Big Jim’s Charters has been a local favorite for over 30 years in Juneau, Alaska, as these guys go the extra mile for everyone. They know the hot spots for Salmon and Halibut, and will work hard to provide a successful trip and an exciting experience. They operate from May 1 to Sept 15.

Our crew and Captains are experianced fishermen. Their job is to help you, teach you and get you on the fish.

You will fish aboard a like new 30 foot Offshore 2017 Duckworth with 2023 twin 300 hp Mecury’s that get you to the fishing grounds fast, cruise at 30 plus knots. The boat has a private head, all the safety equipment, as well as a radar, chart plotters, Sonar fish finder, electric downriggers.

Capt. Mike can pick you up at the Fisherman’s Bend Marina where you’ll start your nearshore and offshore adventure. When you fish for Salmon, you will slow troll, one rod per angler. And when fishing for Halibut, you will drift and jig off the bottom, also using one rod per angler. This way, everyone will get to fish and have a chance of catching a nice dinner.

Once you return to the dock, your fish will be cleaned and filleted for dinner, and the rest can be beheaded and gutted. Capt. Mike will recommend a processing plant that can store your fish until you are ready to have it sent to your home address.

All charters include sightseeing and whale watching while fishing, all bait, and top-of-the-line rods and reels. We can arrage Pickup from cruise ship and return about $50.00 each way for up to 10 people, you will need to pay the cab.

Fuel surcharge baseed on fuel price of $4.00 per gallon and will be added to your balance.

Confirmation of your price is in message center on FishingBooker.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Salmon only Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    US $950
    You'll search for Salmon on the East Side of Douglas Island, Stephens Passage, the North end, both sides of Shelter Island, the southern Lynn Cannel, and sides of Admiralty Island. You can expect two hours of trolling, and if you fish around Douglas Island, it should give you 3 hours of fishing. King Salmon are present May-June, Chum and Pink Salmon June-July, and the Silvers (Coho) July-October. The 5% sales tax applies to the amount of remaining balance on the day of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Half Day trip Salmon only
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $950
    4 hour Salmon only, 1 pm charter. Check us for current regulations for Kings. The King run is April/May, Pinks and Chim show up in June and July and Silvers Coho show up in July, August and September. 5% Juneau sales tax is collected on the total of your charter and added to your balance.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Halibut (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 15
    US $1,050
    This trip will use 2 hours of the time traveling to and from the Halibut holes located in the Southern area of Lynn Cannel. Halibut regulations require that you only keep one fish less than 44 inches or over 80 inches. Once all fishermen have their one Halibut they want to keep, you will fish for Salmon or Rockfish. The Halibut do not arrive in the Juneau area until June 15. This is not an exclusive charter. The 5% sales tax applies to the amount of remaining balance on the day of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Halibut AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 5
    US $1,050
    This trip will use hour of the time traveling to and from the Halibut holes located in the Southern area of Lynn Cannel. Halibut regulations are slot release somedays no retention rules change each season check with us for current regulations.Once all fishermen have their one Halibut they want to keep, you will fish for Rockfish. The Halibut do not arrive in the Juneau area until June. The 5% sales tax applies to the amount of remaining balance on the day of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Salmon only Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    US $1,350
    This trip will take you in search of Salmon on the East Side of Douglas Island, the North end, Stephens Passage, both sides of Shelter Island, the southern Lynn Cannel, and sides of Admiralty Island. You can expect 3 hours of trolling, and if you fish around Douglas Island, it should give you 5 hours of fishing. King Salmon are present May-June, Chum and Pink Salmon June-July, and the Silvers (Coho) July-October. The 5% sales tax applies to the amount of remaining balance on the day of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Salmon-Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 15
    US $1,450
    This is a combination Salmon and Halibut charter, travel times run a hour with about 5 hours of fishing. Halibut regulations change each year and require that you only keep one Halubut per person, Once all fishermen have their one Halibut we fish Salmon until its time to return to marina. The Halibut do not arrive in the Juneau area until June. The 5% sales tax applies to the amount of remaining balance on the day of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Salmon only Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    US $1,700
    We target Salmon on the East Side of Douglas Island, Stephens Passage, the North end, both sides of Shelter Island, the southern Lynn Cannel, and both sides of Admiralty Island. King Salmon run is April-June, chrck current regulations fir Kings as they change each year. Chum and Pink Salmon June-July, and the Silvers (Coho) July-October. The 5% sales tax applies to the amount of remaining balance on the day of the trip.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Halibut and Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 15
    US $1,800
    The 5% sales tax applies to the amount of remaining balance on the day of the trip. Regulations on retention of Halibut and King Salmon change each year. We normally have a slot release between 45 to 80 inches, when you catch a Halibut you must deside if its catch and kill or catch and release. Once everyone has their one Halibut we will use the remaining time to catch Salmon.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Amazing deck hand, willing to teach
Amazing Day!!
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
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Roarke M.
Meridian, ID
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Half Day Trip With Captain Jim and Talon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Halibut (PM) on July 7, 2023
This was a wonderful experience for my family! We felt so lucky to get Captain Jim and Talon for our trip, they really made...
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Randall M.
Seattle, WA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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6hr trip with Captain Jan and Deckhand Finn

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Salmon-Halibut on June 28, 2023
This was my first time with Big Jim’s charter and the fishing trip was a blast. The boat FV Petryl was amazing, so clean...
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Todd & Suzy Jefferson
Los Angeles, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing Day!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Salmon-Halibut on July 7, 2023
We did the 3/4 day with halibut & salmon. Captain Jim & his deckhand Talon were both amazing. All four of us caught halibut...
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Chris G.
Seattle, Washington
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with John and Tim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Halibut (PM) on August 17, 2023
We are on a cruise ship. We had a fishing excursion booked for Icy Straits. It got canceled because of big waves. Our next...
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Henie F.
Los Angeles, CA
Excellent
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Half day with Captain Jan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Salmon only Fishing on June 27, 2023
Amazing trip! I am not a fisherman and so I started the day with trepidation— waking up early, rainy weather, possibility...
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FAQs about Big Jim’s Charters

Big Jim’s Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $950 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Salmon only Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day trip Salmon only (4 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Halibut (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Halibut AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Salmon only Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,450 per group, additional US $150 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Salmon-Halibut (6 hours)
  • US $1,700 per group, additional US $200 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Salmon only Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $200 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Halibut and Salmon (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Big Jim’s Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Radar

Trips booked with Big Jim’s Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch

Big Jim’s Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Big Jim’s Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Big Jim’s Charters include:
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)

Meet the Captain

Mike Bonfils
Juneau, Alaska, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
105 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2016
Captain Mike is a avid sport fisherman, running a 30 foot Sport Fishing boat off the west coast of California to Cabo San Lucas from 1983 to 1990. In 1990 he purchased a 48 foot Yaughtfishing boat in Washington state with a 16 foot Salmon tow. He fished British Columbia Canada from 1990 to 2000 for Salmon and in 2000 purchased a 57 foot Motor yaught towing a 26 foot Sport fisher man for Salmon and Halibut. In 2005 started Alaka Adventure Charters in Juneau, Alaska providing week long fishing trips out of Juneau, Alaska, fishing for Salmon and Halibut. In 2006 took over Big Jim’s Charters opprrating a 26 foot Charter boat out of Auke Bay, Alaska. In 2015 purchased Hi Time Charters out of Auke Bay and now operate two boats, Hot Rod and Hi Time.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Duckworth Offshore 30 (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP 2023 Mercury 300 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 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
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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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