Where are you located?
Our cruises depart from Juneau or Petersburg, Alaska in the heart of southeast Alaska’s Inland Passage.
Which airports should we use?
Upon booking, we advise you which airport (Juneau or Petersburg) matches your cruise schedule.
What’s a day on board like?
You awake to calm waters. Enjoy your first cup of steaming hot coffee on the deck while you take in the pure ocean air and gorgeous scenery. Head to the galley for delicious waffles topped with blackberries or fill up with an omelet and bacon. More fresh coffee and orange juice and you’re ready to start the day. Grab your lunch that the chef has prepared for you, and add some dessert or fruit to keep you energized while you reel in the Big One.
Your guide gets you settled in your completely outfitted fishing boat and takes you to a nearby spot where the fish jump in your boat. Well, maybe they don’t actually jump in your boat, but you’ll be amazed how many salmon or bottom fish you will land before lunch.
Want to catch a lingcod? Just ask. Your guide knows the best places and methods to go after the fish you most want to catch. Troll and jig all day or take a break and watch the whales and soak in the sun and scenery. As a wise man once said, “if people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.”
Later that afternoon, return to the Perseverance; have your fish cleaned and packed and while you enjoy your favorite beverage. Watch the crew or join the fun. Get ready to feast on freshly caught seafood, or steaks, chicken or pasta.
After dinner, enjoy quiet time on the deck, explore a nearby cove, kayak or continue to fish. You decide. Don’t forget to check out the flying bridge for the best view of a sky full of glittering stars.
What kinds of fish will I catch?
On a typical day, you’ll fish for several species of Salmon – King, Coho, Chum, Sockeye or Pinks- and still have time for Halibut, Lingcod, Yellow Eye and other bottom fish.
The King Salmon average 20 to 30 pounds, but can reach 70 pounds or more. May and June are best for Kings. August and September for big Cohos. Pinks and Chums run in July and August. Halibut fishing generally picks up in early June and extends into September. You might get lucky and land a whopper over 200 pounds, but even if you don’t, you can count on catching tons of fish between 25 and 50 pounds. Want to try your luck in a clear stream? Your guide will take you to a stream literally choked with salmon. Fish! Fish! Fish!
Do I need my own equipment?
Everything is provided and ready for you aboard a 25 foot, all-weather, offshore Wooldridge fishing boat which is powered by twin four-stroke Yamaha outboards.
You’ll use only the best tackle- replaced new each season! Plus, high-tech electronics including: Lowrance color sonars, GPS plotters and Cannon downriggers.
You don’t need to lug heavy gear through airports, its all here already!
Can I fish without a guide?
When you want to fish or explore on your own, we have two, sonar equipped 14′ aluminum skiffs, powered with electric start four-stroke yamaha engines.
Can I keep the fish I catch?
Yes. Sport fishing is about catching fish and we catch plenty! Choose how much you want to take home and we clean it, vacuum pack it and freeze it in 50- pound airline approved wet lock boxes. Want to eat it right away? Our chef will cook it to perfection.
What should I pack?
The weather in Alaska is always changing, but don’t worry, a little planning prepares you for any situation. Summer temperatures range between 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so bring warm clothing to layer, warm/wool socks, a hat, and lightweight gloves. Rain gear will be provided, but bring yours if you prefer. Bring a pair of short rubber boots if you have them, if not we have extra boots available. Bring plenty of sunscreen and sunglasses. Remember, don’t over pack. Space is available, but not overly abundant. Packing your gear in a soft-sided duffle bag allows for easy storage.
- Camera and Film:
Southeast Alaska is a photographer’s dream. Bring your camera, an adequate supply of film, and a telephoto lens. Pack extra batteries and a moisture proof camera bag, if possible.
- Beer and Spirits
Wine is served at dinner. If you’d like your favorite beverage, bring your beer or liquor with you or let us know and we will help you locate it.
- Fishing tackle:
Fly fishing gear or terminal freshwater tackle is not provided, but feel free to bring your favorite light gear. The streams are full of fish, so bring a supply of flies, small spinners and spoons. Plenty of time is available to fish independently with light tackle from our comfortable skiffs.
What if I am ready to re-book?
We’re so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Return cruisers enjoy special discounts and premium dates. Bookings for Summer of 2017 are nearly sold out, but 2018 reservations are already available.
We look forward to having you back on board.