Go salmon-fishing from Ketchikan for a prime fishing experience while visiting Alaska. Your fishing guide provides instruction and all necessary fishing gear for your morning or afternoon tour. Depending on the time of year of your visit, you might catch king salmon, pink salmon, or coho salmon in what is reputed to be one of the world's best fishing grounds. Includes guide, use of fishing gear, and pickup and drop-off at the Ketchikan cruise ship port or your hotel.
Half-day salmon fishing tour, from Ketchikan
Fish for salmon in the pristine ocean waters of Alaska
Use the provided fishing gear and get tips from your guide
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour
Includes fishing guide, use of fishing gear, and pickup and drop-off from Ketchikan
The guide was friendly and seemed to know the area well. The boat was fine. We were in a tour with 6 people in total, 3 in each party. Each person in the other group (on one side of the boat) caught a fish, 2 king salmon and one pink. Two in our group caught a fish, both too small and had to be released back into the water. I don’t know if the problem was bait or just bad luck, but there was no fishing involved, only reeling it in if a fish were to bite. It was a very disappointing day.
I went on this tour on Aug. 21, 2018, with five women friends. It was a beautiful day and we caught eight salmon. We enjoyed being with each other but we were quite disappointed with the chauvinist captain, Bob, of the shipping vessel, Sandi. He would not repeat any instructions and was rude and belligerent towards my friends and me. For example, when a fish got away as one of us reeled it in he yelled at us that we were handling the pole incorrectly and did not try to show us the correct way, because he had already showed us once and we should have listened. Another instance was when one of the women felt squeamish holding the salmon she had just caught he threw it to the ship's deck at her feet. He may have been very knowledgeable about his craft but he did not know how to work with those who weren't.
Great excursion. All the kids on our trip voted it as #1! the boat was great.. 2 stories which was fun. The captain (the only female in the fleet) was great. She had cookies, and drink and other snacks. And she took care of having the fish shipped back to us! Very smooth trip from the time we got off the cruise ship until the time they dropped us back off .
Tour started when we were picked up at our cruise ship dock without any hassle or waiting. My father-in-law, 15 year-old son and I had a fantastic experience with Captain Brian. He was knowledgeable, friendly and extremely helpful. We caught many fish and the tour went by much too quickly because we were having such a great time. No down-sides, I highly recommend this experience! David S.