful things to
say about the staff of High Adventure Air. From the office
personnel to the pilots and from the camp staff to the fishing
guides; these people are simply the best. The staff is courteous,
professional, and most importantly of all, they are fun to be
around. The accommodations that this group puts together, in the
middle of nowhere, are simply spectacular. Now this is not the
Bellagio on the strip in Vegas, this is a fishing camp in ‘the
bush.’ Being able to wake up in the morning and stumble your way
into the cook tent; where a hot pot of coffee is already bubbling,
the fire is crackling and the smell of a delicious home cooked
breakfast is in the air, I find hard to beat. Let’s not forget,
this is a fishing trip and fishing is what you get, along with as
much catching as just about anyone can handle. These are not bass
or trout either, these are King Salmon, Chinook, Oncorhynchus
tshawytscha, the largest species of Pacific salmon. They are
fresh from the ocean and full of fight. I never would have believed
that a 30 pound King could become airborne, as trout often do, until
I saw it with my own eyes. If you are looking for just another
fishing trip this is not the trip for you. However, if you desire
to go on an adventure of a lifetime this is the camp for you.
When I went to visit my best friend of 42 years who had newly arrived
in Alaska, we set out on the adventure of a lifetime—to fish with
the bears! Despite my inexperience with fishing and bears,
your patient, professional guides managed to make a fisherwoman out
of me. I love to tell my lower 48 friends my bear stories as I feed
them the salmon I caught. Although fishing next to bears was my
favorite part of the day, I can't express how much joy the journey
in and out of the fishing spot gave me—your pilot made sure we got a
close look at all kinds of wildlife as well as skimmed us over
glaciers for a close look at the blue crevasses below. High
We had so much fun that we felt guilty for leaving our husbands
behind, so we were forced to repeat the fun (oh, darn it!) this
year. What started two years ago as a girls adventure may well have
become an annual event. We're already planning another trip for next
This is a great trip if you like to catch grayling and rainbows on
light tackle. Fly in with High Adventure Air Charter. Pilots are
experienced and guides are professional. We busted a huge moose
bedded down by the lake when we landed. You will fish several lakes,
and enjoy a shore lunch of fried grayling. Highly recommend the
Mark Wilson Thomas
I came to Alaska 2 years ago and visited
your establishment. It turned out to be one of the most memorable days
in my life. Now, 2 years later, I have had the opportunity to share
that again with my son Patrick. And it was even better. I would like
to thank Ben (our guide), as well as the rest of the staff at High
Adventure for your most gracious hospitality. You have truly made your
mark on the Del Santo family and that takes someone special.
Dave - Rhode Island
Just got home and wanted to thank you for
customizing our package. Ron caught a 28" Rainbow and we all limited
on Silver Salmon. Brother Robert caught a 168 pound Halibut that he
won't soon forget. We've heard how busy July can be in your area, but
August was Awesome!
Why High Adventure? They know how to take
care of their people. They treat you right!
I've taken eight trips with High Adventure
...they're hard working people and do everything they can to see that
you have a real good time.
I didn't really know
what to expect, but what I experienced was outstanding!
I can't convey how
impressed we were with your service. It is rare that you find a
service company that EXCEEDS hopes and expectations.
Thank you so much for
keeping my hopes up and making my dreams of getting a moose come
true! You run the best by far outfit around! You guys
are the greatest!!!
Fifteen years and
seventeen hunting and fishing adventures later - the honest
answers, hard work and friendly, safe service are the reason I
continue to return year after year.