NBC KVOA TV, April 18, 2012 – Salmon fishing at Sund’s Lodge!

Where in the World is Mary Peachin? Salmon fishing at Sund’s Lodge!

TUCSON – It appears that the “ice” is finally breaking on the Santa Cruz and now is the time to plan that family summer getaway. Maybe you’ve been to Sea World, the fabulous San Diego Zoo, Legoland, and Disneyland.

If your children are old enough to venture into open ocean, our travel expert Mary Peachin has a place for you, and the kids go free! Or you can enjoy their fun-filled family weekend over the 4th of July.

Today on News 4 at 4, our travel contributor Mary Peachin stopped by with some information on Sund’s Lodge.

Sund’s Lodge on Malcolm Island is a 30-minute ferry ride from Port McNeil, on the north eastern tip of Vancouver Island. From Seattle, it is a non-stop flight on a float plane to Sund’s dock.

What makes Sund’s, (www.sundslodge.com) different that the other salmon fishing destinations in Canada and Alaska?

Sund’s is family oriented. Not only do they make you feel like part of their family, they welcome children and parents. They are not as male oriented and hard core as some of the other fishing lodges, plus the waters of Blackfish Sound are calm. There are bears to sight, killer whales and humpbacks along with bald eagles and other wildlife.

What if a member of the family isn’t in to fishing or the child is an infant?

The nice thing about Sund’s is the variety of things to do. There is kayaking, fly fishing, bicycling, hiking, visiting the historic Finnish village of Sonitula or the First Nations village of Alert Bay. There is something for everyone.

Special thanks to:

Scott Sund, www.sundslodge.com

Mac McKeever at L.L. Bean

Terry Wesson at Scissor Talk

Michelle M. Acevedo at Gadabout Salon Spas