What makes True Alaskan Charters different?
Alaska has been home to the Johnstone Family for 4 generations. We have a great love & appreciation
for this land & know her secrets & treasures better than most. It is with great honor & pride we share
our knowledge with you!
Our guests enjoy a truly exclusive Alaska Fishing Experience. All trips are tailored to your specific
wants & needs. We prefer to place 4 guests per boat, unless of course, your party is larger. This
ensures a comfortable atmosphere for fishing.
Our top priority is providing guests with the finest service so they leave our Alaskan waters with
memories, fish and knowledge that will last a lifetime!
When are the fish runs at there peak?
All bottom fish such as Halibut, Ling Cod, Pacific Cod and Yelloweye Rockfish are at their peak
throughout the summer (May-September). The Salmon are as follows.
King (Chinook) May-Mid July There are feeder kings available during the later part of summer.
Coho (Silver) Mid July- September
Pink (Humpy) July-August
Chum (Dog) July-August
How do I get my catch home?
For All Day Guests who book a complete package:
Your fish will be processed, vacuum packed and placed in an airline-approved box.
For our Cruise Ship Guests or anyone who does not book a complete package:
You will fill out a processing form that will allow you choose how you want your fish
processed and when you want it shipped to your home. We use a high-quality, small, local
processor. You can pay them directly with a credit card.
How do we meet you in Ketchikan?
If you are coming in on a cruise ship we would meet you at your ship (look for a sign with our logo and
your name) then it is only a 2-3 minute walk through downtown Ketchikan where we park our boat. We
will return to the same location and if possible right next to your ship.
All Day Guests NOT staying at the Narrows Inn will need to make transportation arrangements to The
Narrows Inn Marina.
What should I bring with me?
Just yourselves, your camera, and a pair of shoes you do not mind getting some fish blood on. We
supply all the tackle, refreshments and snacks, and rain gear if needed.
What should I wear?
We recommend dressing in layers. Temperatures vary from Mid 40's to 75 degrees during the
summer. We provide hats and gloves on the chillier days. And we have full sets of clean, quality Helly
Hanson rain gear if Ketchikan decides to have a liquid sunshine day. Also, remember to bring shoes
you do not mind getting dirty.
How rough is the water?
The next best thing about Ketchikan besides huge runs of fish is our waters. We are nestled in the
inside passage of Alaska blocked by many islands from the open ocean. The water can be bumpy at
times, but for the most part, our guests do not experience sea sickness. Should the water conditions
be discomforting to you, we will move to a calmer location immediately.
What are the chances of seeing wildlife?
Almost Guaranteed! We see Eagles, Whales and Porpoise on a daily basis.
What is your cancellation policy?
Payment is fully refundable with written cancellation within 14 days of the tour.
Payment is refundable if trip is cancelled due to unsafe weather, sea conditions, or mechanical
|Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any other questions or would like more info about tours please call us
anytime at our toll free number 1-866-882-2979
Or email us from our Contact Page
|"We set crab pots out first thing and continued on
to have an exceptional day of fishing - first catching
halibut and then switching to salmon." "On the
way back, we pulled our pots and later dined on an
amazing feast of crab." "It doesn't get any
any better than this!" Lew Douglas, California
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TRUE ALASKAN CHARTERS Ketchikan Alaska
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