Salmon Fishing

Hero element salmon

Salmon Fishing Charter

Want to fish but worried because you’re inexperienced? 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 Individuals max. All others require four people minimum to book. If you do not see 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 salmon 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 Ketchikan fishing tours adventure!

What is Included

What to wear

Current Federal bag limit regulation

Please know Fish & Game regulations sometimes change.
Both state and federal regulations may have emergency orders in place concerning size, limit, or catch & release.

Fishing Licence Requirements

processing your catch

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

Cancellation Policy

Important Meeting location and Requirements



The State Of Alaska has gone digital. To participate in this activity, You need to go online to the state web store and purchase the required Fishing license. Cruise ship guests, Get the one-day non-Resident. You will need the King Salmon Stamp if fishing for king salmon until July 30th. If fishing after July 30th, it is only required if you want to have the chance to keep a king salmon if caught.

Please print them and have them in hand on the day of the trip. Not having one means you will not be able to participate.
Licenses are required for anyone 16 years and older. 15 and under do not need to have one.

#2 Where we meet you:

There are two sets of meeting instructions.
Please check the meeting instructions below!

Ketchikan Dock ONLY:

All Norweegin Guests follow the instructions in the section below. When you go ashore in Ketchikan, your Captian will meet you at the bottom of the ship’s gangway, or please proceed up the ramp if you are at water level.

Your representative will hold a sign of Ketchikan Charter Boats and your last name.
If your ship arrives when the tour departs, you must be waiting at the gangway, ready to disembark as soon as the ramp opens. Do not wait for a general announcement in your cabin or a public area. These happen about 15 to 20 minutes after the ship has cleared.

***Norwegian Cruise ship Guests ONLY***

You will need to take the shuttle to town. You will be looking for Your representative where the bus drops you off in Ketchikan. They will hold a sign of Ketchikan Charter Boats and your last name.
Please be on one of the first two shuttles.

Location for in-town guests:

Please find us on the dock at 131 Front St,
Booth #19

Most Hotels have Courtesy Shuttles
We recommend being in our office 15 minutes before the departure time.

Tour photo4
$300 /person
$360 /person
star star star star star

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

– John 8752, Tripadvisor

star star star star star

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

Wondering what you might catch?

Find the best time for you or the family to fish in Ketchikan.

Plan the perfect stay with our help, whether just a half-day charter or a six or eight-hour trip if you have the time. Check out our fish calendar!