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Per Person $373 USD
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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 transferred to your charted vessel. Your skipper 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--and is of course 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, transfer to marina
  • Services of experienced Captain
  • Comfort of large cabin cruiser, 32-44' with heated cabins and private bathrooms
  • Opportunity to fish in the "Salmon Capital" of the world
  • Use of all necessary bait, tackle, gear & equipment for fishing
  • Light snack and refreshments

Days of Operation

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

Departures (local time)

  • 7:00 AM (4.5 hrs) Tour duration is approximate and includes transfer time.
  • 7:30 AM (4.5 hrs) Norwegian Bliss only.
  • 12:00 PM (4.5 hrs) Tour duration is approximate and includes transfer time.
  • 1:00 PM (4.5 hrs) July 7, July 21, Aug 4, Aug 18, and Sep 1

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

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

Special Instructions

• The cost of a 1-day fishing license is $25 per person (required for those 16 years and older). There is an additional $15 charge for the king salmon stamp. Children 16 and under do not have to purchase fishing licenses or King salmon stamps. You will pay your captain directly for both of these items - in cash.
• Fish processing is available for guests within the US and Canada.
• You must wear rubber-soled shoes on the boat.
• Actual fishing time after departing the dock ranges between 3-4 hours. Times can vary based on your ship's schedule and all aboard times.


PLEASE NOTE: The King Salmon season for 2020 will open on June 15th. Prior to June 15th, you will be allowed to practice catch and release. A King Salmon stamp is still required during this time.
• Once the King Salmon season opens on June 15th, each guest will be allowed to keep only one salmon, 28" or greater in length.
• 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 http://www.gatewaysmokehouse.com/ to find out what products they have available for shipping.
• You must be at least 5 years old to participate in this program.
• Children aged 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
• The maximum weight is 350 lb per person.
• Each boat will carry a maximum of 6 guests.
• Trolling and using downriggers is the method of fishing in Southeast Alaska.
• Please note this tour does not run from approximately September 24th - May 23th.