Salmon Charters

KETCHIKAN SALMON fishing charters

Privately guided fishing charters led by our experienced guides will have your group reeling in the wild Alaska salmon. Ketchikan holds the reputation of salmon capital of the world for good reason! During the summer months millions of salmon return to the waters in Ketchikan. 

Using electric down riggers we effectively troll multiple rods and depths simultaneously for all species of salmon. A perfect Ketchikan fishing charter requiring no experience, a short boat ride to the fishing grounds, and the ability to fish protected calm waters. 

This Ketchiakn salmon fishing charter is a must do for cruise ship guests or anyone wanting to take part in this world famous fishery. Not to mention the wildlife one can see during this charter! Combine rockfish jigging upon request. 

Great for all ages and experience levels!


  • 4 Hour Trips Available
  • 5 Hour Trips Available

Developed for cruise ship guests visiting Ketchikan, this Halibut maximizes your time on the water fishing for halibut and salmon and has you back to the dock in time for your ship departure. We can accommodate up to 6 people.


Humpback whales, Orcas, Bald Eagles, Harbor Seals, Sea lions are a few of the most commonly seen species. Not to mention you may see a black bear perusing the intertidal zone or even a Sitka Black tail Deer or Wolf swimming across the channels. Keep your eyes peeled as there’s no telling what you may see in these wild Alaska waters and shores.


If you have additional questions, please call 907-617-4717

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

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

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 at $15 each. We recommend purchasing online at to save time the day of your arrival. Make sure you have your license 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.

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.

  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Dress in layers with rain resistant or rain proof outer layers.
  • Charters provide rain gear as needed.
  • Fishing licenses BUY HERE
  • King salmon stamp if fishing for king salmon, ask your guide about when’s
    best to fish for king salmon prior to trip.

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.