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Getting to and from Royal Wolf Lodge

We operate on a 7 day week. Guests arrive and depart Royal Wolf Lodge on Fridays. Once you are booked with the lodge, we will send you a detailed itinerary for your flight schedule to and from the lodge.


Cost: Your round trip flight to/from RWL is included in your fishing week costs.

*All flights subject to change due to weather or conditions we cannot control. We highly recommend providing RWL with your cell phone number so that we may keep you informed with any weather changes that may, or may not occur.

1. Fly into Anchorage

2. Uber or Taxi to Lake and Peninsula Air

1740 E. 5th Avenue Anchorage, AK 99501

3. Fly to Iliamna

Once in Iliamna you will be met by our staff and transported to float planes for the final leg of your journey.


Captain Cook Hotel

5th Avenue & K Street Anchorage AK 99501 | Phone: (800) 843-1959

The Captain Cook has been called the premeir Hotel in Anchorage. It offers Great Alaskan decor and is located downtown within close walking distance to several great resturants. It also has a first-class Men’s and Women’s Athletic Club within the hotel. Ask for the Rainbow River Lodge discount rate of $250/night (deluxe room) or $305 (jr. suite).

You may book online by visiting

Lakefront Anchorage

4800 Spenard Anchorage, AK 99517-3226 | Phone:(907) 243-2300

The Lakefront Anchorage is a popular choice among guests. They are located close to Anchorage International Airport and right on the largest floatplane base in the world.

Book now by visiting

Holiday Inn Express Anchorage Airport

4411 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99517 | Reservations: (907) 248 – 8848

The Holiday Inn Express is an excellent choice for our guests. They are located close to Anchorage International Airport. The newly remodeled hotel offers a free shuttle to/from the Anchorage Airport as well as complimentary breakfast and an indoor heated pool and hot tub. Ask for the Rainbow River Lodge rate of $194/night.

You may also book online by clicking this Sport Fishing Rate link or visiting pick your dates, select change search and add corporate ID 786920237 to receive the discounted pricing.

Alex Hotel and Suites

4615 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99517 | Reservations: (907) 243-3131

Free shuttle service available from Ted Stevens airport to Lake and Peninsula Airlines. Located just 5 minutes from the international airport. This is a great choice for those who are looking to save a little money while still expecting a good night’s rest. They also have a walk in freezer available to guests. Ask for the ‘Sportfishing’ rate of $149/night.

Important Information

Arrival at Lake and Peninsula Air at Merrill Field for your departure to the lodge should be one hour before flight time.  You will not go through a security check, but your name will be on the flight manifest held by the pilot.  There is a waiting room and bathroom facilities at the hangar.

Reservations for the Lake and Peninsula flight will be made through Royal Wolf Lodge. We will automatically reserve space for you, unless notified otherwise.  Guests will fly from Anchorage to Iliamna where they will be greeted by our pilots and transfered to a float plane for the final leg of their journey.

Flights are scheduled to leave Anchorage at 4:00 PM on your way to the lodge. Your return flight is scheduled to arrive back in Anchorage at 11:30 AM, but this is subject to weather delays. 

RWL Policy/Recommendation:  Due to potential flight delays, weather factors, passenger loads and other unanticipated factors, we highly recommend guests fly into ANC the Thursday before their flight to RWL, and fly out of ANC on Saturday, the day after their return from RWL.  This will require getting a hotel room on each end, however the reduction in ‘delay induced stress’ has proven to be worth the extra time (also ANC has a lot to offer visitors).  Departure flights from ANC should not be any earlier than 5:00 PM on Friday, or you might risk ticket changes, or missed flights.  RWL will not be held responsible for missed flights/ticket changes.

If you need to arrive or depart at times other than our scheduled flights, you will be responsible for hiring a private air taxi to deliver or pick you up at the lodge at your expense, which is normally higher than our flight costs.

We highly suggest trip insurance.  Remember, you are flying in Alaska and there should be excess time available in the event of inclement weather.   Weather delays are not unusual; so do not make reservations based on specific flight times listed on this schedule.

Luggage/Weight:  Soft-sided luggage is strongly recommended, with a maximum weight of 60 pounds per person.  The pilot would prefer two smaller bags, as opposed to one large one, if at all possible, due to easier handling and weight restrictions.  (Bear spray is NOT allowed on any flight, it is illegal to have on the plane.)

Arrival to RWL:  Upon arrival at the lodge, guests will convene in the lodge for a welcome speech and bear indoctrination, followed by an introduction of the staff, and then dinner. 

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