Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Dining - a Discovery Exclusive

5.25 hours | Ketchikan | K T N - 5 6 0
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Min. age: 5 years | Max. weight: 300 lbs. (See special notes)

Description

Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Gear up for an authentic fishing excursion in the unspoiled wilderness of Alaska's southeastern coastline. This tour is customized for any interest and skill level with just five or six guests per boat. You'll board an open-air boat and glide into a breathtaking landscape. Your guide leads you to secluded locations for wildlife viewing and remote fishing. You'll experience the thrill of angling for numerous bottom fish species and whichever of the five Pacific salmon species are in season. Most folks reel in a catch - this excursion is renowned for the highest catch rate of any Alaska fishing experience. Your skiff heads to a wilderness campsite where a crackling fire awaits. You'll experience this outdoor culinary adventure as the camp cook prepares your freshly caught fish served atop a saffron-infused bouillabaisse. It's no wonder Food & Wine magazine called this "The world's best camp meal ever."

Special Notes:

Actual tour duration varies based on your ship's time in port and will be between 4.25 to 6 hours. Minimum age is 5. Participants may not exceed 300 lbs. Participants must be physically active; the tour requires covering uneven terrain. Guests with medical conditions should take into consideration this tour operates in rough water at times. Please remember you are purchasing the opportunity to catch fish, not a guarantee of doing so.

A fishing license is required and can be purchased from the tour operator while being outfitted for $15 cash per person. Children under 16 are not required to purchase a license.

Bottom fishing is done by jigging bait off the ocean floor, typically in 100 to 300 feet of water, while the boat is on anchor or drifting in one area. Each fisherman has use of their own rod and reel while fishing.

Most caught fish is eaten at the remote campsite; however, your catch can be processed and shipped home for an additional charge as arranged by the tour operator. Because of its perishable nature and U.S. Customs regulations, your catch may not be sent outside of the United States in most cases. Due to federal regulations, your catch may not be stored onboard your cruise ship.

Provided: Fishing gear, rain gear, boots, hat, gloves, socks, life jacket

Meal: A saffron-infused bouillabaisse inspired fish stew (no shell fish). Featuring hand crafted fish broth, delicately seasoned saffron potatoes, a confit of vegetables, fire warmed sourdough rolls with a garlic aioli spread, blueberry rhubarb bread pudding.

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Walk to outfitting room

Transport type: Walking
Travel time: 00:15
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 1500
Restroom available: No
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Outfitting & licensing

Time at site: 00:15
Inside visit: Yes
Air conditioned: No
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Travel to fishing grounds

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity: 5
Travel time: 00:30

Fishing and wildlife viewing

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity: 5
Time at site: 02:00
Air conditioned: No
Restroom available: No
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Lunch at wilderness camp

Time at site: 01:30
Free time at site: 45
Inside visit: No
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 100
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Cruise back to Ketchikan, then remove gear

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity: 5
Travel time: 00:30
Air conditioned: No
Restroom available: No
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Walk back to cruise ship pier

Transport type: Walking
Travel time: 00:15
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 1500
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes