Alaska Cruise Fishing Trips

Alaska Cruise Fishing Trips
Alaska is a remote state filled with natural beauty and wildlife. Dozens of cruises and charters operate from different cities in Alaska, offering everything from whale watching to exploring fjords and glaciers. A number of operators cater specifically to fishing enthusiasts on a variety of cruises ranging in length from a half-day to several nights.

Alaska Wilderness Voyages

Alaska Wilderness Voyages operates out of Anchorage and offers a variety of small yacht cruises through Prince William Sound, Resurrection Bay, and Kenai Fjords National Park. Two voyage options, the Alaska Fishing Trip and the Alaska Fishing Vacation and Sightseeing Cruise, are specifically designed for fishing enthusiasts.

The yacht provides an intimate experience on all cruises, with room for only six passengers and three crew. On the Alaska Fishing Trip, guests have the opportunity to catch Pacific halibut, several varieties of salmon and salmon shark. In the evening the onboard gourmet chef will prepare a dinner with the fish caught that day. The Alaska Fishing Vacation and Sightseeing Cruise combines the excitement of fishing with the beauty of glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife---from eagles to porpoises to large land mammals.

Alaska Wilderness Voyages
P.O. Box 110785
Anchorage, AK 99511
(907) 345-9353


Big Jim's Charters

Big Jim's Charters offers a cheaper Alaskan fishing experience with shorter trips operating out of Auke Bay, Alaska. They run a Sea Sport 2700 Navigator with seating and fishing gear for six. Artificial lures and herring are used as primary bait sources.

Fishers can expect to catch chinook, coho, chum, pink and sockeye salmon, as well as halibut. Fishing licenses and stamps are available on board for fishers in need. Big Jim's also runs whale watching trips, where nature enthusiasts can spot humpback and killer whales, bald eagles, sea lions, bears and caribou.

Big Jim's Charters
P.O. Box 210328
Auke Bay, Alaska 99821
(907) 463-1254

Classic Alaska Charters

Classic Alaska Charters takes adventurous fishers off the beaten track, operating out of remote Ketchikan, Alaska (only accessible by plane or ferry). Fishing charters travel through the protected waterways of southeast Alaska, navigating through a system of islands, reefs and channels and never going more than three miles from shore. The experienced Captain Rob boasts over 40,000 hours of "in the field" wilderness experience and knows the best areas for wilderness spotting and fishing.

Fishing opportunities include freshwater catches such as trout, salmon and cutthroats. Saltwater catches include king salmon, cohos, ling cod and halibut. Examples of average fish sizes range from 15 to 60 lbs. for halibut, 20 to 40 lbs. for king salmon, and 10 to 20 lbs. for cohos.

Classic Alaska Charters
P.O. Box 6117
Ketchikan, AK 99901
(907) 225-0608


Article Written By John Leonard

John Leonard is a freelance writer living in Maryland. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and has been writing Web content and travel blogs for over a year. He mainly writes travel articles for Trails or general articles for eHow.

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