When you set out on a fishing charter, you don't want to feel like you’re just another tourist trying to reel in a big one. The Seward-based fishing experts at ProFish-n-Sea Charters pride themselves on making each trip special for their guests—while offering you an action-filled day trip to drop your line for halibut and salmon.
Longtime Fishing Pro
ProFish-n-Sea (say the name out loud to get the pun) has a reputation for knowing where the fish are, since owner Steve Zernia has pioneered some of the most productive fishing areas around Seward. Steve’s been fishing out of Seward since his youth, when he tagged along with his Dad on family trips. He started his charter company in 1994 and still returns to many favorite spots, but he’s always exploring, on the look out for the next great "honey-hole." Although the has expert guides who captain his boats, he's still on one of the boats himself 4 or 5 days a week. He wants his captains to be well-rested and fresh when they greet each new group of anglers.
Straight to the Hotspots
Your trip lasts a full day. You’ll motor 1 to 2.5 hours from Seward to the Gulf of Alaska, Montague Island, and other outer-coast hotspots. If you’re prone to seasickness, ask for the larger boat, a 10-passenger, 36-foot Fibercraft (and take Dramamine). Both this and the six-passenger boats were custom-built for Alaskan halibut and salmon fishing, with enclosed, heated cabins, bathrooms, and walk-around decks (so you can easily chase your fish around the boat. And the company uses top-of-the-line gear: Seeker and Fin-Nor rods, with Avet, or and Penn reels, spooled with Spectra braid line.
Boats, Knowledge, Great Gear
ProFish-n-Sea knows the three keys to catching fish: boats, knowledge, and gear. That’s why the boats are always clean, the gear sharp, and the crew friendly, helpful, and fun. That’s why customers return year after year. You’ll experience the thrill of multiple “hookups” when you land on a school of feisty silver salmon. Or battle one of Alaska’s giants, an ocean-bright king salmon or a monster halibut—the guides make it easy.
Packing Your Catch To Go
And after a productive day of fishing, Captain Jack’s Seafood Locker, located on the docks, can vacuum seal and freeze your catch for you to take home. They’ll pack it for flight in an insulated cooler-box or ship it to you once you arrive back home. They do the work, so you can enjoy your tasty Alaskan fish throughout the year. And, if you ever run out of Alaska Seafood they also sell Alaskan halibut, salmon, and king crab online and ship it directly to your door.No experience necessary.
What to Bring
- Warm Jacket
- Rain Gear
Seward, AK 99664
By Car: Follow the Seward Hwy into the town of Seward. Turn left onto S Harbor Street. From there take another left, and on the right side there will be a large public parking lot. From there, ProFish-n-Sea is a short walk, you will see the habor office at the top of Dock B.
By Train: The Coastal Classic Train has service between Anchorage and Seward. From the train depot, follow the sidewalk along 4th avenue until you reach the small boat habor. The ProFish-n-Sea office is at the top of Dock B on the left-hand side.
Prices & Dates
|Season||April 30 - Sept 6|
|Rates||Early Season Hailbut // $355 per person | Apr 29 - June 6|
|Salmon-Only // $385 per person | Jun 1 - Aug 31|
|Halibut Only // $435 per person | Jun 8 - Sep 10|
|Combination Halibut-Salmon or Halibut-Lingcod // $435 per person | Jun - Sept|
|Private Charters (1 - 6 anglers) // From $2,095|
|Private Charters (1 - 9 anglers) // From $3,120|
|Rate Notes||Rates do not include 7% KPB sales tax or $3.50/person port fee|
|It is recommended that you make your reservation approx. 4-6 months in advance to secure the date(s) you would like to fish|
|Day trips for halibut, salmon, or a variety of species.|
|Professional and knowledgeable guide service and quality fishing and safety gear.|
|Some of the newest and fastest boats in Seward.|
|Alaskan owned and operated.|