Red Door Charters & Lodging - Ravyness

Discover the undisputed “Halibut Capital of the World” and its stunning surroundings with Red Door Charters. Based out of Homer, Alaska, they offer world-class nearshore fishing and comfortable, economic lodging through Red Door Lodge. With unbeatable Halibut fishing just on their doorstep, you’ll be fishing for these beauties along with delicious Salmon and Rockfish. Captain Eddie will be your guide and, thanks to his years of experience, he knows exactly where the biggest fish hook up.

Head out to sea aboard a 29’ North River offshore sportfishing boat. This strong vessel is just the boat you want to get you out on Alaska’s choppy waters. Powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha engines, you’ll reach speeds of up to 35 knots, getting you on the fish with ease. Complete with a fishfinder and GPS, she’s a fully-rigged craft. You’ll have the use of the toilet, and plenty of space for up to 6 guests in the cabin and outdoors to fish.

You’ll fish the confluence of Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet, mainly, while you can also head further afield to catch some trophy-sized beasts. Get ready for some heavy lifting when going after monster-sized Halibut. These 100+ lb creatures will prove a task for even the most experienced of anglers.

If you’re going for the bite of Salmon, you’ll be trolling the water tops. If it’s Rockfish you’re after, you can try jigging and bottom fishing to catch the bite of these radiant beauties. Each of these will make for a delicious dinner at the end of the day, so try your best to fill the fridge and earn yourself a tasty meal.

You’ll find all the latest Shimano gear on board, along with plenty of artificial lures, so you’ll have the edge over the fish throughout the day. Water is provided to keep you refreshed, just bring along your own snacks and drinks and get ready for a fun, intensive fishing experience with some of the world’s most prized fish. Red Door Charters can’t wait to welcome you aboard to make some lifelong memories.



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  • Private trip
    Salmon & Halibut Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $2,104
    This combo trip will see you stay in the nearshore waters of the Kachemak Bay and its confluence with Cook Inlet. These productive waters are home to delicious Salmon and Halibut, so you’ll be going out to catch plenty of fish to take back to shore for a tasty treat. With a year-round population of King Salmon, you’re guaranteed the chance to catch a bite whenever you go, but the summer months will see you target the returning population of Red and Silver Salmon, on a more productive trip.
  • Private trip
    Salmon Combo Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30 (Wed)
    $1,995
    What to do when you can’t catch Halibut? Fear not, there are plenty of stunning and thrilling Salmon to go after. Head out to the confluence of the Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet and hunt the returning population of Reds and Silvers. Kings will be present year-round, so you have plenty to choose from – and each of them can claim to being absolutely delicious to eat. Halibut is closed each Wednesday in 2021 so make this day a Salmon derby instead!
  • Shared trip
    Halibut/Rockfish/Salmon Shared Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $754
    Stay in the Kachemak Bay and the start of Cook Inlet in order to catch the bite of returning Red and Silver Salmon, as well as huge Halibut. These famous waters are on the way home for the Salmon population, as they head back to their original habitat. Troll to catch the bite of Salmon and get ready for some heavy lifting if you manage to hook a Halibut. These incredible species will make you work hard to get them aboard, but your reward of a delicious dinner will be well worth it all.
  • Shared trip
    Salmon Combo Shared Charter
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30 (Wed)
    $702
    All year round, you can find winter Kings in the local waters, with returning Kings, Reds, and Silvers coming back at their own leisurely pace. They all stick close to shore, heading from the Pacific’s open waters, running up Cook Inlet and into the numerous rivers and streams of the Kenai. There'll be no Halibut fishing on this trip, it's restricted on Wednesdays in 2021, so come out and target exciting local Salmon.
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About the Charter Operator

Bob Bornt
Homer, Alaska, United States
75 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
I hooked up with two fantastic captains in 2018 after acquiring two elusive Halibut Charter Permits, which I bought as an excuse to buy the "Ravyness," then "Tuff Stuff," thinking I could tag along and get to fish when I wasn't remodeling apartments into Lodge Studios or working for Alaskan Mental Health – great decision! We've caught tons of fish and seem to have improved the mental health of many an angler – myself included.

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Targeted Species

Halibut Halibut
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon Salmon
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Salmon (Sockeye) Salmon (Sockeye)

Boat Specs

North River (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
73%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
77%
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VERIFIED   NEW  Salmon & Halibut Private Charter on July 8, 2021
Overall fishing experience was good. If you’re looking for a great Halibut experience, however, this is not it. The captain...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Salmon & Halibut Private Charter on July 4, 2021
We have been on several charters throughout Alaska! Capt. Cliff and Nick were by far the best!  You can’t find a better...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Halibut/Rockfish/Salmon Shared Trip on July 1, 2021
This was a great trip and we caught a lot of fish! Captain Cliff and Nick are very knowledgeable and knows where to find fish...
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VERIFIED   Halibut/Rockfish/Salmon Shared Trip on June 22, 2021
We had a very enjoyable fishing trip with the Ravyness crew!  The captain was knowledgeable and worked hard to put us on the...
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VERIFIED   Halibut/Rockfish/Salmon Shared Trip on June 10, 2021
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FAQs about Red Door Charters & Lodging - Ravyness

Red Door Charters & Lodging - Ravyness offers the following trips to customers:
  • $351 per person - Salmon Combo Shared Charter (8 hours)
  • $377 per person - Halibut/Rockfish/Salmon Shared Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,995 per group - Salmon Combo Private Charter (8 hours)
  • $2,104 per group - Salmon & Halibut Private Charter (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Red Door Charters & Lodging - Ravyness, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Red Door Charters & Lodging - Ravyness include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (Works for tips)

Red Door Charters & Lodging - Ravyness offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (All off Kachemak Bay and out into Cook Inlet.)

Red Door Charters & Lodging - Ravyness offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Red Door Charters & Lodging - Ravyness include:
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)