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Ketchikan Charter Boats

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Ketchikan Charter Boats
  • Approximate Cost:
    Half Day: $200 to $299 Per Person
    Full Day: $200 to $299 Per Person; $300 to $399 Per Person
  • Type: Charters & Guides
  • Fishing: Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

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.

Fishing with Ketchikan Charter Boats

The boats range in size from 28' - 40' and they do a good job of accommodating groups of all sizes. They also have room on boats for children and those adult fishers who have never fished before.

The fishing here is amazing. First, the Inside Passage is a very natural nursery for Halibut as the calmer waters attract a great deal of baitfish that feed on the smaller creatures - shrimp and zooplankton - that thrive in colder and calm waters. This is also a natural Salmon highway because the Salmon also feed on the baitfish and use the calmer waters to rest before they head upstream to spawn. These two sets of factors make fishing for Salmon and Halibut around Ketchikan amazing. Even with the millions of Salmon that swim past, you still need a captain who knows the waters. This is because the fish tend to rest in the deeper pool and they hunt or rest depending on the ebb of the tide.

Ketchikan Charter Boats works closely with cruise ship passengers so you can be sure to never miss your boat. They also offer multi-day fishing for local visitors who want to enjoy the bountiful waters that make Ketchikan the Salmon Capital of the World.


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The captain needed to try harder to locate fish. The sales person (Troy) was excellent! He was kind CARING and helpful
4.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 27, 2023
  • Location of sales and waiting spot were easy to locate.Troy was personable helpful kind. The kind of person that should work w/the public who are away from home
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Best charter experience in years.
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 22, 2023
  • Our favorite part of our trip was Captain Dan. Dan was easy going and informative. He even let us net our own fish. We came one fish short of our limit but we made a few mistakes which cost us...
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Danny was FANTASTIC!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 3, 2023
  • We were a family of 6 ages 16 to 77. Danny provided us with a fantastic experience and great memories! We met right as we got off the cruise ship and had a short walk down to his boat. He was...
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The captain needed to try harder to locate fish. The sales person (Troy) was excellent! He was kind CARING and helpful
4.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 27, 2023
  • Location of sales and waiting spot were easy to locate.Troy was personable helpful kind. The kind of person that should work w/the public who are away from home
  • Read Full Review
Best charter experience in years.
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 22, 2023
  • Our favorite part of our trip was Captain Dan. Dan was easy going and informative. He even let us net our own fish. We came one fish short of our limit but we made a few mistakes which cost us...
  • Read Full Review
Danny was FANTASTIC!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on August 3, 2023
  • We were a family of 6 ages 16 to 77. Danny provided us with a fantastic experience and great memories! We met right as we got off the cruise ship and had a short walk down to his boat. He was...
  • Read Full Review