Ketchikan’s Finest Fishing Charters

Take advantage of being in the salmon capital of the world! Ketchikan is the perfect place to get out on calm, scenic waters and enjoy the ultimate Alaska fishing charter. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to angle for halibut, salmon, lingcod, rockfish, and more—all while surrounded by the majesty of Alaska’s scenery.

Try your luck on a full-day fishing trip for all species halibut, salmon, lingcod, and rockfish!

Try your luck on a full-day fishing trip for all species halibut, salmon, lingcod, and rockfish!

The Experience

The company is run by veterans who know these waters well and love sharing tips on how best to angle for the fish you want to catch. They take a customized approach to the tours—they’ll discuss your trip with you to determine your interests and then work to ensure you reach your goals. Expert captains, custom charter boats, and state-of-the-art equipment help the company deliver a premiere fishing experience, just as they’ve done for more than 15,000 customers!

Anyone from beginners (no experience necessary!) to pro anglers will enjoy the trips. You’ll set off for 4 or 5 hours with your topflight captain on a private boat—family and friends only—of up to 6 guests. Larger groups will. be accommodated with multiple boats available.

You’ll be fishing in protected waters, which is a great way to avoid seasickness. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife like whales, eagles, bears, deer, seals, sea lions, and more as you work with your guide to reel in your catch. Then get it fileted, vacuum-sealed, flash-frozen, and shipped back home—the ultimate souvenir of Alaska!

Great for Cruise Ship Passengers

Ketchikan’s Finest Fishing Charters offers a variety of fishing excursions tailored for cruise ship guests. They’ll pick you up right from your ship, and because their boats are located next to the cruise ship docks, they can offer an on-time, dock-to-dock guarantee. Choose from a 5-hour halibut/salmon charter, a 4-hour salmon excursion, and a 4-hour halibut outing—all without the worry of getting back to your cruise ship on time. Multiple trip times are available daily to accommodate your cruise port time.

Ketchikan Fishing Charters

Ketchikan Salmon Fishing Charter

Fishing for Alaska salmon in calm waters close to town makes these trips perfect for families. You’ll learn the art of salmon fishing as you angle for multiple species of wild Pacific salmon. Choose the 4-hour salmon fishing tour and angle for the fish that Ketchikan is famous for!

Halibut Fishing Charter

Fish for these barn doors–sized fish that ply Alaska’s waters. On these 4- or 5-hour expeditions, you’ll head out a bit further than with salmon charters—about 30-45 minutes—to where the fish are biting. Then angle the deep water in pursuit of this great Alaskan bucket list fish, as well as Pacific cod, lingcod, sharks, and rockfish.

Combo Halibut/Salmon Fishing Charter

Go fishing for salmon, halibut, lingcod, rockfish and more on 5- or 6- hour trips—or book an entire day! Trips typically start off fishing for halibut in deep water, with expert captains guiding you each step of the way. Then switch gears and go after world-class salmon in these pristine waters. You’ll learn about salmon migration as well as how to hook and reel them in.

Full-Day And Multi-Day Combo Charters

Take a full day (8–10 hours) or spend multiple days angling for all the fish you can catch. The goal is to hit your daily limit of catches on everything, including halibut, salmon, rockfish, and lingcod. Start by going after halibut, then switch to salmon fishing. Top the day off by targeting rockfish and lingcod with light action jigging techniques. You’ll likely be heading home with multiple boxes of fish!

What to Bring

Fishing license (king stamp if fishing king), dress in layers, cameras, snacks, rain gear (there’s some on the boat), sunglasses, sunscreen

Getting There

Located Downtown next to Port
207 Stedman St, Ketchikan, AK
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Driving Directions

Prices & Dates

Season May - Sept
Duration 4 - 8 hrs
Rates Private Salmon & Halibut Combo // $450+ per person | Prices based on 4-guest minimum/6-guest maximum | 6-8 hrs
Private Halibut Charters // $400+ per person | Prices based on 4-guest minimum/6-guest maximum | 5-6 hrs
Private Salmon Charters // $350+ per person | Prices based on 4-guest minimum/6-guest maximum | 4-6 hrs
Private Cruise Ship Excursions // $450+ per person | Prices based on 4-guest minimum/6-guest maximum | 4-6 hrs
Rate Notes Extra guests will not be added to private charters

Ketchikan’s Finest Fishing Charters