Saltwater Safari Company maintains its reputation as the leading Alaska charter fishing service and pioneers of the Seward, Alaska long-range fishing grounds. Owner’s, Capt. Bob Candopoulos and Captain Bobby Savino have a combined 55 seasons of experience fishing these waters. With their two, incredible 53’ Delta charter boats Legend and Legacy and the 43’ Renegade, they strategically mapped the ocean floor day after day, season after season and pioneered the most incredible, long-range fishing grounds that Alaska has ever seen!

Long considered one of the world’s leading destinations for sport anglers, Seward, Alaska offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities to suit your specific needs. Located just 2 hours from Anchorage, Seward offers some of the best light tackle fishing for Silver and King Salmon to deep-sea battles with the Giant Pacific Halibut. Anglers from across the globe converge on the small coastal community of Seward, Alaska to test their skills and try their luck fishing in one of the most picturesque settings imaginable!

The prime fishing grounds out of Seward are located in the Gulf of Alaska.
The Gulf is rich in everything needed to sustain this incredible fishery. Offshore reefs and deep structure hold a tremendous variety of bottom-fish species. It’s not at all uncommon for a lucky angler to be fighting a giant Pacific Halibut while others are landing monster lingcod or huge yellow-eye and black rockfish. When deep-sea fishing out of Seward, Alaska, you never know from one moment to the next what you might hook into.

Bag limits are as followed:
Halibut: 2 per person (one must be under 28")
Rockfish: 3 per person
Salmon: up to 6 per person
Lingcod: 1 per person
Pacific Cod: no limit

Our crew will clean your catch and bag it for you, and there is vacuum sealing/shipping options are available for you if desire.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Salmon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 21 (Tue, Wed)
    US $598
    Enjoy a half day trip on the water in beautiful Resurrection Bay targeting Silver Salmon (coho). With limits up to 6 per person, these trips can get exciting if the action gets hot! Make sure you have a lunch and beverages, rain gear, and your alaska sport fishing license before checking in for your trip. They can be purchased online and printing off at home.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Offshore - Halibut (May)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - May 31 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $750
    Beat the crowds by booking a full day of Halibut fishing in May! Spend 10 hours fishing these productive waters for these incredible monsters, as you try to fulfill your limit of 2 Halibuts to take home – one can be any size, while the other must be 28 inches or smaller. You'll also have the chance to catch some other exciting and delicious fish, such as Rockfish and Pacific Cod. Just make sure you have a printed copy of an Alaskan sport fishing license and you're good to go.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour – Kenai Fjord Tour & Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 31 (Tue, Wed)
    US $784
    The best of both worlds! This trip is a combination of a sightseeing tour as well as some light tackle fishing. It takes you on a tour of Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park in search of wildlife such as whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals, sea otters, bald eagles, and puffins! Also in the sights, we will take you into the National Park where we take you right up to glaciers which are breathtaking! We will also spend 1.5 - 2 hours of the trip light tackle fishing for Salmon and/or Rockfish.
    Targeted fish
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
    Black Rockfish
    Black Rockfish
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Offshore-Salmon & Rockfish
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 21 (Tue, Wed)
    US $840
    Enjoy 8 Hours on the water of beautiful Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords targeting Rockfish and Silver Salmon (Coho). There's also a probability of running into some Lingcod while you're going after Rockfish. These trips we use light tackle suitable for an experience level of fisherman! Make sure you have a lunch and beverages, rain gear, and your alaska sportfishing license before checking in for your trip. They can be purchased online and printed off at home.
    Targeted fish
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
    Black Rockfish
    Black Rockfish
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Offshore – Halibut (Sept.)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Sep 15 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $860
    September is one of my favorite months to Halibut fish! This incredible fish doesn't only make for good table fare, but it will also be incredibly fun to try to get on the boat. Tough-fighting and strong as can be, it will give any angler a run for their money, so you'll utilize your full 10 hours on board as you bottom fish offshore to try to entice the bite. The main target species of this trip is Halibut, although there are possibilities of seeing Rockfish, Salmon, and Lingcod on it as well!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Offshore – Halibut (June)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jun 30 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $920
    Make the most of your summer in Alaska and fish the Pacific's prolific nearshore and inshore waters in search of delicious Halibut. This incredible species is a table favorite all around the world, and you'll have the chance to take 2 back to shore to enjoy for yourself. Try bottom fishing with a range of bait and lures and who knows what you might catch? There's always the chance of catching some other local beasts, like Cod, Rockfish, and even Salmon.
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Black Rockfish
    Black Rockfish
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Offshore –Halibut July/Aug
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 31 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $950
    Make the most of your summer in Alaska and head offshore and fish the Pacific's prolific waters in search of delicious Halibut. This incredible species is a table favorite all around the world, and you'll have the chance to take 2 back to shore to enjoy for yourself. There's always the potential of catching other species, like Cod, Rockfish, and Salmon.
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
    Black Rockfish
    Black Rockfish
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 297 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Jay H.
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“A miserably GREAT day!”

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Offshore - Halibut (May) on May 21, 2024
We didn’t have the best weather conditions today. The boat was ready to go, but the crew gave us the option to rain check...
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Matthew H.
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Great crew, great trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Offshore - Halibut (May) on May 24, 2024
Captain Cam and his crew went above and beyond to make sure our family had a great experience. Everyone was friendly, helpful,...
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Jamie A.
Fairbanks, AK
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12 Person Full Day Combo

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore –Halibut July/Aug on August 26, 2023
Weather wasn’t great but Captain was honest with us up front and gave us options to reschedule or push and see what the day...
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Kolleen W.
Rollingwood, TX
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Full day Halibut trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore –Halibut July/Aug on July 30, 2023
We had a fabulous time on this charter. My brother and I had 30 fish 30 pounds of fish to send back to Texas halibut and cod....
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VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore –Halibut July/Aug on July 14, 2023
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FAQs about Saltwater Safari Company

Saltwater Safari Company offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $299 per person - Half Day Salmon Trip (5 hours)
  • US $375 per person - Full Day Offshore - Halibut (May) (10 hours)
  • US $392 per person - 8 Hour – Kenai Fjord Tour & Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $420 per person - Full Day Offshore-Salmon & Rockfish (8 hours)
  • US $430 per person - Full Day Offshore – Halibut (Sept.) (10 hours)
  • US $460 per person - Full Day Offshore – Halibut (June) (10 hours)
  • US $475 per person - Full Day Offshore –Halibut July/Aug (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Saltwater Safari Company, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Simrad
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Radar Simrad

Trips booked with Saltwater Safari Company include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Seeker)
  • Lures (Including frozen bait)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Our crew will fillet your catch for you)
  • First Mate ( We bait your hooks and clean your catch for you!)

Saltwater Safari Company offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Saltwater Safari Company offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Saltwater Safari Company include:
  • Black Rockfish
  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)

Meet the Captain

Captain Bob Savino
Seward, Alaska, United States
24 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
297 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since August 2018
Growing up, I always had a passion for fishing. Being born and raised in Central Florida, I was always surrounded by some of the best fresh and saltwater fishing that the world had to offer. In 2008 I started working for an elite Alaskan charter outfit, Saltwater Safari Company. Starting as a deckhand on their vessels, I spent 4 seasons on deck followed by 5 seasons operating there vessels, the Legend & Legacy. In 2012 at the age of 22, I optioned my Merchant Mariners credentials as Master of Vessels up to 100 gross tons. When the summer season in Alaska comes to an end, I spend my winters back down in Florida where I guide tours in the Everglades. Also apart of our team is Captain Noah Wamsteker! Captain Noah hails from Mobile Alabama and has been apart of the our company since 2017. Working under Captain Bob predominantly, he had one of the best teachers in the game and learned so much about the fishery and the local knowledge of fishing out of Seward. Captain Noah received his United States Coastguard License as Master of Vessels up to 100 gross tons in 2021 and has been running our boats collectively since then. He's the young gun in our fleet and has quickly earned the nickname "The Alabama Slamma" by being a top producer for our company the past several seasons. His passion for fishing is unmatched and you'll be sure to have a great time fishing with him! Fishing is our passion and we would love to take you into our world and show you the beauty of Resurrection Bay and the Gulf of Alaska! FISH ON!
Our Team
Noah W.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Rockfish Black Rockfish
Cod Cod
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Boat specs

Delta Marine (Cruiser) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 600HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Simrad
Fishfinder
Simrad
Radar
Simrad

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano and Seeker
Lures
Including frozen bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Our crew will fillet your catch for you
First Mate
We bait your hooks and clean your catch for you!

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We recommend 9-10 years old and up
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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