Perfect for serious adventurers or families seeking a personalized tour, this excursion is customized for your interest and skill level with just five or six guests per boat. Light tackle is our specialty, which ensures that even average sized fish are exciting and rewarding to bring aboard.
Your tour begins at a private downtown marina, where you are outfitted head to toe. You'll board an open-air boat and glide into a breathtaking landscape. Head out past the busy charter fishing areas and into secluded locations for wildlife viewing and remote fishing. With custom light tackle, you'll experience the thrill of angling for numerous Alaskan bottom fish species and whichever of the five species of Pacific salmon are in season. Depending on what salmon are running, and what technique has been working best lately, salmon fishing options are trolling, jigging, and mooching. Most folks catch fish - this excursion is renowned for the highest catch rate of any Alaska fishing experience.
Your skiff then heads to a wilderness campsite where a crackling fire awaits. You'll settle into the stillness of the rainforest, rest on a beach log and breathe deeply among centuries-old spruce trees and fragrant cedars. You'll experience this outdoor culinary adventure as the camp cook blends homemade fish broth and delicately seasoned potatoes. You'll dine on your freshly caught bottom fish served atop a saffron-infused bouillabaisse, and savor fire-warmed sourdough rolls, signature rhubarb-blueberry bread pudding and steaming mugs of coffee or hot chocolate. It's no wonder Food & Wine magazine rated this ""The world's best camp meal ever."" If salmon are in season and your group managed to land a couple, our cooks will grill it fresh over the fire for a true Southeast Alaskan experience.
Your tour concludes with a short walk back to the ship and memories of fish tales with friends old and new.Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age, weigh at least 30 lbs. and no more than 300 lbs. and be physically active. We recommended that you wear warm, layered clothing. Rain gear, rubber boots, comfortable float jackets, wool socks, hats, gloves, fishing equipment and tackle are provided. Actual fishing duration varies from two to three hours. Tour requires negotiating uneven terrain and the skiff is open to the elements. Alaska State Law requires a fishing license that can be purchased in cash at the outfitting room for $25.