Author: Captain Hill
Alaska offers many types of fishing adventures ranging from freshwater to the saltwater. I am going to explain how a day on saltwater charter would go while on board my charter boat the "2 Day". The "2 Day" is a 46 foot charter boat that is inspected and approved for up to 25 passengers. However, we only take up to 14 passengers on daily fishing trips or ocean adventures.
So, what do you want to do? Fish? Sightsee and whale watch? Do you want a private group or join in with other groups? Your preference for how to spend your time on the "2 Day" will dictate the optimum reservation for you. A private group setting will provide you the opportunity to customize your day between fishing and sightseeing, if you so choose. If you would like to book a seat or two, then the day is going to be all about fishing, and you can sightsee while we are traveling to and from the fishing grounds.
Seward, Alaska is where travelers come to stay, explore, and fish. There are endless sights to see: you may spot a bald eagle soaring over a majestic glacier or an adorable sea otter eating lunch on his back while cruising the boat harbor. Many people travel to Seward for numerous reasons from sight seeing to sport fishing and everything in between. The year round population of the greater Seward area is approximately 2,750 residents.
My name is Hill Norvell and I own and operate Hill Norvell Alaskan Fishing, also (or better) known as Fish With Hill. Welcome to the vast amount of options available while seeking out the perfect saltwater fishing trip in Alaska. Many folks come to Alaska every year to fish and, for some, it may be a once in a lifetime trip. The common factors for all those planning an Alaska fishing charter are: figuring out the best place to fish, the best charter company to fish with, and who is the best captain to fish with.
I first came to Alaska as a captain for hire and was employed as a charter captain for 5 years. In that time I operated 6-pack boats in Deep Creek, Homer, and Seward before eventually starting my own business. My family and I have operated our business in Seward since 2005. There, I run a larger charter boat, the "2 Day", which is commonly referred to as a "head boat." It is not a 6-pack.
Below, I will explain the differences between these charter boats, the many choices you may have when choosing a charter, and how to make the right choice for your trip.