Big Jim’s Charters

11957 Glacier Highway
Juneau AK, United States

Big Jim’s Charters has been a local favorite for 20 plus years in Juneau, Alaska, as these guys go the extra mile for everyone. They know the hot spots for Salmon and Halibut, and will utilize the boat’s equipment to the maximum to provide a successful trip and an exciting experience. They operate May 1st to October 1st!

Big Jim’s Charters are operated by Captain Mike, who’s been fishing for over 30 years and is as passionate about it today as he was when he first started. His goal is not only to take you to where the fish are but to also teach you how to reel them in. This is exactly what sets him apart from most. Before each trip, Captain Mike will provide a brief but thorough tutorial on how to reel in, so you can start your journey feeling positive.

You will fish aboard a 35 foot Luhrs express cruiser boat, powered by two 330 HP Cummings engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots. The boat is equipped with a private head, all safety equipment as well as radar, chart plotters, and electric downriggers.

Big Jim’s Charters can pick you up or meet you 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 themselves 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. Captain 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 baits and top of the line rods and reels. The boat is loaded up with plenty of snacks, bottled water and sodas - both diet and regular, as well as lunches on the 6 and 8 hours trips. You will be able to buy your fishing license onboard.

Big Jim’s Charters has been a local favorite for 20 plus years in Juneau, Alaska, as these guys go the extra mile for everyone. They know the hot spots for Salmon and Halibut, and will utilize the boat’s equipment to the maximum to provide a succ


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  • Full Day Trip- Delux Halibut/Salmon
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1500 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 175 each additional person
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Salmon Fishing
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Halibut Fish AM
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Halibut Fishing PM
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 800 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Salmon Fishing
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 130 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Express cruiser) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 330HP Cummings engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25.0 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
Targeted Species
 
Halibut
 
Rockfish

 
Salmon (Chinook)
 
Salmon (Coho)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Mike Bonfils
Juneau, Alaska, United States
Member since December 2016
Captain Mike took over Big Jim's Charters from Jim Preston in 2006, as owner and captain offering day trips out of Auke Bay. Before that, Captain Mike helmed and operated a variety of vessels, including the 60' Alaskan Star, cruising and fishing around South East Alaska. Captain Mike has been working on fishing charters for over 30 years. He spends his winters down in Los Barriles, Mexico, fishing for Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, and Yellowtail.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Fished July 11, 2017
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We had 4 hours to fish Our Captain and his helper where Fantastic and yes we did Great

Fished July 7, 2017
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