Alaska Fishing Charters

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Alaska: 116 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(39 reviews)
Seward
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trips from US $175
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(63 reviews)
Juneau
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trips from US $950
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Kenai
trips from US $150
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Soldotna
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trips from US $225
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(40 reviews)
Juneau
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trips from US $950
Soldotna
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trips from US $975
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Cooper Landing
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trips from US $800
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(25 reviews)
Cooper Landing
trips from US $200
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Anchorage
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trips from US $200
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Ketchikan
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trips from US $1,519

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Alaska

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Alaska are: Full list of top fishing charters in Alaska

The average price for a private 4 hour Alaska fishing trip is US $926, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,547 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Alaska that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Alaska are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Alaska are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Alaska are:

Many fishing charters in Alaska provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Alaska are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Alaska?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Alaska are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $625
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $175
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,133
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $350
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,258

Fishing in Alaska

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
4.8 / 5
Based on 28528 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Alaska Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Alaska

The weather can be sketchy in October. July through September are better for peak salmon season and more stable weather conditions
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The weather can be sketchy in October. July through September are better for peak salmon season and more stable weather conditions
Discovery Charters
Discovery Charters
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.
Kenai River Trout Anglers
Kenai River Trout Anglers 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.
Scout Lake Adventures
Scout Lake Adventures Anchorage, Alaska
Talk to experienced guides. There are a lot of lodges with guides with limited experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to experienced guides. There are a lot of lodges with guides with limited experience.
Chugach Backcountry Fishing
Chugach Backcountry Fishing Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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.
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Salty Loot
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Salty Loot Seattle, Washington
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.
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Yanichka
Blue Ice Alaska Charters – Yanichka Anchorage, Alaska
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.
Discover Alaskan Adventures
Discover Alaskan Adventures 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
Saltwater Safari Company
Saltwater Safari Company 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.
First Cast Fishing
First Cast Fishing 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.
Jake's Saltwater Adventures – FV Nauti Nellie
Jake's Saltwater Adventures – FV Nauti Nellie 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.
Scout Lake Adventures
Scout Lake Adventures Dalton Gardens, 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.
Halibut Beach Fishing
Halibut Beach Fishing La Mesa, CA
Set back relax, enjoy the scenery and know that this operation will put you on fish. We seen whales, seals and eagles
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Set back relax, enjoy the scenery and know that this operation will put you on fish. We seen whales, seals and eagles
Juneau Adventures – 30'
Juneau Adventures – 30' Seattle, Washington
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.
Saltwater Safari Company
Saltwater Safari Company 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.
Heaven’s Gate Charters
Heaven’s Gate Charters
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.
King of the River – Powerboat
King of the River – Powerboat 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.
BLN Fishing Charters
BLN Fishing Charters 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!
Saltwater Safari Company
Saltwater Safari Company 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.
Ketchikan’s Finest Fishing Charters
Ketchikan’s Finest Fishing Charters 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....
Heaven’s Gate Charters
Heaven’s Gate Charters Seattle, Washington

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Alaska?

Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
Had a blast! Caught some rockfish and some Kings! Would definitely recommend!
Pierce  D.
Pierce D.
Chugach Backcountry Fishing
Chugach Backcountry Fishing
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
This is the fourth time we have enjoyed fishing with Corey and the Chugach Backcountry Fishing team. There is a reason my family and I plan our annual fishing trip with Chugach Backcountry and never consider the competition. We look forward to fishing again next season!
Jeremy  B.
Jeremy B. Sydney, New South Wales
Kodiak Adventure Fishing
Kodiak Adventure Fishing
Fishing charter in Kodiak
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Had an awesome trip with Aidan! He was energetic, attentive, knowledgeable, and fishy! Caught a massive halibut, rockfish, land lingcod! Excited to fish with him again this summer!
Brian  M.
Brian M. Anchorage, Alaska
Scout Lake Adventures
Scout Lake Adventures
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Highly recommended. Very experienced guide knows what is doing will get you on the fish.
Sangkoo  P.
Sangkoo P. United States
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
The trip was awesome. Very knowledgeable captain Josh seemed to know where all the best fishing was. We limited out on everything we were after and then some.
Wade  O.
Wade O. Lynnwood, Washington
Scout Lake Adventures
Scout Lake Adventures
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Managed to catch 2 Silvers (missed 2 - didn't get them in the boat!), nevertheless, we enjoyed our day on the beautiful Kenai River. Our last 30 minutes sitting in our spot we started in, a beautiful Eagle landed in the tree right next to us on the bank. What a great way to end the day as the sun was setting. Book Scout Lake Adventures for your next fishing trip!
Tonisha  E.
Tonisha E.
Scout Lake Adventures
Scout Lake Adventures
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We went on a honeymoon fishing trip with Captain Robert. We had such a fun time and caught limits for the both of us. Captain was knowledgeable about the fisheries, fun to chat with and even took us to look for Eagles after we finished fishing. He had all the good gear and had a heater to keep us warm, it was a chilly morning! It was an adventure we wont forget! We will definitely be back to fish with Captain Robert with our family. Thank you!
Kaitlin  D.
Kaitlin D. Kenai, AK
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Big Butt Charters - Captain Josh
Fishing charter in Homer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
Very clean, new and fast boat. All the equipment is great snd in great shape. Captain is nice, very experienced and effortlessly does his job in a very efficient way. Over all a great trip and I will be fishing with him again when I’m in homer.
Tom  A.
Tom A. Seattle, Washington
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishing charter in Willow
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 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
Scout Lake Adventures
Scout Lake Adventures
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 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.
Chugach Backcountry Fishing
Chugach Backcountry Fishing
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
I've fished with Corey and his crew many times, and have always had a great time on the water. They are professional, know the water well and will put you on the fish! I highly recommend Chugach Backcounty Fishing. You will have a great time!
Nick  S.
Nick S. Bellingham, Washington
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishing charter in Willow
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(34 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
Chugach Backcountry Fishing
Chugach Backcountry Fishing
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Our group went fishing wih Kristen on the Kenai and had a wonderful time catching and releasing beautifull Rainbow Ttrout. She know all of the good spots which we worked hard effortlessly. Her laid back demeanor and patience with some of the inexperienced anglers made for a memorable outing.
Jeff  H.
Jeff H. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Scout Lake Adventures
Scout Lake Adventures
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 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
Saltwater Safari Company
Saltwater Safari Company
Fishing charter in Seward
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(294 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
(294 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
(294 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
Chugach Backcountry Fishing
Chugach Backcountry Fishing
Fishing charter in Kenai
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
I have fished with Corey for many years. When you find a guide that is knowledgeable and fun to be with, you stick with em! I send a lot of people Corey’s direction every year from the lower 48. I have full confidence that people will have a quality Alaska experience with him. No one has been disappointed yet!
Sherwin  L.
Sherwin L. Anchorage, Alaska
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishhound Expeditions LLC
Fishing charter in Willow
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 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
(34 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

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