Ketchikan Fishing Excursion Reviews

Opt for a salmon fishing adventure or go bottom fishing for rockfish and halibut -- two popular fishing excursions enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
Nice small group and packaged up our catch to send home with us.
Sail Date: July 2019
Nice small group and packaged up our catch to send home with us. And, we had fresh fish cooked by the kitchen on the ship.
Nice small group and packaged up our catch to send home with us. And, we had fresh fish cooked by the kitchen on the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Captain Dan was amazing with my boys.
Sail Date: July 2019
Captain Dan was amazing with my boys.
Captain Dan was amazing with my boys. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We chartered a private boat for some deep-sea fishing.
Sail Date: June 2019
We chartered a private boat for some deep-sea fishing. We booked with Baranof Fishing Excursions and they were great! Boat was brand new and well equipped. Our captain/fishing guide, Trent, was super experienced and brought us right to ... Read More
We chartered a private boat for some deep-sea fishing. We booked with Baranof Fishing Excursions and they were great! Boat was brand new and well equipped. Our captain/fishing guide, Trent, was super experienced and brought us right to where the fish were biting! We coauthor several fish and then Trent brought us to Baranof’s private campground which had a roaring campfire already lit, a gourmet lunch provided by a super staff, (lunch included the fish we caught) and we had time to explore the beautiful shoreline on foot! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Had a wonderful time.
Sail Date: June 2019
Had a wonderful time. My husband caught a King Salmon but it had to be released due to it being 2 inches short. He also caught a Coho Salmon and a sea bass. It rained but we still had a good time
Had a wonderful time. My husband caught a King Salmon but it had to be released due to it being 2 inches short. He also caught a Coho Salmon and a sea bass. It rained but we still had a good time Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Too rainy and rocky to go halibut fishing, which is what we'd booked.
Sail Date: June 2019
Too rainy and rocky to go halibut fishing, which is what we'd booked. Ended up fishing for salmon, but the big ones weren't biting. Caught a couple of small ones we had to throw back. Wasn't the fault of the tour operator ... Read More
Too rainy and rocky to go halibut fishing, which is what we'd booked. Ended up fishing for salmon, but the big ones weren't biting. Caught a couple of small ones we had to throw back. Wasn't the fault of the tour operator at all -- he tried his hardest -- but still a disappointment as it turned out to be an expensive, rocky, uncomfortable boat trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great adventure with a small number of people on the boat.
Sail Date: May 2019
Great adventure with a small number of people on the boat. Pretty pricey and the cruise line cut us 2 hours short so not everyone caught a fish. That part was very disappointing but no fault of the fishing company.
Great adventure with a small number of people on the boat. Pretty pricey and the cruise line cut us 2 hours short so not everyone caught a fish. That part was very disappointing but no fault of the fishing company. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Actually my husband went fishing .
Sail Date: September 2018
Actually my husband went fishing . He caught a dozen fish and was so happy that he got to fish in Alaska . A once in a life time experience for him .He loved the whole time out in a smaller boat fishing .
Actually my husband went fishing . He caught a dozen fish and was so happy that he got to fish in Alaska . A once in a life time experience for him .He loved the whole time out in a smaller boat fishing . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Caught numerous rockfish and then enjoyed them cooked at a wilderness cook site around a campfire!
Sail Date: August 2018
Caught numerous rockfish and then enjoyed them cooked at a wilderness cook site around a campfire!
Caught numerous rockfish and then enjoyed them cooked at a wilderness cook site around a campfire! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
There were only 3 of us with the guide and we fished for salmon, rockfish and halibut.
Sail Date: August 2018
There were only 3 of us with the guide and we fished for salmon, rockfish and halibut. We caught 2 salmon and 6 rockfish and had more "bites" than I could count. Then they took us to a primitive camp on one of the islands where ... Read More
There were only 3 of us with the guide and we fished for salmon, rockfish and halibut. We caught 2 salmon and 6 rockfish and had more "bites" than I could count. Then they took us to a primitive camp on one of the islands where they had a fire going, hot beverages prepared and they cooked the fish for us and served it with vegetables for lunch. Everything about this was incredible! We must have seen 50 eagles! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Our guide, Enrique, put us on the fish and made sure everyone in the boat caught their limit
Sail Date: August 2018
Our guide, Enrique, put us on the fish and made sure everyone in the boat caught their limit
Our guide, Enrique, put us on the fish and made sure everyone in the boat caught their limit Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Caught salmon and had chefs cook for us on board the ship.
Sail Date: August 2018
Caught salmon and had chefs cook for us on board the ship. Very nice!
Caught salmon and had chefs cook for us on board the ship. Very nice! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We did the halibut fishing tour and had a great time.
Sail Date: July 2018
We did the halibut fishing tour and had a great time. AJ was a great tour guide/fishing guide and made sure we had a good time. He was an expert at finding fish. I would highly recommend this tour.
We did the halibut fishing tour and had a great time. AJ was a great tour guide/fishing guide and made sure we had a good time. He was an expert at finding fish. I would highly recommend this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Caught all the salmon we could possible eat.
Sail Date: July 2018
Caught all the salmon we could possible eat. Great trip
Caught all the salmon we could possible eat. Great trip Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent fishing guide and lots of success!!!
Sail Date: July 2018
Excellent fishing guide and lots of success!!! Had our fish filleted, frozen, and shipped home.
Excellent fishing guide and lots of success!!! Had our fish filleted, frozen, and shipped home. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Went salmon fishing.
Sail Date: June 2018
Went salmon fishing. Had 21 pounds of salmon shipped home. You can also have your catch returned to the ship and cooked by the chef. We didn't choose that option as our party wasn't big enough to eat the whole fish.
Went salmon fishing. Had 21 pounds of salmon shipped home. You can also have your catch returned to the ship and cooked by the chef. We didn't choose that option as our party wasn't big enough to eat the whole fish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We were not in port long enough to get a long fishing charter.
Sail Date: June 2018
We were not in port long enough to get a long fishing charter. We only had 4 hours, though we caught a nice coho and a 22lb King
We were not in port long enough to get a long fishing charter. We only had 4 hours, though we caught a nice coho and a 22lb King Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fishing & Wilderness Dining - great day catching fish and then having it prepared by the staff at ...
Sail Date: June 2018
Fishing & Wilderness Dining - great day catching fish and then having it prepared by the staff at the Alaska Fish House! A day to be remembered.
Fishing & Wilderness Dining - great day catching fish and then having it prepared by the staff at the Alaska Fish House! A day to be remembered. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
I did the Hunting for Halibut Excursion.
Sail Date: May 2018
I did the Hunting for Halibut Excursion. Because the ship was only in port for about 4 hours, it did not give you enough time to really fish. Would of loved to have been out there longer!!!
I did the Hunting for Halibut Excursion. Because the ship was only in port for about 4 hours, it did not give you enough time to really fish. Would of loved to have been out there longer!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We had four people in the boat and the guide.
Sail Date: September 2017
We had four people in the boat and the guide. The guide was very informative and entertaining. However we didn't quite catch the fish we were expecting. We caught enough for them to cook it up and feed us in their wilderness camp ... Read More
We had four people in the boat and the guide. The guide was very informative and entertaining. However we didn't quite catch the fish we were expecting. We caught enough for them to cook it up and feed us in their wilderness camp which was very nice and the food was great but the tour was supposed to last 6 hours and it too got cut short and we returned to town an hour early and a little disappointed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We caught over 20 salmon, had to throw some back, but had the rest processed and sent home.
Sail Date: September 2017
We caught over 20 salmon, had to throw some back, but had the rest processed and sent home. There were whales around while we were fishing, it was pretty cool.
We caught over 20 salmon, had to throw some back, but had the rest processed and sent home. There were whales around while we were fishing, it was pretty cool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We were lucky enough to have beautiful sunny warm weather, (not always the case I know).
Sail Date: July 2017
We were lucky enough to have beautiful sunny warm weather, (not always the case I know). My husband and I had a blast and caught 7 fish between us. Every one is divided up upon arrival so each boat has around 6 passengers. We were with the ... Read More
We were lucky enough to have beautiful sunny warm weather, (not always the case I know). My husband and I had a blast and caught 7 fish between us. Every one is divided up upon arrival so each boat has around 6 passengers. We were with the Dream Catcher. The captain was very efficient and knew his stuff! We used 2 down riggers with 4 poles in the water and we took turns reeling in when a fish was on the line. Everyone had equal opportunities to reel in beautiful salmon. It was an early day but felt like we had enough time to fully enjoy the experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took way to long to get out to the ocean to fish.
Sail Date: July 2017
Took way to long to get out to the ocean to fish. Not enough time to fish.
Took way to long to get out to the ocean to fish. Not enough time to fish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Three in our group went on this and they loved it.
Sail Date: July 2017
Three in our group went on this and they loved it. They were gone all day, so they missed seeing the town, but there wasn't a ton to do in Ketchikan anyway. The rest of us walked around, had lunch, and did a little walking tour of ... Read More
Three in our group went on this and they loved it. They were gone all day, so they missed seeing the town, but there wasn't a ton to do in Ketchikan anyway. The rest of us walked around, had lunch, and did a little walking tour of Creek St. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Nothing wrong with the company but the weather was horrible.
Sail Date: July 2017
Nothing wrong with the company but the weather was horrible. Captain said it was one of the worst fishing days they had had that year. Weather is not the fault of the company but it would have been nice to have them give the option to ... Read More
Nothing wrong with the company but the weather was horrible. Captain said it was one of the worst fishing days they had had that year. Weather is not the fault of the company but it would have been nice to have them give the option to cancel with a refund. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal Cruises
My husband, mother, brother in law and nephew fished for Salmon in Ketchikan.
Sail Date: July 2017
My husband, mother, brother in law and nephew fished for Salmon in Ketchikan. They absolutely loved Nick from Chasin Tail. He was an awesome guide that got them into fish that they flew back home. Roughly 40lbs between the 4 of them! ... Read More
My husband, mother, brother in law and nephew fished for Salmon in Ketchikan. They absolutely loved Nick from Chasin Tail. He was an awesome guide that got them into fish that they flew back home. Roughly 40lbs between the 4 of them! Well worth the money and my husband wants to go back again! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line