The waters surrounding Ketchikan are some of the best fishing grounds in the world with record catches of salmon, halibut, shrimp, and dungeness crab. Ketchikan has always been a fishing town, earning the title in the early 1900's as "The Salmon Capitol of the World". For decades salmon canneries dotted the landscape in Southeast Alaska to capture and can Alaska's rich salmon resource. The great cannery days are now gone, a relic of the past and today Ketchikan is better known as "The Sportfishing Capitol of the World" due to the high number of charter boats and fishing lodges in the area.
Upon arriving at our facility guests will be introduced to their charter boat captain and board the charter vessel where they will receive a required safety briefing before departing. Guests will fill out fishing licenses while traveling to the fishing grounds. Upon arrival the boat captain will conduct an equipment and fishing briefing and guests will have 3.5 to 4 hours of fishing time. During the return trip to dock the boat captain will assist passengers with any custom fish processing orders they may wish to submit. Passengers may also take photos with their fish and boat captain upon returning to dock.
Inclusions: All of the necessary bait, tackle, gear, and equipment for fishing, beverages, soda, bottled water, coffee and a smoke salmon snack, child life vests, rain jackets and courtesy transportation within the city limits.
Please note: For safety guests must wear rubber soled shoes we recommend tennis shoes. We recommend layered clothing as temperatures can vary on a day's outing. Please bring a hat, sunglasses, camera, binoculars and for best fit personal raingear.
Duration: 5-6 hours (Roundtrip from cruise ship terminal. Fishing time: 3.5 to 4 hours.)
What type of clothing should I wear?
For safety guests must wear rubber soled shoes we recommend tennis shoes. We recommend layered clothing as temperatures can vary on a day’s outing. Please bring a hat, sunglasses, camera, binoculars and for best fit personal raingear.
Do you offer any discounts or promotions?
We offer the local wholesale rates for all of our tours because we feel that everyone should get the same lowest price possible regardless of how many excursions you book. No tricks, no gimmicks, no hidden fees.
Do you offer tours for large groups?
Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements.
Can multiple families book this tour and be together?
Yes! Multiple families may join the same tour as long as adequate space is available and the maximum is not exceeded.
What happens if my ship is delayed getting into port?
If your ship is late, please call your tour operator so that your tour time can be adjusted. If an alternate tour time is not compatible with your schedule, your ticket will be fully refunded with no fees or penalty.
What if my tour is cancelled due to bad weather?
All tours that cancel because of weather will be fully refunded with no fees or penalties.
Where do I meet the tour operator to be picked up for my excursion?
All tours pick-up either at your cruise ship or within a short walking distance of your cruise ship unless otherwise noted. When you purchase your excursion, your ticket will be sent to you via email with detailed meeting instructions and emergency contact information. If you have any questions relating to a specific excursion, please contact the tour operator listed on your ticket.
How close is the pick-up location to the cruise ship?
This will vary from port to port. Most excursions meet you either in front of your cruise ship or within a maximum 5-10 minute walk from your ship unless otherwise noted. All pertinent directions and details will be listed on your ticket.
What happens if the excursion runs late and I miss my ship?
We guarantee that your tour will return on time. If you were to miss your cruise ship because the tour did not return on time, we will comp your hotel, food, and flight costs associated with meeting your cruise ship the next day. We have never had a passenger miss their ship.
Does the tour include transportation?
Yes. All tours pick up from the main cruise ship terminal and include round-trip transportation unless otherwise specified for the specific tour.
What if I am unable to print my ticket before I arrive in port?
All reservations are saved under the name you purchased your excursions and are kept on file with your tour operator. Having your tickets in-hand is the optimal choice to avoid confusion because the directions and meeting instructions are included. Please contact us if you are unable to print the tickets.
Want to learn more about our flightseeing tours?
Check out our blog for more details on all of the flightseeing tours we offer: http://alaska-shoreexcursions.com/blog/misty-fjords-national-monument!