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“Best part of our Alaska cruise!”
Review of Salty Sea Charters

Salty Sea Charters
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Owner description: Join captain Josh with Salty Sea Charters for the Alaskan fishing trip of a lifetime. Located in beautiful Southeast Alaska, experience world class salmon and halibut fishing. Get ready for a fishing adventure you won't forget!
Reviewed 16 July 2013

This was the most fun and action packed part of the cruise. Josh met us right off the cruise ship and within 30 minutes had us catching our limit of salmon. Three hours later four of us had 29 salmon that Josh cleaned and had shipped to our home. If you like fishing action this is not to be missed!

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Reviewed 4 July 2013

We received unbelievable service from Salty Sea from our initial contact to the delivery of our much anticpated catch! My fist communciation with Salty Sea was an e-mail on a Sunday evening aroung 7:30 which contained several questions. Shortly thereafter, my phone rang and it was Ivy. I did not expect a return call on a Sunday night and offered to chat during regular business hours. But, Ivy insisted that I was not interrupting her family time and spent 30 minutes on the phone answering all of my questions and booking our charter.

Our group of 6 went salmon fishing with Captain Josh on June 26, 2013. Josh was waiting as we exited our cruise ship and after a very brief walk to the boat, we were on our way. Our group consisted of 3 kids and 3 adults and this was the first time fishing for most of our group. Josh took care of the licenses as we motored to the fishing grounds and was very patient answering all the kids questions. As many have noted, the cookies were great and the kids qucikly devoured them.

The boat was spotless and was fully prepared for fishing, so there was no wasted time once we arrived at our destination. Everyone in our group caught at least one fish and, although we lost a few due to inexperience, Josh was exceptionally patient. We chatted with several groups on our cruise ship who also fished while in Ketchikan and we caught more fish than anyone we spoke with. In fact, there were 3 groups that didn't catch a sigle fish. Captain Josh got us on the fish and did everything right. Josh also handled having the fish processed and the filets were delivered as scheduled.

Overall, our experience with Josh and Ivy exceeded all of our expectations and I enthusiastically recommend Salty Sea Charters.

1  Thank Eric S
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saltyseacharters, Owner at Salty Sea Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Hi guys, it was great to fish with all of you and we are glad you had a good time. Thank you for the kind review and we hope you enjoy your salmon.

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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Kudos to Captain Josh and his wife Ivy of Salty Sea Charters. Our whole family had a great experience on our first Halibut fishing trip! Captain Josh runs a first class fishing operation. He was super nice and our kids will attest to the some of the best cookies ever, which were made by his wife. The complete experience from being picked up at the dock, to obtaining license, to having our fish sent back to us was much easier than we ever imagined. Our family looks forward to fishing with Josh again.

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saltyseacharters, Owner at Salty Sea Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Thank you and we are very glad the cookies were such a hit. Hope to fish with you again in the feature!

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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Our family of 4 went Halibut fishing during our very limited time in Ketchikan, AK last week. Because of our cruise itinerary, we only had a few hours available, but Josh picked us up very promptly at the cruise ship gangway, and soon we were on our way to a beautiful spot for Halibut fishing. En route to fish, Josh was very informative about Ketchikan, local fishing and culture, and life in Alaska. We also enjoyed the home-made cookies and other snacks! At our chosen spot, Josh helped us all get ready to fish for the elusive bottom feeding Halibut. While the Halibut were very coy with us at first, we did end up catching three beautiful Halibut (and several rock fish and a cod!) which were keepers, including one 39 inches in length. Josh did everything in his power to make it a fun day on the water and to make sure we went home with great fishing memories and great fish with our very limited time. We would not hesitate to book another fishing charter with Salty Seas. Also, Ivy was extremely helpful with booking by e-mail/online. We highly recommend fishing with Salty Seas! P.S. - Our two teens said this was their favorite excursion of the entire cruise!

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saltyseacharters, Owner at Salty Sea Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Hi Guys, thank you so much for the review and we are so happy you had a good time fishing with us. Best Wishes

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Reviewed 29 May 2013

My family and I just recently took an Alaskan cruise. We were all set on going Halibut fishing so we booked a 4 hour charter with Josh. Our time in Ketchikan was short so he knew we had to make the best of it…. He was waiting for us at the ships exit just as soon as we docked. From there it was just a short walk down to his boat. He had everything on board we needed to get our morning of fishing started, including fishing licenses. He was very friendly and personable…and btw, his wife makes some good chocolate chip cookies! This was the highlight of our whole vacation week. All 4 of us each caught a Halibut that we were proud of plus a couple extra other fish. He took care of getting it processed and having it shipped, saved us a huge hassle. I'd definitely book another charter with him if ever in Ketchikan again. Money well spent!

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saltyseacharters, Owner at Salty Sea Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience fishing with us. So glad we were able to make your halibut charter a success. Enjoy those tasty haibut filets.

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