After 25 years in business, we have learned a great deal about how guests can prepare for a successful and memorable trip to Southeast Alaska. This Frequently Asked Questions page has been curated to support the safety and enjoyment of travelers who are looking for a rugged and wild adventure!

Do you have any COVID-19 Restrictions?

We do not currently have any COVID-19 restrictions. We do ask that precautions are taken before you travel to Gull Cove. As a small business, we support and follow State of Alaska restrictions and mandates regarding COVID-19. We kindly ask our guests to consider the vulnerability of our small communities and the limited access to local medical facilities. Please refer to the Alaska Airlines Travel Advisory page for information on what may be needed to travel into the state along with other useful links below:

 

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/advisories/travel-advisories

https://covid19.alaska.gov/travelers/

https://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/epi/id/pages/covid-19/alertlevels.aspx

 

What clothes should I pack? 

  • WARM WOOL SOCKS 

  • A LARGE WATER BOTTLE

  • SYNTHETIC LONG UNDERWEAR BOTTOMS

  • LONG SLEEVE AND SHORT SLEEVE SYNTHETIC SHIRTS

  • SYNTHETIC SWEAT PANTS OR NON-ABRASIVE SYNTHETIC PANTS

  • LONG SLEEVE THERMAL UNDER LAYER

  • SYNTHETIC JACKET

  • WATERPROOF JACKET

  • BILLED HAT

  • POLARIZED SUNGLASSES

  • SYNTHETIC OR WOOL GLOVES

  • INSECT REPELLANT (WE HAVE BUG NETS FOR YOUR USE)

  • SUN SCREEN

  • ZIPLOC BAGS

  • SMALL TO MEDIUM DRY BAG

  • BACK PACK

  • CELL PHONE CASE (WATERPROOF)

  • SUNGLASS RETAINER/STRAP

  • COMFORTABLE SYNTHETIC HIKING SOCKS

  • DURABLE WATERPROOF HIKING BOOTS

  • SYNTHETIC WATERPROOF OR WATER RESISTANT PANTS

 

Do you have a way to wash clothes?

We do have a bathhouse/gear storing building. We are happy to direct you to the washer and dryer if it is needed towards the end of your trip. We will communicate the most efficient time to use them depending on generator hours and solar power intake. 

 

How do we process, freeze, and pack our fish home?

We have all of the necessary equipment to help you clean, process, and freeze your fish. This includes: Vacuum packer & bags, freezers, and fish boxes to travel home with. 

 

Should we bring any food or drinks?

We recommend that you plan on doing a bit of shopping in Juneau the day before your flight to Gull Cove. It's a good idea to pack some extra snacks of your preference for long days on the boat. Stores in Juneau include Fred Meyer, Safeway, & Costco. We are not licensed to provide alcoholic beverages. We recommend that you confirm weight limits with the seaplane company you will be flying with and purchase beverages in Juneau. 

Are there any stores near Gull Cove?

Elfin Cove is located about 35 minutes from Gull Cove and there is a small general store that sells fishing gear, food, and alcoholic beverages. Elfin Cove is a beautiful little fishing village and a great place to visit and purchase souvenirs made by local artists. If this is your first visit to the area, we will give you detailed directions on how to travel safely through South Passage. 

Can we visit Glacier Bay National Park?

This is a very common question we hear from our guests! Our boats are not equipped to travel as far as Glacier Bay. The best way to see this breathtaking park is to book a trip on "The Day Boat" in Bartlett Cove, Alaska. We recommend that you plan to do this before your arrival at South Passage Outfitters. We can help with scheduling a water taxi from Bartlett Cove to Gull Cove and give you more details on how to include a visit to Glacier Bay on your trip up north!