Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Dining

Alaska Fishing &
Wilderness Dining


Location:
Baranof Marina
Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration:
6 hr
Price:
$350 per person
Alaska bottom fishing with an excellent meal featuring your catch at a private wilderness campsite.

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General Information

The best meal you'll eat in Alaska is the fish you catch yourself. It's a big promise, but one that's easy to deliver on this exclusive day of Alaska fishing and wilderness dining.

Our skilled guides escort you on a journey of discovery normally experienced only by local residents. Explore the breathtaking landscape of Alaska's southeast coastline aboard an intimate open-air skiff. Fish for rockfish, lingcod, and halibut in exclusive Ketchikan fishing locations, then dine on your catch at our remote campsite surrounded by the incredible beauty of Alaska.

Perfect for serious adventurers or families looking for an intimate wilderness journey, this is the tour that's highest rated for its authentic Alaskan experience. There's simply no better way to experience all the best of what Alaska offers.


Suggested Fishing Itineraries

If you are visiting Ketchikan by Cruise Ship

We suggest beginning the excursion thirty minutes after your ship is scheduled to arrive in Ketchikan. The following time line is for a six hour Ketchikan fishing excursion. If you choose to do a 4 hour trip, or an 8 hour trip, simply adjust the amount of time spent fishing & exploring

Arrive in Ketchikan
Your guide, or one of our crew, will greet you at the pier and escort you to our downtown marina and outfitting room. Look for a sign with your name on it.
Check-in and get outfitted for your excursion
Upon arrival at our marina your guide will collect the state fee for your fishing license. While we fill out your licensing information, you'll start to look like a local as we outfit you with waterproof boots, bib overalls, hooded jackets, hats, and gloves. Fully prepared, you'll head for the boat.
Head out into the waters of the magestic southeast Alaska
Our location in the heart of Downtown Ketchikan allows for a short boat ride to our fishing playgrounds south of Ketchikan. Depending on the area your guide chooses to fish the ride to your fishing area is 20 to 30 minutes from the marina. Our guides customize your journey depending upon the season, tides, and weather conditions. As you glide through the beautifully rugged shoreline of Southeast Alaska you'll have plenty of opportunities to spy eagles, seals, whales, spawning salmon, and even black bears in the fall. You may take as many photographs as you wish, or simply sit back and soak it all in.
Fishing
On board our open air skiffs beginners and ardent fishermen alike experience the excitement of saltwater bottom fishing, catching your meal of halibut, lingcod, snapper or rockfish. Our seasoned guides will teach the secrets of jigging, how to set the hook, and bring up your catch. With 32 different species of rockfish, halibut, and lingcod patrolling the bottom of the ocean, you can expect to catch something interesting and delicious! When you have caught your lunch you will rendezvous at a remote beach where our camp is nestled in a canopy of old growth trees, and a warm fire awaits you.
Eating your Catch at Baranof's Private Wilderness Camp
While visiting camp you’re free to explore the secluded shoreline and tidal zone, and hike into the virgin rain forest. Or you can immerse yourself in the warmth of the fire at our protected safari-style camp and relax while trading “fish tales” with new companions or old friends. When ready, enjoy a sumptuous saffron-infused bouillabaisse with Yukon Gold potatoes, anchored by the fresh taste of your morning catch, and accompanied by fire-baked fresh bread with a garlicky aioli and spicy rouille. And be sure to leave room for our signature dessert - a blueberry and rhubarb cobbler, enjoyed with a steaming mug of coffee or hot chocolate.
Head back to Ketchikan
Make your way back to the marina enjoying another breathtaking ride. Upon arrival you will remove your fishing gear and your guide will ensure that you make it back to your ship in a timely fashion. If you choose to ship your fish home, or have it smoked a simple form needs filled out, and we will process your fish for shipping to arrive on the date of your choice.

If you are overnighting in Ketchikan

The following itinerary is for the flexible schedule of travelers who arrive in Ketchikan by the State ferry or Alaska Airlines. We suggest beginning your excursion before 10:00 a.m., although the ardent fisherman normally leaves between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. Fishing is often better at tide change, however, so we will suggest the most opportune time for you to arrive at the fishing grounds so you can "catch the tide". The itinerary that we have provided is six hour trip. The multiple activities on this Ketchikan fishing excursion require a minimum of 5 hours and a recommended 6 to 6.5 hours.

Arrive at Baranof's Marina
Guests normally meet their guides at the Alaska Fish House for a hot cup of coffee and a discussion of the day of fishing. The Alaska Fish House is located in the center of the marina where we outfit and depart for the fishing grounds.
check-in and get outfitted for your excursion
Upon arrival at our marina your guide will collect the state fee your for fishing license. While we fill out your licensing information, you'll start to look like a local as we outfit you with waterproof boots, bib overalls, hooded jackets, hats, and gloves. Fully prepared, you'll head for the skiff.
Head out into the waters of Southeast Alaska
Our location in the heart of Downtown Ketchikan allows for a short boat ride to the our fishing playgrounds south of Ketchikan. Depending on the area your guide chooses to fish the ride to your fishing area is 20 to 30 minutes from our marina. Our guides customize your journey depending upon the season, tides, and weather conditions. As you glide through the beautifully rugged shoreline of Southeast Alaska you'll have plenty of opportunities to spy eagles, seals, whales, spawning salmon, and even black bears. You may take as many photographs as you wish, or simply sit back and soak it all in.
Fishing
On board our open air skiffs beginners and ardent fishermen alike experience the excitement of saltwater bottom fishing, catching your meal of halibut, lingcod, snapper or rockfish. Our seasoned guides will teach the secrets of jigging, how to set the hook, and bring up your catch. With 32 different species of rockfish, halibut, and lingcod patrolling the bottom of the ocean, you can expect to catch something interesting and delicious! When you have caught your lunch you will rendezvous at a remote beach where our camp is nestled in a canopy of old growth trees, and a warm fire awaits you.
Eating your Catch at Baranof's Private Wilderness Camp
While visiting camp you’re free to explore the secluded shoreline and tidal zone, and hike into the virgin rain forest. Or you can immerse yourself in the warmth of the fire at our protected safari-style camp and relax while trading “fish tales” with new companions or old friends. When ready, enjoy a sumptuous saffron-infused bouillabaisse with Yukon Gold potatoes, anchored by the fresh taste of your morning catch, and accompanied by fire-baked fresh bread with a garlicky aioli and spicy rouille. And be sure to leave room for our signature dessert - a blueberry and rhubarb bread pudding, enjoyed with a steaming mug of coffee or hot chocolate.
Head back to Ketchikan
Make your way back to the marina enjoying another breathtaking ride. Upon arrival you will remove your fishing gear and your guide will ensure that you make it back to your ship in a timely fashion. If you choose to ship your fish home, or have it smoked a simple form needs filled out, and we will process your fish for shipping to arrive on the date of your choice.

Testimonials

"If I stopped at this tour – I would be happy the rest of the trip. I only wish we could have done this every day!" – Bob B

"An absolutely perfect excursion! Wonderful guide, great fishing & food...We will definitely take this excursion again on our next visit to Ketchikan!" – Darryn O.

"Our Guide took us to some beautiful places & we caught many different fish. The meal cooked with the fish we caught was the best meal on our whole trip!!" – James & Karin D.

"A great experience for the whole family! The fishing was great. A unique way to see Alaska up close!" – Ted M.

"This was the real highlight of the trip – we caught great fish, saw the shoreline away from the city, eagles up close and enjoyed fine shore dining with a warm campfire. We felt well cared for, safe, and we would highly recommend this excursion!" – J.R.



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