Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Combo Private Charter

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Excursion Overview

Ketchikan offers some of the best salmon & halibut fishing in the world!

This tour begins with a short 5-minute walk from the main cruise ship terminal in downtown Ketchikan. Then you'll venture out to the most productive fishing grounds in the area. Enjoy the serene waters of Ketchikan as you wait for the fish to start biting.

You'll fish using downriggers, and generally, there will be four or fewer rods out while trolling. When the fishing is hot, it's hard to keep more than two rods in the water. This practice helps the charter to cover more ground efficiently at various depths.

This is truly an unforgettable Alaskan experience that is great for groups of all ages and skill sets. Wildlife may be spotted from the boat including orcas, humpback whales, and bald eagles.

The best part? You get to keep what you catch! If you desire, the tour operator can facilitate delivery of your catch through a local fish processor. Please see the FAQ tab for more information.

Please note: prices are per group starting at 1,560.00 USD for 1 -2 guests.
1- 2 guests: 1,560.00 USD
3 guests: 1,690.00 USD
4 guests: 1,885.00 USD
5 guests: 2,210.00 USD
6 guests: 2,340.00 USD

Things You Need to Know


  • Roundtrip transportation from downtown Ketchikan.
  • Bottled water, soda, and snacks
  • All required safety equipment
  • All fishing equipment (bait, ice, etc)
  • Helly Hanson raingear
  • Facilitate delivery of your catch to the local fish processor


  • Guests must be under 350lbs
  • Not included in the cost: A fishing license (15 USD) is required for clients age 16 and older. A king stamp (15 USD) is recommended during June & July *Purchase in advance with the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game to save time or bring cash for purchase onboard. Fish processing via a third party.

Duration: 5 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. )

  • 45 minutes - drive to the salmon & halibut grounds
  • 4.5 hours - fishing
  • 45 minutes - drive back to the cruise ship

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets at the end of your cruise ship ramp. Guests docking at Ward Cove must take the free shuttle from Ward Cove to the Downtown Cruise Terminal. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to climb in and out of the boat. Assistance is available. There is limited space for collapsible wheelchairs & walkers. There is no storage for motorized scooters onboard but they may be left at the dock. Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

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

Yes, anyone 16 or older will need to purchase a license. A King Stamp is recommended if you are salmon fishing in June & July. You can purchase in advance at or you can purchase with cash on the day of.

The price will vary based on many factors: the amount, the type of fish, whether you want the fillets smoked, current shipping rates, and so on. Guests should plan on budgeting roughly 150-250 USD for the processing service.

The processing and shipping is done by a third party service. This includes filleting, vacuum sealing, freezing, storing, and overnight shipping via FedEx. Since you're on vacation, your fish will be stored in a freezer until your preferred shipment date. Overnight shipments are sent out Monday-Thursday, and you will receive your catch the following day.

There's always a chance to see orcas, humpback whales, porpoises, seals, and eagles as they are commonly sighted on this tour; however, since it's not a designated wildlife tour, wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Yes, We can facilitate delivery at a local processor after the trip.

Gratuity is not expected but is always appreciated. Gratuity is not included in the price.

The 24' cabin cruisers have a basic porta-potty with a privacy curtain. It is not a separate or dedicated bathroom, however, guests find it sufficient on the private charters.

The waters are generally calm because Ketchikan is protected by various islands.

A party of 7 - 12 guests will need to reserve 2 boats. Per USCG regulations a maximum of 6 guests may be on board our vessel. This excursion cannot add additional people to the boat. Maximum capacity per boat is 6 guests.

Please bring warm, layered clothing/rain gear, a camera, sunglasses, and cash for a fishing license (if not purchased in advance).


Guest Reviews


1 total


Brianna P

On Jul 2023

We had an amazing day with Captain Joey! He had us pulling salmon out of the water within seconds of the first hook going in! He was knowledgeable and worked so hard to ensure we caught fish while making the day fun! 10/10 recommend!



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Duration: 5 hours

Best Price Guarantee!

Duration: 5 hours

1-2 Charter Guests : $1,560.00

3 Guests: $1,690.00

4 Guests: $1,885.00

5 Guests: $2,210.00

6 Guests: $2,340.00