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fishing charter

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fishing charter

we will be cruising inside passage with stops in ketchikan, sitka, haines and juneau. we would like to do some fishing for kings and maybe halibant (if the weather os ok)

the ship only has 1 offering in each city and i was able to contact the charter company and get a much lower price.

does anyone recomened 1 that my wife would enjoy also(she like large boats) and she will not touch a fish)

Fremont, California
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1. Re: fishing charter

Good luck!

I like fishing (enjoy fishing here in the Sierras, have caught a few salmon out of Juneau and did some fishing in Alaska (Homer/Kenai Area). I've also enjoyed the trips and have done it on different types (boats/raft trips/from shore/etc.)

My first reaction is that she'd enjoy seeing the Inland Passageway from a smaller boat. Its a different view and its such a lovely area. The next problem however is: she won't touch a fish. We went out on a "poor day" of fishing out of Juneau and came back super successful. As a result, our small boat had lots of fish action during the day. If she's ok with that, she'd like it. If not, its probably better to have her take a tour on her own that day (all these places have wonderful shopping areas very close to the cruise ships where she can wander through and enjoy shopping to her hearts delight.

Enjoy the fishing! Its great fun!

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2. Re: fishing charter

the charter boats are not large here in juneau. they are small. I would leave the wife to do something else, and go on the charter myself. Definitely make your own accomodations rather than go thru the ship to save money. The ships tack on a lot of extra fees. do your research and you will have a blast. It just won't be any fun for her if she doesn't love fishing & that is why I agree that this is something you should do solo. She can shop, go to a salmon bake, go whale watching or go the Glacier Gardens. I am a woman, & I LOVE 2 FISH but hey, I live here. Have fun

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3. Re: fishing charter

I, too, have planned several independent fishing expeditions during an Alaska CruiseTour this summer. Below are links to several of the tours with whom I've corresponded.

If your ship sails in/out of Seward, then a full day trip would be your best bet for Halibut.















Icy Strait Point / Hoonah:

F.I.S.H.E.S. fishes@hoonah.net






Here's a good compilation of other charter options:


If you plan to fish for more than a single day, you can purchase a 7-day or 14-day non-resident AK fishing license:


Good Luck! <('})))><