Fishing charters & tours in Juneau

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Fishing Charters & Tours in Juneau

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  • GlacierMan1
    Juneau, AK49 contributions
    You won’t find a better charter in Juneau, whether you’re fishing or looking for marine wildlife, The Local Guy is the best!
    Written October 15, 2022
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  • Valerie S
    Seattle, WA5 contributions
    My husband and I booked a full day fishing trip with another boat months before heading to Juneau. Unfortunately, the morning of our scheduled trip, the captain called and canceled because of bad weather. We were so disappointed...our entire 4 day trip was centered around getting some fish and we only had one day left. I called Captain Alan and left a message hoping desperately to be able to salvage our trip. Captain Alan called me back within 5 minutes and after explaining our situation, he agreed to take us out...even though it was he and his wife's day off!! We had an amazing experience, the boat was clean, the fishing equipment was top notch and Captain Alan and his wife Tanja could not have been more knowledgeable and gracious. They gave us excellent instruction on what to do when we get a hit on the rods (and even let us hold the flat lines while we trolled). We ended the 4 hour trip with 4 big silver salmon....and two new friends as well. Don't go anywhere else to book a day of fishing....these guys are the BEST!!!
    Written September 5, 2022
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  • Ckolody
    Winnipeg, Canada37 contributions
    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 drinks and snacks, which was great (needed the coffee!). Boone was a perfect companion!! Funny too - he barked at the whales and the salmon that we caught. Capt. Chris picked us up at our cruise ship and took us to the fishing boat and then dropped us off downtown after we fished. Highly recommended and will do this again when we're in Juneau again.
    Written October 15, 2022
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  • Abi
    Juneau, AK5 contributions
    Shelby was fantastic!
    We chartered her boat for an odd request to go visit a fishing vessel! And she was happy to accommodate our strange request! Visiting fishing grounds is always challenging but especially gill netters since you need to navigate the busy area and be very aware of where the nets are set. Shelby is a very skilled captain and did a wonderful job. Our odd request even included unloading all 6 of us onto a fishing vessel from her boat in the fishing grounds. Her and her deckhand Finn did a fantastic job maneuvering!

    They even were willing to show us some wildlife on our trip back to Auke bay! We had a fantastic time and made some lasting memories with our guests! Can't wait to actually go out fishing on one of her fishing charters soon!
    Written July 6, 2022
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  • Noel Abe
    1 contribution
    We went on a whale watching tour. This was the second to the last tour for the season so we were worried the whales has all migrated for the season. The weather earlier in the day was overcast and rainy. When it was time for the tour the skies opened and the sun came out. It was a slow start in finding the whales but then we hit the jackpot an by the end we saw 14 different whales. Crew was great and knowledgeable also very upbeat to keep everyone exited and disappointed when our time was up. RECOMMEND HIGHLY.
    Written October 28, 2022
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  • Piercemotorsports
    1 contribution
    Had an amazing time with ChumFun! Family owned/run and perfect for those who have a few hours to do some fishing without having to jump on a boat/float plane and burn a day/ton's of cash! Located maybe 5 minutes from downtown Juneau and they come and pick you up right at the docs or even possibly hotel as they did for us! Your fishing within 10 minutes and they supply everything from rod/reel/tackle and even rain gear. They worked with our children to get them up to speed and had them casting like pro's in no time. We hit a couple spots and caught Salmon/bottom fish at both places. A hatchery tour comes with the experience and is very impressive/informative---super cool! Afterwards they cleaned/prepped the fish (eagles took care of the scraps as they're all over the property!) and sent it to a packing house to be shipped home to us when we get back. Can't recommend them enough, Paul and Michelle are the best!
    Written July 12, 2022
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  • Gavin M
    1 contribution
    The experience we've received from Juneau Adventures is unlike none other. From the moment we stepped on the boat Captain Terry had us underway and ready to catch fish! Along with that the Deckhand Jonah provided us with the required techniques to catch Halibut. Their hospitality is like no other from providing Donuts in the mornings to cooking up shrimp while we were underway. Terry and Jonah provided local information with good places to eat and visit. Jonah quickly set up for different fish to catch while underway.
    Written July 28, 2022
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  • David G
    Seattle, WA5 contributions
    My wife and I fished for 12 hours and had a marvellous Alaska Fishing Experience!

    Halibut, salmon and cod will grace our table for months to come.

    A very comfortable and fun trip start to finish. Owner operated and guided. Knowledgable, professional and caring.

    We would strongly recommend. The highlight of our Juneau adventure!
    Written August 31, 2021
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  • Desiree
    1 contribution
    I did my second trip with Bear Creek Outfitters. Each time Chris was our guide. We had a really amazing time on Admirality Island. We took the small plane to the island and did a short walk to one of the streams. We were sitting in the gras and were able to watch the bears catching fish. This year we saw 5 bears, last years even 7. Chris told us a lot about bears, their behavior, what we are allowed to do and what we shouldn`t do. Chris was a very competent kind, polite and friendly guide. I can highly rerecommend doing a trip with him. We had an absolutely wonderful and exciting adventure.
    Written August 24, 2022
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  • J F
    1 contribution
    Art picked me up right on the cruise ship dock and within 20 minutes I had a line in the water. Great experience, excellent guide and couldn't ask for a more amazing backdrop. Would totally do again!
    Written September 12, 2022
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  • Anne K
    3 contributions
    We were able to book a last minute trip for 4 hours halibut fishing on the Dano with Capatin Terry and Mate Jonah. We had a great time. Many times we all had a fish on at the same time. Its also just great to be out on the water, see sea lions, glaciers and whales. We caught our limit of halibut and rockfish and was super fun! They also clean the fish for you and we froze it and carried it home on the plane. Would definitely do again.
    Written August 16, 2022
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  • bronwynweyers
    Durban, South Africa2 contributions
    What an amazing adventure. Thank you Alix for helping plan a surprise for my partner. Our pilot took a through to a breathtaking spot, were we drank fresh glacier water, threw rocks into a cavern and experienced the beauty of Herbert Glacier.
    Written September 15, 2018
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  • SANDRA M
    1 contribution
    John was a wonderful guide and it felt like going on a whale watching excursion with a family member. Highly recommend his service and we would come back and do it again
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • jads4u
    Kansas City, MO181 contributions
    We traveled with two other couples which was the perfect size for this trip. The highlights were many. Halibut fishing and dropping crab pots was a lot of fun and provided some great eats. We had cool days, 57-60 with clouds and some rain all week but it didn't bother us at all. We saw loads of humpback whales, some doing bubble net feeding, which is really cool to see. There were Orcas, Dall Porpoises, seals and salmon jumping by the hundreds all over. Only one bear but they are out there all over. And of course, bald eagles everywhere.
    The ports were okay. Baranof Springs was top of the list. An amazing waterfall coming into the bay and a 105-degree hot spring that you can walk to and relax in. Tenakee was okay and nice to see but there is little to do. We arrived when everything was closed too. Captain Jim seemed to know everyone in town. Pop 65. Hoonah is a bigger town with a cruise ship port. There were some gift shops and such and was a nice way station to boil our crabs for dinner.
    Tim the first mate was a force of nature. He took care of everything for us from baiting our poles and crab pots, cooking most meals and generally working his butt off. Captain Jim put us up close and personal to Orcas and Humpbacks. Something you can't get on a big ship.
    So, it was a great trip. But, be aware, this is not a luxury yacht. It's comfortable with small cabins, except the master, and small bathrooms. Showering is an adventure. If it's windy you will be moving around a lot so be prepared in case you get seasick easily. None of us did and we had a couple that get motion sickness.
    The food was good but don't expect big cruise ship gourmet dinners. Having said that, cooking your own fresh halibut and crab doesn't get any better. Prime rib night is darn good too. Oh, and you can hop in the galley anytime and cook up a storm. We did so for lunch one day and made crab cakes to die for.
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • Elizabeth T
    West Jordan, UT3 contributions
    A great trip for those who are even just a little bit familiar with this kind of fishing and are willing to go unguided. The trip is all inclusive (minus air fare and over night lodging in Juneau if that's necessary.) Everyone catches fish. The fish filleting and package is part of the deal.

    Fishing is with good equipment. There are coaching session each evening and current fishing reports. The boats are stable and safe.

    Food is great accommodations good.
    Written September 11, 2021
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