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    Fishing in Alaska Fosters Team Building On a Boat

     
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    Waterfall Resort spans 52 acres on Prince of Wales Island, opposite the famed Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska. The richly wooded property presides amid the Tongass National Forest, at 17-million acres the world’s second largest rainforest.

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    Fishing in Alaska Fosters Team Building On a Boat

     
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    The resort draws novice and seasoned saltwater anglers from around the world—60,000 to date—who come to its remote shores to reel in wild king and silver salmon, halibut, and more than 20 other fish species.

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    Fishing in Alaska Fosters Team Building On a Boat

     
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    With a one-to-one crew-to-guest ratio—and on-site Alaska Airlines agents to oversee seamless travel with fish boxes—the resort delivers extraordinary service amid the rugged Alaska wilderness.

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    Fishing in Alaska Fosters Team Building On a Boat

     
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    Waterfall Resort prides itself on a century of frontier fishing. It hosts up to 92 guests in the meticulously restored buildings of a record-setting salmon cannery established in 1912.

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    Fishing in Alaska Fosters Team Building On a Boat

     
    POSTED March 30, 2017
     

    Groups fish no more than four to a boat for the ultimate wild Alaska fishing experience, complete with expert U.S. Coast Guard licensed guide service, bait aplenty, and the use of all-weather gear and traditional XtraTuf boots.

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When it comes to team-building, it’s easy to gravitate toward standard activities (scavenger hunts, golf, picnics), but consider the group benefits of guided saltwater fishing in Southeast Alaska. It’s famed for its epic summer runs of wild salmon—and there’s nothing quite like shared efforts at sea aboard a cabin cruiser to build bonds. With group size set by boat size (typically foursomes), saltwater fishing easily fosters face-to-face relationships.

Boat mates, whatever their level of expertise, rely on each other for the success of each day’s combined catch. In Alaska, that means hefty king salmon and halibut—which can be quite a motivator—and some lodges offer tournaments that can add an element of friendly competition and extra pride for the group.

Moreover, group events at well-established fishing lodges can be refreshingly easy to plan. For instance, Waterfall Resort Alaska, which has hosted more than 60,000 guests, provides everything from expert guides and private boats to fishing equipment, head-to-toe all-weather gear, even the iconic XtraTuf boots, an Alaska angler’s mainstay.

It’s not surprising that this 52-acre property sees a lot of repeat corporate and group business. Team-building groups not only leave with a bounty of fresh fish, but also feeling energized and ready to tackle whatever lies ahead at the office.

“It’s a great opportunity,” says Joe Hall, chair of the Pacific Northwest Ford Dealers Association. “For over 20 years, Waterfall Resort has been a key trip for us in building company relationships.”

Groups can fly in to Waterfall via floatplane in the morning and be out fishing by the afternoon. Alaska-style dining, wildlife watching (whales, orcas, bears, bald eagles), a golf tee, nature hikes, and swapping fish stories in the saloon are just a few of the additional activities groups can enjoy to further the camaraderie. And given the resort’s many decades of experience, planners can rest easy knowing all will go smoothly.

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Waterfall Resort presides on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska, near Ketchikan, just 90 minutes from Seattle. Accommodations for up to 92 guests include 26 oceanfront boardwalk cabins, ten historic lodge rooms, four executive-style suites, and four family-size townhouses. Comforts include the kind of service that comes from a one-to-one crew-to-guest ratio and on-site Alaska Airlines check-in for easy travel.