A single guest on a four-hour salmon charter.

Why should I book with North Pacific Charters?

At North Pacific Charters we book single guests on our
Four-hour salmon Ketchikan charters.

Book as Single guests on our four-hour salmon charter

And if you are our only single guest on the four-hour charter on that day, you still go fishing!


Have you ever dreamed of fishing in protected, calm waters?

Ketchikan Alaska, known as the Salmon Capital of the World, is your best chance to catch fresh Alaskan salmon or halibut. No big waves! Ketchikan is located along the inside passage. called the Tongass Narrows it is a protected waterway that is seven miles long and over a mile deep in places and offers some of the best salmon and halibut fishing in Alaska. Not to mention top-notch sightseeing opportunities, It doesn’t matter if you’re on a fishing trip or a wildlife tour chances are you will get some great photos do not forget the camera more information on what you may see and what is involved is described below.

After meeting your Captain on the Ketchikan Alaska pier, by looking for your last name on a sign and then it is a short walk right to your fishing boat, which holds no more than six guests. All our Alaska charter fishing boats range in size from 28 to 40 feet in length and have enclosed heated cabins and private restroom—the nautical term for toilet this head.

Before Setting out from Ketchikan, your Captain will get ready by giving you a quick safety brief. IE: how to start and stop the fishing vessel and steer, where to find all the gear for safety flares medical and life vests. And how to hail the US Coast Guard on the marine radio. Channel 16.

The Captain also gets all Alaska state fishing licenses filled out and collected for in USD, All guests ages 16 and older must have a state of Alaska fishing license. As you head to the fishing spot, there is a seven-knot no-wake zone to navigate. Travel time only takes about 20 minutes. At that point, it is time to fish for Alaskan salmon. With your Ketchikan fishing excursion, your experienced Coast Guard-licensed captain will answer your questions about fishing and the local Ketchikan area. Depending on the time of year you are in Ketchikan, Alaska, these are the four Alaska salmon we fish for out of five Alaskan salmon species. King, silver, pink, and chum salmon are the runs that abound in the sheltered waters of the Alaskan Tongass Narrows.

All our certified Ketchikan fishing captains have learned exactly what catches any of these salmon or halibut over the many years fishing the Ketchikan Alaska Tongass Narrows. As you start to fish the Captain will take care of everything he will get all the bait, lures and the downriggers set up for you. On the longer Halibut fishing trips, the distance you travel before fishing will vary as it takes a little longer to get to these spots.

All local Alaskan fisher Men & Women trolls and uses downriggers. A downrigger is a device used while fishing using the trolling method; this gets the bait or lures down to the depth where the fish are. A downrigger is similar to a small winch with a two to a five-foot adjustable pole or boom that carries a lead cannonball shaped weight, commonly 12 to 20 pounds, by a stainless steel cable (Or Heavy Duty Braided Downrigger Line). A clip, also known as a release, attaches a fishing line to the cannonball or steel cable above the lead weight. And allows the bait or lure to be pulled through the water behind the boat. The pole is Placed in a pole holder until the fish bites the hook. When the fish bites the hook and pulls the line out of the clip, the pole flips up. You lift the pole straight up out of the pole holder, and it is you and the fish. (sometimes it may need to be pulled out of the release). It is sometimes a problem for guests to feel they are fishing when they are not hanging on to a pole. However, this is the only way to catch Alaska salmon.

Even though this is a fishing charter, there is an excellent chance to see some of the local wildlife. Birds – whales, seals, sea otter, porpoise, sea lions – Might be surprise guests, Ketchikans Majestic bald eagle’s fly overhead, and at times they may swoop down near your boat, fishing for its catch of the day, and allowing you a stellar Alaska wildlife photo opportunity.

Included with this Ketchikan charter, All Fishing gear, tackle and bait needed to catch your Alaskan salmon or halibut, soda, and water and, of course, raingear, Although you may bring your light rain jacket and be more comfortable. You may also choose to have your catch processed and shipped home for an additional fee.

Please check the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website for current retention regulations for non-resident charter fishing. All guests ages 16 and older must have a license.

All other fishing and Sightseeing charter’s information can be found and booked at the link below. 2.5-hour Sightseeing Six-hour and Eight-hour fishing charters with North Pacific Charters require Four minimum guests.


More fishing charter details

Our business North Pacific Charters is locally owned, owner-operated, and we have over 27+ years in the fishing industry in Ketchikan, Alaska. This fishing adventure takes place on an average thirty-foot in length US coast guard safety inspected charter vessel. All have inside heated cabin space and a private restroom and plenty of deck space for up to six people. Soda, water, and raingear are onboard every vessel. This adventure is a High-quality, enjoyable trip that is customizable to your needs.

Quick Answers to most asked questions
Each Ketchikan vessel is restricted to carry six paid guests/soles on board. Have more than six let us know as you have the option to have more than one charter vessel.

This Ketchikan Alaska charter fishing adventure is small and the reason why every seat is the same price.

If you have more than six guests or need a particular meeting time email us and check availability. You have the option to have more than one vessel that will fish the same area it’s up to you!

Direct link to our fishing charter questions.

Quick Answers to most asked questions

Each vessel is restricted to carry six paid guests/soles on board. Have more than six let us know as you have the option to have more than one vessel.

This fishing adventure is small and the reason why every seat is the same price.

Private chartered boats are also available for one up to six guests each.

If you have more than six guests or need a particular meeting time email us and check availability. You have the option to have more than one vessel that will fish the same area it’s up to you!

A complete list of answers can be found at this link “Fishing trip”

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