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Per Person $326 USD
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This company has been in operation for over 20 seasons and has provided first-rate service to more than 5,000 fishermen (fisherwomen, too!) and 5,000 sightseeing clients. Salmon, halibut, snapper, cod, shark, and many other species abound in the waters of S.E. Alaska--and photo opportunities for wildlife are endless.

Ketchikan is the "Salmon Capital of the World" and it lives up to its title every year!

Your half-day adventure begins when you're greeted up at the cruise ship pier, and escorted to your charted vessel which is located just a short walk away. Your skipper, who has 20+ years experience fishing the famous waters around Ketchikan, will take you out in his 6-passenger boat to where both the fishing and sightseeing are excellent.

Your guide is well-acquainted with the whereabouts of the local fish population and his boat-- which features a heated, enclosed cabin and restroom facilities--is outfitted with the perfect equipment for serious fishing. Of course, we'll supply all of the tackle for this awesome expedition.

The captain says "Fish in May and June for king salmon, July and August for pinks, August and September for coho and June and July for chums!"

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Meet and greet from the cruise ship pier for those docking at Berths 1-4
  • An incredible day out on the water fishing for salmon
  • Services of an experienced captain
  • Use of fishing equipment, tackle, and rain gear
  • Option to have your catch frozen and shipped home
  • Opportunity to "reel in the big one"
  • Soda and water

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 7:15 AM (4.5 hrs)
  • 10:15 AM (4.5 hrs)
  • 12:15 PM (4.5 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Your time will be determined by ShoreTrips. For most cruise ships, the time assigned will be at or very close to your ship's arrival time. Some cruise ships that arrive later (9am or later) might be assigned an afternoon time. Please call ShoreTrips if you would like more information or to get an idea of what time you might be assigned that day.
Please be aware that you can request a departure time that is the same as your ship's arrival time. Your guide will be waiting for you.
• You may process your fish and have them shipped home. The cost is $2.20/lb. vacuum-sealed and frozen, plus the cost of shipping. The minimum charge is 20 pounds filleted.
• The fishing boat is equipped with a heated, enclosed cabin and restroom facilities.


PLEASE NOTE: The King Salmon season for 2021 will open approximately on June 15th. Prior to June 15th, you will be allowed to practice catch and release. Note, that at any time the Alaska Department of Fish and Game can change the policy and enforce catch and release of all King Salmon during the season.
• Once the King Salmon season opens, each guest will be allowed to keep one fish, 28" or greater in length.
Please be aware that Fish & Game regulations sometimes change. Each trip is governed by State and Federal regulations concerning size, limit or catch & release.
• If you are fishing during the catch and release period but would still like some Alaska fish to enjoy at home, we suggest calling Gateway Smoke House at (907) 225-1900 http://www.gatewaysmokehouse.com/ to find out what products they have available for shipping.
• Fishing licenses: The cost of a 1-day fishing license is $15 per person (required for those 16 years and older). There is an additional $15 charge for the king salmon stamp. Licenses are required and may be purchased on board the fishing boat by cash only.
• Children under 16 do not have to purchase fishing licenses or King salmon stamps.
• If you wish to purchase a fishing license with a credit card you must do so in advance and must bring a hard copy of your fishing license on the boat with you. If you do not have a hard copy you, you WILL be required to buy a new license when you board.
• This small-group tour is limited to 6 passengers per boat.
• Trolling and using downriggers is the method of fishing in Southeast Alaska.