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Self Guided Fishing

Our Ketchikan rental boats provide a very economical and fun way to enjoy self guided fishing in Alaska. There are many nearby locations to fish for salmon, halibut, Rock Fish, or Dungeness crab. Our custom Alaska rental boats will get you to the fishing grounds in comfort.

2020 Self Guided Fishing Rates
The rates listed below include lodging, commercial fish processing,
airport transfers, and self guided fishing boat rental.

2 Bedroom Beach House, Commercial Fish Processing, and 22′ Fishing Boat Rental.

2 Person Group $433 per person
3 Person Group $332 per person
4 Person Group $277 per person
5 Person Group $242 per person
6 Person Group $220 per person

With TWO 22′ Fishing Boats

4 Person Group $392 per person
5 Person Group $334 per person
6 Person Group $296 per person

3 Bedroom Beach House, Commercial Fish Processing, and 22′ Fishing Boat Rental.

2 Person Group $517 per person
3 Person Group $369 per person
4 Person Group $293 per person
5 Person Group $259 per person
6 Person Group $238 per person

With TWO 22′ Fishing Boats

4 Person Group $412 per person
5 Person Group $406 per person
6 Person Group $319 per person
7 Person Group $279 per person
8 Person Group $248 per person
Why Self Guided?

Some people like to set their own schedule, while others like the challenge of catching their own fish. Self guided fisherman also enjoy more liberal bag limits. Self guided fisherman in Southeast Alaska are still allowed 2 halibut per day of any size. Guided fisherman are currently limited to one halibut per day.

DIY Fishing Boat Rentals

Most Alaska rental boats are small open skiffs. Compared to these boats, our rental boats are larger, more stable and provide shelter from the sun or rain. Our rental boats come fully equipped to enhance your Alaska fishing trip.

New Custom Crozier Craft Rental Boats

We are excited to offer two custom 22′ hard top sport fishing boats built by Crozier Craft. We are very happy with the quality of workmanship that Crozier Craft provides. Our new rental boats are powered with a 200hp Yamaha main engine, and a Yamaha 9.9 trolling motor. In addition, the boats are equipped with a chart plotter, fish finder, and a marine VHF.

DIY Rental Boats Include
  • checkmark Down Riggers
  • checkmark VHF Radio
  • checkmark GPS Chart Plotter
  • checkmark Fish Finder
  • checkmark Salmon Rods
  • checkmark Halibut Rods
  • checkmark Limited Fishing Tackle
  • checkmark Salmon Net
  • checkmark Fish Box
  • checkmark All USCG Required Safety Equipment
  • checkmark Bait Bucket
  • checkmark Gaff Hook
  • checkmark Anchor and Line
  • checkmark Crab Pot

Our rental boats are primarily reserved for guests staying in our Self Guided Fishing Lodge. Check out our Self Guided Fishing Package Rates, and plan your Alaska fishing trip.

Explore Alaska Charters is based in Ketchikan, Alaska, the “Salmon Capital of the World”. Ketchikan promises some of the most action-packed Alaska saltwater fishing for salmon and halibut you can experience.


Another advantage Ketchikan has over other fishing destinations in Alaska is the fact that we have both inside protected waters, and outside ocean waters. As a result, we can always find a great place to fish. Ketchikan is located in Southern Southeast Alaska. Ketchikan is just a 1 hour and 40 min flight from Seattle, Washington. Ketchikan is serviced by Alaska Airlines, and Delta Airlines.

Book Your Trip

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Ketchikan, AK 99901

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