Ketchikan Fishing Charter  Excursions

Are you thinking of fishing while on your Alaskan cruise? Ketchikan, the “Salmon Capitol of the World" offers the best fishing opportunities for cruise ship passengers traveling through Alaska. Ketchikan’s proximity to excellent salmon and halibut fishing grounds gives us the edge over other ports. In addition, most of our fishing trips take place along the calm inside passage waters and not on the open ocean where the swells can be large. When booking with Salty Sea Charters all your communication will be with your Captain Josh or his wife Ivy Rose, this gives you the ability to customize a truly unique fishing excursion. On the day of your fishing charter, Captain Josh will have his boat docked by your cruise ship and will personally be there to greet you. Once on the charter boat and after formalities are finalized, you will be cruising to the salmon or halibut fishing grounds and taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. Everything is provided for a successful day on the water and custom fish processing is available if you would like to ship your catch home. Salty Sea Charters is a locally owned and operated charter fishing service with years of experience providing high quality family friendly fishing trips for cruise ship guests. Our goal is to make fishing in Ketchikan the highlight of your vacation! 


Cruise Ship Fishing Charter Features

  • Pick up & Drop Off

    Convenient pick up and drop off. Captain Josh will meet you at your cruise ship at the scheduled time, his boat is docked a short walk away. At the end of your fishing charter you will be dropped off at this same location. 

  • Travel Time

    Depending on the fishing charter you've booked, travel time to the fishing grounds can range from 20 to 60 minutes. Guests with a short time in port will want to book our 4 hour salmon charter and if your time allows consider a 6 hour fishing charter. 

  • Fishing Gear

     We provide top of the line salmon and halibut fishing gear as well as all the baits and tackle needed for a successful day on the water. Raingear is also available if needed, however bringing your own is recommended.   


Fish Processing

Custom fish processing and shipping of your fish home is available for an additional fee. Your catch can be expertly fileted, smoked, vacuum packed, flash frozen, and shipped overnight directly to your home on the day you specify.

Fishing License 

Anyone 16 and over will need to purchase an Alaskan fishing license. If you are targeting king salmon, you will need to purchase a king salmon stamp in addition to your fishing license. Please purchase your license online at the ADF&G website.


Sightseeing is a convenient benefit of being out on a fishing charter. Ketchikan is surrounded by lush mountains and eagles can be seen in the nearby trees. Whales, seals, and porpoise are also occasionally spotted on our fishing charters.

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 Ketchikan Salmon & Halibut Fishing!


Phone: +1 (907) 617-5673


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