Frontier River Guides of Alaska


"No human being, however great or powerful, was ever so free as a fish."

-John Ruskin


The objective for us at Frontier River Guides is to offer Alaska fly fishing float trips of unsurpassed customer satisfaction. We spare no effort and cut no corners in our efforts to provide a the premier Alaska wilderness float trip experience. This approach has earned us a dedicated following of regular and return clientele who have so enjoyed their Alaska fly fishing trips with Frontier River Guides that they have rejoined us and referred their friends as well. We will be happy to offer any number of references to you that will attest to our success in providing first class Alaska fly fishing trips. This is largely due to having the most excellent and up beat staff, incredible meals and the best possible equipment. Of course, the bottom line is the river, and our Alaska float trips are scheduled onto the most remote and productive waters in the state. We specialize in offering fly fishing trips on rivers that have no lodges and no motorized traffic.
“We have been using Marty and Frontier River Guides since 2008 which was a Kwethluk float. We repeat with Frontier River Guides….because they are that good and consistently reliable! The coordinations and logistics that Marty pulls off are always on target. The team of guides are exceptional outdoorsmen, great oarsmen and know the rivers, run superb camps (tents and cook tent are great for the wilds), and the food is fantastic…breakfasts, lunches, and dinners…..I would gladly pay $20-$30 a plate for evening meals! Guides are pros…all have fly fishing skills…some exceptional!!”

Ray Ganey

“I’m back at work and it’s pretty tough to be back in the civilization after the experience I got last week, it was really wonderful, I expected something great but it was more than that, it was a sort of paradise on earth, I will never forget it and I guess that I have changed a bit because having an experience like that changes somebody forever. Anyway, I really want to thank you for what you did for us last week, it was amazing, everything was perfect, weather, fishing, food, landscape, I really admire the way you work and the ability you have to make everything perfect!”

Nicolas Jouan- Switzerland

“Highly recommend any float trip with Marty. We have a group of 6-8 of all ages who have fished together from fly-out lodges, spike camps and floats for over 10 years in Alaska. We have floated with Marty on 8 ocassions. “Our last trip with Marty was on the Kwethluk River in 2015, a nine day float, with beautiful scenery, uncrowded and with excellent rainbow trout fishing.” He has very good rafts, good quality tents for those who need them, and an excellent food program. Can’t say enough good things about Marty and his operation.”

Oscar Martinez- Ohio

“I want to thank you for a GREAT trip down the Kisaralik River. Your guides Pat and Craig provided us with an outstanding trip. Their love for Alaska and the energy they put into our trip made for a wonderful experience and memories that will last for a life time. Again thank you and we will see you again in a few years, on another Alaska river.”

Marty Shaeffer- New Mexico

“We ended our month with the Kisaralik River float which, was the highlight of our trip. We had a tremendous time. You guys run a first class operation. My only complaint about the float trip, in fact about our whole month in Alaska, is that Will constantly outfished me. Doesn’t experience count for anything these days?”

Steve Bunting- Idaho commenting on a trip with his 12 year old son

“Just a quick note to let you know what a great fishing trip we had. You and Nicholai were fantastic and all of us enjoyed a trip of our lifetimes.”

Ed Lochrie- Colorado

“The trip to Lake Creek was amazing – still think about it daily with incredibly vivid memories. The petrified wood is sitting on the mantelpiece – a real reminder of the river.”

Ailsa and Andy Bloore- Great Britain

“I was absoulutely amazed by the hours you Zack and Pat put in in one day. You were a tremendous team who made this a memorable trip for everyone. I so enjoyed the comaradie and good relationships that evolved from such a diverse group. Several said it was the best group of people they had ever gone on an adventure with.”

Bob Kowal- Washington State

“Here I am almost choking on the bitter taste of work. Kind of enjoyed doing nothing and being waited on by my guides. What a great life those English aristocrats must have had. I have nice classes and not too much work. But fishing seems a bit boring as I can’t expect those monsters from the Kisaralik.”

Prof. Mark Klees- Luxembourg

“Freaking awesone, man. Like a trip of a lifetime. Can a vacation to Alaska get any better…think not. 5 stars. And bonus points for the largest rainbow I have ever hooked. Guides were outstanding as was the food. Pro job by pro outfitter.”

Richard – Tucson, Arizona

Frontier River Guides of Alaska