Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Dining

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    This tour departs right next to the cruise ship docks for easy and convenient transportation.
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    On the ride out to the fishing playground, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to spy eagles, seals, whales, spawning salmon, and even black bears in the fall.
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    All gear is provided and your safety and comfort is our top priority!
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    Enjoy the calm and peaceful setting at these pristine fishing locations.
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    With 32 different species of rockfish, halibut, and lingcod patrolling the bottom of the ocean, you can expect to catch something interesting and delicious!
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    The perfect family excursion for lasting memories!
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    With a maximum of 6 guests per skiff, an intimate and customized experience is guaranteed.
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    Our seasoned guides teach the secrets of jigging, how to set the hook, and bring up your catch.
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    Rain or shine, you’re sure to have a good time while staying warm and dry in the protective gear.
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    Experience the excitement of saltwater bottom fishing!
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    Impressive catch!
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    These excellent chefs show you how they thoughtfully prepare the fish.
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    The private campsite is nestled in a canopy of old growth trees, where a warm fire awaits you!
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    Your gourmet meal includes your fresh catch atop bouillabaisse with potatoes, fire-baked fresh bread, and spicy rouille.
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    While at camp, you’re free to explore the secluded shoreline and tidal zone, and hike into the rainforest.
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    Trade “fish tales” around the fire at our protected safari-style camp.
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!

What to expect and what not to expect with this Ketchikan shore excursion

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.

  • Pick up right at your cruise ship dock
  • 5 hour duration
  • Expert guided fishing in exclusive Ketchikan fishing locations
  • Fish for halibut, lingcod, rockfish, and more
  • Gourmet meal at a stunning shoreline campsite
  • Wildlife sightings common

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.

Pair this Ketchikan tour with the Helicopter Dogsled Glacier Excursion and the Skagway train for the ultimate Alaska cruise excursion itinerary along the Inside Passage!

Minimum Ages, Cancellations, Accessibility, Etc.

KETCHIKAN TOURS DETAILS:

  • Minimum Age: This excursion is suitable for all ages.
  • Accessibility: There is a maximum weight limit for this tour of 350 lb. This activity is rated as "easy", and if you or someone in your party requires extra assistance, just let us know!
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event your cruise ship is late, delayed, or doesn't make it into port we always issue a full refund for the tour. Changes or cancellations are allowed up to 14 days prior to the tour departure with absolutely no penalty. Any cancellations made within 14 days of the tour departure are nonrefundable.
  • What to Wear: 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.
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  • Guest Rate: $339
  • + 6.5% sales tax
You've got questions, we've got answers
Q: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.
Q: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.
Q: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.
Q: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.
Q: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.
Q: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.
Q:What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?
It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases 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, we will of course refund the full cost of the tour.
Q:Will we make it back to the ship in time? What if we don't?
We've never left anyone behind and only schedule tours that work well with your cruise ship's itinerary. We leave plenty of cushion so you can confidently book your trips independently.
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