Northern Lights at the Lodge

Jason, raised in Alaska, is a pilot, fisherman, hunting guide, USCG licensed captain and excellent mechanic. Leslie is schooled in AP mechanics and has high standards for the quality of experience of the guests, including the comfort and cleanliness of the lodge and lodge grounds, gourmet food and qualified chefs, safety measures and staffing. Their son Peyton is now 11 years old and is very comfortable with the guests. He engages them in games and helps with the ATV’s, luggage, and many chores. Peyton is home-schooled during the season and goes to school in the off season. Peyton dreams of one day being a bush pilot like Jason.

Jason and Leslie work together to manage the lodge and reservations. Jason works hard alongside our highly trained guides to insure an unforgettable Alaskan experience here at Alaska Expedition Lodge. With a deep fly fishing back round from guiding rainbow on the Kenai River to fishing the parks highway and Alaska Peninsula, Jason brings extensive knowledge to our fishing program. Leslie is a true one of a kind gal from Hunt, TX. When not at the lodge, Leslie can be found in the office where she helps with reservations and preparation for the following seasons to come. With years of experience performing maintenance on a variety of aircraft, Leslie proves to be a asset in many ways to the lodge life. As well as being a full time mother, Leslie helps manage our kitchen and guest services staff where she oversees everything from our day-to-day menu and ordering and preparation for future weeks. Both Jason and Leslie have many years of experience operating and managing a remote lodge in Alaska.

Our Guides



Jason Semler (pictured left) and his wife Leslie own and operate Alaska Expedition Lodge. Together as a team they help guide outdoorsman from all over the world to a memorable Alaskan experience. Jason, raised in Alaska, is a pilot, Alaska Registered Guide, USCG Licensed Captain and Alaska Fishing Guide. Jason has started from the bottom in his career first becoming a fishing guide and working under the watch of an Alaska Master Guide for many years to then becoming an Alaskan Registered Guide and Bush Pilot.

Jason learned the ways of managing a successful operation and then how to safely pilot a super cub in the Alaskan bush. Jason and his wife Leslie have made the Alaskan Lodge business a lifestyle and look forward to many more years of guiding sportsmen in Alaska.

Strengths: Moose
Alaska Expedition Hunting, Owner


Phil Perry (pictured left) is our headhunting guide here at Alaska Expedition Lodge. Phil, an Alaskan resident has hunted every corner of the Last Frontier and is an avid bow hunter. With more than a decade of guiding experience, Phil plays an extremely important role in our hunting operation and lodge marketing during our off season. Whether you are chasing bear or moose, Phil is a proven professional in our industry and a guide you can count on in field. 

Strengths: Moose
Alaska Expedition Hunting, Guide

Our lodge is a full-service hunting lodge as well as fishing outfit.

A Full-Service Alaskan Big Game Guiding & Fishing Operation for Trophy Brown Bear, Yukon Moose, Black Bear & Mountain Goat Since 1989!

Remote. Wild. Alaska.

A Full Service Alaskan Big Game Guiding & Fishing Operation for Trophy Brown Bear, Yukon Moose, Black Bear & Mountain Goat Since 1989!