Shore Excursion Details

Private Halibut Fishing

Ketchikan (Ward Cove), Alaska

Private Halibut Fishing


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Try your luck fishing for halibut, a species of flatfish that gets massive and feeds voraciously in the summer. You will head out to the fishing grounds in a group of no more than six guests, which ensures that the captain and crew can provide exceptional personal attention to increase your chances of catching one of these behemoths. Once the boat anchors, you will fish with a vertical rigging to reach the bottom of the ocean floor where halibut live. The larger fish are usually females and can grow up to eight feet in length and five feet in width, which is why they are often called “barn doors.” Imagine what a thrill it would be to reel in one of these lunkers. If you catch one, you will notice that it has smooth scales and a light-colored bottom and a darker top, which acts as a natural camouflage that mimics the hues of the ocean floor and water.


• Fish for halibut on a private boat with just five other guest’s maximum.
• Follow the crew’s advice and tips to increase your chance of catching a huge halibut.
• Ship your catch home fully processed if you want to eat it later.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh no more than 300 lbs. A fishing license ($15) is required for ages 16 and up. We recommend doing this in advance at Guest may also purchase them on the boat with cash as payment. Weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guest may keep all legal fish caught on the trip. This season guided anglers may keep one halibut per person, per day, that must be under 40" or over 80'' We also catch other species and guest may retain all legal fish in addition. We work with a 3rd party fish processor called Gateway Smokehouse and Processing. We will facilitate delivery of the catch to them after the trip. Credit card info is needed for fish processing. We have the processing forms onboard our boats. While on the Private Halibut Fishing tour each guest will hold their own rod. We spend approximately 4 hours fishing with an additional 1.5 hours of roundtrip travel time to the fishing grounds. Each guest will need to purchase a one-day sportfishing license. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulations limit 1 halibut per person up to 40 inches or over 80 inches.

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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