KETCHIKAN ALASKA'S #1 RATEd

SALMON & HALIBUT
FISHING CHARTERS

Privately Guided by Our Experienced Alaskan Fishing Captains. Ketchikan’s Finest offers our clients the fastest boats, running to the richest fishing grounds to keep you on the fish!

5-Star Rated Ketchikan Fishing Charters on google & tripadvisor

We do not add people to your trip! At Ketchikan’s Finest Fishing Charters, we can accommodate up to 6 people for 4 hour charters all the way up to full day trips for guests of all experience levels. Our boats are conveniently located downtown and within walking distance of the cruise ship berths. Want to ship your fish home? We will arrange to process your catch too!

CRUISE SHIP RECOMMENDED

We service all cruise lines including: Royal Caribbean, Princess, Carnival Holland America, Celebrity, Norwegian, Disney and More!

TOP RATED KETCHIKAN FISHING CHARTERS

Salmon & Halibut combination

GUARANTEED CATCH

Combine Halibut and Salmon fishing on this Ketchikan Fishing Charter. Whether it’s trolling for  Salmon, bottom fishing for Halibut, or jigging for rockfish and lingcod, we do it all! This charter  option is also offered for full day and multiple day in town clients.

Halibut charter

GUARANTEED CATCH

JUST FOR THE HALIBUT! Catch Halibut, Cod, Rockfish and Sharks deep jigging in the rich  Alaskan waters. This bottom fishing focused adventure provides your group with memories of a  lifetime.

salmon charter

GUARANTEED CATCH

Ketchikan is the “Salmon capital of the world” and for good reason! Enjoy calm protected waters and short boat rides for this world class salmon fishing excursion. Perfect for all ages and skill levels, no experience required.

TOP RATED CUSTOMER SERVICE WITH OVER 15,000 GUESTS FISHING AND CRABBING

MAKE MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME!

Fish Processing
& Shipping

We will arrange the processing and shipping of your Alaskan catch.

salmon processing ketchikan

GUARANTEED ON TIME PICKUP & DROP OFF

WE GUARANTEE ON TIME PICKUP AND DROP OFF to downtown Ketchikan cruise ship docks. Multiple tour times available daily to fit Ketchikan cruise ship schedules.

ALL EQUIPMENT IS INCLUDED DURING YOUR TRIP

Providing all the equipment and expertise for an exciting Alaskan fishing experience.

A MEMORABLE ADVENTURE FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY!

This is the ultimate Alaskan family adventure! All ages welcome.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

US Coast Guard certified captains safely guide you through each step.

RELAX & ENJOY!

No need to worry as we handle all the logistics and adventure.

Book your Exclusive Ketchikan Fishing Adventure Easily Online Now!

Our boats are located downtown and within walking distance of the cruise ship berths. We will meet you at your cruise ship exit ramp holding a sign with your name. In town guests will be met at an agreed upon location near the downtown harbor.

  1. Simply choose the date you will be arriving in Ketchikan, Alaska. 
  2. Secondly choose the time of your departure that aligns with your cruise ship duration in port. Call 907-617-4717 with any questions. 
  3. Select the number of passengers on your exclusive Ketchikan crabbing and fishing tour. 
  4. Select the cruise ship you are sailing on.
  5. That’s all! We handle everything else.

 

  • Expert USCG licensed captain/ Alaska Sportfishing guide
  • All fishing gear, tackle, and bait
  • Water, soda and snacks
  • Rain ponchos and rain gear
  • Coast Guard approved Safety Equipment
  • Enclosed cabin with porta potty and privacy curtain
  • Delivery of catch to fish processor
  • Expert US Coast Guard Certified Captains
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Convenient delivery of your catch to the fish processor
  • Top-rated customer service

 

  • Sports fishing licenses
  • King Salmon stamp
  • Fish Processing Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Local sales tax of 6.5%

 

  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Dress in layers with rain resistant or rain proof outer layers.
  • Charters provide rain gear as needed.

King salmon stamp if fishing for king salmon, ask your guide about when’s best to fish for king salmon prior to trip.

Anyone 16 and older will need to purchase a one-day sport fishing license at $25 each. If you’re salmon fishing June 15 through the month of July you will also need to purchase a King stamp. We recommend purchasing online at Alaska.gov to save time the day of your arrival. Make sure you have your fishing license PRINTED and on you . You can purchase licenses and King stamps the day of, with cash only as payment. King salmon stamp if fishing for king salmon, ask your guide about when’s best to fish for king salmon in Ketchikan, Alaska.

We will arrange to process your catch through a third party processor in town. In turn your catch will be filleted, vacuum sealed and flash frozen to be sent directly to your home Fedex overnight or checked onto the plane as checked baggage. There’s also an option to have a portion of your catch smoked by the processor, your guide will recommend the best ways to have the entirety or your catch processed. Prices vary depending on the finished weight of the fillets. Generally, cost range from $9-$12 per pound and includes all processing and overnight shipping via FedEx to your home.

We require a 100% deposit to finalize and lock in your date. Without payment and confirmation you do not have a completed booking. We guarantee a 100% refund for any cancellations 10 days prior to the trip as well as if your guide needs to cancel for weather conditions.

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