Fishing licenses can be purchased right on our boats, immediately prior to the trip. Cash is required. Licenses are required for everyone age 16 and older. Online purchase might be possible too at https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Store/ If you already have a fishing license you must bring it with you to present to the captain. One day license start at $25 and king salmon stamp starts at $15.
If you don’t have your own transportation, we are happy to provide it. Our boats leave from Auke Bay, which is about a 25 minute ride from downtown where the cruise ships dock. We also provide transportation to and from most hotels.
Being located in a temperate rainforest, we definitely don’t let the rain hold us back. We recommend bringing a rain layer not only for our trip, but for your entire time here in the lovely Tongass National Forest. All of our boats do have a heater available to be turned on if anyone wants heat inside. We have cabins with seats for anyone looking to stay warm and dry.
We do not supply personal rain gear. We recommend dressing in layers – tshirt, sweatshirt, rain layer, long pants and any soft soled shoes you are comfortable in. We can go from rain to sunshine and back again in a few short hours here.
We provide bottled water, soft drinks, as well as assorted snacks – chips, granola bars, candy. You are more than welcome to bring any of your own food on board with us.
On 8Hr trips we can offer a Safeway deli sandwich or wrap, but only for those who confirm it.
All ages are welcome on our boats. Every person on board does count as a spot on the trip, including children of all ages.
Any fish you catch, within the limits, are yours to keep if you’d like. We work with a local fish processor to have your catch processed and shipped to your home. If you would like to pay the processor to process and ship, there are easy order form cards for you to fill out on board so that you can keep track of your fish and ensure it is processed to your specifications.
All 5 species of salmon: King, coho, sockeye, pink and chum. Halibut, rockfish, and Pacific cod are some typical bottom fish around the Juneau area.
Charter the boat (or boats) privately and we can do a combo fishing and whale watch trip!
Overall about 34 feet long.
Up to six at a time, according to F&G regulations.
Up to six, according to USCG regulations.
We could possibly use multiple boats for your group.
Every day we get folks back to their ships on time!
If one is able to sit up onto the side gunnel of our boat, we can assist you in getting into the boat and onto the bench seating on board… or back into the wheelchair on the back deck.