Fishing Charter Options

Ketchikan Fish Company offers several basic types of fishing charters for cruise ship anglers and fly-in groups.

Ketchikan Cruise Ship Charters

Here at Ketchikan Fish Company, we take cruise ship fishing charters seriously.  We pride ourselves in being able to put our clients on fish, even with the tight ship schedules that we are given.  Not only do we have the best boats and fishing equipment available, but also highly experienced captains that worked their way up through the ranks to become the best owner, operator and guides that they can be.  All cruise ship fishing charters begin as we meet you at the ship’s gangway. We encourage our clients to come off as soon as possible to maximize your fishing time. After introductions, we will take a short walk down to the boat where we will have a quick safety briefing, get settled in, and begin filling out fishing licenses. We are usually underway to the fishing grounds within 10 minutes of meeting your group at the ship.  After a your fishing trip, we will return you back to your ship On Time! Also, if you choose to, we can drop off your catch for custom fish processing. The fish will be cut to order, vacuum sealed, flash frozen and boxed to be shipped to you after you return home. Have other processing questions? Click Here

We have two cruise ship fishing options for our clients:  Half-Day Salmon Fishing or our Six hour 3/4 Day.  On the six hour, we offer halibut or salmon fishing.  Our half day fishing charters are available on any cruise itinerary, and the 3/4 day is available if your cruise ship is in port for 7 hours or more.

Half Day Salmon Fishing $175/person

On half day Salmon fishing trips, we fish for 4 to 5 hours on the protected inside waters within 10 miles of town. Ketchikan is known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” for good reason. All 5 species of  wild Pacific Salmon are found in our waters…Kings, Cohos, and Pinks with great abundance. This variety allows us to have a “change of plan” if the conditions call for it. Salmon arrive in big numbers very close to the town of Ketchikan, making it a short run to the fishing grounds.  Our fast, safe, and reliable charter boats get you to the fish and allow more fishing time than most others in town.  Big numbers, more fishing time, and large fish keep clients coming back year after year.

3/4 Day Halibut or Salmon Fishing Charters  $225/person

World class salmon fishing is accompanied by excellent bottom fishing here as well. We developed our six hour fishing charter a few years back to give cruise ship passengers the option to halibut fish. Not all ships are in town long enough for this trip, but if you are cruising on Norwegian, Disney, Holland America, or Princess Cruise Lines there is a good chance this option will work for you. We find that many of our clients like this option for Salmon fishing as well, because it gives us more fishing time and the ability to combine some sightseeing as well. On these trips, we generally go out further and get away from the crowds.

Full Day Fishing Charters $350/person

Here at Ketchikan Fish Company we offer a full 10 hour day of fishing for our clients that are staying in Ketchikan.  All day fishing charters allow you to get the maximum time on the water chasing any fish you desire.   Combination fishing trips for Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Alaskan Spot Prawns or Dungeness Crabs are easily accomodated and we fish anywhere that the fishing is good and is safe to travel.  This allows you to get out and experience not only the best fishing that the Ketchikan area has to offer, but also to see the unbelievable marine world that Southeast Alaska has to offer.  We use our experience to put you where the best fishing is; whether it’s in close or long range. These trips are private group only with a per boat minimum.   We customize the trip to give you and your group exactly the experience you want.  Packages can be “Fishing Only” or “All Inclusive”.  Fishing only packages can be a mix of half day, 3/4 day, and all day fishing.  In Ketchikan, we have six hotels, about 90 B&B’s, as well as vacation rentals for those who want to save some money and handle their own accomodations (we can make reccomendations).

All Inclusive Fishing Charter Packages

One of the many great things that makes Ketchikan, Alaska such an attractive vacation destination is it’s ease of access.  With multiple daily non-stop flights from Seattle, WA, getting here is easy.  Our all-inclusive fishing packages extend that even further.  Your stay will include lodging, meals, fishing charters, licenses, and fish processing.  This means that the essential components of your fishing vacation are covered when you arrive.  Staying at a full service lodge means comfortable rooms to retire to after your day of fishing, meals prepared to order, and wonderful views of Ketchikan and it’s immense waterways.  The lodge is perched on the hill directly above the harbor that houses our fishing vessels, and provides easy access to downtown, giving you the ability to visit the many shops, stores, and attractions in Ketchikan.  Our long days on the water allow us to take you to the fish…wherever that may be.  Lunch, snacks, and soft drinks are provided on the boat.  After a full day on the water, your catch will be cut to order, flash-frozen, and packed in shipping boxes for you to take back home with you.

These trips include:  Service to/from airport, lodging, meals, fishing license, fully guided fishing charters, and custom fish processing (up to 50 lbs per person on 3 day charters, 100 lbs on 4 & 5 day charters)

Not included in rates:  Alcohol, local tax, optional activities, or gratuities.

All inclusive packages require a 30% deposit at time of booking, and balance due paid 30 days prior to arrival.

Nights            Fishing Days                Price Per Person

     4                             3                                     $3000

     5                             4                                     $4000

     6                             5                                     $5000