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Rum Runner Charters

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Rum Runner Charters
  • Approximate Cost:
    Half Day: $150 to $199 Per Person; $200 to $299 Per Person
    Full Day: $300 to $399 Per Person; $400 to $499 Per Person
  • Type: Charters & Guides
  • Fishing: Guided Fishing Saltwater Fishing

Rum Runner Charters sails out of Juneau and has been providing charters for the past quarter-century. While they provide many types of charters, they are well-known for providing quality Salmon, Halibut, and Rockfish fishing adventures. They cater to both the general visitor to Juneau and to those passengers enjoying a stop-over from a cruise ship.

Fishing with Rum Runner Charters

The Salmon season in Juneau starts in May, which is the best time to target big King Salmon. The pinks, which are charmingly referred to as Humpy Salmon are plentiful from mid-June. Pinks are the smallest of the Pacific Salmon and are wonderful to play on light rods. The real fighters are the Silver Salmon which are best targeted in mid-July. The biggest salmon are the King Salmon which are often landed in the 40-pound range. The pinks hit six pounds and the silvers range from 10-20 pounds with a 20-pound silver being a trophy. In between all of these are the Chum Salmon. They are best targeted in mid-June with the Pinks Chum are amazing. They are large, not quite to the King Salmon size, but big and they fight like the smaller Silver Salmon. Chum range to 35 pounds with many in the 25-30 pound range.

Rockfish and Halibut are also available all year long. Rockfish can be huge such as the big Trophy Ling Cods or you can target the 100+ pound Halibut. Juneau is rich in fish and even with shorter charters, you can target big Trophy fish .

What you should expect is a professional boat with qualified and professional crew and captain and plenty of great fishing adventures.

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A Beautiful Trip Amid the Splendors of Southeast Aslaska
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on April 14, 2023
  • With some of the most knowledgeable and engaging sailors in Juneau, Rum Runner Charters (Captains Chris and Adrianne and deckhand Luna the Yellow Lab) took our family on one of the best vacation...
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Great day out fishing
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on October 15, 2022
  • We had a great day out with Luke and Boone (1st mate - coonhound). We caught our limit on halibut (2), salmon and rockfish. We saw whales as well - and the weather cooperated for us. Luke had...
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Second trip with this company, and there will be a third
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on September 25, 2022
  • We used Rum Runner back in May of 2019 and had an amazing time (Captain Troy spent a long time helping us find orcas, our bucket list animal). This time, unfortunately, we didn't find orcas (being...
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