Cook Inlet

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Cook Inlet Fishing Charters

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Cook Inlet: 58 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Homer
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trips from $2,805
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Soldotna
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Cooper Landing
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trips from $800
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Willow
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trips from $200
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(89 reviews)
Soldotna
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Kenai
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trips from $200
Cooper Landing
trips from $200
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Soldotna
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Cooper Landing
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(74 reviews)
Homer
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cook Inlet

According to customer reviews, Debra Kay – Red Door Charters, Outgoing Angling – Alaska, and Jason’s Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cook Inlet. Full list of top fishing charters in Cook Inlet.

The average price for a private 4 hour Cook Inlet fishing trip is $751, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,749 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Debra Kay – Red Door Charters, Outgoing Angling – Alaska, and Jason’s Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cook Inlet.

The most popular fish species you can target are Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, and Sockeye Salmon. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Spinning. River fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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Wear warm clothing, bring lunch or snacks. Listen to the Captain for safety instructions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear warm clothing, bring lunch or snacks. Listen to the Captain for safety instructions.
Joseph  D.
Joseph D. Homer, AK
Make sure to book during one of the salmon runs. The guide was great but the but the fishing was hard.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Make sure to book during one of the salmon runs. The guide was great but the but the fishing was hard.
Ira  S.
Ira S. Rockwall, TX
I was successful on my first time. Halibut are easier to catch than salmon. I met a few fishermen in Seward that were unsuccessful so I am glad I drove to Homer. For the nonfisher people in your party consider booking in advance a flight from Homer to Katnai to see the bears catch salmon. My wife was disappointed that all flights to Katnai were full.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I was successful on my first time. Halibut are easier to catch than salmon. I met a few fishermen in Seward that were unsuccessful so I am glad I drove to Homer. For the nonfisher people in your party consider booking in advance a flight from Homer to Katnai to see the bears catch salmon. My wife was disappointed that all flights to Katnai were full.
John  S.
John S. Snohomish, WA
Maybe. Check the tides. Call in advance and ask your guide what days have the best fishing tides and plan your trip around that
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe. Check the tides. Call in advance and ask your guide what days have the best fishing tides and plan your trip around that
Corey  L.
Corey L. United States
I would recommend them get hooked up with Captain Cory so they can have the fishing experience they will love.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend them get hooked up with Captain Cory so they can have the fishing experience they will love.
Renee  H.
Renee H. United States
Buy your license at Fred Meyer...very easy. If you catch a king salmon you will not be able to fish for the rest of the trip, but you can enjoy the boat ride.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Buy your license at Fred Meyer...very easy. If you catch a king salmon you will not be able to fish for the rest of the trip, but you can enjoy the boat ride.
Dennis  R.
Dennis R. Vancouver, WA
If you really want to catch fish. You need at least a few days. with 1 day ,do not complain about no fish result (target is King salmon.)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you really want to catch fish. You need at least a few days. with 1 day ,do not complain about no fish result (target is King salmon.)
Yoshi  S.
Yoshi S. Fort Payne, AL
Good charters fill up early, but weather is unpredictable. Gear up for it. I'm a Scout so like to be prepared. Rain gear, waterproof boots, layers, sunscreen, gloves, Dramamine, barf bag. Plan for 10-15 degrees cooler on the water than the shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good charters fill up early, but weather is unpredictable. Gear up for it. I'm a Scout so like to be prepared. Rain gear, waterproof boots, layers, sunscreen, gloves, Dramamine, barf bag. Plan for 10-15 degrees cooler on the water than the shore.
Sam  A.
Sam A. Parker, CO
Fishing in June is great because we got there before the big tourist season and didn’t have to fight the croweds.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in June is great because we got there before the big tourist season and didn’t have to fight the croweds.
Travis  B.
Travis B. Homer, AK
I recommend Corey with Alaskan Adventure Guides. He did his best to insure we got our limits of fish. He and his mate were great and the boat was very nice. Even with the 6 hour halibut trip, you may get a lot of movement. Be prepared, if you get seasick easy. Dramamine worked good for my wife. Expect the Spit area to be crowded, but there are a good number of places to eat. Expect to pay Homer taxes on your trip. Expect processing and shipping of fish to be about $7.50 a pound.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I recommend Corey with Alaskan Adventure Guides. He did his best to insure we got our limits of fish. He and his mate were great and the boat was very nice. Even with the 6 hour halibut trip, you may get a lot of movement. Be prepared, if you get seasick easy. Dramamine worked good for my wife. Expect the Spit area to be crowded, but there are a good number of places to eat. Expect to pay Homer taxes on your trip. Expect processing and shipping of fish to be about $7.50 a pound.
John  P.
John P. Boise, ID
book your fishing a bit earlier in the year than we did but don't be afraid of whenever you go. I would probably book more than one day if I were to do this again down the road. Be nice to go after some King Salmon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
book your fishing a bit earlier in the year than we did but don't be afraid of whenever you go. I would probably book more than one day if I were to do this again down the road. Be nice to go after some King Salmon.
Kenneth  J.
Kenneth J. WILIAMSBG Township, ME
Bring binoculars and cameras. There were whales, sea otters and incredible scenery. Dress in layers, bring gloves and enjoy the experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring binoculars and cameras. There were whales, sea otters and incredible scenery. Dress in layers, bring gloves and enjoy the experience.
Jenette  B.
Jenette B. Elko, NV
Book with Captain Corey on the Sea Hunter if you can. I’m sure there are other guides out there that are good, but I can not over emphasize how great our experience was on this boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Corey on the Sea Hunter if you can. I’m sure there are other guides out there that are good, but I can not over emphasize how great our experience was on this boat.
Michael  L.
Michael L. Seattle, WA
Check the Alaskan wildlife site to see which fish are running or if they have closed the season for certain fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the Alaskan wildlife site to see which fish are running or if they have closed the season for certain fish.
Dustin  J.
Dustin J. Herndon, VA
Amazing experience. Better in many ways than the Kenai. Weather can be unpredictable. Bring gear!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Amazing experience. Better in many ways than the Kenai. Weather can be unpredictable. Bring gear!
Steven  M.  M.
Steven M. M. Philomath, Oregon
Visit the launch area at Centennial Park 11:00am to noon to see and speak to the anglers returning from the early morning half day trips on the Kenai.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Visit the launch area at Centennial Park 11:00am to noon to see and speak to the anglers returning from the early morning half day trips on the Kenai.
Tim  M.
Tim M. Reno, Nevada
Dress warm, and exspect a scenic, beautiful float that you will not forget.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm, and exspect a scenic, beautiful float that you will not forget.
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member United States
Find a good guide, do some research, a good guide will make a good trip or a bad trip, find your guide they can tell u how to plan your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good guide, do some research, a good guide will make a good trip or a bad trip, find your guide they can tell u how to plan your trip.
Brian  W.
Brian W. Park City, Utah

Secret Waters Guide Service
Secret Waters Guide Service
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Kurtis. He kept us in the fish zone and our trip flew by. Can’t wait to fish again with him someday, we’ll be back!
Benjamin  D.
Benjamin D. Sanborn, ND
Secret Waters Guide Service
Secret Waters Guide Service
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Capt Kurtis was a fantastic guide for our fishing trip on the Kenai River. We both had the thrill of “fish on” and got a Silver salmon keeper. The Rainbow trout was safely landed and returned. What an experience!
Beth  S.
Beth S. Crystal River, FL
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
The day out on the water with Capt Corey was stellar even without having a second mate on board. Everyone caught fish and there were quite a few keepers - salmon were not in the cards but it was still a great day
Beth  S.
Beth S. Crystal River, FL
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishing charter in Willow
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Shane was a great guide, gave us lots of good fly-fishing tips! Thank you, definitely recommend!
Teresa  K.
Teresa K. Grand Rapids, MN
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(69 reviews)
A long run out followed by the fastest halibut limit in all my alaska fishing trips. Less than 45 minutes and we were done. Outstanding day on the water. Would strongly recommend these guys to anyone interested in a trip out of Homer
John  G.
John G. Genoa, OH
Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River
Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River
Fishing charter in Soldotna
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
The fish may have not been cooperating but Capt Jared didn’t give up. I caught my first salmon in the last few minuted of the day - all thanks to efforts of our guide. What a great way to celebrate my 61st birthday! Both the boat and equipment were very well maintained and I would definitely recommend this excursion to anyone!
Beth  S.
Beth S. Crystal River, FL
D's Fishing Company
D's Fishing Company
Fishing charter in Soldotna
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Outstanding guide. He know the Kenai river and where the fish will be. Most importantly, he communicates with other guides to assess the conditions and where the fish are moving. We will be fishing with DUSTIN AGAIN.
Dean  Y.
Dean Y. Renton, WA
Homer Halibut Hunters
Homer Halibut Hunters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Had a great day out on the water in Kachemak bay! It was a last minute booking and it was awesome! The captain and his mate were fun to be with, and knowledgeable and put us on the fish! The fishing started of a little slow but ended up catching over a 70 lb halibut, and two yellow eye rockfish ( my first yellow eye!) And a bunch of smaller good eaters too, Definitely will be back!
Hunter  N.
Hunter N. Williamsburg, Virginia
Secret Waters Guide Service
Secret Waters Guide Service
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Was a great day and experience on the water. Was able to hook up and land my biggest salmon to date with a great guide and good people to share the boat with.
Daniel  C.
Daniel C. Turnerville, WY
Secret Waters Guide Service
Secret Waters Guide Service
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Kurtis is the man! Quick response with booking, great communication, great variety in tackle, great fishing location, and super helpful. Will definitely book again in the future. Highly recommend!
Cambry  C.
Cambry C. Seattle, Washington
Homer Halibut Hunters
Homer Halibut Hunters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
The captain was knowledgeable and the deck hand did a good job filleting my fish and keeping up with baiting rods. I will go out with them again.
Jamie  D.
Jamie D. Seattle, Washington
Homer Halibut Hunters
Homer Halibut Hunters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
This crew was amazing. They are great fishermen, guides, naturalists, and hosts. We arrived in Homer as strangers but left with new friends, tons of knowledge, great memories, and A LOT of fish. Thanks so much for everything! We will see you again soon!
Tessa  B.
Tessa B. United States
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
My wife and I had a great time on the water. Korey and his ship mate were great and helped us out very much! Thanks!!
Daryl  S.
Daryl S. Goshen, IN
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishing charter in Willow
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
I was a little worried my wife and I wouldn't be able to book a trip in such short notice however we found fishhounds! We made the Short 1hr drive from Anchorage to Willow Creek resort and from the 1st greeting I knew we were going to have a great day. From the owner of the resort, our shuttle service and finally our guide.... everyone was excellent. We will Definitely will be back!
Noe  R.
Noe R. Yakima, WA
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Alaskan Adventure Guides - Sea Hunter
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Overall amazing trip! The captain and 1st mate were friendly and awesome!! Captain Cory took us to great spots for halibut and salmon. Also, Blaze helped out tremendously with baiting the hooks and fileting the fishes caught. Thanks for the great memories during our Alaskan fishing experience!
Lynna  L.
Lynna L. Barrow, Alaska
Alaska Outdoors Addiction – C&R King Salmon!
Alaska Outdoors Addiction – C&R King Salmon!
Fishing charter in Willow
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(10 reviews)
The Brian and his wife were very accommodating, warm and knowledgeable in what they were doing.
Beth  I.
Beth I. Washington, MO
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Had the most amazing trip with Red Door Charters this past weekend! Captain Allen knew right where the fish were and we were able to catch our limit of both halibut and salmon! Kai the deck hand was knowledgeable and fun to be around!
Nancy  A.
Nancy A. Las Vegas, NV
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
I can’t say enough about captain Bob and his crew. Friendly, helpful, patient, knowledgeable you name it they were it! Nate and Brooke were our deckhands and they couldn’t have been more awesome. Captain Bob put us in great fishing and Nate and Brooke worked extremely hard to make sure everything went smoothly. Planning on coming back next year and we’ll definitely be booking with red door charters!!!!
Jeremy  K.
Jeremy K. Woodland, WA
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Debra Kay – Red Door Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
They were so great and made the day of fishing so special for each and everyone on board. If you want a great day of fishing and fun get on board with the “Debra Kay”
Ron  S.
Ron S. Brick Township, NJ
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Kachemak King Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
I would definitely recommend this fishing boat to anyone n would not hesitate to rebook with them in the future. This is my 5 time fishing out of Homer. The captain n crew were professional and extremely polite. We had 5 people aboard on the 6 pack, everyone caught there limit. With plenty of time to spare
John  S.
John S. Homer, Alaska