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True Alaskan Charters

Ketchikan, AK 99901
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Ranked #56 of 80 Activities in Ketchikan
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Owner description: Alaska fishing at it's finest in Ketchikan Alaska. Alaskan Halibut Fishing and Alaskan Salmon Fishing. It all here the only thing missing is you. Complete packages including waterfront rooms, gourmet meals, and all your fish processing. Specializing in exclusive halibut, salmon, and wildlife trips for cruise ship guests. All of our captains are experienced, licensed, insured. With four generations on these waters we are sure to provide you a True Alaskan experience. Come experience True Alaskan Charters.
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Alameda, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

True Alaskan Charters is a local business with deep roots in Ketchikan operated by Bruce and Keisha Johnstone. Keisha patiently worked with my wife to make the arrangements for my son and I to spend 2 days fishing with Bruce (It was a surprise birthday present.) Everything was taken care of - tackle, boat charter, fishing licenses, lunch, snacks and... More

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Mesa, Arizona
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Bruce and crew make sure you are having fun and catching fish! From start to end, it was a first class operation. In spite of pretty bad weather (rough seas, downpouring rain, major wind gusts), Captain Bruce continued to find the fish and made sure we were safe. We were actually shocked when Cedar Lodge (the fish processor), delivered over... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Three of us took a four hour salmon fishing trip on June 19. It was wonderful. Captain Bruce met us on the dock where we quickly embarked on our journey. The limit is 1 king salmon per person. When we went to one spot and didn't catch anything after a while, Bruce moved us to another spot. Here we got... More

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Moline, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I enjoyed a 1/2 day morning charter (shared with a couple from a cruise ship). We were targeting bottomfish and King Salmon. We fished just south of town and caught our limit of Halibut and several cod. We then trolled for Kings and landed one and lost one. We saw porpoises, a whale and lots of eagles including a few... More

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Germantown, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had read some bad reviews and some good review. We decided to gamble and go with this company, boy did we make a mistake!!! The owner met us at our boat and told us that his boat had broken down but he was pulling in a favor owed to him. What choice did we have as it was too... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Our guide Robert was awesome. We caught more fish than any of the other charter boats around us. He was very knowledgable and knew the waters well. We will definitely hire this company again and request Robert.

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Newburgh, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

If you are looking for an Alaskan adventure this is not the place to go. If you are looking for an all inclusive Alaskan fishing trip this is the place to go. The package we took included 3- 8 hour days of fishing and 1 day of sight seeing. The package included fishing with True Alaskan Charters and staying at... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Fished with True Alaskan on August 19. Compared with other companies, we would rate this one 4/10 with 10 being the best. The best in terms of quantity and quality of catch. For instance, we fished on the 19th of August in anticipation of some really nice silver salmon. Instead we got just 3 of these, and a whole bunch... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

My husband and son booked a 3 hour Salmon fishing excursion with True Alaskan Charter. There were 2 other people on the boat from another cruise ship. Bruce, the captain, met the boys and other couple on the dock. They fished for 4 hours and caught a TON of fish (their limit). Bruce was so "chill", my 11 year old... More

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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

True Alaskan charters must be extremely busy and successful...because they do not have the time to contact any potential new customers. I have emailed and called several times. Got one email back, had a couple of questions and ready to book...no luck. Doing business in the States without constant communication and feedback is a death sentance. Wont bother them again!

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