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Ketchikan Charter Boats

Halibut & Salmon Fishing Charters in Ketchikan, Alaska

Book as an individual guest on the four-hour salmon charter
or with the four-person minimum book the six-hour halibut
in town? try the eight-hour salmon and halibut combo charter
Book a private fishing or sightseeing charter

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Ketchikan Charter Boats

Unlike many other Ketchikan Alaska charter companies, We specialize in booking single guests on our four-hour Ketchikan salmon charters. We reserve guests up to six per vessel. By adding individual People together, we make an affordable fishing trip of no more than six guests/soles each. Book a private fishing excursion on any charter and fish for salmon or halibut or both!

We have been doing this since 1992!

Locally owned and operated for over 28 years.

Just give us a call or email, and we will get you set up.

So have you ever dreamed of fishing in protected, unspoiled waters? Ketchikan Alaska is known as the “Salmon Capital of the World,” With Ketchikan Charter Boats, servicing the Ketchikan area with fishing tours for over more than twenty-seven years we offer some of the best salmon and halibut fishing in Alaska. It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur or an expert angler – with a fish on the hook and rod and reel in your hands, our highly skilled Alaska captains help you make that big catch just like the locals do!

At Ketchikan charter boats we target, Alaska King Salmon, Alaska Pink Salmon, Alaska Silver Salmon, and Chum, and on the occasional trip, we catch a Sockeye.

On your Ketchikan Alaska Salmon fishing excursion with us, we use downriggers on every trip to catch your fish. A downrigger is similar to a little lift with a horizontal adjustable pole or boom that supports a lead cannonball, commonly 12 to 20 pounds, by a stainless steel cable (Or Heavy Duty Braided Downrigger Line). A clip, also known as a “release,” fastens the fishing line to the cannonball weight. And allows the bait or lure to drag behind the boat, as it is moving forward. The pole inserted in a holder until the fish strikes, pulling the fishing line out of the clip. All while the boat is moving through the water, not stationary. When the fish bites the hook, it pulls the fishing line out of the clip, and it’s you and the fish. You can also, if you have the four-person minimum go with the six-hour salmon charter and get two added hours of fishing trip time.

On your Alaska six-hour halibut fishing charter in Ketchikan, Captain Dan, or one of our other excellent halibut charter fishing captains, begins licensing the guests before casting off. Once you get to the halibut hole, he anchors up and sets up all the fishing poles with all top quality gear and baits. As every captain has secrets as to how to catch an Alaska halibut, I am not sure what instruction the captain may give, some let the fishing pole weight hit bottom and then reel up just a bit so that the lead weight is not dragging the bottom, so it does not get stuck. These fishing charters are 6-hours long as it takes a little longer most of the time to get out to the best Alaska fishing places, for the best experience, and gives you the time to catch your limit of Southeasts Ketchikan Alaska Halibut. If the captain sees that you have the time after everyone reaches their limit and can retain no more halibut, he may then set up and troll for salmon on the way back to the dock.

On your Ketchikan Alaska Eight-hour fishing cruise excursion, it is a combination of the above tours.

Typically to get to the best halibut spots, this is what you start fishing for and then salmon. It depends on the weather and where the captain’s places are where he usually catches halibut.

With the eight-hour combo as a pre-booked excursion for an additional charge, you can order up a box lunch or bring your own.

Once you are heading back to the dock, we help you arrange processing and shipping so that you can have your “Alaskan fishing trip bragging rights” shipped right to your home. processings is done by a third-party,

Pricing varies with Fed-ex shipping location and weight. Most of the cost is in the overnight shipping.

If you’d preferably explore Ketchikan on a boat without a line in the water, our 2.5-hour sightseeing excursions show you a different side of our island. Ride through the Tongass Narrows, all while getting to experience eagles and floatplanes fly overhead, While Ketchikan
commercial fishing boats drive by, and totem poles standing guard on our beautiful Ketchikan shores.

Your captain lets you in on some Ketchikan history, culture, and local Ketchikan fishing tales.
It does not matter what the day, hour, trip shared, or private. There is always the possibility of seeing black bears on the island and whales, seals, sea lions, or porpoises in the water.

You’ll soon discover that Ketchikan is a beautiful Alaskan gem. Let us help you turn your Alaskan dreams into reality.

Private tour options are available for any one of our fishing tours.

5-Star Reviews from TripAdvisor

Larger salmon caught on a Ketchikan Charter Boat fishing tour
We all had a great time 2019 Captain Dan

We caught eight salmon with Captain Dan. He was helpful because some of us have never been fishing before. If you are in Ketchikan, it is something that you must do.

– Steve K, TripAdvisor
Vacuum sealed salmon, ready to ship to our customer at Ketchikan Charter Boats
Fantastic Fishing Charter! 2019 Captain Danny

Danny was very accommodative and got our fish to a processor who did exactly we as asked. My king arrived home just as promised. Danny is a great guy, trustworthy, and works hard to make it happen for his clients.

– tall tim bersde, TripAdvisor
Salmon caught on a Ketchikan Charter Boat fishing trip
Best Day Fishing 2018 Captain Danny

Went with Danny as our captain, he was ready for us as we got off the cruise boat, and we were fishing very quick there was five of us fishing, and we had our goal of salmon in less than 4 hours. The limit was six apiece and had them to the processing place and back to the cruise boat in four hours.

– Larry Cutting, TripAdvisor
Couple of good fish caught on Ketchikan Charter Boats
Great Charter 2019 Captain Dan

Captain put us on the fish. Great Charter. Would go back. Captain was very knowledgeable of the local waters and best fishing spots.

– TripAdvisor
Bald eagles spotted on a Ketchikan charter boat
Great fishing experience in Ketchikan 2019 Captain Dan

My husband, father, and sons went salmon fishing with Captain Dan. They had so much fun and caught 17 fish. They were able to keep 8 of them. Captain Dan even helped my 77-year-old father catch fish. My boys loved Captain Dan's humor when things got slow and had them calling the fish in!! It worked! He even called to a bald eagle and the eagle circled the ship and caught a fish in his mouth that Captain Dan threw. Great experience for everyone. They shipped 18.5 lbs of fish to our house in VA for about $200. Totally worth it!

– Patti J Tripadvisor
Great Experience 2019

These guys know what they are doing. We each caught 2 fish and had may others get off. And he said the fishing was very slow.

– John 8752 Tripadvisor