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Ketchikan Charter Boats, Inc.

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34 Front St Ste 202, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6439
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Good experience, though few fish

We booked this for mid-June, which turns out to be a slow time for fishing here. Only king salmon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dean L
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Amazing day of fishing ! Highly recommend

Captain Dan was great -- very knowledgeable, personable and could find those king salmon ! We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike P
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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***2018 KING Salmon Important Information!*** **One King salmon per person per day over 28 inches in length in select open areas...We are fishing these areas... Ever dreamed of fishing in protected, unspoiled waters? Ketchikan, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” offers some of the best salmon and halibut fishing in Alaska. It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur or an expert angler – with a rod and reel in your hands, our highly skilled captains will help you make that big catch just like the locals do! Then we help you arrange processing and shipping, so you can have your “bragging rights” shipped right to your home. And unlike many other charter companies, we can book from 1 to 60 people on charters. Don’t forget, we book up quickly, so plan ahead and make your reservation early. 4 hour Salmon trips 6 hour Halibut trips We have live on line booking check out our calendar!
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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34 Front St Ste 202, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6439
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this for mid-June, which turns out to be a slow time for fishing here. Only king salmon were in season, and many waters were closed. Our four-person group caught only one fish, and had only one other strike. Captain Dan did his best...More

1  Thank Dean L
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Ketchikan C, Front Office Manager at Ketchikan Charter Boats, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello & Thanks for the review. Up to the later part of June we all are fishing for King salmon They are the elusive trophy fish to catch. Regulations changed and we did our best to keep everyone updated After the last ADF&G update you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Dan was great -- very knowledgeable, personable and could find those king salmon ! We caught our limit within the 4 hour tour, saw a ton of wildlife and had a great day. Highlight of our Alaskan Cruise ! Go do it !!

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Malcolm was the best! We have the best time ever! He took care of everything! Would highly recommend him.

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

We did a four hour salmon fishing trip. Dan was waiting for us when we got off the ship with a sign with her name on it. He was very efficient and we got the trip started very quickly. After a 20 minute ride into...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Captain Dan was incredible, ultra clean boat and very organized. He had us on the fish, you won't find a better charter, thanks Dan

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

What a great trip! They were easy to work with and professional through the booking process. Captain Ray was the best, very knowledgeable and efficient with our limited time in port. We caught over 9 fish with each group able to take some home. He...More

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Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

Quick day fishing off of cruise ship. Great captain. Moved around and changed species so we would keep catching fish. Got us back in time and took care of our fish for shipping. As for service, I can't imaging the next week would be much...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Malcolm treated us well and was patient and helpful with my girls 13 and 16. He is getting on in years and I wondered how many more trips he will make. We did not get our fish as ordered...maybe it will come today, but perhaps...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Flew all the way to Alaska for a bucket list trip to catch salmon. I was there 4 years ago, and use them, and caught a boat load of salmon. The had a boat break, and could not find a replacement, until the last boat....More

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1  Thank Ron W
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Kcbi G, Manager at Ketchikan Charter Boats, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

I am sorry you felt this way, When we talked I told you that the boat had broke, and I was trying to get another one asap. I also stated that the catching had been light this year but they were still catching silver salmon...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

We chartered 3 boats. 2 of the captains went above and beyond to make the fishing a great memory. Many fish caught and 1 captain cooked up a salmon once it was in the boat. The 3rd boat was not as successful and their captain...More

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Kcbi G, Manager at Ketchikan Charter Boats, Inc., responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Thank you for the review! We are sorry you had a unhappy experience. None of the boats used, Or use live bait on any fishing charter, They use Lures/spoons and Frozen Herring. Fishing is not an exact science. Different captains have different methods that they...More

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