Our Packing Suggestions
- SCL Trip Folder (Very Important)
- Personal hygiene items
- Camera /Camcorder
- 2 Sweatshirts and T-shirts
- Fleece or hooded pullover
- A pair of casual pants
- Bathing suit for our hot tub
- Medicine (Carry with you at all times)
Most major airlines have their own baggage requirements. Please check with every airline you will be flying on to ensure no surprises in your trip. When you travel with Pacific Airways (the float-plane company that will be transporting you to the Lodge and back to Ketchikan), they will allow 40 pounds per person of luggage on flights to and from the Lodge.
In addition to your personal bag tags, it is imperative that our HOT PINK SCL bag tags are attached to every piece of luggage bound for Sportsman’s Cove Lodge — EVEN YOUR CARRY-ON BAG! We cannot stress this enough. Our worst fear would be that your bags would stay on the plane and end up in some remote village… lost forever.
If Arriving in Ketchikan Before 2:00 pm
If you arrive before 2:00 pm, you may want to take the ferry over to town and do some sightseeing. The airport is located on a small island with ferry service every 30 minutes to Ketchikan.
Please check in with Pacific Airways and let them know you are going into town and will want to catch the floatplane to the Lodge from the “waterfront” terminal. Pacific Airways will then give you a waterfront floatplane departure time. You will need to be at the Pacific Airways waterfront terminal — located at 1621 Tongass Ave, Suite 101 — 30 minutes prior to departure.
If Arriving in Ketchikan After 3:30 pm
Upon arrival in Ketchikan International Airport (remember no later than 3:30 pm) you will notice the “Pacific Airways” counter located right by the baggage claim area. After claiming your bags, please proceed to the Pacific Airways counter and check-in with them immediately — they will be expecting you.
Pacific Airways will provide you with the information you need to proceed to the floatplane dock for your flight to Sportsman’s Cove Lodge. Your floatplane fare is included in the cost of your package.