Ketchikan Salmon Fishing

Ketchikan Salmon Fishing

4.5 hours | Ketchikan | K T N - 5 5 5
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$ 269.95
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Min. age: 5 years (See special notes)


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.

Experience the thrill of fishing in the "Salmon Captial of the World" aboard a modern fishing boat with covered cabin and restroom. After a narrated transfer to Knudson Cove Marina, you'll board your boat, receive a safety briefing, then depart for the fishing grounds. 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 - it's your choice. Transfer back to the ship with memories of a relaxing fishing trip.

A snack will be served during the excursion and beverages are provided throughout the tour. Keep an eye out for eagles, whales, seals, sea lions or other wildlife.

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

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:35

Board boat, purchase fishing license and troll for salmon

Transport type: Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity: 6
Time at site: 03:30
Air conditioned: No
Restroom available: Yes
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Transfer back to cruise ship pier

Transport type: Motorcoach
Travel time: 00:25