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Full-Day Fishing & Sightseeing Combo

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6am - 6pm Up to 10 people fishing, 6 more as passengers, exclusive use of the boat
6am - 5pm Up to 6 people - exclusive use of the boat

PLEASE NOTE: Halibut CANNOT be retained on Wednesdays!

Perfect Combination Trip in Seward, Alaska

Sightseeing areas include the Kenai Fjords National Park, and we go to the Chiswell Islands, famous for the many species of nesting seabirds, and the Aialik/Holgate or Northwestern Fjord Glacier areas of the majestic park. It is normal to see humpback whales, orca whales, harbor seals, stellar sea lion, Dall’s porpoise, and all manner of sea birds including puffin, cormorant, auklet, and muir.

Our boats are personal and purpose-built for these waters, and our captains are all professional fishermen with years of local experience touring the area. With departures at 6 a.m. daily, let us be your guide on a great sightseeing cruise in the Kenai Fjords National Park!

Fishing: We target halibut, ling cod (in season), black bass, and silver salmon (in season). Our goal is for each person to catch his or her limit of halibut or salmon, though these Seward fishing trips specifically take time to focus on wildlife viewing.

You’ll appreciate the personalized attention when your captain stops for photo opportunities and answers your questions about wildlife as we encounter whales, sea lions, bird rookeries, glaciers, and other marine wildlife. Please remember that the fishing time will be cut down considerably on these types of charters due to the traveling time for sightseeing. As a result, you should not expect to limit out in fish on the fishing and sightseeing combination charters… But what could be better than making a great day out of doing a little of both?

Fresh Catch in Alaska:

Pacific halibut are the most desired and largest fish of Alaska’s sport fisheries. They are plentiful in our waters throughout our fishing season, May through September. Sport-caught halibut usually range from 20 to 50 lbs., although larger fish are not uncommon. Generally, we fish between 100 and 450 feet, with an average of about 300 feet. It takes about an hour and a half to two hours to get to the best fishing grounds. We normally drift over our fishing areas and then pull up, move back over them and drift again. Although we do drop anchor sometimes, we don’t believe in anchoring and sitting on one spot all day.

Ling cod season opens July 1st. The minimum legal size is 35 inches. These fish can grow to over 80 lbs. The limit is one fish per day per person. Lings can be caught at almost any depth, but we catch most of them at 15 to 150 feet. Many people prefer the moist, succulent, white meat of ling cod to halibut.

Black sea bass is both easy and fun to catch. They are the most prolific of the rockfish species and are found near shallow rocky areas. Fishermen are limited to four black bass per day. These fish average about 4 to 5 lbs but range up to 12 lbs. We normally fish for them with medium weight spinning or baitcasting gear, using hoochies and herring or shrimp lures. These fish are great fun for young and big kids alike as they hit fast and furious. Sea bass (black bass) are delicious to eat.

Red snapper (yellow-eye rockfish) is one of the tastiest fish we have, and the limit is one per day. They are generally caught while fishing for halibut and ling cod. As you can see, there is a good variety of fish to catch during a halibut charter, and all are delicious to eat.

Silver salmon start their annual return to their freshwater streams in mid-July and August but can be caught in outer coastal waters starting in late June. Silver salmon average 8 to 20 lbs. and are a lot of fun to catch. The state record is 26 lbs. They put up a great fight on medium to light tackle and are exciting and fun to catch.

Depending upon the weather, tides, location, and time of year, we normally fish for salmon in water depths from a few feet near shore to 90 feet of water offshore. Usually “mooching” (drift fishing with bait) will provide the best results. Salmon are aggressive when feeding and provide some fast action. Our Captains are avid salmon fishermen with great knowledge and successful fishing techniques that they will share with you. Their years of local knowledge of our area give them an edge on finding the right combination of techniques and location for finding salmon and getting them to bite.

Fuel Surcharge:

Please know that fuel is the largest expense we have as charter operators. Our prices reflect the price of fuel at the time of publishing. In previous years we have not added a fuel surcharge, but it’s clear with the volatility and uncertainty in the market that this not a practice we can continue.

A fuel surcharge will only be applied in the event of soaring fuel prices based on the price of fuel at the time of your charter. Should the price of marine fuel remain under $4.75 per gallon there will be no additional charge.
We are steadfast in our position that we do not want to limit the range of our vessels due to the cost of fuel – our choice of fishing grounds should not be directed by the cost at the pump. By adding a fee schedule we can mitigate that concern, the expense represents a significant impact over the course of a season.



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