Wild Alaskan Company review
Wild-caught salmon, white fish and more delivered straight to your door.
Craving the taste of fresh seafood, but can’t go fishing? This online fishmonger can hook you up with monthly deliveries of sustainably-sourced fish for about $11 for a 6-ounce fillet of salmon or white fish. And if you don’t love your order, there’s a 100% money-back guarantee.
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Wild Alaskan Company prides itself on offering wild-caught fish to the masses, with a handy monthly delivery service complete with eco-friendly packaging. But it’s pricier than what you’d pay for fish from, say, Whole Foods, so you’ll need to be OK with investing in convenience.
What's in this review?
- How does it work?
- Subscription options
- Where does Wild Alaskan Company source its fish?
- How does Wild Alaskan Company compare to grocery delivery?
- Can I get free shipping at Wild Alaskan Company?
- Can I return or exchange a box?
- Wild Alaskan Company discounts and sales
- How can I contact customer support?
- Wild Alaskan Company alternatives
- Need help in the kitchen? Here's an easy recipe
- Fresh-frozen, sustainably sourced.
- 100% satisfaction guarantee.
- Eco-friendly packaging.
- Easy-to-cancel membership.
- It can be nearly twice as expensive compared to other sustainable fish sources like Whole Foods.
- Freebies and sign-up sales are rare compared to other subscription services
Wild Alaskan Company reviews and complaints
Overall, people rave about the fresh taste of Wild Alaskan Company’s fish. Members praise the convenient access to sustainably-sourced seafood, and delivery appears to be efficient and effective. “That was the best salmon I ever put in my mouth, bar none!” a reviewer wrote on Wild Alaskan Company’s website.
Negative reviews about Wild Alaskan Company are scarce online. However, one reviewer on Trustpilot complained it tasted “fishy.” “Some are not well vacuum sealed and tasted so off balance, way too fishy,” the reviewer wrote.
How does it work?
Wild Alaskan Company is a monthly membership that delivers wild-caught seafood to your home. All of the fish is sourced from sustainably-managed fisheries in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
The fish is frozen soon after it’s caught, then portioned out in individually-wrapped, 6-oz fillets. Wild Alaskan Company uses eco-friendly packaging and insulation. Dry ice keeps your order frozen until it arrives.
What does “wild-caught” mean?
Wild-caught fish are sourced from natural bodies of water like oceans and rivers. Farm-raised fish, on the other hand, come from environments that use human intervention methods to increase production, according to the FDA.
With the monthly membership, choose between a wild salmon box, a wild combo box or a wild white fish box. The price is the same — here’s what you’ll pay:
- 12-pack: $131.88 monthly
- 24-pack: $239.76 monthly
Each month, you can also choose between a variety of seasonal add-ons. For example, in April you could add:
- Wild Alaska Pollock quick cuts (6-pack): $35
- Wild limited Sablefish (6-pack): $60
- Wild limited cold smoked sockeye (3-pack): $80
How do I pause or cancel my subscription?
To pause or cancel your Wild Alaskan Company subscription, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or log into your Wild Alaskan account to make adjustments. You can pause or cancel delivery any time before your membership renews each month.
Where does Wild Alaskan Company source its fish?
Wild Alaskan sources its fish from sustainably-managed fisheries in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, according to its website. When we reached out to the team for traceability information, a representative cited a November 2019 Seafood Source article that names two suppliers: Trident Seafoods and Lummi Island Wild Co-op. It also notes its sockeye salmon comes from Bristol Bay and Lummi Island, and coho salmon comes from Southeast Alaska.
Furthermore, the team leverages founder Arron Kallenberg’s third-generation commercial fishing background to ensure quality, according to the company rep.
How does Wild Alaskan Company compare to grocery delivery?
We looked at Wild Alaskan Company compared to a grocery delivery service like Whole Foods via Amazon. Whole Foods also offers wild-caught seafood from certified-sustainable fisheries. It usually has a variety of white fish like cod and halibut and sockeye and king salmon. Wild Alaskan’s salmon, which includes sockeye and coho, costs $1.83/ounce. Whole Food’s frozen, wild-caught sockeye salmon retails for $.87/ounce online — half the price. However, you should also factor in the cost of an Amazon Prime membership, delivery fees and tip as well as local availability.
Can I get free shipping at Wild Alaskan Company?
Yes. Shipping is free if you purchase a 24-pack.
Shipping costs and options
You’ll pay $9.95 to ship a 12-pack. Wild Alaskan Company ships to all fifty states, including Alaska and Hawaii.
Your shipment of fish will come packaged in an insulated cooler, packaged with dry ice, so it’s no big deal if you’re not home when it arrives — just make sure you unload it by later that night. Wild Alaskan Company uses express ground or air service, so the fish will arrive frozen and ready for your freezer.
We love that the packaging is eco-friendly. The insulation is made from grown that was grown in the USA, and can even be composted in your garden. The only element of your box that isn’t recyclable is the vacuum-sealed pouch that the fish comes in, which is nylon-based.
Wild Alaskan Company accepts all major credit and debit cards. It doesn’t offer a financing option, so you’ll need to be able to pay in full when you sign up.
Does Wild Alaskan Company accept PayPal?
Nope, Wild Alaskan Company doesn’t accept PayPal.
Can I return or exchange a box?
Wild Alaskan Company offers a 100% money-back guarantee. So if you’re not satisfied with the box of fish you receive, it’ll replace your order or send you a refund.
Wild Alaskan Company discounts and sales
Sales are rare at Wild Alaskan Company — though it’s worth searching for a coupon code before you commit to a subscription, in case there’s a deal on your first order. However, unlike other meal delivery services like like Hello Fresh, Blue Apron and Hungry Root, it doesn’t offer freebies or bonus items as a sign-up incentive.
Does Wild Alaskan Company offer student or military discounts?
Nope, Wild Alaskan Company doesn’t offer discounts to students or military members.
How can I contact customer support?
Get in touch with Wild Alaskan Company via:
- Email. Send an email to email@example.com to get in touch with its customer service team.
- Phone. Call 1-888-328-9435 from 11 am to 7 pm PT, Monday through Friday.
- Live chat. Message a rep in real time from 9:30 am to 5:30 p.m. in every US time zone, every day. Go to the contact section on its website to get started.
Wild Alaskan Company alternatives
Wild Alaskan Company has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality seafood to its members across the US. But if you need a cheaper food delivery service — or just want to see what else is out there — compare other meat delivery subscriptions.
Need help in the kitchen? Here’s an easy recipe
Follow this classic oven-roasted salmon recipe from Martha Stewart for a delicious way to enjoy your fish.
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
- Course salt and ground pepper
- 1 salmon fillet (2 to 3 pounds), skin on
- Chopped fresh parsley leaves for serving
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Place butter on a rimmed baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Place sheet in oven until butter melts, about 1 minute.
- Carefully remove sheet from oven and place salmon on top of butter, skin side down. Season fish with salt and pepper. Return sheet to oven.
- Roast until cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes, checking frequently. Salmon will flake easily when done. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.