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Icy Strait Fresh Water Stream Fishing

1 reviews

Excursion Overview

Get in some freshwater fishing with the possibility of bear watching!

Come along on a scenic drive and freshwater fishing excursion in beautiful Sitka. With abundant wildlife in this area, keep your cameras ready for potential wildlife sightings. Brown bears, bald eagles, Sitka blacktail deer, ducks, geese, and more are often sighted throughout Southeast Alaska's rainforest.

As with everything in the wilds of Alaska, the fish runs are wild and seasonal. Depending on the time of year, the drive may be 20-40 minutes to the fishing destination. Dolly Varden Char and Cutthroat Trout can be found throughout the summer season. Pink and Chum Salmon run from late June through September, and Silver Salmon from late August through October.

You will be outfitted with fishing gear including waders (to keep your lower half day), tackle, and spinning rods. Several fly fishing rods are available should that be your preference. This excursion is strictly catch and release fishery. The fish are a valuable resource and must be preserved for decades to come. The summer season runs from May through September.

Please note: This tour is strictly catch and release fishery.

Things You Need to Know


  • Bottled water and snack
  • Waders, tackle and fishing gear


  • Minimum of 3 participants is required to book (maximum of 6 guests)
  • A one-day fishing license is required for everyone 16 years and older ($15) - please visit Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game to purchase and print your fishing license
  • Guests must be able to navigate three steps onto the deck
    Guests must be 6 years of age or older.

Duration: 3.75 hours (Roundtrip from Icy Strait Excursions Hub for first charters of the day. Second and Third Charters shuttle to Hoonah for tour departure. )

  • 3.75 hours - including scenic drive and fishing time

Meeting Instructions:

  • If you are on the first charter of the day, your guide will pick you up at the Icy Strait Point Excursions Hub and you will need to take the return shuttle from Hoonah back to Icy Strait at the completion of the excursion. If you are on the second and third charter of the day, you will need to take the shuttle to Hoonah and meet your guide at the Hoonah Harbor, then at the end of the charter, you will be returned back to Icy Strait. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is not wheelchair or limited mobility accessible.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a maximum capacity of 6 guests. A minimum of 3 participants required to book.

All guests must be six years of age or older to join this excursion.

Waders, tackle and fishing gear is provided. You will be fishing with spinning rods, though a few fly rods are on hand should you prefer.

No. This tour is strictly catch and release fishery so that we may preserve a valuable resource for years to come.

Please visit Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game to purchase and print your Non-resident 1 Day Sport Fishing License for $15.

Bottled water and granola bars are provided. Non-alcoholic beverages in closeable containers and snacks are allowed on tour.


Guest Reviews


1 total


Terry L

On Aug 2023

This excursion was far more amazing than we had even hoped. Chris, who led the excursion for our family was super knowledgeable of the area and could not have been more friendly and accommodating. He picked us up at the brewery as we decided to walk from the port along walk. Chris then outfitted us with waders and shoes for the River. Once we arrived at this very remote location, we geared up and walked maybe 100 yards to this pristine stream with what had to be over 1000 salmon in the water over a 200-foot section. Chris brought spinning and fly rods so that we could experience both styles while catching these awesome fish by the dozens. My youngest daughter has a handicap and Chris made sure the setup for her rod and reel worked for her and was beyond patient in helping her get the groove of casting and reeling in fish. We all caught a ton. We then saw tons of wildlife with two bears showing up at the end. I can't say enough positive things about this entire experience. Chris and his outfitter were simply amazing. We highly recommend them and when we come back to Alaska will no doubt use them again.


Best Price Guarantee!


Duration: 3.75 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 3.75 hours

Ages: 6+ Minimum of 3 to book

Participant: $300.00

Up to 6 participants

Private Charter: $1,625.00

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