Aurora Charters

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Get great views of glaciers, whales and wildlife, while also getting a great chance to catch the fish that make Alaska's waters famous. In business since 1991, this Seward-based fishing charter company offers half and full day charters for salmon, rockfish, lingcod and halibut. Tours include gear, bait and as much instruction as you need (especially with those feisty halibut, which are nicknamed barn doors for their huge size). They'll even do your filleting afterward, and can help arrange to have your catches shipped home.

Aurora has fast and comfortable vessels in their fleet, and charters go out into Resurrection Bay, Kenai Fjords National Park or Prince William Sound. Peak season is June, July and August. You can book online, or over the phone. Aurora also offers some wildlife watching cruises, as well as deer and bear hunting trips.

Fishing charter options include:

Half-day tours

You'll go into Resurrection Bay and most likely target silver salmon. Departs at 7 am and 1 pm. Last about 5 hours.

Full day tours

You'll likely be fishing for halibut, salmon and rockfish in Resurrection Bay and the Gulf of Alaska coastal waters. On many of our full-day trips we will last about 8 to 10 hours.

  • Full day Salmon
  • Full day Halibut.
  • Full day combo tours: choose from King/Halibut, Halibut/Salmon, and Halibut/Lingcod. Or fishing/sightseeing. Lasts 8–10 hours.

Exclusive private charters

Call for specific rates, but these trips are on the company's larger, private vessels, which come with captain and deckhand. Rates vary, depending on the vessel, but rate for the whole boat ranges from $1950–$5250.

Getting There

1302 4th Ave.
Seward, AK 99664

From Anchorage: Take the Seward Hwy (Hwy 1) south along the Turnagain Arm. Shortly after Portage, you will enter the Kenai Penninsula. Hwy 1 will turn into Hwy 9 at the Kenai/Soldotna & Homer Junction. Follow the signs to Seward. Turn left at the Gas Station (N Harbor St.), then turn right onto 4th Ave. Aurora Charter's office is located at 1302-C 4th Avenue, one block south on 4th Avenue on the left side. Pay parking is available in the 72-hr public lots. Please check in at the Aurora Charters office before boarding the vessel. If driving day of a charter, please allow for 3 hours driving time, 3.5 if driving a camper or towing an RV.

By Train: Proceed south from the train depot on the sidewalk to the Small Boat Harbor (approximately 1 block). The Aurora Charter office is located in the Harbor Master Plaza.

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Prices & Dates

Season May 15 to Sep 15
Duration 1/2 & Full day charters
Rates Kenai Fjords National Park Tour // $240 | 7 hrs
Northwester Fjords Tour // $265 | 9 hrs
Full Day Salmon Fishing // $295+ | 7am - 5pm
Full Day Halibut Fising // $325+ | 7am - 5pm
Full Day Combo Halibut & Salmon Fishing // $399+ | 7am - 6pm
Orion Exclusive Half Day Charter // $1,500+ | Custom
Aurora Exclusive Charter // $3,750+ | Custom
Emerald Fjord Exclusive Charter // $5,250+ | Custom
Rate Notes Combo pricing will be used on all full day charters on the M/V Orion
All prices are per person and subject to local sales tax of 7% plus a $3.50/person port tariff. A $10.00 fuel surcharge will be added to full day charters for Halibut. Minimum 4 passenger reservation required on full day fishing/wildlife cruise combo. All rates are subject to change without notice.
Private charters are based on combo pricing. Please call for pricing on single species private charters.


Aurora Charters

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