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Alaska Fishing Charters

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Alaska: 93 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Seward
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trips from $175
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(24 reviews)
Cooper Landing
trips from $200
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Kenai
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trips from $900
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Cooper Landing
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trips from $800
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(23 reviews)
Kenai
trips from $150
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(62 reviews)
Juneau
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trips from $850
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(40 reviews)
Juneau
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trips from $850
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Homer
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trips from $470
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Anchor Point
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trips from $200
Kasilof
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trips from $224

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Alaska

According to customer reviews, First Cast Fishing, Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River, and Kenai River Fishing Adventures are some of the most popular fishing charters in Alaska. Full list of top fishing charters in Alaska.

The average price for a private 4 hour Alaska fishing trip is $835, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,646 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

First Cast Fishing, Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River, and Kenai River Fishing Adventures all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Alaska.

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

The Land of the Midnight Sun is one of the nation's great fishing treasures. With the longest coastline in the country (66,000 miles), 3 million lakes, and 12,000 rivers, Alaska is the place to be if you want to experience some of the best fishing of your life. As if that wasn't enough, you'll be awarded with breathtaking views wherever you go. However, the Last Frontier State is vast and wild, and you'll need a local to show you around. This is where Alaska fishing charters come into play.

The biggest advantage of coming to Alaska is the diversity of fish you can target. This is the only place in the US where you can catch all five species of Pacific Salmon, as well as some of the biggest Rainbow Trout you'll ever see.

It only gets better on the saltwater front. Here, you can hook into Halibut with their weight well into three digits, delicious Lingcod, and more than 20 species of Rockfish. These fellas grow big, so not only will you have a delicious dinner, but also a catch that will earn you your bragging rights.

The variety of trips Alaska fishing charters organize matches the diversity of fish. You can go out for a quick half day or 3/4 day excursion, or book a full day for more time on the water and a better chance of that trophy catch. Experienced anglers can spend a few days in a fishing lodge, where professional local guides will take them to the most prolific remote fisheries.

Some of the best destinations to start your Alaskan adventure are the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage, Homer, Soldotna, Seward, and Juneau.

Rules & Regulations

Everyone who casts a line in Alaska needs to have a valid fishing license first. Residents who are 18 and older can buy an annual fishing license, while non-residents aged 16 and older can choose between several different license options. If you plan on fishing for Chinook Salmon, you'll need to buy an additional King Salmon stamp.

Alaska
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27689 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Picture Alaska in winter and you probably imagine nothing but ice! Just below the ice are delicious surprises, however, including Arctic Char, Grayling, and Northern Pike. If you’re game, try ice fishing with a local guide.

February

Hardcore fly anglers can make the most of February by targeting Steelhead and other Trout species in one of the many rivers and streams. Be wary of the weather though, because it can limit transportation.

March

Spring is coming, but the prime season for saltwater fishing is still weeks away. Those who do venture offshore at this time of year need to keep an eye on the weather forecast, so that they can fish safely.

April

Saltwater fishing can be quite good in April, with a decent chance of landing smaller Halibut, Rockfish, and even King Salmon in some places like Homer. Still the weather is not stable, and the water is cold. The best is yet to come!

May

Salmon fishing is heating up in Alaska! Kings are the first to arrive in late May, with some of the biggest specimens appearing in the Kenai River. Halibut and Rockfish are out and about, hungry and ready to pounce.

June

It's prime time to go fishing for King Salmon, and Chum and Sockeye are popular as well. Bottom fishing is excellent, with Halibut and Rockfish at their peak, too. Lingcod may not be open to harvest yet, depending on where you fish.

July

Alaska’s summer fishing season is in full swing, with an abundance of King, Silver, Sockeye, and Chum Salmon swimming in local waters. Look for Pink Salmon in years that end in an even number.

August

Late summer is one of the best times to cast your line in Alaska, with Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish, and Salmon biting vigorously along the coast. Anglers fishing the rivers can enjoy solid Trout action.

September

Freshwater fishing is excellent in the fall and the biggest star are massive Rainbow Trout with Northern Pike, Grayling, and Lake Trout at their peak. In some areas, Salmon fishing is still strong.

October

Come October, most of Alaska fishing charters start shutting down for the winter, but there are still guides who can take you bottom fishing for Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish when the weather allows.

November

Local lakes are freezing over and that means it’s ice fishing season again! Come carve a hole and drop a line for Northern Pike, Grayling, and Char, or try your luck in a local river for Trout. But remember, layers, layers, layers!

December

Alaska's winter is not to be messed with, but with proper preparation, you can ice fish the many frozen lakes for Lakers, Pike, and Arctic Char. You can also go to local streams for some light tackle and fly action if the weather's on your side.

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Make plans with your guide before booking your room. They may be able to help you find a good place and a better deal right in Cooper landing. I booked a room in Soldotna before I made fishing plans and spent a little extra time traveling. It wasn't too bad, but it would have been nicer to be right there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make plans with your guide before booking your room. They may be able to help you find a good place and a better deal right in Cooper landing. I booked a room in Soldotna before I made fishing plans and spent a little extra time traveling. It wasn't too bad, but it would have been nicer to be right there.
Kevin  G.
Kevin G. United States
First time salmon fishing and first time salmon fishing on the river. The fishing is sitting right off the bank anchored down while you lure is diving close to the bottom from the current. Just a lot of sitting waiting for a bite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time salmon fishing and first time salmon fishing on the river. The fishing is sitting right off the bank anchored down while you lure is diving close to the bottom from the current. Just a lot of sitting waiting for a bite.
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Anchorage, Alaska
Go in July and first part aug, unless you a resident of alaska, and yous this charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go in July and first part aug, unless you a resident of alaska, and yous this charter.
Kenneth  E.
Kenneth E. Anchorage, Alaska
Bring rain gear and wear layers. You never know what the weather will be like until you are out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring rain gear and wear layers. You never know what the weather will be like until you are out.
Sharra  S.
Sharra S. Seattle, Washington
Bring a lunch, appropriate shoes and clothing and an eagerness to have fun.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring a lunch, appropriate shoes and clothing and an eagerness to have fun.
Glen  B.
Glen B. Kasilof, AK
Go with Noah and his crew...... very helpful, on the ball and committed to your having a good time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Noah and his crew...... very helpful, on the ball and committed to your having a good time
Kelley  E.
Kelley E. Eagle Mountain, UT
Make it a priority to fish in Seward on your trip, it is an absolutely stunning setting and the fish did not disappoint.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make it a priority to fish in Seward on your trip, it is an absolutely stunning setting and the fish did not disappoint.
Julie  L.
Julie L. Seattle, WA
Don't be disappointed if you don't catch all the fish you expect to. So many variables with weather and conditions. Enjoy the experience of it all. The camaraderie, the scenery is wonderful, being out on the big water. Being able to go fishing in Alaska is a blessing, not a given.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Don't be disappointed if you don't catch all the fish you expect to. So many variables with weather and conditions. Enjoy the experience of it all. The camaraderie, the scenery is wonderful, being out on the big water. Being able to go fishing in Alaska is a blessing, not a given.
Susan  T.
Susan T. Ruth, MI
Being rain grear and waterproof boots, Don’t expect a guarantee to catch salmon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Being rain grear and waterproof boots, Don’t expect a guarantee to catch salmon.
Marie  P.
Marie P. Dalton Gardens, ID
Plan on wet rainy weather. Temp is 58 to 60 deg. F, but feels like 70. wear a ball cap to keep the rain hood out of your face. Bring anything you like to drink with you ie: beer, whisky, etc....And the most important thing is to enjoy yourself!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan on wet rainy weather. Temp is 58 to 60 deg. F, but feels like 70. wear a ball cap to keep the rain hood out of your face. Bring anything you like to drink with you ie: beer, whisky, etc....And the most important thing is to enjoy yourself!
Paul  M.
Paul M. Meridian, ID
This is surf fishing. We thought it was specific for halibut which is not true. Title of this fishing expedition needs to change. It was a great experience. We caught fish without sea sickness and if you need to go pee there is bathroom :) beautiful scenes to view while fishing. Take your chairs, coolers, relax, enjoy and have good time. My grandsons (10 & 13) recommend and so do we.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is surf fishing. We thought it was specific for halibut which is not true. Title of this fishing expedition needs to change. It was a great experience. We caught fish without sea sickness and if you need to go pee there is bathroom :) beautiful scenes to view while fishing. Take your chairs, coolers, relax, enjoy and have good time. My grandsons (10 & 13) recommend and so do we.
Lynne  K.
Lynne K. La Mesa, CA
Prepare for rain but bring a short sleeved shirt just in case the sun comes out! Plenty of space to store your backpacks and coolers so if you think you may need it-bring it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare for rain but bring a short sleeved shirt just in case the sun comes out! Plenty of space to store your backpacks and coolers so if you think you may need it-bring it.
Stacey  L.
Stacey L. Wasilla, AK
Allow enough time to get at least two good fishing days. Be prepared to spend 500.00 to 1000.00 on processing and shipping costs.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Allow enough time to get at least two good fishing days. Be prepared to spend 500.00 to 1000.00 on processing and shipping costs.
Paul  H.
Paul H.
check the dates; mid to late july for reds, mid august for silvers. We went in between and it really didn't work out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
check the dates; mid to late july for reds, mid august for silvers. We went in between and it really didn't work out.
John  C.
John C. Atascadero, CA
Make sure you know what days correspond with the fish you desire to catch. For example, you are not allowed to keep Halibut on Wednesdays.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you know what days correspond with the fish you desire to catch. For example, you are not allowed to keep Halibut on Wednesdays.
John  D.
John D. Newton, AL
Be prepared for cold and wet weather and listen to the captain and crew-they will do their best to guide you to catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for cold and wet weather and listen to the captain and crew-they will do their best to guide you to catch fish!
Stacey  L.
Stacey L. Wasilla, AK
Perfect time to catch salmon! We almost didn’t do and can’t believe we almost missed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Perfect time to catch salmon! We almost didn’t do and can’t believe we almost missed.
Stephanie  R.
Stephanie R. Seattle, Washington
Rain gear, be prepared for cooler weather....dont expect 100 pound halibut....take the good normal 30-50 pound ones if you get the opportunity....
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rain gear, be prepared for cooler weather....dont expect 100 pound halibut....take the good normal 30-50 pound ones if you get the opportunity....
Charles  Y.
Charles Y. Seattle, Washington
Well worth the money, not only did they catch fish, they saw whales and ice glaciers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Well worth the money, not only did they catch fish, they saw whales and ice glaciers.
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. Corinth, ME
Plan the trip so that you have time to freeze your fish before going home. It’s very pricy to send it home if you don’t have time to freeze it and take it on the plane.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan the trip so that you have time to freeze your fish before going home. It’s very pricy to send it home if you don’t have time to freeze it and take it on the plane.
Joshua  W.
Joshua W. League City, TX

Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishing charter in Willow
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
What an amazing float and fish. Great way to see the country that most visitors never get to. The fish we're big and plentiful.
Steve  P.
Steve P. Labadie, MO
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River
Fishing charter in Cooper Landing
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(24 reviews)
Capt. Ron is an excellent guide and has a great command of the oars as well as the best trout spots on the Upper Kenai. We had a great time.
Clayton  B.
Clayton B. Sterling, Alaska
Scout Lake Adventures
Scout Lake Adventures
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Fishing was slow due to the flooding on the Kenai. We did however catch a few and Robert was very pleasant and personable. We would definitely fish with him again
Paul  G.
Paul G.
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River
Fishing charter in Cooper Landing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Ron is a truly excellent guide and excellent conversationalist. He has a fantastic knowledge of the river and has a fishing technique for every aspect and area to ensure that there never a dull moment.
Chad  L.
Chad L. Tacoma, Washington
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River
Fishing charter in Cooper Landing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Had a great day of fly fishing from boat and shore. Had a variety of gear to use. Was an excellent time. Would do it again.
Rebecca  V.
Rebecca V. Harrisville, UT
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishing charter in Willow
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(31 reviews)
I did a one day float trip for a chance to catch Salmon. Catch for day was one Rainbow Trout and Arctic Char. Salmon had left weeks earlier Shore lunch of Reindeer brats, beer and chips was great. Guide RyN was of great help on boat control, rigging line, and trying to locate fish.
Larry  C.
Larry C. Gilboa, NY
Scout Lake Adventures
Scout Lake Adventures
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Had a great time despite the cold, rain, and slow bite. We only caught four silvers total but it’s been slow for everyone.
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. Anchorage, Alaska
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River
Fishing charter in Cooper Landing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
For My wife and I, this was our first time fly fishing and captain Ron was great with explaining and showing us what to do, what to use, where to do it and why. He knows where all the best areas in the river are, we had a great day with him. Thanks Captain Ron
Ron  A.
Ron A. Washington, MI
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River
Ron Doebler Fly Fishing – Kenai River
Fishing charter in Cooper Landing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Only regret was not booking a full day. Would highly recommend: 10/10 experience.
Nicholas  T.
Nicholas T. Charlotte, NC
Saltwater Safari Company
Saltwater Safari Company
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
Very highly recommend this organization. Most fun and best results of any fishing trip I have done. Great crew. Outstandingly organized. Finished early, they took us sightseeing. Saw Dall Porpoise and Stellar Sea Lions.
Warren  J.
Warren J.
Saltwater Safari Company
Saltwater Safari Company
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
Captain Noah and Mate Kai of the Renegade delivered a fantastic day of fishing for halibut and rockfish. All 12 customers filled their limits and several hauled in good sized halibuts. The fishing was well organized, with the boat on hot spots, baits replaced promptly and fish handled quickly. The Renegade itself is a relatively new, smooth sailing and comfortable fishing boat. A highly recommended outfit and experience.
Harold  L.
Harold L. Harvest, AL
Saltwater Safari Company
Saltwater Safari Company
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
Had an absolute blast. Staff were great and worked there tails off. Shout out to Justin and Maka, you guys were great.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C. Lillian, TX
Fantasea Charters
Fantasea Charters
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Captain Keith goes beyond the call of duty to ensure you catch fish, prep them for flash freeze and shipment home. We highly recommend him!!
Sandra  C.
Sandra C. Franklin, TN
Fantasea Charters
Fantasea Charters
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(123 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Keith! We caught plenty of fish, he answered all of our questions, and was very patient with the newbie on board. Great with kids and adults!
Alex  P.
Alex P. Melbourne, FL
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishing charter in Willow
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We loved Orion!!! He was a great teacher and very patient with new fly fishermen!! Thank for a great day.
Nancy  B.
Nancy B. Hood River, OR
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishing charter in Willow
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Had a fun day with Cam and Crea! We didn’t catch anything. The river was flooded due to recent rains, but definitely felt the true Alaskan fly fishing experience.
Melissa  S.
Melissa S. Decatur, TN
Scout Lake Adventures
Scout Lake Adventures
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain Bob got our group of three out on a trip with short notice and in tough fishing conditions. He did a great job of getting us into fish and we were able to walk away with some fish for the freezer. It was enjoyable to spend several hours on the water with him. Would highly recommend a trip. I hope to be back.
Ryan  H.
Ryan H. Salt Lake City, UT
Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River
Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River
Fishing charter in Soldotna
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(117 reviews)
Great afternoon in the water with my family. Limited out and took home 40+ lbs of filets. Captain was knowledgeable and great with kids. Recommend.
Daniel  V.
Daniel V. Portland, OR
Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River
Peninsula Sportfishing – Kenai River
Fishing charter in Soldotna
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(117 reviews)
Not being much of fisherman I wasn’t sure what expect but thanks to Jerod I caught several salmon. Fun day and experience. I highly recommend Jerod if you are looking for an experienced fishing guide
Thomas  C.
Thomas C. Homer, Alaska
King of the River – Powerboat
King of the River – Powerboat
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Cole is a great Captain. Although my timing and the weather weren’t ideal for the late Silver “run”, Cole set us up on fish early and communicated with other fishermen in the area to continue to land us fish. Cole was super easy to talk with as he gave us fishing tips and things to look for and do while we were visiting. I will definitely see him again on my next trip to Kenai.
Kenneth  R.
Kenneth R. Stanton, TX