Fishing Trips to Valdez, Alaska

Fishing Trips to Valdez, Alaska
Valdez, Alaska is considered a gateway city to Prince William Sound. This midsize Alaskan city rests along the eastern end of Prince William Sound and the waters surrounding the community teem with salmon, ling cod, halibut and marine wildlife. Anglers come to the region each year to try their luck against the sound's sport fish species, all hoping to land the big one. If you have a trip planned to Valdez and are hoping to get in some fishing, there are several charter operations to choose from.
 

Adventure Alaskan Coastal Charters

The guides and captain at Adventure Alaskan Coastal Charters offer fishing trips into Prince William Sound out of Valdez Harbor. Half day, full day and multiple day trips are available for salmon, halibut and ling cod. Multiple day trips fees include rooms on the charter yacht, home cooked meals, beverages, use of all fishing gear and tackle, guides and captain. If you want to fly fish, you need to bring your own gear. The guides and crew assist in filleting, fish cleaning and iced storage. Keep your eye out for orcas, humpback whales and sea otters as you make your way through the sound's waters.

Adventure Alaskan Coastal Charters
Boat Departs from Valdez Small Boat Harbor
Ester, AK
907-479-5562
adventurealaskacoastalcharters.com

 
 

Orion Charters

If you are hoping to get in some halibut fishing out of Valdez, look at the guides and charters with Orion. Orion offers 12-hour charters for halibut in the deep waters of the glacial fjords in Prince William Sound. Trips depart from the Valdez Harbor. Use of all fishing gear, tackle and bait is included. Crew assists with fish cleaning and charge a small extra fee for filleting and storage. Early season trips, between April 1 and May 31, are offered at reduced rates. Check with the tour desk for current rates when booking. Bring a camera to photograph whales and other marine wildlife.

Orion Charters
Valdez Small Boat Harbor
PO Box 3577
Valdez, AK 99686
907-835-8610
orioncharters.com

The Luck of the Irish Charters

Head out for salmon or halibut with the Misty Isle and the crew of Luck of the Irish Charters, departing out of Valdez Harbor. Halibut charters are full-day affairs, typically between 8 to 10 hours. Salmon charters are half or full day, and target king, silver or sockeye salmon, depending on time of the season and runs taking place. Use of all fishing gear, tackle and bait is included in charter fees. Assistance landing, cleaning and filleting is available from the crew. Look for marine wildlife, eagles and bears along the coast when out on charters.

The Luck of the Irish Charters
Valdez Small Boat Harbor
I Dock Slip 20
Valdez, AK 99686
907-835-4338
valdezcharters.com

 

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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