Incredible views, massive fish, and a professional and friendly captain may sound like a dream… but it’s real with Fantasea Charters!

Captain Keith invites you to join him on board his 32’ Uniflite, an offshore sportfishing vessel equipped with twin brand new Diesel D4 270 HP engines. She has a spacious deck and cabin and up to 6 anglers can fish in comfort and rest between epic hook-ups on board. There’s a full-head toilet, so you can remain comfortable on longer trips. Climb on the flybridge and you can spot top-feeding prey, as well as enjoy the gorgeous nature of Alaska.

The fish you’ll be going after are all-stars of the area. Huge Halibut lurk offshore, you can keep 2 of them, per person. Pink and Coho Salmon can be found in the bay as well as further offshore – get ready to battle these famous fish. You can expect to do trolling, as well as jigging, popping, and bottom fishing with light and heavy tackle.

You should arrive at the dock by 6:30 AM so you can cast off at 7 AM. You’ll set off for a 1 to 3-hour ride to the fishing grounds, during which you can enjoy the comforts of the boat and take in the view. A valid fishing license is required before you set foot on the boat, the captain recommends you buy it before your fishing date – just in case life throws you a curve ball, so you can still go fishing.

The captain will supply you with high-quality equipment, manufactured by Penn, Fin-Nor, and Shakespeare tackle. There’s no minimum age for kids on board and the captain will provide life jackets in all sizes.

Customers are recommended to bring some bottled water, adequate clothing, and a waterproof camera to take pictures of your trophy catch.

There is a special price for first responders, so feel free to contact the captain for more details!

Book a trip now to cast off on an unforgettable fishing adventure in the crystal waters of Alaska!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Group Rate Combo
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 13 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $2,150
    Get out in the productive waters off the coast of Seward. You will spend approximately half your day fishing for halibut then switch gear and location and fish for salmon and or rockfish. (The itinerary will be determined by the weather conditions what fish are running and local regulations.) The captain will supply you with all the necessary fishing gear for this trip. You can expect a 1 to 3-hour ride to the best fishing grounds. Keep in mind Halibut is closed on Wednesdays during the season.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Combo
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 13 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $800
    Get the best of both worlds and spend approximately half your day fishing for Halibut and then switch gear and fish for Salmon and or Rock fish! ( the days itinerary will depend on weather conditions, what fish are running and seasons and local regulations)You'll ride to the productive offshore waters, which can take between 1 to 3 hours. The captain will provide you with all the required equipment for this trip plus coaching as required. Keep in mind Halibut is closed on Wednesdays during the season.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 13 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $714
    Spend the day targeting monster Halibut! You'll head offshore to the deep waters where epic hookups will begin. The captain will provide you with all the required equipment for this trip.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 13
    $660
    This trip is perfect if you're looking to get on the hottest bite around for Salmon! You can expect a 1 to 3-hour ride to the fishing grounds, where the epic hook-ups will begin. The captain will provide you with all the required equipment for this trip.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day AM Trip - Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Sep 13
    $500
    Head out to the fishing grounds and spend 4 to 5 hours targeting Salmon. The captain will provide you with all the required equipment for this trip, just bring some drinks, snacks, and a positive attitude!
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About the Captain

Keith Washburn
Seward, Alaska, United States
61 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2017
Captain Keith has been guiding guests on amazing fishing trips for 37 years now and he shows no signs of stopping! He's one of the oldest continuing operators in Seward. A lifetime of fishing has taught him where the best fishing spots are as well as all the little tricks of the local fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Halibut Halibut
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon

Boat Specs

Uniflite (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1976, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 270HP Volvo Penta Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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
No Smoking
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Michelle B.
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Great Experience! Highly Recommend!!

VERIFIED   Half Day AM Trip - Salmon on September 5, 2021
My friend and I booked a half day fishing expedition with Captain Keith.  This was our first time fishing and we approached...
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Full day halibut trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Group Rate Combo on September 3, 2021
I’ve done a few trips out of a few places including Homer and Seward in the past. Some have been okay, some were regrettable,...
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VERIFIED   Half Day AM Trip - Salmon on August 15, 2021
Captain Keith was knowledgeable, friendly and patient with all of us. He cruised us around to all the best spots, gave us pointers...
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Willow River, MN
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Group Rate Combo on August 16, 2021
Capitan Keith has 35+ years experience,  and it shows. There were six of us, and he did a good job of teaching us...
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Great Experience!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Group Rate Combo on July 4, 2021
We had a great trip. Keith did all he could to try and find us some fish. We left with three. And one was a decent size!!...
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FAQs about Fantasea Charters

Fantasea Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - Half Day AM Trip - Salmon (4 hours)
  • $330 per person - Full Day Trip - Salmon (9 hours)
  • $357 per person - Full Day Trip - Halibut (9 hours)
  • $400 per person - Full Day Trip - Combo (9 hours)
  • $2,150 per group - Full Day Trip – Group Rate Combo (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Fantasea Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen

Trips booked with Fantasea Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fantasea Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Fantasea Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Fantasea Charters include:
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)