Private Fishing Charters
Chartering your own boat is one of our most recommended fishing options. The Baranof Fishing crew enjoys how easy it is to exceed a family or small group’s expectations when they charter their own boat. A private Alaska Fishing Charter allows Baranof to completely customize your experience and your timetable. We can depart the dock and head back to our marina completely on your schedule, and we have a plethora of options available to make your trip unique.
When chartering, all of our salmon fishing, halibut fishing, and wilderness dining options can be incorporated either in their entirety or piecemeal into your day of fishing and exploring. If it's all about catching big halibut for the kids, we can focus on halibut fishing. If the goal is to catch a King salmon, we can chase Kings. If your family really wants to see whales, we can fish on the outside coast of Duke Island, which is normally populated by humpback whales all summer long. Or, say you want to combine a bit of fishing with a visit to the Misty Fjord monument. You can tour the Mistys by floatplane, and we’ll be happy to pick you up at the monument to fish and explore your way back to Ketchikan. If that’s not enough, you also have the opportunity to add crabbing and shrimping to your day, which are classic Alaskan fishing experiences that can't be offered on a more structured fishing excursion.
Quite often the initial interest for chartering a boat comes from the cost savings. On Baranof's Cabin Cruisers we try to limit the fishermen on a boat to five if the passengers are not a group or family. With a charter, our Cabin Cruisers easily accommodate six passengers. (And, for groups larger than six, multiple boats chartered and fished side by side can create a custom experience). With this in mind, if you chose to go on either our Hunting for Halibut or Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Dining excursion, you would pay more fishing as four individuals than you would chartering the boat for six.
We also include on a complementary basis the option of Cook Your Catch at either our wilderness camp or in a slightly more civilized setting in our restaurant, The Alaska Fish House. If you want to return early, in order to invite the family members you left behind in town to come by the Alaska Fish House for a meal featuring your fish, we can accommodate. Or, alternatively, if your children or parents are having the experience of their lives, we can extend your time on the water for a reasonable fee.
Bottom line: We’re here to help you brainstorm through the options and create a custom day of Alaska fishing. We want to make your fishing experience the most memorable possible for you and your family, and that is exactly what a Private Charter is all about.