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Ketchikan Salmon Fishing

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Salmon fishing in Ketchikan is one of the most popular cruise ship charters that we offer. Many Alaska cruise ships have a short time frame for a Ketchikan fishing charter. Our 4 or 6 hour salmon fishing option is perfect for guest with a shorter window to work with.


From June 1st all the way into mid September, a Ketchikan salmon fishing charter is an excellent choice. Ketchikan has all 5 species of salmon migrating through our waters at different times during the season. Depending on the month it’s common to catch multiple species. If your salmon fishing in Ketchikan during the months of June and July remember to purchase a King Stamp in addition to your Alaska fishing license, online at We recommend you purchase, print out, sign, and have your license on your person the day of the trip. This will save valuable time the day of your salmon fishing trip in Ketchikan.


We often get asked about sea conditions and travel time. The nice thing about fishing in Ketchikan is that we’re protected by various islands and not out on open ocean. The Ketchikan salmon fishing grounds are generally 15-30 minutes from town depending on the time of the year. This makes for short travel times with calm and protected waters to keep your family comfortably fishing. An added bonus on our Ketchikan fishing charter is the wildlife you may encounter throughout the trip. It is common to see eagles, porpoises, humpback whales, and even orcas while fishing in Ketchikan as they migrate throughout the summer.


If you would like to know more about salmon fishing in Ketchikan, please give us a call or email and we’d be happy to answer all your questions. If you would like to book our salmon fishing charter, we have online booking availability on our Reservations page. You can also send us a reservation request to find out about availability and specific questions through our Contact page.