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Alaska Fishing: Cook your Catch

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The Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Dining excursion is the ultimate Alaska cruise tour for those looking for an authentic, off-the-beaten-path experience! Live a day in the life of a local Ketchikan fisherman in this 'Salmon Capital of the World'. Expert guides take you on an adventure through the unspoiled wilderness in exclusive fishing locations and a beautiful shoreline campsite. This Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Dining excursion is sure to create lasting memories for you and your loved ones!

Your fishing excursion in Ketchikan Alaska starts with meeting the friendly guides right at your cruise ship, and a short walk to the gear center. You'll be looking like a local Alaskan in no time as you suit up in the provided waterproof bib, boots, hat, and gloves. After a short introduction and obtaining your state-required fishing license, it's time to head to the 21-foot open-air skiff! Enjoy gorgeous views and keep an eye out for eagles, seals, and whales on the 20-30 minute ride to the pristine fishing spots. Not to worry if you're brand new to fishing! Our seasoned guides show you the ropes of saltwater bottom fishing and provide you with quality gear to catch halibut, lingcod, rockfish, and more! Additionally, the experience is customized to fit your interests and skill level in this intimate, small-group excursion.

Get ready to enjoy a meal that might easily be the best you'll eat in Alaska! You'll head to the gorgeous and remote campsite where the chef prepares your gourmet lunch featuring your fresh catch! Walk the serene shoreline, explore through the lush rainforest, or just sip coffee and hot chocolate around the cozy campfire. Your meal includes the day's catch atop bouillabaisse, potatoes, fire-baked fresh bread, and spicy rouille. Finish it off with delicious blueberry and rhubarb bread pudding! While there are several fishing excursions in Alaska, you'd be hard-pressed to find one that compares to this Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Dining experience! This exclusive tour will leave you with lasting and fond memories of your time in Ketchikan.

What's Included

Guests will be outfitted with waterproof boots, bib overalls, hooded jacket, hat, & gloves.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear and what is provided?
Each guest is outfitted in Helly Hansen waterproof rain pants, rain coat, warm wool hat, wool socks, rubber boots, and gloves. You'll want to wear comfortable layers for underneath the rain gear. We are proud to feature Penn rods on our excursions and a selection of rods which varies depending on the species of fish we are pursuing.
How many passengers per boat and what type of boat is it?
To ensure the comfort of all guests, we limit the capacity to 6 passengers per skiff. A skiff is an open boat that is propelled by an outboard motor. A skiff is a modern cousin to Vancouver's longboat, or the Native Alaskan oceangoing canoe. We operate a 21 ft open air skiff with a Suzuki 140 HP outboard motor.
What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
We will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, then you will receive a refund, less any non-refundable fees.
Will I get sea sick?
Ketchikan is located within Alaska's Inside Passage. The water here is normally very calm. Even when the winds pick up during the winter months and the weather gets bad, the islands create a break for us and we hardly see a wave. We rarely have passengers that have to deal with seasickness, even those who are prone to motion sickness are comfortable on our boats. The boats which we operate have a low center of gravity, eliminating the rolling motion that usually generates a queasy stomach. If you are extremely sensitive to motion, you may want to take typical motion sickness medicine before coming. However it’s highly unlikely that you will need it.
Is transportation provided?
Yes! Roundtrip transportation is provided from the cruise ship dock. You'll receive an email confirmation with full meeting instructions upon booking.
What does the meal include?
Other than your freshly caught fish, the meal includes bouillabaisse (no shellfish) with Yukon gold potatoes, accompanied by fresh sourdough rolls with a garlic aioli and spicy rouille. For dessert, a blueberry and rhubarb bread pudding. Also included is coffee and hot chocolate.
I really want to do this excursion, but my cruise ship's time in port is too short.
We can accommodate you! If your ship’s time in port requires a shorter tour, both fishing and dining time will be reduced accordingly.

Quick Facts


5h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 0 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.



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