Ketchikan—the salmon fishing capital of the world—was made for fishing. And Salmon Falls Resort has made it easy to experience this iconic Alaskan activity with a full or half-day of unforgettable angling. Whether you’re stopping for the day in Ketchikan on a cruise ship or already in town and looking for a great one-day outing, this is for you.

Ketchikan is known as the Salmon Capital of the world

Ketchikan is known as the Salmon Capital of the world

Fish for Salmon, Halibut & More

On the water you’ll fish for salmon, Halibut, rock fish, and ling cod. Fish for king salmon from mid-June to mid-July, then silvers from the end of July through September. Salmon Falls can help with shipping your fish home, as the quintessential souvenir of Alaska.

You’ll head out on 30-foot boats with room for up to six guests that feature a heated area, enclosed cabins, and stereo systems for listening to music while angling. Snack boxes with chips and candy are included, along with soda, water, and all rain gear (bibs, jacket, and boots). The included lunch might be a roast beef sandwich, bagel and lox, salad, charcuterie board, or PB&J.

Choose Full Day or Half-Day Charters

Choose a full-day trip that starts around 7 a.m. and includes 8 to 9 hours of fishing, or a half-day trip, which includes 4 to 5 hours of fishing—it’s ideal for those arriving by cruise ship. Those staying in Ketchikan can arrange for a hotel pickup by boat, or opt for a scenic van ride along the Tongass Highway.

Getting There

16707 N Tongass Hwy
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season May–September
Duration Half & Full Day
Rates Guided Fishing // $390/per person for ½ day adventure | $650/per person for 8 hours
Rate Notes Guests at The Ketch Inn or Salmon Falls Resort receive a discount on fishing excursions


Fishing at Salmon Falls Resort