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Salmon Fishing

Fish for wild Alaskan salmon on a 4 or 6-hour trip

Quick Details

  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Season: May – September
  • Ticket includes entry onto the boat
    • Taxes, fees, & fishing license extra

About Our Ketchikan Salmon Fishing Charter

Want to fish but worried because you’re not experienced? Whether you are booking as a single adult or a large group, this is the perfect opportunity for you to learn to fish in Alaska from a top-notch professional. We will have you fishing like a native Alaskan in no time! Come catch wild Alaskan salmon on a fishing charter with Ketchikan Charter Boats!

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 book single adults on the four-hour trolling for salmon charters with up to six adults max. All others require four people minimum to book. If you do not see single availability on the specific day you want please give us a call at 907-225-7291 or send us an e-mail.

If you would like to have the boat to yourselves, please let us know and we can set up a private Ketchikan fishing charter just for you!

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!

Update: 2018 State Bag Limit!

  • King salmon is 1 per person per day, 28 inches or greater in length
  • Kings have slowed down and pink and silvers are picking up!
  • Retention limits are below

Pink Salmon, Silver Salmon Limits

  • 6 per person per day
  • Chevron down 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.

  • Chevron down 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.

  • Chevron down Included in the Cost
    • All top quality fishing bait, tackle, and lures
    • All instruction necessary to catch fish
    • Beverages (non-alcoholic)
    • Rain gear
  • Chevron down Where We Meet You
  • We meet you at your ship or as close as we are permitted with our large bright yellow sign “Ketchikan Charter Boats.” Most hotels offer Courtesy Shuttles. Please arrive 15 minutes before the departure time. We’ll use your last name for confirmation of your charter.

    34 Front St
    Ketchikan, AK 99901

  • Chevron down What to Wear
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Layers relevant to the day’s forecast
    • Extra rain gear
  • Chevron down 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.