Try your luck fishing for Pacific Salmon in the waters of Icy Strait, which is teeming with all five species of this highly prized fish.
Meeting on the pier, you will board a fishing boat and motor out to some of the best fishing grounds in Icy Strait. These waters are rich in nutrients, and Pacific Salmon migrate here in great numbers. This time of the year, Icy Strait is home to all five species of salmon: Pink, Sockeye, Coho, Chinook and Chum, also called "dogs" because they develop large canine teeth while spawning. While the different species of Pacific Salmon may look similar, they vary in size, flesh color and flavor. However, one thing is certain; they are always incredibly fun to catch.
You will spend about two and a half hours fishing in Icy Strait, and there is no telling what you might reel in. Halibut are also quite prevalent, some weighing hundreds of pounds. If the captain knows that other species have been biting, he may suggest that you fish with their favorite bait. Either way, your chances for landing a fish are promising.
You will also want to be sure to bring along a camera and watch for other marine life as you might see humpback whales surfacing for a breath of air, sea lions frolicking in water, and bald eagles soaring overhead.
Following your fishing adventure, you will motor back to the pier where your tour concludes.
Please note: This tour includes very limited walking, although there are steps to negotiate to board the fishing vessel. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Persons who are prone to sea sickness should take appropriate pre-emptive measures before commencing the tour. Flat, comfortable shoes with a non-slip sole are required and warm layered clothing and waterproof outerwear are recommended as you may be exposed to the elements. Minimum age for participation is 6 years old and children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. U.S.C.G. regulations require children under 13 years of age to wear a life vest while aboard the vessel. Alaska State Law requires that participants purchase a one-day fishing license which may be purchased for $20.00 before the start of your excursion; however, during King Salmon season and additional $10.00 is required for a salmon stamp. If you land a fish and choose not to release it, you are responsible for processing and shipping the fish home. Shipping is not available outside the continental U.S. The catching of fish and wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.