Alaska Fishing Cruise
The Huntress Liveaboard - SE Alaska's Inside Passage
Alaska Coastal Outfitters
Cruise and fish the Inside Passage on the MV Huntress, a 60-foot liveaboard charter vessel. Every trip is unique and tailored to your group's interests—salt or freshwater fishing, crabbing, shrimping, hiking, kayaking, whale watching, bear viewing, hot springs, tidewater glaciers, plus Cast-and-Blast options. Book now for 2020 and 2021.
Remote Alaska Liveaboard Fishing
Sitka’s prime location collects north and south migrating salmon in an excellent overlap. Nutrient-rich waters support clouds of bait that feed salmon, halibut, and other species that thrive in this habitat.
The area is home to a pristine saltwater complex filled with everything fish need to flourish—and they do.
Decisions: You'll wake each morning in a secluded, pristine cove. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the back deck while you ponder the difficult decisions of the day: Should you pick up crab or shrimp pots; fly fish for salmon, trout or steelhead; mooch for salmon; jig for halibut in the salt; play with some lingcod in the kelp; take in a little kayaking, or snap pictures of the breathtaking scenery? The Huntress may go 10 miles or 50 miles each day, depending on the fishing, the weather, and your group’s requests. Each trip’s itinerary is personalized.
Main Fishing Season begins the Monday after June 17th and runs through August 30th.
Cast-and-Blast Season: The Monday after September 25th and runs through October.
Species: June and July are the top months for kings, although there are good numbers into September. Dolly Varden are well-represented in June. Halibut are available all summer long. Silvers begin showing in June and build through July, August, and September. Lingcod and rockfish are available all season.
Stream fishing is available all months. Early in the season, steelhead are available. Mid-season, you'll target trout, and late in the season, salmon are in the local streams. In September, there are more stream fishing opportunities than in other months. A 14-foot SeaArk skiff with a 30-HP jet outboard is used to get anglers to stream fishing. The average ride is less than five minutes.
Equipment: All salt and freshwater fishing gear, premium bait, are provided. Rain gear and boots are also provided.
Fishing License: is not included in the package. You'll need to purchase a non-resident Alaskan fishing license, $70.00 (2020), and King Salmon stamp $45.00 (2020).
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The Huntress 60' Liveaboard
The Captain: Luke Bastian, the owner, is a licensed captain for vessels up to 200 tons and is U.S. Coast Guard certified. Luke has been a full-time hunting and fishing guide since 2006 and lives in Sitka year-round.
The Huntress, a 60-foot fiberglass vessel, is propelled by a 400 Horse Lugger diesel main engine. She has 2-30 KW generators for electricity. The open back deck, stabilizer poles, troll valve, and built-in blast freezer make the boat ideal for ocean fishing.
Power and Communication: Generator-powered electricity is available until late evening and then turned off until early morning. Intermittent Wi-Fi is available, and there is a radio onboard should an emergency arise.
Meals aboard the Huntress
The full galley gives their full-time chef space to make amazing meals and snacks. Breakfasts include egg dishes, oatmeal, and a selection of fruit. Lunches are typically a soul-warming soup and sandwich combo. Dinners feature seafood, steak, or chicken entrees with delicious side dishes.
Bunks and Bathroom
The boat has five staterooms and hosts up to six guests. There is a master suite with a private bathroom and four staterooms which have two bunks each. Onboard, there is a total of three bathrooms.