Location
Southeast Alaska
Alaska, United States
Fly-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
saltwater, freshwater (rivers),
Guided + Unguided
Unknown hours/day
Fly fishing
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Overview

Chinook Shores’ Alaska Fishing Lodge in Ketchikan makes the most of saltwater fishing for salmon and halibut in the calm waters of Southeast Alaska. Unguided or self-guided fishing in Alaska is truly rewarding and lets you fish on your own schedule, at your own pace.

Our unique approach to guided charter fishing personalizes your Alaska fishing trip to suit your needs. Our fishing boats and private lodge accommodations are exclusive to your group so you lodge and fish with the friends and family that you came with. Ketchikan salmon fishing and Ketchikan halibut fishing can be done the same day on our full day guided charters.

AN AMAZING SOUTHEAST ALASKA FISHING LODGE EXPERIENCE… ONE EASY FLIGHT FROM SEATTLE

Chinook Shores’ Alaska fishing lodge is located in southeast Alaska about 30 minutes north of Ketchikan in Knudson Cove. Getting here is easy, you can fly from Seattle to Ketchikan in less than two hours on Alaskan Airlines. We’ll drive you to the lodge and you can start enjoying Alaska salmon and halibut fishing that same day. Our accommodations consist of four private beach houses with decks overlooking Knudson Cove.

Ketchikan Alaska is known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” and is famous for huge runs of salmon, calm water halibut fishing, and many species of rock fish. You don’t have to go far (15-30 minutes) to get into some truly awesome fishing. Whether you’re unguided fishing in our 23′ bare-boats or guided fishing with a charter captain in our 30′ charter boat, you can enjoy same day combination salmon, halibut and rockfish trips. Some days the best salmon fishing is just five minutes away from our dock.

Self-guided packages let you fish and explore at your own pace and come and go as you please. The protected waters of the inside passage provide the perfect opportunity for the do-it-yourselfer to safely pilot a boat and fish for king salmon, silvers, pinks, chum, halibut and rockfish. To further enhance your experience our 21-23′ boats are equipped with GPS chart plotters, fish finders and VHF radios so you can safely find your way while you’re fishing and sightseeing. We provide an orientation with helpful instruction on operating and fishing your boat safely and effectively. If you are new to fishing this area, we recommend your first day guided on the water.

There are several rivers and creeks located within boating or driving distance from our fishing lodge. These fresh water systems are great for steelhead, trout, salmon and black bear viewing depending on what time of year you fish them. We don’t provide fresh water spinning rods, fly rods or waders but if you bring your own and want to spend a day on the river, we can show you where to go.

What makes us unique:

  1. Your group will be staying in a private beach front Chalet with full amenities.
  2. Your boat is conveniently located in front of your chalet at our private dock.
  3. You’ll fish calm water in first class self-guided or guided boats exclusive to your group.
  4. You’ll simply take one short flight from Seattle to Ketchikan to get here.
  5. You’ll save hundreds, if not thousands on expensive air fare.
  6. Choose from unguided fishing or guided or both.

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

Not specified

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Halibut
  • Ling Cod
  • Rockfish
  • Steelhead
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Halibut
Ling Cod
Rockfish
Steelhead

Our season runs from May 1 to Oct 31.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$410.00
CA$548.04
£312.90
€346.67

PER PERSON

3 nights / 3 days fishingSelf-guided
US$1,230.00
CA$1,644.13
£938.69
€1,040.00
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4 nights / 4 days fishingSelf-guided
US$1,640.00
CA$2,192.17
£1,251.59
€1,386.67
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5 nights / 5 days fishingSelf-guided
US$2,050.00
CA$2,740.21
£1,564.49
€1,733.34
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6 nights / 6 days fishingSelf-guided
US$2,460.00
CA$3,288.25
£1,877.39
€2,080.00
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7 nights / 7 days fishingSelf-guided
US$2,870.00
CA$3,836.29
£2,190.28
€2,426.67
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3 nights / 2 days fishingGuided
US$2,050.00
CA$2,740.21
£1,564.49
€1,733.34
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4 nights / 3 days fishingGuided
US$2,870.00
CA$3,836.29
£2,190.28
€2,426.67
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5 nights / 4 days fishingGuided
US$3,690.00
CA$4,932.38
£2,816.08
€3,120.01
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6 nights / 5 days fishingGuided
US$4,510.00
CA$6,028.46
£3,441.87
€3,813.34
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NOTES

Our boats burn about 10 gal/day. Fuel costs approximately $3.50/gallon at marina (2018). Frozen bait costs $7/pack.

FIRST DAY GUIDED FOR UNGUIDED FISHERMEN ½ Day = $200/person Full Day = $400/person If you are not familiar with our area and local fishing techniques and would like more than a 1-hour crash course on the dock, you can sign up for a ½ day or full day guided trip to get you started. Our licensed fishing guides will take you to the recent hot spots to jump start your fishing experience. This option is recommended for anyone new to fishing this area regardless of their skill level.

FULLY GUIDED SALT WATER SALMON & HALIBUT FISHING PACKAGES If you are an inexperienced boater or would just rather have a professional guide get you straight into some of the hottest salmon & halibut fishing Alaska has to offer then a fully guided fishing trip is for you. Packages include all top notch fishing equipment, bait and fuel – just bring a sack lunch. Our guided fishing trips are exclusive, which means your group will be the only people chartering the boat. Our guides are USCG licensed and registered with the State of Alaska.

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

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What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

Unknown hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Deposit required: 50%

Balance due: Oct 1


Cancellation notification is required before January 1 on the year of your reservation. We will only refund a reservation deposit minus a 5% fee for cancellations made prior to this deadline. For cancellations made after January 1 there will be no refund on the amount paid unless the reservation can be re-booked.*

  • BEFORE JANUARY 1 DEADLINE: FULL REFUND ON DEPOSITS LESS 5% FEE.
  • AFTER JANUARY 1 DEADLINE: NO REFUND ON PAYMENTS MADE.*
*If a cancelled reservation can be re-booked, refunds will be given up to the amount of the new reservation less the 5% cancellation fee. In most cases, any forfeited payments can be used to book a trip the following year. CHANGES IN RESERVATIONS: Any change to a reservation made after January 1 of your scheduled arrival year that reduces the duration of stay, or number of units reserved is considered a cancellation.


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Weather

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°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
4
0
257.7
Feb
5
0
187.4
Mar
6
0
196.3
Apr
10
2
161.6
May
13
6
124.9
Jun
16
9
101.4
Jul
18
11
104.5
Aug
18
12
134.4
Sep
15
9
226.8
Oct
11
5
332.3
Nov
7
2
306.4
Dec
5
0
270.2

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
40
32
10.14
Feb
41
31
7.38
Mar
44
33
7.73
Apr
49
36
6.36
May
56
43
4.92
Jun
61
49
3.99
Jul
64
52
4.12
Aug
64
53
5.29
Sep
59
48
8.93
Oct
51
41
13.08
Nov
44
35
12.06
Dec
41
33
10.64

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Our Alaska fishing lodge consists of four water front beach chalets and can accommodate up to 32 people at one time.

Our charter fishing boats and unguided fishing boats are all easily accessible from our private dock located in front of the beach houses. Our facilities and boats are so convenient and well maintained and our staff is so helpful, you won’t have to worry about a thing.

Our beautiful craftsmen style beach houses were built in 2005-2006 by skilled carpenters. We spared no expense to provide our guests with comfortable, high quality living accommodations for a true “home away from home” experience. We have two chalet style beach houses (the Hemlock and Cedar units) and a duplex built out over the beach (the Spruce and Bullpine units) for a total of four (4) units. All four units feature the same floor plan and can sleep up to six people. All lodging units are exclusive to your party so if there are only two or three people in your party you will have unit all to yourselves.

Details

Corporate buyout:

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

32

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

15 mins.

Amenities

Each of our lodging units are two-story, fully furnished, sleep up to six people and include the following amenities:

  • FIRST FLOOR: Bedroom: Sleeps (1) King or (2) Twins, Full bathroom w/ Tub and Shower, Full kitchen w/ Adjacent Dining Area, Living Room, Washer and Dryer, Covered Porch w/ Gas BBQ
  • SECOND FLOOR: Bedrooms: Sleep (2) Kings or (4) Twins, Half Bath w/ Toilet and Sink

All of our lodging units have a modern kitchen with: stove, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, ice maker, dishwasher and a gas BBQ on the covered porch. All cook wear, pots & pans, dishes, wine glasses, utensils, can openers, etc. are included.

Food and Drinks can be purchased at the local supermarket on your way to the lodge. We have a Safeway and a Wal Mart in town. There is also a smaller grocery store 5-minutes from our lodge that carries a large variety of supplies, foods, beer, wine and liquor.

There are several restaurants nearby and many more in town that have a great selection of sea food and steaks, Mexican, Italian, and a couple pizza parlors. Or just stay and enjoy the comforts of home and amazing views from the decks of Chinook Shores!

Meals

    Other Activities

    There’s fun for the whole family in Ketchikan and our private beach houses with kitchens and three bedrooms are very family friendly. Whale watching, trail hiking, sea kayaking, wildlife viewing and flight seeing are just a few of the many things to do while in Ketchikan Alaska.

    BOATS

    Description

    Guided Alaska fishing trips in Ketchikan are in comfortable 21′ and 28′ USCG approved cabin cruisers with professional licensed guides.

    We have ten boats — One 28′ Shamrock (above top) for guided charters, seven 21′ Silver Streak (above bottom) and two 21′ North River aluminum for self guided fishermen.

    At Chinook Shores Alaska fishing lodge the charter fishing boats are fast, comfortable vessels with cabin seating, toilets and plenty of fishing room. Each vessel and all captains are USCG licensed and approved for your safety. You will stay warm and dry while we get you to the fish in style. Our deluxe charter fishing boats are equipped with the following:

    • All USCG required safety equipment, fire extinguishers, life jackets, flares, life ring and more.
    • Color GPS chart plotters and powerful fish finders to help locate schools of salmon and bait.
    • Electric down riggers so we can troll or mooch for salmon.
    • Flushing toilet on board so you can drink your coffee, soda and beer with no worries.
    • 8-9 ft medium action salmon rods with Penn Fathom or Shimano Tekota reels.
    • 5-6 ft heavy action halibut rods with Penn Fathom 40 or Shimano Tekota reels.
    • Lots of bait and hardware so we are prepared to give the fish what they want.
    • Built in insulated fish boxes and ice to keep your catch cold for optimum quality.

    Your Alaska fishing trip is our priority so at Chinook Shores guided fishing is exclusive to your party. That means you’ll get the whole boat to yourself so each trip can be personally customized for your enjoyment. Maximum boat capacity is 6 paying customers.

    Our Self Guided Alaska Fishing Fleet Can’t Be Beat!

    We shopped around to find the perfect self-guided boats for fishing in Southeast Alaska and we found them. Our custom built 23′ Silver Streak hardtops and North River’s rugged 21′ Seahawk are ideal for unguided fishing the waters of Inside Passage, Clover Pass and Beam Canal. The Seahawk has a variable pitched welded aluminum hull that starts out steep in the bow and flattens out in the stern. This provides for a smooth ride with lots of stability and it is a very safe boat. These boats will safely handle much heavier seas than the average operator.

    Our unguided Alaska fishing boats can seat six people and will fish four rods. The covered top, welded windshield and helm steering will keep you and your gear dry all day.

    We have seven (7) 23′ and two (2) 21′ self guided boats rigged with the following equipment:

    • All USCG required life jackets, safety equipment & anchor with 400 feet of rope
    • 115-hp or 140-hp 4-stroke outboard main engine & 8-hp kicker
    • Garmin GPSMAP 541 color GPS chart plotter / Sounder, VHF Radio
    • Two downriggers with 10-lb balls, Scotty release clips, gaff, net & halibut harpoon
    • 8′ medium action salmon rods & Penn GT2 320 reels with 25-lb Izorline mono
    • 5′ heavy action halibut rods & Penn Senator 113H reels with 100-lb Spectra
    • Fishing tackle including snelled hook leaders, flashers, lead weights and halibut hooks
    • Crab pots are available upon request
    • Bait and fuel are not included but are available at Chinook Shores

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