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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!

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Ketchikan's Finest Fishing Charters
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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


Full day and multi day Alaskan fishing packages are offered for fly-in clients who are looking to book an Alaskan fishing package vacation. Ketchikan is considered a top destination for anglers who want to visit Alaska and fish for multiple days. Due in part to Ketchikan’s rich reputation for boasting some of the best Alaskan fishing packages it’s no wonder guests make it a recurring annual trip. Not to mention our repeat clients are typically leaving with hundreds of pounds of wild Alaskan fish filets enjoyed by their families and friends throughout the year. Combine these attributes with convenient flights directly to Ketchikan's airport along with downtown hotels and restaurants, it's an easy and affordable trip to put together.

Ketchikan full day combo fishing packages head out for a day on the water where we look to limit out on all species! That means targeting a boat limit of halibut, salmon, rockfish and lingcod. Taking you to the richest grounds where we set out lines in order to catch a series of species one after another. Depending on the fish runs, tides and weather conditions our expert captains formulate a knockout punch to keep your lines tight. Fishing everyday throughout the Alaskan fishing season keeps our guide well tuned in having a finger in the pulse of these seasonal runs. Book the full day Alaskan fishing package for those looking to spend time fishing for all the species Alaska has to offer.

In addition, Alaskan halibut, salmon, rockfish and lingcod 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
- 8 Hour Private Charter - Starting at $2,500 | Up to 6 Anglers

- Halibut is best from May-September/br> - King salmon is best from June-August/br> - Silver Salmon is best from July-September/br> - Pink Salmon is best from July-August/br> - Rockfish is best from May-September/br> - Lingcod is best from May 15- September

  • Approximate Cost:
    Half Day: $300 to $399 Per Person
    Full Day: $400 to $499 Per Person; $600 to $699 Per Person
  • Type: Charters & Guides
  • Fishing: Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

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 during their shore time in Ketchikan.

Halibut & Salmon Combo Fishing Charter

Combine Halibut and Salmon fishing on this Ketchikan Fishing Charter. Whether it’s trolling for Salmon, bottom fishing for Halibut, or jigging for rockfish and lingcod, we do it all! This charter option is also offered for cruise ship guests, full day and multiple day in town clients. We can accommodate up to 6 people per vessel.

On a typical all species combination charter we start out bottom fishing for halibut in 150-400 foot of water to catch the boats limit of halibut and cod. Then we switch gears to trolling with electric down riggers running four rods for all 5 species of Pacific salmon.

Whether we’ve hit our limit of salmon we generally like to end the day jigging with light tackle for giant lingcod and pelagic rockfish to top off the days catch. So why settle for one species when you can fish for them all on this uniquely structured Ketchikan fishing charter meant to show you everything that our Alaska fishery has to offer.

Halibut Fishing Charters

Privately guided fishing charters led by our experienced guides will have your group reeling in Halibut, Cod, rockfish and more. Halibut fishing in Ketchikan take place from May through September when Halibut come into surrounding waters to feed on herring, salmon, cod and squid.

Experience the best Ketchikan Halibut Fishing Charters. Bottom fishing these rich Alaskan waters will keep your group reeling in halibut from the depths! Known for their amazing fighting ability, massive size and incredible table fare it’s no wonder halibut are a bucket list species!

Cruise Ship Fishing Excursions

Ketchikan’s Finest accommodates cruise ship guests visiting Ketchikan. Custom built trip times around the cruise ship schedules means you have nothing to worry about. Our ship to ship guarantee means we pick you up and drop you off at your ship! We understand and know the times of your arrival and departure. Always making sure you have plenty of time to enjoy your Alaskan fishing adventure. Book a custom Ketchikan Cruise Ship Fishing excursion to experience the best fishing on your Alaska cruise. Perfect for all ages and experience levels.


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Awesome experience
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on October 30, 2023
  • This trip was amazing. Captain Lucas sure knows his stuff. Even helped us get our salmon processed and shipped home. One of the best trips I've been on.
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Fun Outing With Family
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 22, 2023
  • With family for their first time on a charter. Captain Lukas was awesome. Very patient with new, timid fishermen. Very professional and obviously knows his craft. Next time I'm in town I would...
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Lucas is a fishing god!!!!
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 13, 2023
  • What a day on the water we had with Lucas today. We caught 19 silvers, 3 halibut and caught 1 of the two huge ling cod. There was not a delay in Rod activity today. We had fish on four poles at once...
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