3 Reasons to Get Out On the Water With Your Teens In Alaska

By Lukas, of Ketchikan's Finest Fishing Charters

You’re in “Real Alaska.”

Being on the water in Alaska means being fully immersed in the wilderness—including all of the sights, sounds, and experiences. It doesn’t take long to motor out, lose sight of town, and feel like you have Alaska all to yourself. You’ll reel in salmon, halibut, or rockfish and share in the excitement of others bringing in catches of their own.

Fishing is fun and scenic.

A number of factors help keep teens engaged throughout a fishing excursion. Angling can be fast-paced, and everywhere you go you’ll find scenic views that impress people of all ages. You might also experience crabbing and shrimping along the way!

You can do more than angle.

Kayak tours are a great way to see intertidal life—you may get to hold a starfish and paddle through kelp forests—and you’ll have the chance to spot marine wildlife. Whale-watching tours or day cruises are also fun for teens. Both types of tours are guided, so you’ll get insights from a naturalist guide about what you’re seeing. And from the time you leave the dock until your return, your senses will be heightened as you scan the sky for eagles and ravens, scour the horizon for humpback whales, orcas, sea lions, and seals, and check the shoreline for deer, bears, and wolves.

Book an excursion for your family with Ketchikan’s Finest Charters.


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