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Fairbanks Ice Fishing Expedition in a Heated Cabin with Fish Cookout provided by Rod's Alaskan Guide Service

Fairbanks Ice Fishing Expedition in a Heated Cabin with Fish Cookout

Fairbanks Ice Fishing Expedition in a Heated Cabin with Fish Cookout
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Tour snapshot
Go ice fishing in a heated cabin, just outside Fairbanks
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
If you’ve never been ice fishing in Alaska, you may not know where to start. This ice-fishing expedition takes you to a heated cabin in a remote location just outside Fairbanks. A guide helps you set up all your fishing gear and gives tips to help you catch fish. This ice-fishing tour includes hot cocoa, reindeer sausage, and a fish cookout, too.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • A guide provides fishing gear and tips to successfully ice fish
  • Hot cocoa, reindeer sausage on buns, and a fish cookout are included
  • Choose from multiple tour times to best suit your busy schedule
What to expect
Meet for this ice-fishing expedition at Chena Lake Recreation Area, and get ready for a fun day of fishing. Your guide takes you to a heated cabin, so you stay warm in the cold temperatures. The cabin comes with covers in the floors that are moved for perfect ice-fishing spots. Plus, hot cocoa and reindeer sausage with buns are provided. Your guide gives you all the gear you need to start fishing and even tells you great tips for catching and pulling in a fish from the ice-cold water. Once you catch a fish, enjoy a fish cookout, where you can eat the fish you caught.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A guide provides fishing gear and tips to successfully ice fish
  • Hot cocoa, reindeer sausage on buns, and a fish cookout are included
  • Choose from multiple tour times to best suit your busy schedule
What to expect
Meet for this ice-fishing expedition at Chena Lake Recreation Area, and get ready for a fun day of fishing. Your guide takes you to a heated cabin, so you stay warm in the cold temperatures. The cabin comes with covers in the floors that are moved for perfect ice-fishing spots. Plus, hot cocoa and reindeer sausage with buns are provided. Your guide gives you all the gear you need to start fishing and even tells you great tips for catching and pulling in a fish from the ice-cold water. Once you catch a fish, enjoy a fish cookout, where you can eat the fish you caught.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 30637P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Deluxe ice fishing cabin with electric and heat
  • Hot grilled Reindeer Sausage on bun and drink
  • Your fresh fish, seasoned and grilled
  • Steaming hot cocoa
  • Fishing poles and bait
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chena Lake Recreation Area
Exclusions
  • Fishing license
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Chena Lake, Lake Park Boat Launch, North Pole, AK 99705, USA The lake does not have a physical address. Please contact us to receive the exact location. You will receive a pin drop for the exact location and driving directions from Fairbanks.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Fishing licenses are required for everyone 16 years old and older. Licenses can be bought ($25.00 cash) from guide at tour start.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • Deluxe ice fishing cabin with electric and heat
  • Hot grilled Reindeer Sausage on bun and drink
  • Your fresh fish, seasoned and grilled
  • Steaming hot cocoa
  • Fishing poles and bait
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Chena Lake Recreation Area
Exclusions
  • Fishing license
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Chena Lake, Lake Park Boat Launch, North Pole, AK 99705, USA The lake does not have a physical address. Please contact us to receive the exact location. You will receive a pin drop for the exact location and driving directions from Fairbanks.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Fishing licenses are required for everyone 16 years old and older. Licenses can be bought ($25.00 cash) from guide at tour start.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 25, 2020
A note from Fairbanks Ice Fishing Expedition in a Heated Cabin with Fish Cookout
Safety measures will be updated on 10 Nov 2020, when my adventures reopen.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Chena Lake, Lake Park Boat Launch
    North Pole, AK 99705, USA
    The lake does not have a physical address. Please contact us to receive the exact location. You will receive a pin drop for the exact location and driving directions from Fairbanks.
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    Chena Lake Recreation Area
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Your guide will meet you at the deluxe fishing cabin on the frozen lake and guide you through the process of catching fish through the ice for the lakes bounty of fish.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
119 reviews
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sabrinak136
New Orleans, LA652 contributions
Unfortunately, our dog sledding trip with another company was canceled on Wednesday due to bad weather in Fairbanks on Monday. Thus, I had to find an activity so we didn’t waste a precious day of our vacation.  We were able to book a 2:00pm tour with ease for that same day with Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service. We were fortunate however, I would always encourage any visitor to always book in advance.  The cost of the tour for an adult and a child was $263.38.   In addition, please note that you will need to provide your own transportation to the fishing location.
It was a blistering cold Alaskan day however, thanks to the indoor accommodations of the heated cabin we never had to worry about being cold.  Cody was an amazing guide and he managed to keep the cabin warm with a nice wood burning fire.  In addition, Cody helped everyone with baiting their hooks and provided all the assistance that was needed to catch fish.  He added a special touch by playing music while we attempted to fish. This element definitely brought life to such a quiet cabin. In addition, he provided hot chocolate, water, and delicious reindeer sausage on a bun for all who desired. My son is an extremely picky eater however, because he was hungry he stepped outside of his comfort zone and tried the reindeer sausage.  He ate every bite and really enjoyed it.
Ice fishing will take approximately four hours and most times ice fishing just like regular fishing is a wait and see process. However, talking with the other members of the group and Kody made for a fun adventure and time pasted rather quickly. I must admit that Cody has a winning personality which allowed everyone to feel welcomed and enjoy the sport of ice fishing.  We are from New Orleans so this was a one in a lifetime opportunity to fish on a frozen lake in interior Alaska.  We are happy we took this last minute journey. Thanks Cody for cooking the delicious fish and making sure we had an amazing day.  We truly enjoyed our visit and making priceless memories. Much success!!
Written December 26, 2021
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Rodney P
Thank you for allowing us to show you a piece of Alaska's wild side with a personal touch. Thank you for the review.
Written December 28, 2021
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Katie Reed
4 contributions
Family
Wow!

What an experience. My kids and I experience the ice fishing and the snowmobiling tour with Rods Alaskan Guide Services and it truly was the best.
When you sign up for ice fishing understand I you may not always walk away with a fish, there were three of us out of 9 of us in a ice fishing cabin that caught a fish on this particular day-slow day we were told. The guides did everything they could to bring the experience to light, the guides went as far as creating new holes which took a tremendous amount of effort outside the cabin so we could have the ultimate experience. These guides are people who appear to love what they do and were kind and did all they can to make this experience worth the time and the dollar.
The snowmobiling was the same way - absolutely fantastic customer service .
We are already planning our next trip :)))

Thank you thank you thank you

Katie
Written March 21, 2021
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Rodney P
All of us love sharing our passions and joy of Alaska with our guests. We truly are lucky to live in such a great place. Thank you for the review.
Written March 22, 2021
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Travis D
10 contributions
Couples
Clarence made it fun, He was chill and told great stories and we genuinely enjoyed spending 4hrs with him. We caught like 20 fish that day. It was warm and clean. Everything we did at Rods this week was great.
Written January 28, 2022
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Rodney P
I offer ice fishing, dog sledding, and snowmobiling from November through early April. Thank you for the review.
Written January 29, 2022
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Gabriella B.
Dallas3 contributions
DANG. This was the most incredible experience. EVER. Clarence, our guide, greeted us at the entrance of the frozen lake where several fishing cabins were situated. He told us everything we needed to know and assured us we would be very warm inside. He was right about that! In about 10 minutes, we had to take in our coats, gloves, and hats off. There is a wood-burning stove inside that kept us so warm, he had to open the door a few times because we were just getting too hot inside. That is not some thing I was expecting to feel ice fishing in Alaska when it’s 40 below zero outside! As we finished, he prepared reindeer hotdogs on the woodburning stove. It was delicious! Nearly everyone caught fish and everybody clapped and cheered each time. Clarence took such amazing care of us. He made hot chocolate for us and cooked the fish we caught! He shared some fun fishing stories and we all enjoyed him so much. If you are interested in ice fishing, don’t miss this amazing experience! FYI, we used Rod’s Alaskan Guide Service when we went snowmobiling, which was also first class all the way!
Written February 1, 2022
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Rodney P
I offer daily ice fishing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding adventures from November through early April. Thank you for the review.
Written February 2, 2022
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Amy R
2 contributions
This was great! Cody was an excellent host. He was kind, funny, so very helpful and entertaining. He was attentive to all the guests- obvious he likes what he does, is good at it. and wants us to have a great experience.
After getting a pole, a place to sit, and hanging up our coats, our lines were baited for us, and we received a few hints about depth and technique. It was fun interacting with the other guests while listening to great classic rock music - sometimes with the lights off. Cody was always busy (but not too busy to chat): he kept the wood stove stoked, and while it never got hot inside considering it was colder than negative 25 degrees that evening, it was pretty warm and only my toes got cold. Many of the guests were from Los Angelas and even they seemed comfortable:)

We were offered hot chocolate and cold water throughout the time. The Reindeer (caribou) sausages were grilled on the wood stove after a couple hours and were pretty yummy. There were seven small king salmon caught by the 12 of us in the group ( with my husband and I each catching 2). I'm sure it was more fun catching than not, but it appeared all enjoyed our time. Cody then cleaned all the fish and then cooked them with butter and seasoning in foil packets on the wood stove. Even a non-fish lover like myself found them to be flaky, mild, and tasty. Although it was a really cold night, the rising moon was gorgeous and worth the trips outside. The four hours flew by and it was definitely a highlight of the trip!
Written December 1, 2021
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Rodney P
Thank you for ice fishing with Rod's.
Written December 3, 2021
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leonaroselle
Charlotte, NC394 contributions
First fishing trip for the family and it was fantastic! We were greeted enthusiastically by our fishing guide.

Everything was so organized, from getting fishing license to actual ice fishing.

Our group of 14 managed to catch 9 fish, one of which, my husband caught and our guide said it was the biggest rainbow trout he saw this season!

Super fun!

Highly recommended!
Written March 23, 2022
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Rodney P
Ice fishing is a great relaxing time for the whole family. Thank you for the review.
Written March 24, 2022
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hollyflu
Everett, WA10 contributions
Family
The ice fishing was a great experience. We were warm and cozy inside catching rainbow trout. Our guide, Andrew worked hard making sure everyone was having a good time, catching fish and eating well. We ate reindeer hot dogs and ended the day with fresh trout cooked right in the fishing hut. Delicious. We fished with 13 people, some had never even fished before so I have to say I was a bit disappointed in that many people, but it turned out to be a great time cheering each other on and having interesting conversations. Andrew was all over the place cooking, baiting hooks, taking fish off, serving hot chocolate. He was excellent. It was well worth it and we had a fantastic time and would certainly do it again. Remember to tip your guide, they so deserve it.
Written November 28, 2021
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Rodney P
Ice fishing is extremely easy. A lot of our guests have never fished before and typically catch multiple fish. Thank you for the review.
Written November 29, 2021
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Karen Y
1 contribution
Our guide was Aaron and what a great guy. He told us some of the local history information and about the lake we were fishing on. He cooked us caribou sausage3 and cleaned and cooked our fish for us. (it was soooo good) He really catered to us which made it a great experience. The cabin was warm and the fishing was so so. If you plan to do this trip I recommend doing a morning trip as the fish tend to bit a little more in the am (normal for fishermen). The company is so nice and very accommodating.
Written March 3, 2021
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Rodney P
We typically catch the most fish on the 9:00AM ice fishing trip. The last week our afternoon trips have been sporadic. Yesterday, I moved my fishing cabin to a new spot to increase catch rates. Thank you for the review.
Written March 4, 2021
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BrysonSeattle
California100 contributions
If it was pre covid times: I would have nothing but rave reviews for this tour. The cabin is warm and the guide is attentive. It’s a lot of fun for all ages and I highly recommend this.
HOWEVER if you are concerned about covid or if you are in a high risk group- this may not be the tour for you. We had 10 people plus a guide in this closed small cabin and no one is wearing a mask. In fact the guide openly talked about how covid has been exaggerated and that the reported case numbers are lies told by the media , even though he had covid and many of his friends and families have had covid already. (To clarify- He was not working when he had covid)
Written January 16, 2021
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Rodney P
I highly encourage all guests to wear a mask. I have reduced tour sizes to comply with space mandates. Groups are spaced 7 feet apart in the ice fishing cabin. I sanitize the entire cabin between guests. The cabin has open windows to allow plenty of fresh air. My company policy is to comply with all state mandates and respect individual rights.
Written January 18, 2021
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Lynn K
4 contributions
Couples
This was our first time experiencing ice fishing. We were in great hands with Clarence. He was very patient and had many stories to tell while we were waiting our fish to grab our bait. He prepared the fish we caught and it was delicious. Also had deer sausage for us to try. 😃 He made it such an enjoyable experience and we would highly recommend Clarence to anyone that would like to visit Fairbanks.
Written March 4, 2022
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Rodney P
We started March off by moving the fishing cabins to my favorite spot on the lake. Fishing has been great to good since the move. Thank you for the review.
Written March 5, 2022
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