Frequently Asked Questions

  • Chevron down Do I need a fishing license, and if so, how do I get one?
  • 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. You can also purchase them online 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 licenses start at $25, and the king salmon stamp starts at $15.

  • Chevron down Do you provide transportation?
  • 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.

  • Chevron down What if it is too cold and rainy on the day of our trip?
  • Being located in a temperate rainforest, we definitely don’t let the rain hold us back. We recommend bringing a rain layer not just 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.

  • Chevron down Do you provide rain gear?
  • We do not supply personal rain gear. We recommend dressing in layers – t-shirt, 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.

  • Chevron down What about food during our trip?
  • We provide bottled water, soft drinks, and assorted snacks – chips, granola bars, candy. You are more than welcome to bring any of your own food on board with us.

    On eight-hour trips, we can offer a Safeway deli sandwich or wrap, but only for those who confirm it.

  • Chevron down Is there an age limit to go on a fishing trip?
  • All ages are welcome on our boats. Every person on board does count as a spot on the trip, including children of all ages.

  • Chevron down What happens with the fish we catch?
  • 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.

  • Chevron down What kind of fish might we catch?
  • All five species of salmon: king, coho, sockeye, pink, and chum. Halibut, rockfish, and Pacific cod are some of the typical bottom fish found around the Juneau area.

  • Chevron down What if some in our group want to fish and some want to watch whales?
  • Charter the boat (or boats) privately and we can do a combo fishing and whale watching trip!

  • Chevron down Are there bathrooms on the boats?
  • Yes!

  • Chevron down How big are the boats?
  • Overall, about 34 feet long.

  • Chevron down How many people fish at one time?
  • Up to six at a time, according to F&G regulations.

  • Chevron down What if we have more than six people in our group?
  • We could possibly use multiple boats for your group.

  • Chevron down I’m coming on a cruise ship. Will I get back to my ship in time?
  • Every day we get folks back to their ships on time!

  • Chevron down Do you accommodate wheelchairs?
  • If you are able to sit up on 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.

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