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Baranof Fishing Excursions
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Owner description: Baranof Fishing Excursions offers a variety of Alaska fishing adventures out of the world-renowned fishing port of Ketchikan, Alaska. Whether you are a family looking to take your kids on their first fishing excursion, or an experienced angler looking to spend the day fighting our world-renowned salmon, we would be honored to introduce you to fishing in Alaska!
Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
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“MORE than we expected”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We booked a charter fishing trip with Baranof Fishing to stock up the freezer for our Alaska sail, as well as provide my husband some experience and knowledge to replicate on our own sailboat. Well, the trip achieved both and more. Our guide, Chris, was both knowledgeable and passionate about fishing, and went all out to see that the four passengers had a great experience. Halibut, Salmon, and a variety of rockfish were reeled into the boat in waves of activity. I have never seen so many lines bobbing with bites at a time, and our guide never seemed to tire of his work to help us land the big ones, as well as get the lines back in the water at record speed. I highly recommend this trip and company to anyone who wants to experience the thrill of fishing in Alaska. And commendation to Chris for being such a enthusiastic and energetiic guide.

Visited July 2014
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Trip, Better Than Expected”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had a great time on this trip. Got off the cruise ship, were met by a guide and after a brisk 10 minute walk arrived at the Baranof dock. They were ready and assisted with foul weather gear and boots, we got our licenses and were soon headed out to fish. Fished a couple of hours while enjoying the scenery and conversation with others on the boat. Then a roaring fire, hot coffee and a wonderful lunch. The highlight of the entire trip was on the way back when our captain fed the fish carcasses to the eagles. They sit in the trees but when a carcass was thrown into the water they would swoop down and get it. We lingered and enjoyed so long that we were pressed to be back to the ship on time. It is not a hard core fishing trip but was a fun adventure and a good taste of Alaska fishing. Although I was alone it is also a great family adventure.

Visited June 2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent Fishing Trip”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a great time on this excursion. Our Captain Mike was great! He made sure we were all comfortable with the gear (I haven't fished in years) and was very knowledgable about fishing and the area. We had a bit of rain, but honestly with all of the rain gear they provided, we were nice and dry. We all caught fish too! The best part was eating the fish right there on shore. Certainly the freshest fish we have ever had and it was delicious! Many of the other tours do not cook the fish so the only option is to ship it home. :( Overall, we just loved this excursion!

Visited June 2014
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“Best Day in Alaska!”
Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

From the guides, to the fishing, to the meal... Incredible day on the water. Our guide, Aaron was fantastic. He knew the fish, knew the waters, educated us on the mountains and cliffs beneath the surface, served our food, and generally made it a great day (even though he wouldn't part with his hat). Thank you, Baranof Fishing! We'll be back and will recommend anyone coming your way.

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10 reviews
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“Fantastic fishing trip”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Alonso, our guide, did a fantastic job! We all caught our limit in rockfish then proceeded to the camp to have it all cooked. The fish stew was delicious and the bread pudding was even better. The camp is perfectly situated on an isolated cove with hug rain tarps and warm fires.

Visited June 2014
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