Horizon West Liveaboard
Horizon West's liveaboard fishing experience in Sitka, Alaska. After 33 years of guiding in Alaska, and 15 years as a tug boat captain, Bruce Gipple has taken on a new venture: a 60-foot liveaboard charter vessel - named the Huntress.
Remote Alaska Liveaboard Fishing
Sitka’s prime location collects north and south migrating salmon in an enviable 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.
The fishing season typically begins May 1st and runs through the end of September. May, June, and July are the top months for kings, though there are good numbers in the area into September. Dolly Varden are well-represented in May and June. Halibut are available all summer long. Silvers begin showing in June and build through July, August, and September. Lingcod are available all year long. Stream fishing is available for either salmon, trout, or steelhead. The time of year will determine the species that are available.
Fishing Season: The fishing season begins on May 15th and runs through September 15th. May and June are the top months for kings, though there are good numbers in the area into September.
Dolly Varden are well-represented in May and June. Halibut are available all summer long. Silvers begin showing in June and build through July and August. Lingcod are available all year long.
Wake each morning in a secluded, pristine cove. Over your cup of coffee on the back deck, you’ll 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 ling cod in the kelp; or snap pictures of the breathtaking scenery? In May and September, there are more stream fishing opportunities than in other months. Stream fishing requires longer boat rides between fishing locations.
The Huntress 60' Liveaboard
The Huntress is a 60" charter fiberglass vessel with five staterooms. Hot and cold running water. The boat has a roomy salon in the wheelhouse with a 365-degree view.
There is plenty of room for up to six anglers. The Horizon West team is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.
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 on board should an emergency arise.
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.
A two-hour flight out of Seattle puts you in Sitka. You'll be met at the airport in Sitka by a lodge representative who will drive you to the liveaboard, a short 15-minute drive.
Meals aboard the Huntress:
Three square meals are provided each day. Breakfasts include standard egg dishes, oatmeal, and a selection of fruit. Lunches typically include a soul-warming soup and sandwich combo. You can expect gourmet flair at dinner as Captain Ron and Joey compete to provide tasty seafood, steak or chicken entrees, served with delectable side dishes.
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
Sunday to Saturday
Rates include 6% sales/bed tax
6-anglers per group $4,353.22 p.p.
5-anglers per group $4,667.62 p.p.
4-anglers per group $4,877.22 p.p.
3-anglers per group $5,925.22 p.p.
Roundtrip ground transfers from Sitka airport to the liveaboard vessel, use of a loaner car for day-use in Sitka, double-occupancy liveaboard lodging, meals, guided fishing, fishing license, King salmon stamp, the use of all fishing equipment, premium bait, use of raingear and rubber boots, fish processing: vacuum-sealed, flash frozen, and boxed per airline regulations (Sitka fish box tax included - $10.00 per box), and the sales/bed tax.
Packages Do Not Include:
Airfare, airline fees, alcohol, gratuities, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.