Salmon Fishing Adventure

Alaska Salmon Fishing Adventure Day Tour in Ketchikan
Price: $259.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedNon-alcoholic beverages are included.
Recommended DressFor all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable deck or rubber-soled shoes that may get wet. Rain gear will be provided.
RestrictionsApril 1 to July 31, king salmon retention may be restricted. Please see the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website for current non-resident charter fishing policies. Mandatory fishing licenses and king salmon tags must be purchased directly from your captain on the charter vessel on the day of your tour. All customers must bring $25 US in cash to purchase a fishing license and $15 US in cash to purchase a king salmon tag from the captain in order to participate. King salmon availability varies, from May 1st to July 1st. The purchase of the king stamp is a requirement if you are fishing for king salmon. If the king stamp is not required you will not have to get one (From July 2nd to September 30th). Not having the King Stamp purchased before the fishing trip means you will not be able to keep a king salmon if caught. Please see the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website for current retention regulations for non-resident charter fishing. All guests ages 16 and older must have a license. Each child booked for this tour must be accompanied by at least one adult over 18 years old. The weight limit for this tour 350 lbs per person. Passengers must be able to get in and out of the vessel unassisted. With advance notice, collapsible wheelchairs may be taken aboard the vessel and motorized wheelchairs may be used to get to the boat; they can be stored inside the secure office and returned after the charter.
Tour Details

Salmon Fishing in Ketchikan

Ketchikan is known as the Salmon Capital of the World. You'll see why on this exciting half-day fishing charter - a half day you'll talk about for years!

After meeting your representative on the pier, a short walk will take you to your waiting fishing boat, which holds no more than six guests. The boats that are used range in size from 28 to 40 feet in length and have a very basic head.

Setting out from Ketchikan, your crew will get you your fishing license and any additional stamps you may want, as you head to the nearby sheltered waters. During this Ketchikan fishing tour, enjoy the hospitality of your experienced Coast Guard-licensed captain who will relish the opportunity to show you, your family, and your friends the breathtaking beauty of Ketchikan from our "local viewpoint" - on the water, pursuing the king, silver, pink, and chum salmon runs that abound in the sheltered waters of Clover Passage.

The fishing on this Ketchikan port tour incorporates trolling and downriggers. The line on the fishing pole is attached to a cable with a clip that allows the captains to get the bait (or lures) down to the depth of water where the fish are located. The poles stay in rod holders (guests do not hold the poles) so that any movement will take the line off of the downrigger cable. The captains will vary the depths on all of the lines to increase the probability of catching fish. When the fish hit, the line comes off of the downrigger automatically (sometimes it may need to be pulled off of the cable). At this point, the guest takes the pole out of the rod holder and starts reeling in their catch! It is sometimes difficult for guests to feel they are fishing when they are not holding a pole, however, this is the only way to fish for salmon in the ocean.

Glimpses of our local mammals and birds - whales, seals, sea otter, porpoise, sea lions - may also be on the excursion agenda; don't be surprised when a majestic bald eagle swoops down near your boat, fishing for its own catch of the day, and allowing you a stellar photo opportunity.

Fishing gear, tackle, and bait are included on this Alaska tour. You may choose to catch and release all day or have your catch processed and shipped home for an additional fee.

Please Note: Mandatory fishing licenses and king salmon tags must be purchased directly from your captain on the charter vessel on the day of your tour. All customers must bring $25 US in cash to purchase a fishing license and $15 US in cash to purchase a king salmon tag from the captain in order to participate. King salmon availability varies, from May 1st to July 1st. The purchase of the king stamp is a requirement if you are fishing for king salmon. If the king stamp is not required you will not have to get one (From July 2nd to September 30th). Not having the King Stamp purchased before the fishing trip means you will not be able to keep a king salmon if caught. Please see the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website for current retention regulations for non-resident charter fishing. All guests ages 16 and older must have a license.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Non-alcoholic beverages are included.
Recommended Dress
For all Alaska tours, we recommend layers of clothing, with the top layer being water-proof. We also suggest comfortable deck or rubber-soled shoes that may get wet. Rain gear will be provided.
Restrictions
April 1 to July 31, king salmon retention may be restricted. Please see the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website for current non-resident charter fishing policies.

Mandatory fishing licenses and king salmon tags must be purchased directly from your captain on the charter vessel on the day of your tour. All customers must bring $25 US in cash to purchase a fishing license and $15 US in cash to purchase a king salmon tag from the captain in order to participate. King salmon availability varies, from May 1st to July 1st. The purchase of the king stamp is a requirement if you are fishing for king salmon. If the king stamp is not required you will not have to get one (From July 2nd to September 30th). Not having the King Stamp purchased before the fishing trip means you will not be able to keep a king salmon if caught. Please see the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website for current retention regulations for non-resident charter fishing. All guests ages 16 and older must have a license. Each child booked for this tour must be accompanied by at least one adult over 18 years old. The weight limit for this tour 350 lbs per person. Passengers must be able to get in and out of the vessel unassisted. With advance notice, collapsible wheelchairs may be taken aboard the vessel and motorized wheelchairs may be used to get to the boat; they can be stored inside the secure office and returned after the charter.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  36 ReviewsReview This Tour
Ketchikan Fishing Excursion
October 01, 2019
We did this excursion at the end of August 2019. It was the best fishing excursion we'd ever done, and would highly recommend Captain Dan. Since he's grown up in the area, he is very knowledgeable. All six of us on the boat caught our limit! It was a fun and relaxing time. If you're visiting Ketchikan and like to fish, this excursion is for you--just make sure you request Captain Dan!
Reviewer: M. Briggs
5 Stars
Fishing trip
October 01, 2019
Excellent trip with fish on in the first 10 minutes...Denny was very accommodating and helpful. Very convenient location right of the dock and fishing shortly there after.
Reviewer: Manuel Garcia
5 Stars
Good day in beautiful Alaska
September 24, 2019
Overall, a good trip. There was five of six passengers fishing. Only brought in three keepers. The captain worked hard to keep us fishing. My only complaints, the rear deck was too small for four adults, let alone six. And it was too expensive to ship your catch home. It was going to cost around $150.00 to process and ship two fish home.
Reviewer: William
4 Stars
Great Excursion!
September 22, 2019
Had a great time, caught our limit in fish and saw whales. Very professional operation.
Reviewer: Rayann Webster
5 Stars
Fantastic fishing trip
September 18, 2019
We had such a fantastic time! We caught fish, and Captain Dan was knowledgeable about the area and the fishing! We had such a good time, we will definitely consider another trip with Captain Dan! Thank you for helping us make some awesome memories.
Reviewer: Scott & Amy Dohmen
5 Stars
Great fishing
August 13, 2019
This was a great fishing trip. We were a little concerned because our ship had only five hours in port, but our guide, Dan picked us up at the dock and dropped us off right next to the ship. Dan also worked really hard to help us catch fish. Having 31 years of experience fishing Alaska really help. Everyone caught salmon.
Reviewer: John Shields
5 Stars