We specialize in single guest 4-hour cruise ship fishing. Here you can book the 4-hour charter as singles, and with enough time and four fishing guests minimum, book one of our more extended options.
Choose a fishing charter or sightseeing adventure below!
About Ketchikan Charter Boats
Book a private fishing excursion on any charter
and fish for salmon or halibut or both!
Unlike many other Ketchikan Alaska charter companies, We also 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.
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.
Ketchikan Alaskas World-class fishing!
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 and sightseeing tours for over more than twenty-eight years. We know where to fish and have some of the best salmon and halibut fishing in Alaska.
Fishing Instruction/Necessary experience
All our certified captains have the experience to teach you how to hook and help you land your Alaskan salmon or halibut—this trip of a lifetime will be a memory you treasure for years to come. You do not need to be an expert to hook and land quality size fish. Many of our fishing guests have never fished in the ocean. Some may have never been on a boat before. They will instruct you how to properly use the rods and reels and explain what to look for when the fish strikes.
Getting from the ship to the fishing vessel
We meet you at the ramp of the ship. You will be looking for the sign with the last name of the reservation. Or as close as we can get. There is a short walk right to the fishing vessel, captain Dan, or one of our other excellent fishing charter fishing captains. He begins getting the state of Alaska licensing filled out and paid for in USD. The captain will then inform everyone with a safety brief before casting off.
What you may catch on a four or six-hour salmon charter
At Ketchikan charter boats, depending on the time of year we target, Alaska King Salmon, Alaska Pink Salmon, Alaska Silver Salmon, and Chum, and on the occasional trip, we catch a Sockeye. (See our fish Calendar page for times)
How do we catch these world-class salmon?
On your Ketchikan Alaska Salmon fishing excursions, We use downriggers on both the four-hour and the six-hour salmon charters to catch your prized Alaskan salmon. 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. Got the time and the minimum, go with the six-hour salmon charter and get two extra hours of fishing trip time.
What you may catch on the six-hour halibut charter
On this trip, we target halibut first. When everyone retains the limit of the intended species, the captain may decide if there is a chance and enough time left over. He may set up and troll for, depending on the time of year, Alaska King Salmon, Alaska Pink Salmon, Alaska Silver Salmon, and Chum. (See our fishing Calander page for times)
Alaska six-hour halibut fishing charter
Once you get to the halibut hole, he anchors up and sets up all the fishing poles with all top quality gear and baits.
With this trip, you can hold the pole or place it on a pole holder. As every captain has secrets about catching an Alaska halibut, I am unsure 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. 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 Southeast Ketchikan Alaska Halibut.
Get the best of both on a
On this excursion, you get 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 to have your “Alaskan fishing trip bragging rights” shipped right to your home. Processing is done by a third-party,
Pricing varies with Fed-ex shipping location and weight. Most of the cost is in the overnight shipping.
from the water
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.