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Address: 3857 Fairview Ave, Ketchikan, AK 99901-5335
Phone Number: +1 907-225-2343

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Amazing salmon fishing experience!

Large group of us and each one of us caught a salmon! Captain John knew where to find the magical spot! His home-made dip was a hit as well. We were picked up right at the dock... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
Natasa M

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Large group of us and each one of us caught a salmon! Captain John knew where to find the magical spot! His home-made dip was a hit as well. We were picked up right at the dock when we arrived by cruise ship and dropped off at a spot that allowed us to spend some time in town. We enjoyed... More 

Thank Natasa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Captain John was great with the kids. Had lots of fun. The crab was delicious. Possibly best shore excursion ever been on. Kids loved it.

Thank Djcardella
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We started with a delay due to a misunderstanding of our cruise ships arrival time. We hoped this wasn't the start of a bad experience. It wasn't! Malcolm met us at the dock and escorted us to his boat which was fueled and ready. We motored for a short while to get to the fishing spot.Malcolm started baiting and putting... More 

Thank Jay P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We went on this crabbing trip with four adults and 5 kids - aged 8-13. One of the best experiences we've ever had on a vacation. They picked us up right by our cruise ship and took us crabbing. Everyone got to pull in a ring or trap. Very family friendly. Just an outstanding experience. They pulled over and cooked... More 

Thank Jake2014
Pine Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We had 7 people in our group so we were recommended to Johnny by another charter. We had an amazing time! Took home 7 pinks!

Thank NKnittel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

My husband and I just returned from a Disney Cruise to Alaska with our 12 and 6yo. Crabbing in Ketchikan was one of the highlights of our trip. There are numerous excursions you can book through the cruise but they are large boats with lots of people. I am so glad we decided not to go through the cruise line.... More 

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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This is the ONLY boat in Ketchikan that is licensed to hold more than 6 people! They can actually take up to 10 people. We had 7. We took a half day excursion. They picked us up right from the dock where we disembarked from our ship and brought us back there too! We expected rain, but the weather was... More 

Thank cmpapalia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Our family of 8 from 5 year old to 73 had great time. Went in late may planning on going salmon fishing, but being slow time for fishing decided to go crabbing. Capt john and JR were great with our family. Taught kids bait set and retrieve crab traps. Caught at least 100 not all keepers. 14 keepers. Then anchored... More 

Thank Lyndsey B
Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

I was on an adventure to Ketchikan, Alaska in honor of my fiancé who had passed away the year before, and one of his last wishes was to go salmon fishing in Alaska; since he didn't get a chance to do that, I went in his memory. Captain Johnny and his crew made my first foray into salmon fishing a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

The 7 men in our family took a half-day trip with Experience One charters. In spite of the constant rain, they had a great time and caught 11 salmon of all varieties. To my knowledge, this is the only boat in Ketchikan that can accommodate more than 6 passengers. It was so important for us that the entire family got... More 

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