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Ketchikan Fishing and Wilderness Dining: Private Cabin Cruiser Charter
Ketchikan, Alaska USA
- Alaska bottom fishing: Let our experienced guide show your private group how to hook hefty rockfish, cod, and halibut that lie up to 300 feet below the surface. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, humpback whales, and porpoises.
- Making camp: Swap fish stories by the fire while your catch is cleaned and filleted. Explore the old-growth rainforest or take a walk along the rocky beach.
- Dining in the wild: The camp's gourmet chef will prepare your catch at a private wilderness campsite and serve it over Yukon gold potatoes, with blueberry-rhubarb bread pudding for dessert.
About This Ketchikan Tour
Call it the fishing trip of a lifetime. You and your own group bottom fishing off the coast of Alaska on a 24-foot Raider Pro Fisherman cabin cruiser. With an experienced captain who knows what fish are biting, where, and how to make sure it's your hook they're biting.
Your boat is outfitted specifically for fishing in the waters off Ketchikan. The back deck provides ample room for every angler to fish comfortably. And its 225 hp Honda motor will get you the fishing grounds fast, so you have more time to take on the burly bottom-dwellers your hunting for.
You'll be fishing primarily for rockfish, lingcod and halibut – tasty, but tough to land. We'll provide full rain gear, wool socks, boots, hat, gloves, a one-day Alaska fishing license ($20), and rod and reel.
When the fishing is done, we'll head for our island wilderness campsite, where we'll get a fire and some coffee going while the day's catch is prepared for our chef's signature bouillabaisse.
Come to think of it, perhaps it's wrong to call this the fishing trip of a lifetime. Because once you do it, you'll want to do it again.
Alaska bottom fishing can easily reach depths of 300 feet or more. The seabed is rocky and irregular – your jig can drift a mere three feet and suddenly drop 50. So the way to catch bottom fish is to find the bottom, reel up a couple of cranks, jig a few times, find bottom again and repeat. Never drag your jig – if you do, you'll hook a rock. And that's a drag.
Please make your way to Alaska Fish House at 3 Salmon Landing, Salmon Landing Market) or at your ship's gangway to meet your guide. Provide a printed copy of your voucher upon arrival.
We will dress you from head to toe in full fishermen attire. This includes hats, gloves, socks, boots, and full rain gear!
The 24 ft. cabin cruisers have a max capacity of six passengers per boat. All of the guides work well together and are happy to fish along side one another for large groups travelling together. All passengers will be able to enjoy their meal together on the beach at our remote campsite.
The dining portion of this excursion is located on a remote beach that can be a steep walk at times, depending on the tides. If you choose to explore the forest trails you will be walking over uneven dirt and rock pathways.
Adventure, Beach, Boat Tour, Private Tour, Food & Wine
2014 and newer 24 ft. Raider Pro Sport 2100.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for travelers of 1 year and older.
Travelers must weigh less than 350 lbs to participate on this tour.
Our guides fish with their 4 & 5 year olds often and love it. Children may require additional help with holding the pole and reeling in fish. For senior anglers, consider your mobility of stepping in/out of the boat and reeling in fish from deep depths.
Non-refundable if canceled within 48 hours of requested services.
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