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“Half-day fishing trip - highly recommended, esp. for larger groups”

Experience One Charters
Reviewed 7 August 2013

If yours is a group larger than 6 people - Captain Johny's boat is pretty much your only choice in Ketchikan. There were 11 of us - several families with teenage kids, and his boat was a perfect size, spacious and comfortable.
Johny met us at the cruise ship, and we walked for two minutes to his boat, and immediately started out. In around 15 minutes we slowed down to do trawl fishing. Practically all of us are green novices, which did not matter at all. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, both those who caught any fish, and those who didn't. There can only be 6 rods in the water, so we took turns reeling them in.

Johny and deckhand JR are very friendly and personable people, we all shared lots of friendly banter, information about salmon, fishing, and life in general in Ketchikan. All the while - promptly navigating the boat, handling the rods, watching for fish-ons, fixing and re-hoking snapped lines - in other words: deftly taking care of everything so we could enjoy ourselves.

Nice snack/lunch was provided - which included homemade canned salmon (very nice), as well as water and soda.
Whatever fish was caught - we decided to have shipped home to us, smoked. All we needed to do was to fill out some easy paperwork and provide payment info; Captain Johny took it upon himself to take it to the processor after dropping us off.

Overall - highly recommended for all.

Thank kisaDC
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We booked Experience One for a day of crabbing. Fantastic trip. Johnny got all the kids involved and showed them how to bait traps, sort crabs, cook, etc., we must have pulled up 3-400 crabs that half day. Johnny was great as was his boat. He also arranged another boat to take some of our group salmon fishing. They had a great experience with a great captain as well. Caught 18 fish on a half day trip.

Couldn't have asked for a better trip. Would recommend it to anyone.

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Reviewed 27 June 2013

This was the highlight of our cruise in Alaska. We had an amazing time! We booked for a half day. Started at 7 am and we were back on the dock before noon, perfect! Captain Johny picked us up promptly. Fishing started less than 20 minutes after boarding. The boat has a sheltered area on deck and plastic chairs for waiting for the fish to bite. Captain Johny and JR told us about living in Alaska, salmon, wildlife, the time passed quickly! Inside there was a table piled high with smoked salmon dip, fruit, cookies, cheese and soft drinks. We were brought to several likely areas and were rewarded with 5 hooked salmon and one that got away! We decided to have our catch shipped home. We filled out the paperwork and less than a week later our fillets arrived. Captain Johny took care of getting the fish to the processor for us.

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Reviewed 12 June 2013

What a day. We sure did go fishing. We were not lucky enough to catch anything but after all it is called fishing, not catching. We had a great time. Capt Johnny & his first mate JR were friendly and full of fun. Gave us great information about the local area as well as tell us about the fish. We would book with them again if we were in the area. If you are on a cruise, you will not have to worry about being late. Capt Johnny met us as we disembarked and had us back on time.

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

In my first ever Alaskan charter fishing trip I couldn't ask for anyone better than Captain Johny. He has a great boat and he knows where to find the fish. The total experience was more than I had anticipated, first rate all the way! We enjoyed the charter so much we went back for a second charter. Would highly recommend Experience One Charters and Captain Johny! We'll be calling him again.Hopefully soon.

1  Thank Les M
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