Alaska Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Alaska Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Alaska

Alaska: 31 fishing charters available

Reel Alaska Fishing Charters – 31

Ketchikan
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,035

Alaskan Adventure Guides

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(144 reviews)
Homer
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Cruise Fish Dive Alaska

Very good
3.5 / 5
(6 reviews)
Yakutat
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Tenacious Charters of Homer, Alaska

Homer
trips from $2,060

Deep Sea Fishing in Alaska

Anglers who want to go up against some huge fish should head up north to the Land of the Midnight Sun. If you’re visiting from the East Coast, you might be surprised by the Alaska deep sea fishing on offer. Out here, it’s all about bottom fishing for the delicious and hard-fighting Alaskan Halibut, along with a host of other delicacies such as Lingcod, Rockfish, and Crab.

What to Expect

The star of any saltwater trip is of course Halibut. When it comes to Halibut the world over, it doesn’t get better than Alaska! It’s less about reeling in 10 lb “chickens” up here and more about 400 lb big “barn door” Halibut instead. This is where the IGFA record was recorded, at 459 pounds.

There are plenty of places with charter boat fleets that will take you to the prime fishing grounds. You’ve got the Halibut fishing capital of the world, Homer, as well as Seward, Juneau, Dutch Harbor, Ketchikan, Kodak, and plenty more. Each area has its top spots and best times to fish. In Juneau, you can head to the Icy Straight from as early as May 1. When fishing in Seward, there are even fishing grounds just 3 miles from shore – this is great when the weather offshore is too rough to fish. Depths here vary from 5 to 425 feet.

In some places along the coast, you can go fishing for Halibut on a four-hour trip. Over in Homer, you’ll need a 10-hour trip to target Halibut and Rockfish successfully. Although the trip will specifically be for Halibut, these trips may also have you reeling in Lingcod and Rockfish. Lingcod target the same baits that attract Halibut and Lingcod, so where one is, the other isn’t far behind.

How to Prepare

Non-residents over 16 will need to buy a saltwater fishing license before coming aboard. Always keep an eye on local regulations so you know when the season opens and how many fish you can keep. 

Fishing gear and tackle are usually provided by fishing charters in Alaska.If you’re bringing your own, you’ll need strong line (up to 150 lb test) to help you reel these big boys in. For any first-time Halibut fishers out there: Expect your captain to use extra smelly bait to entice the fish – you’ve been warned! 

What are you waiting for? Head out to an Alaska offshore fishing trip today. You’ll love reeling in these tasty giants!

Alaska
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Alaska

Don't look at the weather forecast. The weater called for rain all three days we were in Seward and we got gorgeous weather with calm waters!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't look at the weather forecast. The weater called for rain all three days we were in Seward and we got gorgeous weather with calm waters!!!!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. United States
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
Capt Luke and Gavin were a lot of fun. This was a great trip eventhough we did not catch any king salmon. Highly recommend.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Capt Luke and Gavin were a lot of fun. This was a great trip eventhough we did not catch any king salmon. Highly recommend.
Jill  M.
Jill M. 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
I went fishing for halibut and silver salmon, I caught one halibut and two salmons. I had great time.
Good
2.3 / 5
I went fishing for halibut and silver salmon, I caught one halibut and two salmons. I had great time.
Roberto  V.
Roberto V. Anchorage, AK
Bring binoculars so you can see all the fish jumping at a distance because there are a lot of them, and bring your muscles because you're going to need them, they put up a pretty good fight.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring binoculars so you can see all the fish jumping at a distance because there are a lot of them, and bring your muscles because you're going to need them, they put up a pretty good fight.
Mark  A.
Mark A. Omaha, NE
Book with this company. Well stocked boat,clean restroom, comfortable seats and not one bit smelly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with this company. Well stocked boat,clean restroom, comfortable seats and not one bit smelly.
Lorraine  V.
Lorraine V. Sumter, SC
If you are fishing in homer for the first time be prepared to fish in the rain. Even if you tell your kids pack for colder weather and rain, make sure they packed rain gear
Excellent
4.3 / 5
If you are fishing in homer for the first time be prepared to fish in the rain. Even if you tell your kids pack for colder weather and rain, make sure they packed rain gear
Joseph  E.
Joseph E. 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
Work on strengthening your biceps..Cause these salmon give you a run for your money....
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Work on strengthening your biceps..Cause these salmon give you a run for your money....
Tammy  H.
Tammy H. Centralia, WA
Do it and have fun... be flexible... we caught a 40 inch Halibut, had to release it as sport fishing guidelines the halibut has to be 38 inches or less. Salmon wasn't running, so went for Rockfish. Which were more plentiful and good for tacos. We did not have fish sent back, kept it and grilled some and froze the rest. Stayed at private residence in Juneau so could do that.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it and have fun... be flexible... we caught a 40 inch Halibut, had to release it as sport fishing guidelines the halibut has to be 38 inches or less. Salmon wasn't running, so went for Rockfish. Which were more plentiful and good for tacos. We did not have fish sent back, kept it and grilled some and froze the rest. Stayed at private residence in Juneau so could do that.
Marjorie  F.
Marjorie F. Juneau, AK
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
Stick to halibut and other deep water fish if Captain knows salmon are slow
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Stick to halibut and other deep water fish if Captain knows salmon are slow
Jim  G.
Jim G. Saint Paul, MN
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
Get there early so you are not rushed. You can get breakfast before you go out. Bring a camera for all the sites,Whittier and Prince William Sound is beautiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get there early so you are not rushed. You can get breakfast before you go out. Bring a camera for all the sites,Whittier and Prince William Sound is beautiful.
James  S.
James S. Gig Harbor, WA
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
Check the weather have good rain gear if the weather is nasty. If you get sick on the water be sure to stop and get stuff to help so you have a enjoyable time on the water fishing catching slob halibut. Also get lots of sleep cause Bobbie will have you catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather have good rain gear if the weather is nasty. If you get sick on the water be sure to stop and get stuff to help so you have a enjoyable time on the water fishing catching slob halibut. Also get lots of sleep cause Bobbie will have you catching fish.
Mike  G.
Mike G. United States
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

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