Halibut Fishing

A 6-hour excursion geared at landing a halibut

Quick Details

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Season: May – September
  • Ticket includes entry onto the boat
    • Taxes, fees, & fishing license extra

Our 6-Hour Halibut Charters in Ketchikan

Come fish for halibut in Ketchikan with this specialty fishing charter! These challenging fish are great for the experienced angler, but our captain and crew are excited to help new fishermen learn the ins and outs of halibut fishing. This trip allows one halibut per person (limit regulations) and all boats must carry the permit to fish for this species, so if everyone on the boat catches their limit, we can fish for salmon if time permits!

We are US Coast Guard certified to carry a maximum of six guests per charter boat. With limited space per vessel, all seats are sold on an individual basis. We have group discounts available, call 1-907-225-7291 for details and book early.

It’s not worth catching the big fish if you can’t get it home and show it off. With our help your “bragging rights” are safe. Through our friends at Cedars Lodge, for an additional cost, your fish can be professionally filleted, processed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped right to your home arriving on any day you select! Fire up the grill and invite the neighbors to eat what you caught on your Alaskan adventure!

Current 2018 Federal bag limit regulation

Area 2C (Southeast Alaska)

  • Charter vessel anglers may catch and retain one halibut per day
  • Retained halibut must be less than or equal to 38 inches or greater than or equal to 80 inches in length
  • Fishing License Requirements
    • Non-residents 16 years and older need to be licensed
    • $25 per person for the one day state fishing license
    • Additional $15 per person for the one day state king salmon tag
      • King salmon availability varies

    Licenses may be purchased online here prior to your trip, or may be purchased on the day of your trip for cash only.

  • Processing Your Catch
  • We transport your fish to FedEx, where they ship the catch via their overnight service. The cost of shipping depends on location and the weight of the fish, and is not governed by Ketchikan Charter Boats.

  • Included in the Cost
    • All top quality fishing bait, tackle, and lures
    • All instruction necessary to catch fish
    • Beverages (non-alcoholic)
    • Rain gear
  • Where We Meet You
  • We will meet you at your ship or as close as we are permitted. Look for our large bright yellow sign “Ketchikan Charter Boats,” and we’ll have a list of the last names of the guests we are meeting. Most hotels offer courtesy shuttles. Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time for your Ketchikan halibut fishing charter.

    34 Front St
    Ketchikan, AK 99901

  • What to Wear
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Layers relevant to the day’s forecast
    • Extra rain gear
  • Cancellation Policy
  • All charters are fully refundable if cancelled 60 days prior to the charter date (refunds are directly refunded to you or forwarded back through the original booking agent minus a $25 cancellation processing fee). No refunds are available within 30 days prior to charter. In addition, weather cancellations are at the discretion of the skipper and if cancelled, you will receive a full refund.