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Oasis Alaska Charters

Oasis Alaska Charters

We take great pride in what we do and will work hard to give you the best trip possible with the amount of time you have.

416 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
4 - 5 Days: $3,500 to $4,000 Per Person
Half Day: $200 to $299 Per Person; $300 to $399 Per Person
Full Day: $500 to $599 Per Person
Oasis Alaska Charters sails out of Ketchikan along the Inside Passage. They dock at the Clover Pass Resort and welcome Cruise Ship guests and visitors from all over the world.
Ketchikan's Finest Fishing Charters

Ketchikan's Finest Fishing Charters

Ketchikan’s Finest offers our clients the fastest boats, running to the richest fishing grounds to keep you on the fish!

124 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Half Day: $300 to $399 Per Person
Full Day: $400 to $499 Per Person; $600 to $699 Per Person
Ketchikan’s Finest offers visitors a premiere guide service with experienced captains, custom boats and state of the art equipment to keep you on the fish. With Ketchikan's Finest Fishing Charters you are in good hands with highly experienced captains who boasts an extensive knowledge of Ketchikan fishing. Halibut, Salmon, Lingcod and Rockfish are species you can catch fishing in Ketchikan. Expect an energetic, fun filled & professional adventure with their guides at the helm! Perfect for families and anglers of all ages! With a five star rating across all review platforms it’s no wonder guests come back every year. Fishing exclusively in Ketchikan from May to September. Ketchikan’s Finest Fishing Charters is passionate about sharing expertly guided Alaskan fishing charters for guests & families year in and year out. For visitors to Ketchikan during their Alaska cruise...Ketchikan's Finest Fishing Charters also accommodates cruise ship guests looking for a fishing charter…
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Ketchikan halibut and salmon fishing charters specifically designed for those who want it all! Why choose one species when you can fish for everything. That’s exactly what the private halibut and salmon combo charter embodies. Expect to head out for a day on the water where you’ll target halibut in the deep sea arena of Alaskan waters. Each member of your group will be actively engaged in jigging up halibut, pacific cod, rockfish and sharks in waters ranging from 200-300 feet deep. Feel the excitement of hooking into a powerful halibut as you pry these magnificent bottom dwellers from the depths of the sea floor. Not to worry as our expert US Coast Guard certified captains will guide you step by step with instructions that will have you fishing like a pro. Halibut is a bucket list species for any angler, and this trophy fish will keep you and your friends smiling for years to come.

The art of salmon fishing immediately follows your deep sea Alaskan halibut fishing experience. Ketchikan salmon fishing takes place by trolling along the richest grounds where the annual salmon run takes place. Using downriggers we deploy anywhere from 4-6 salmon fishing rods where you’ll experience the thrill of catching wild Alaskan salmon. The sheer suspense of watching for the rod tip to flick up signifying a bite will have everyone on the edge of their seats. Depending on the time of year you can expect to catch trophy salmon including king salmon, silver salmon, pink salmon and chum salmon.

In addition, Alaskan halibut and salmon are considered a culinary delight renowned for being some of the best eating fish in the world. For these reasons, we offer services to have your fresh halibut and salmon professionally processed and shipped home to your doorstep.

Pricing & Details
- 5 Hour Private Charter - Starting at $1,800 | Up to 6 Anglers
- 6 Hour Private Charter - Starting at $1,900 | Up to 6 Anglers

- Halibut is best from May-September
- King salmon is best from June-August
- Silver Salmon is best from July-September
- Pink Salmon is best from July-August
- Rockfish is best from May-September


Catch a ride on this world class experience that includes salmon fishing in the, “Salmon Capital of The World.” Ketchikan salmon fishing charters range from 4-5 hours and encompass a lot of what makes Ketchikan a world renown destination. The annual salmon runs in Ketchikan coincide with the port's proximity to the downtown area. Meaning privately guided Ketchiakn salmon fishing charters enjoy short runs to the salmon fishing grounds ranging anywhere from 10-20 minutes.

Furthermore, salmon fishing in Ketchikan takes place in relatively calm waters. This combination of world class salmon fishing, short runs and calm waters make it a perfect fishing excursion for cruise ship visitors or flyin clients alike. Not to mention salmon fishing in Ketchikan is a family affair where groups are encouraged to take part no matter their age or experience level. Our expertly guided trips specifically cater to novice or experienced anglers alike. The four hour salmon fishing charter is hands down the most popular option for cruise ship visitors looking to take part in a Ketchikan fishing excursion.

In addition, wild Alaskan salmon are considered culinary delight renowned for being one of the best eating fish in the world. For these reasons, we offer services to have your fresh Alaskan salmon processed and shipped home to your doorstep.

Pricing & Details
- 4 Hour Private Charter - Starting at $1,400 | Up to 6 Anglers
- 5 Hour Private Charter - Starting at $1,600 | Up to 6 Anglers

- King salmon is best from June-August
- Silver Salmon is best from July-September
- Pink Salmon is best from July-August


This bottom fishing focused trip is just for the halibut! Halibut images made famous by published pictures with “Barn Door” sized halibut left an everlasting impression. Now it’s your turn to take your chance at hooking into a giant halibut. Despite the play on words, halibut fishing charters in Ketchikan specifically focus on catching halibut along with other species while bottom fishing on sandy bottoms ranging from 200-300 feet. Test your will and might as you hook into one of the world’s most powerful bottom dwelling species. Halibut are known globally as a bucket list species and halibut fishing in Alaska is one of the premier destinations in the entire world.

On this Ketchikan halibut fishing excursion you can expect to catch halibut, pacific cod, rockfish, lingcod and sharks. You never know what might grab ahold of your halibut fishing rig when you're jigging in the abundant waters off Ketchikan, Alaska. For those weary of pulling in a giant halibut we offer a system with rod holders and top of the line equipment. You’ll be reeling in your trophy halibut one crank at a time with the ease and assistance from the state of the art equipment. In addition, halibut are a culinary delight renowned for being one of the best eating fish in the world. For these reasons, we offer services to have your fresh halibut professionally processed and shipped home to your doorstep.

Pricing
- 4 Hour Private Charter - Starting at $1,600 | Up to 6 Anglers
- 5 Hour Private Charter - Starting at $1,800 | Up to 6 Anglers

Ketchikan Charter Boats

Ketchikan Charter Boats

216 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Half Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
Full Day: $200 to $299 Per Person; $300 to $399 Per Person
Ketchikan Charter Boats is a conglomerate of local Captains and boats who offer chartered Salmon and Halibut fishing to local visitors and cruise ship passengers. Also on the menu is sightseeing adventures and the local area is rich in adventures to behold - Whales, Orca, Salmon Shark, Fjords, Glaciers, and Bald Eagles... that is not even including the thrill of battling and landing a King Salmon or Halibut.
Island Wings Air Service Fly-Out Fishing Tours

Island Wings Air Service Fly-Out Fishing Tours

802 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Half Day: $500 to $599 Per Person
Full Day: $800 to $899 Per Person
Island Wings Air Service provides tours of the beautiful area that surrounds Ketchikan, Alaska including fly-out fishing trips to a variety of locations. Your host and pilot, Michelle Masden has been flying since 1977 and has the experience to not only fly you safely to your fishing adventure but to keep you safe while you experience the fishing trip of a lifetime.
Svenson Sportfishing

Svenson Sportfishing

87 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Half Day: $150 to $199 Per Person; $200 to $299 Per Person
Svenson Sportfishing sails from the Knudson Cover Marina in Ketchikan and offers its guests world-class fishing in what is known as the Salmon Capital of the World. The charter offers professional crew and commercial-grade boats that welcome aboard fishermen of all skill level. Guests of the charter are often passengers on cruise ships and the marina is a short 20-minute cab ride from the cruise docking area. They also welcome visitors to the city and those just passing through.
Alaska King Charter

Alaska King Charter

429 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Half Day: $150 to $199 Per Person; $200 to $299 Per Person
Full Day: $300 to $399 Per Person; $400 to $499 Per Person
Alaska King Charter offers a variety of chartered Salmon and Halibut fishing packages out of Ketchikan, Alaska. Ketchikan is often one of the first stops for cruise ships and is also one of the best locations to fish for King Salmon and Halibut.
Explore Alaska Charters

Explore Alaska Charters

44 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
6 - 7 Days: $3,500 to $4,000 Per Person
4 - 5 Days: $2,500 to $3,000 Per Person
Half Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
Full Day: $400 to $499 Per Person; $700 to $799 Per Person
Explore Alaska Charters sails out of Ketchikan, Alaska, and they offer a variety of fishing adventures including self-guided trips. In fact, they offer self-guided fishing lodge, freshwater fishing, and saltwater fishing, including boat rentals. Want to experience a fly-out adventure to fish along a remote river, creek or stream? They do that too. They offer fishing adventures for both traditional guests and those who are on a layover from a cruise ship.
Baranof Fishing Excursions

Baranof Fishing Excursions

1645 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Half Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
Full Day: $200 to $299 Per Person; $300 to $399 Per Person
Baranof Fishing Excursions provides quality fishing adventures to independent and cruise ship visitors. Their excursions that take in more than fishing and can include dining, hiking, art, music, and so much more. For those fishers who wish to experience the beauty and culture of Ketchikan, Baranof Fishing Excursions is likely the best place to do just that. They make it easy to connect with other aspects of this beautiful city so that you can enjoy the best of fishing with the best of Ketchikan. Getting here is relatively easy but timely. You can fly in from many places in the area including Seattle Washington or cruise in on one of the many cruise lines. You can also drive here if you take the Alaska State Ferry out of Bellingham.
AAA Sportfishing Company

AAA Sportfishing Company

155 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Half Day: $150 to $199 Per Person
AAA Sportfishing Company serves a wide array of fishermen and especially those from the cruise ships. It is important to understand that cruise ship companies make money when you book a chartered fishing trip through their service. It is much cheaper for you to book through AAA Sportfishing Company than it is to do so through your cruise ship company and Captain Jerry always gets you back to your boat in plenty of time to embark safely.
The Alaska Catch

The Alaska Catch

401 Reviews - TripAdvisor® Traveler Rating
Half Day: $400 to $499 Per Person; $500 to $599 Per Person
Full Day: $600 to $699 Per Person; $700 to $799 Per Person
The Alaska Catch sails out of Ketchikan, Alaska, and offers world-class Salmon, Halibut, and Combo charters to those who want to experience the outstanding fishing along the Southeastern side of Alaska.

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