Ketchikan Salmon Fishing

4.5 hours | Ketchikan | K T N - 5 5 5
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$ 259.95
Min. age: 5 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
Includes snack, Easy activity


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

Your excursion begins with a narrated transfer to historic Knudson Cove Marina. You'll receive a safety briefing, board your vessel then depart for the fishing grounds.

Upon arrival, you'll troll for salmon and test your sportfishing skills in the sheltered waters of Clover Passage for approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. Your catch can be processed locally and shipped to your home for an additional charge, or cooked on board for dinner (limit one fish per person) - it's your choice.

A snack and beverages will be served during the excursion. After returning to the dock, your Alaskan fishing guide will assist with taking photos of the day's catch. Keep an eye out for eagles, whales, seals, sea lions or other wildlife. Transfer back to the ship with memories of a relaxing fishing trip in the "Salmon Capital of the World."

Princess Cruises' Cook My Catch is our exclusive culinary experience highlighting the pinnacle of fresh seafood. Our chefs can cook and serve fish caught while on select fishing excursions in Alaska. Guests can choose their preferred preparation and accompaniments for their fresh-caught seafood. This unique dining experience is available onboard. Fish must be caught while on select Princess approved excursions and can be served for lunch or dinner - a unique way to enjoy your very own, wild Alaska seafood.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 5. Deck or rubber-soled shoes must be worn on the boat. Boats will carry a maximum of 6 guests. Please remember you are purchasing the opportunity to catch fish, not a guarantee of doing so. Fish runs are dependent on spawning seasons, so during May and late-September fish stock may be more limited. All safety equipment and fishing gear is provided.

A fishing license is required by the State of Alaska and should be purchased in advance of your tour. Children aged 15 years and younger are not required to purchase a license. Please following the below steps to acquire your license:
Choose "Shop as a Guest"
Enter required information
Choose "Fishing, Hunting Trapping Licenses & Stamps"
Under Short-Term Products for 2023, use the drop-down menu to: Select the Sport Fishing License for the correct term (if you will fish on multiple days, purchase a term that will cover all applicable dates) and enter the date and time you will start fishing. Add to your cart. Then, add a king salmon stamp (May through July).
Have the email containing your license ready and a screenshot as well as back up.

Trolling with downriggers is the method of fishing used on this excursion. Generally, the fishing rods are placed in holders and lines are lowered to specific depths. Participants do not hold the rods until fish are hooked. When a salmon strikes the fisherman then removes the rod from the holder, sets the hook with a slight jerk and plays the fish. Usually, five to six fishermen are assigned per boat.

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, but may be prepared for dinner onboard.

Provided: Fishing gear, rain jacket, snack

Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Board bus for narrated transfer to Knudson Cove Marina

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Board boat, purchase fishing license and troll for salmon

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Transfer back to cruise ship pier

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