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Phantom-Tri River Charters

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Address: 22228 Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676 (Formerly Phantom Salmon Charters)
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+1 907-733-2400
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Rain or shine, you'll catch fish!

I've never done anything like this adventure with Phantom Charters. My outdoor loving husband signed us up for this crack of dawn excursion. We arrived at the private dock 5:30... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Rachel S
Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I've never done anything like this adventure with Phantom Charters. My outdoor loving husband signed us up for this crack of dawn excursion. We arrived at the private dock 5:30, by 6:30 we had the provided river gear on and we were headed North. After going an hour north on choppy water, with a fearless fishing guide from Texas, with... More 

2 Thank Rachel S
Tustin, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We had such a great time with Rhett and our guide, Nik. He was so kind and patient with us -- I've never been fishing before & I had no clue what I was doing. I lost bait, hooks, and was generally kind of a hot mess. But with Nik's help (he was so gracious about helping me), I caught... More 

1 Thank Cleoandtheo
Helena, Montana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

When we called Margo the day before we were supposed to go out fishing, she told us that Salmon fishing was very spotty, and we could either cancel, could go trout fishing instead, or could go Salmon fishing if we really wanted to. The next morning when we showed up at the dock, she again offered us a couple of... More 

1 Thank Bob U
Saranac, New York
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I booked my charter a few days in advanced and was told that it was pretty much the end of the Silver Salmon, but we could fish for Rainbow Trout. From start to finish, this outfit provided me with an experience better than I could have expected. One of the owners, Margo, was beyond helpful and friendly checking me and... More 

Thank Heather C
Houston, Texas
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78 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

As with any fishing charter, it's the people who make the difference. There are no guarantees in life, and catching fish is no exception. The owner's wife was honest with us when we arrived the day before our charter - she told us fishing was slow and if we decided to cancel, there would be no penalty. I read the... More 

Thank nchurchill
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The experience was fun and even though they told us fishing has been slow around the time, the group caught quite a few salmons! Our guide was nice and took us to some great fishing spots. However, our time was cut short once the other 2 couples in the group (6 people total) hit their limits (3 salmons per person).... More 

Thank Lin P
Rhett N, Owner at Phantom-Tri River Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I am glad to hear you had a good time and that your group caught salmon despite the lower than average Silver return this year. We adjusted the start time on your charter due to the later sunrise with a low visibility for running the river. Your charter was the first charter moved from... More 

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

came in to buy fishing license, a very helpful employee began telling me about the local laws on fishing and was even telling me about great fishing locations. however, a real nasty employee that ran the register kept interrupting. she was very unpleasant and at every suggestion from the helpful employee, she interrupted. She was unpleasant from the beginning. very... More 

Thank ktteraji
Scottsdale, Arizona
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203 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Went fishing with this company as we were assured the Silver Salmon would be running. Six fishermen caught a grand total of 3 Silver Salmon at a cost of almost $400 for two people. The guide took the group to two places and it was so very disappointing. When spoke with the owners prior to booking, so many promises were... More 

Thank linda8201
Rhett N, Owner at Phantom-Tri River Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We appreciate all reviews, even if they are not always in our favor. When this trip was booked months ago it was booked with information given to you directly based on past history with previous Silver salmon runs. August has been a premium time for fishing in our area in prior years with an... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We just spent the day fiahing on the Talkeetna river. PHANTOM charters was outstanding. They told us out front that the water was high and you had to work hard for fish and offered to allow us to cancel. We decided to go, we didnt catch a lot of fish but some and had a great trip. They were focused... More 

1 Thank RMBarber
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Got away from the family to get some fishing in. Caught 4 kings and a rainbow. Not used to having a caddy but the guide was helpful. He was very helpful to less experienced.

2 Thank Jeff G

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