Exclusive Skiff Fishing and Fresh Catch Wilderness Dining
November 20, 2022
This excursion was amazing! We really enjoyed the open, small skiff experience. There was only one other couple on our boat. The tour group gives you all the gear you need to keep warm while the boat is in motion. Our guide took us right to a spot where the fish started biting immediately! We caught tons of rockfish and a couple of salmon. The camp area where the catch is cooked was really nice and relaxing, with a warm campfire already burning. The food was excellent. Basically, the cook makes a stew with the fish you caught along with potatoes, vegetables and a wonderful broth. We even had cobbler for dessert. We also had a Bald Eagle fly around our boat on the way back to the ship - he was hoping for a free snack! I highly recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Jean Gonynor
Worth every penny
October 12, 2022
My family loved this excursion. They said it was the best fishing that they had ever done. They enjoyed eating the fish at the campsite too.
Reviewer: Rosemarie Hansen
October 11, 2022
Our guide was top-notch! 10/10 recommend. Everyone caught fish, conversation was great, weather was perfection. The fish camp meal experience was wonderful. A hot cup of coffee after a chilly morning on the water was a nice treat. Thank you for such a fabulous experience! The only suggestion I have is that anyone that uses the same guide be told ahead of time that he has two dogs that join you. I love dogs and found it to be a wonderful addition. However, not everyone does so it may be a factor that is important to them choosing this excursion.
Reviewer: Mariel N Patrick
One of the best excursion
August 14, 2022
We were lucky enough to have James Smith as our Captain. He was extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife and used sonar to find the fish swarm. This was our first time fishing and with James patient, we all caught fish and cooked them at the camp site. I highly recommend this excursion.
One of best meals on our cruise
August 01, 2022
Captain “Catfish” worked hard until he put us on the fish. All we caught were various kinds of rockfish by all four fishermen in the boat caught at least one. After we finished fishing we went to the wilderness camp and “Catfish” cleaned all our catch. The wilderness cook then fixed them in a delicious bouillabaisse. It was amazing and eating it around a nice camp fire was a great conclusion to our fishing adventure.
Reviewer: Matt Hall
July 19, 2022
Our guide was outstanding. He helped us fish and then deboned our catch to use in a scrumptious meal.
Reviewer: Kathryn Boreman
Deep sea fishing review
June 29, 2022
It was very good experience to go deep water fishing in Ketchikan. we caught fish and camped out. Captain of the boat was very courteous and had us film bald eagle catching a dead fish. Would highly recommend it.
Reviewer: Rajni Agarwal
June 14, 2022
Guude Greyson was supwr attentive and flexable. If deep fish weren't biting, he changed to more shallow fishing. Even had a choice in main spot most fish were caught. We caught our limit and then went to the wilderness dining area which was set up nicely with warming campfires, hot coffee, hot chocolate, and sodas! The dinner was great with our fresh catch cooked for us - sooo delicious!! I would definitely book this again!!
Reviewer: Sharon Stokes
Best excursion ever!,
September 22, 2019
Our Captain David was knowledge about the wildlife, patient with us and fun! We saw a humpback whale that came close to us, Orca’s, Bald Eagles and sea lions. The fishing camp is out of this world and they cook the fish you catch. When I say cook....Oh my it was AMAZING! This excursion was worth every penny I paid for it!,,
Reviewer: Denise Harville
Exclusive Skiff Fishing and Fresh Catch Wilderness
July 30, 2019
I can't tell you what fun this was! We all caught fish and got to be out on the water on a beautiful day with David who was very passionate about the fish and the environment. We enjoyed his stories a lot. After fishing we went to their camp where our catch was prepared for us and we ate it. It was camping without any of the work. The people at the camp were wonderful as was David. This is a must do in Ketchikan!
Reviewer: Kathy Mattison
Food was Delicious!
July 22, 2019
Beth was our tour guide and she took us to just the right spot to catch some fish. I would say that our cruiseline wasn't in port too long and it made for a tight schedule on the tour. But we went to the camp and the cook served the fish we caught, by far the best fish I have ever ate! So fresh and delicious! Our guide did talk alot about her family and we would've enjoyed more about Alaska, but all in all good time!
Reviewer: Heather Weber
Bucket list trip!
June 29, 2019
The trip was awesome! Our guide was great! His daughter Grace was even better!! She was an awesome first mate! We caught fish! We had an eagle steal one of our fish witch was awesome too!! The campsite was great and was fun talking with other fishermen! Would do again if I got the same guides!!
Reviewer: Larry Mullins
better than any 5 star restaraunt
June 10, 2019
I had the time of my life, our captain was awesome and he got us onto fish right away and between 3 of us we caught 4 cod, 2 spined rockfish, 2 halibut, a dog shark and a ratfish (very ugly). The shore lunch we had halibut and rockfish... I have never had a better meal... better than any 5 star restaurant!!! I highly recommend this!!!
Reviewer: Ben Vick
excellent excursion, great for families
July 30, 2018
The excursion was one of the best days of our cruise. The boat launch was just around the corner from the cruise dock, and the staff and our skipper were very helpful getting us in our gear. The fishing was great, we caught some coho and rockfish. The wilderness camp is amazing. I would do this excursion again anytime.
Reviewer: Dan S.
Skiff Fishing in Alaska
July 11, 2017
We had an amazing time. We not only caught fish but saw whales, eagles, sea lions and starfish. The campfire picnic was absolutely delicious and the staff super friendly!!!
Awesome fishing and sightseeing
August 10, 2016
Took my wife halibut fishing and we had a blast ! We caught rockcod and some halibut. My wife got the biggest one ! Then on the way to the secluded island to clean and prepare our fish, we encountered a pod of orcas that swam right along side our boat . Very cool .
Reviewer: Vernon John waggy
buy correct license
September 10, 2013
Fun trip. Huge mistake was whoever bought out licenses did NOT give us the option to buy the king salmon licenses. Well I caught a king and had to let it go.......couldn't even take a picture holding it. The guide was great and the food at the end was amazing. I recommend but tell them to buy the CORRECT license!