Testimonials

Nestled on the shores of Alaska’s Lake Iliamna, Rainbow King Lodge offers some of the best sport fishing in the world. You owe it to yourself as someone serious about fishing to check it off your bucket list at least once. Rainbow King Lodge combines the once-in-a-lifetime experience of fishing in a remote Alaskan paradise with some of the most luxurious modern amenities found at any fishing lodge anywhere in the world.

As soon as you step off the plane and take in the glorious vistas surrounding you, you’ll understand why Rainbow King Lodge is one of the best fishing experiences in North America. With 110 square miles of private licensed  wilderness, you’ll be able to fish for rainbow trout, Pacific halibut, northern pike and other species in peace — with nothing to distract you from the experience of fishing among the mountains, rivers and wildlife of Alaska. The experience is like having the wilderness all to yourself.

In addition to amazing fishing, Rainbow King Lodge offers five-star accommodations. You’ll feel right at home with modern amenities such as HDTV and Wi-Fi. Additionally, you’ll be able to enjoy other activities including our driving range, billiards and relaxing in our inviting lounge area. We also provide you with gourmet dining options , starting with a full breakfast in the morning, leading into lunch cooked at your fishing site of choice, and capping off the day with enticing dinner options.

Rainbow King Lodge offers a one-of-a-kind fishing experience, but don’t take our word for it. These Rainbow King Lodge reviews come from guests who have experienced it for themselves. Read the following Rainbow King Lodge testimonials, then contact us today to add your name to those who have lived the full Rainbow King Lodge experience.

Dom D.

August 5th, 2017 Posted by No Comment yet

“As a first time visitor to the RKL, I was immediately struck by the beautiful setting and accommodations, and warm, welcoming attitude of the staff. Their expertise and patience made our time at RKL very special and memorable. Thank you!!” – Dom D.

Stuart S.

August 5th, 2017 Posted by No Comment yet

“Rainbow King is the best of everything. After my first visit, 16 years ago, I committed to myself that I would go back every year that I could. This year was my 13th trip and it just keeps getting better. The whole program is so fun! My two sons came with me this year and thoroughly enjoyed it. The fishing is great. The people are great. The food is great. You get my drift…. there is nothing better than Rainbow King Lodge.” – Stuart S.

David R.

August 5th, 2017 Posted by No Comment yet

“Best week of fishing I have had. I can see why many people come back year after year.” – David R.

Ron H.

August 5th, 2017 Posted by No Comment yet

“A great fishing trip, with first class service and accommodations, and the guides and support staff are amazing!! Thanks a ton!!!” – Ron H.

Charles H.

October 6th, 2016 Posted by No Comment yet

Rainbow King is the #1 premier guide, outfitter, and lodge in Alaska. There is nothing that compares in regards to the proprietary fishing locations, the lodging, the guides and staff, the equipment, and overall experience of Rainbow King. The food is prepared by top notch chefs and served by staff that are attentive to every little detail. Gus and the staff are the best guides in the world, regardless of your skill level. Bottomline, it’s the best fishing in all of AK, and maybe the world. Book your unforgettable trip with these guys…you‘ll be glad you did.” – Charles H.

Bob Buckman

September 17th, 2016 Posted by No Comment yet

“I have been coming to Rainbow King Lodge for 27 years now and plan to go back again next year with two friends. I have experienced different owners and different guides over that period. Today, RKL is the best it has ever been. If you want the ultimate in fly fishing adventure they can give it to you. I have come during the first week of the season all the way to the last week of the season. Each is unique and you can find your special week based on what you want to experience. All you have to do it ask them. All the best.”  Bob Buckman

Kirk S

September 9th, 2016 Posted by No Comment yet

“This is Alaska fishing the way it should be experienced by everyone who has dreamt of going! Remote waters, fly in and out on Beaver DeHavilland’s, pristine conditions, knowledgeable guides, helpful staff, and lodging that relaxes and reenergizes you after a long day of catching! Great for experienced anglers and novices alike.” – Kirk S., August 2016

B Castle

September 9th, 2016 Posted by No Comment yet

“This is my second year fishing with RKL and this year was exceptionally good weather and the fishing was insanely good. If 26” 7lb rainbow trout does not get you pumped read no further. Gus and Tony lead a guide crew that is professional, know where the fish are, and helpful in every way to make your experience the best. This year a group of us went halibut and rock fish fishing in Homer Bay and we had our limits by 11:30 am, including a 70 pounder!
I cannot recommend RKL any higher and have paid my fee already for next year. If you want the best fishing, food and people you owe yourself this experience!
”  – bcastle1_974, August 2016

Mark Stilwell

September 9th, 2016 Posted by No Comment yet

“We loved everything about our trip. First of all, the fishing was great. We literally caught hundreds of rainbow trout among us. And I loved walking the rivers we fished, particularly East West. That was just an amazing experience. Related to the fishing, obviously, we found the guides all very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, and helpful. The food was very good as well. While dinners and breakfasts were great, I think our favorite meal was lunch cooked over a fire or propane stove out on the rivers we fished. Nothing could have tasted better than hot food (and cookies) after a morning fishing in the river in the rain. Wow! We also slept very well in our cabins, which were spacious and comfortable. And as a father, I felt safe and comfortable with all of the pilots and the float planes. That, for me, was a key part of the trip, as safety has to be, and was clearly, your highest priority. Bottom line: We had a wonderful father-son bonding experience and had the time of our life.”  – Mark Stilwell Sr., August 2016

John D Fentress

September 9th, 2016 Posted by No Comment yet

“My 11 year old son and I recently spent a week at Rainbow King—July 17 to 23rd 2016. We were greeted at the Iliamna airport by the guides and taken to the lodge which is only a few miles away. From the minute we arrived, we were welcomed by the staff, and immediately felt their warm hospitality. The other guests must have felt it as well, and everyone just sort of naturally mixed. We had a wonderful dinner, and then a quick briefing on the week ahead by Gus. Our room was great, and the beds are very comfortable! We were awakened by a knock on the door the next morning and in came the hot coffee and hot cocoa for my son—-not too bad! We went to the dining room for breakfast, back to our room to get ready, and off we went. It’s that simple. Each day was a new adventure followed by relaxing in the “rec room” , a great meal,lots of laughs, and a great nights sleep. The fishing was incredible, and the guides were AWESOME. They were all extremely personable, polite, attentive and knowledgable. Not only can they fish and instruct, but they can cook the best shore side lunches I could have imagined. The pilots and the aircraft were also AWESOME! We were in Heaven. Gus and his crew are the most hospitable, and professional bunch of people I’ve ever met—hands down. The owners and staff of Rainbow King have got it figured out! John Jr. did not want to leave….. If your are looking for a first class Alaska fishing experience, look no further. The fishing was incredible (sockeye, rainbows, grayling), but it was the people who made it a truly special experience. Thank you Gus and your crew for taking such good care of us and making our trip of a lifetime so perfect!” – John D Fentress

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Rainbow King Lodge Rated 5 / 5 based on 5 reviews.