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“Great do-it-yourself fishing”

Alaskan Fishing Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We offer fishing and lodging packages in Ketchikan, Alaska. We have guided, self guided or combo trips of both. If you are coming on a cruise, we offer Ketchikan, Alaska fishing trips for salmon and halibut. Ketchikan is only a hour and a half flight on Alaska Airlines from Seattle, Washington.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We have used Alaskan Fishing Adventures twice now for self-guided trip. Boat provided is perfect for 3 man but could fit up to 4 but would be a little tight. Housing is very nice with all the amenities and close to marina. Fishing equipment provided could be better. Rods provided were in pretty poor shape and needed attention. Thankfully we brought our own equipment with us both times so this was not an issue for us. Fishing grounds for salmon are very close to marina and if you know what you are doing at all you should be successful. Darrell also provided us crab traps and locations to fish which panned out both times. Overall great place to go for self guided trip and the price was very reasonable.

1  Thank Matt H
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AKFISHN, Owner at Alaskan Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

The rods and reels have all been replaced this season.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We have been fishing with Darell for over 11 years . We generally fish 3 or 4 days each time we go up to Ketchikan . We have always caught plenty of fish. The trips have always been exciting and fun. Recently we have taken or Grandsons with us and they love it. The boat is state of the art run by the best Captain in Ketchikan with years of experience. Darell always seems to be able to find the fish no matter what, I highly recommend this outfit for individual or family vacations. The service is next to none the facility makes you feel you are back in the woods somewhere in the wilderness frontier. I have never had a bad experience and plan to fish there till I can't fish anymore. You can freeze your fish on the spot and bring them home with you on the plane. It is an experience of a life time. I highly recommend you try this wonderful alashank fishing adventure with Darell . It is a family orientated business.

1  Thank larrywalden
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AKFISHN, Owner at Alaskan Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

Thanks for the kind words. It is always good to see you every season.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Darrell runs an excellent operation. First, I don't know of any other charter wherein you get more value for your dollar. We have been doing the self-guided option. Everything you need is included. Fully equiped boat, lodging, rental car-all a seemless operation from the moment you land at the airport til you depart. Darrell is very straight forward and will tell it like it is. We have never done the guided option simply because we have a good deal of experience with the area, but we have talked to a lot of the guided customers (the lodging is next door), and they all seem to be repeat customers that are very happy and catch plenty of fish.

1  Thank R W
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AKFISHN, Owner at Alaskan Fishing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

We have enjoyed having you all come visit over the years.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

This 3-4 day fishing adventure is ideal for families and small groups of friends. You will catch your limit of salmon and halibut daily. Darell always knows where to find the fish and points out the area wildlife. Every trip can be geared toward your interests and abilities. We have been back 7 times and plan more trips in the future. No experience or equipment needed. All ages will enjoy. Scenery is spectacular. The boat is spacious and comfortable. The accommodations are great - includes cabin that sleeps 5-6, full kitchen, grill, washer/dryer, satellite TV and internet. Darell will clean your fish and he has all equipment for vac packing/freezing. Ketchikan is ideal with great restaurants, shopping, sites and an airport that accommodates commercial aircraft. If you have never done something like this, get ready for a trip you will never forget.

1  Thank Whitney P
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