Salmon Sportfishing Expedition

5 hours | Ketchikan | K T N - 5 5 0
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$ 229.95
Min. age: 8 years | Max. weight: 350 lbs. (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventures
Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

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

Your excursion begins with a short walk from the ship to the sportfishing boat harbor. You'll receive a safety briefing, board your vessel then depart for the fishing grounds. En route, you'll purchase your fishing license directly from your captain, so be sure to bring cash.

Upon arrival, you'll troll for salmon and test your sportfishing skills in the calm, protected waters of the Inside Passage for approximately 3 to 4 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.

An Alaska smoked salmon 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. Walk 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 8. Participants may not exceed 350 lbs. 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. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game has put in place a conservation measure in southeast Alaska waters to protect the king salmon species. Any king caught up until June 14 must be released. 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 and can be purchased onboard your boat for $25 cash per person. When king salmon is targeted, a $15 per person additional retention tag is required. Children under 16 are not required to purchase a license.

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: Smoked Salmon dip, crackers, coffee, soda, water

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.

Depart pier for short walk to dock facility

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Group passengers (4-6), board vessel & safety briefing

Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Licenses are purchased en route to fishing grounds

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Troll for salmon - 3 to 4 hours of fishing

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
6
Time at site:
04:00
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Pull up fishing gear and return to dock facility

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
6
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Walk back to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1200
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes