Alaska Fishing Cruise

The Huntress Liveaboard - SE Alaska's Inside Passage

Alaska Coastal Outfitters

Cruise and fish the Inside Passage on the MV Huntress, a 60-foot liveaboard charter vessel. Every trip is unique and tailored to your group's interests—salt or freshwater fishing, crabbing, shrimping, hiking, kayaking, whale watching, bear viewing, hot springs, tidewater glaciers, plus Cast-and-Blast options. Book now for 2020 and 2021.

Remote Alaska Liveaboard Fishing

Sitka Salmon Fishing

Sitka’s prime location collects north and south migrating salmon in an excellent overlap. Nutrient-rich waters support clouds of bait that feed salmon, halibut, and other species that thrive in this habitat. The area is home to a pristine saltwater complex filled with everything fish need to flourish—and they do.
Decisions:  You'll wake each morning in a secluded, pristine cove. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the back deck while you ponder the difficult decisions of the day:  Should you pick up crab or shrimp pots; fly fish for salmon, trout or steelhead; mooch for salmon; jig for halibut in the salt; play with some lingcod in the kelp; take in a little kayaking, or snap pictures of the breathtaking scenery?

Client Recap:
"You have a great partnership with Luke and his one man, one woman crew. They took care of six good friends for a whole week and treated us all as if we were royalty. This was without a doubt, my best fishing trip ever. The Huntress team works like a well-oiled machine. I will definitely recommend this trip to anyone interested."
- Curt

Fishing Facts:

Sitka Chinook Salmon Fishing

Main Fishing Season begins the Monday after June 17th and runs through August 30th.
Cast-and-Blast Season:  The Monday after September 25th and runs through October.
Species:  June and July are the top months for kings, although there are good numbers into September. Dolly Varden are well-represented in June. Halibut are available all summer long. Silvers begin showing in June and build through July, August, and September. Lingcod and rockfish are available all season.
Stream fishing is available all months. Early in the season, steelhead are available. Mid-season, you'll target trout, and late in the season, salmon are in the local streams. In September, there are more stream fishing opportunities than in other months. A 14-foot SeaArk skiff with a 30-HP jet outboard is used to get anglers to stream fishing. The average ride is less than five minutes.
Equipment:  All salt and freshwater fishing gear, premium bait, are provided. Rain gear and boots are also provided.
Fishing License: is not included in the package. You'll need to purchase a non-resident Alaskan fishing license, $70.00 (2020), and King Salmon stamp $45.00 (2020).
Click here for Alaska Fishing Licenses.

The Huntress 60' Liveaboard

The Huntress Liveaboard

The Captain:  Luke Bastian, the owner, is a licensed captain for vessels up to 200 tons and is U.S. Coast Guard certified. Luke has been a full-time hunting and fishing guide since 2006 and lives in Sitka year-round.
The Huntress, a 60-foot fiberglass vessel, is propelled by a 400 Horse Lugger diesel main engine. She has 2-30 KW generators for electricity. The open back deck, stabilizer poles, troll valve, and built-in blast freezer make the boat ideal for ocean fishing.

The Wheelhouse

The Wheelhouse

Power and Communication:  Generator-powered electricity is available until late evening and then turned off until early morning. Intermittent Wi-Fi is available, and there is a radio onboard should an emergency arise.

Meals aboard the Huntress

Dining Area

The full galley gives their full-time chef space to make amazing meals and snacks. Breakfasts include egg dishes, oatmeal, and a selection of fruit. Lunches are typically a soul-warming soup and sandwich combo. Dinners feature seafood, steak, or chicken entrees with delicious side dishes.

Bunks and Bathroom

Bunks and Bathrooms

The boat has five staterooms and hosts up to six guests. There is a master suite with a private bathroom and four staterooms which have two bunks each. Onboard, there is a total of three bathrooms.

Maryann Rathjen with bright Silver Salmon

Maryann Rathjen's Silver Salmon

Bette with chrome-bright Sitka salmon

Bette with Sitka salmon

Sitka King Salmon

Alaska Cruise Fishing

Vacuum-packed fish care is included.

Fish care is included

Stream Fishing for Wild Rainbows

Remote Alaska Rainbows

Fishing opportunities abound.

Bottom Fishing

Stream fishing for salmon

Salmon Fishing

Stream fishing averages five-minutes from the liveaboard.

Stream Fishing

A Great Sea Duck Shoot


See Cast-and-Blast Itinerary Below.

Duck Hunting

Getting to the Liveaboard:

Sitka is a two-hour flight from Seattle. From the Sitka Airport, a lodge representative will drive you to the liveaboard, a five-minute drive. Alaska Air provides daily service to Sitka three times per day.

2020 and 2021 Rates:
Fishing Trips and Cast-and-Blast

Book now for 2021.
These are the 2020 available dates for the Cast and Blast trips, a combination of waterfowl hunting and river fishing for silvers. You can also crab, shrimp, and fish for halibut. October 12-16, 2020
October 19-23, 2020

6-nights on the Liveaboard
and 5-days guided fishing

Sunday to Saturday
Rates do not include 6% sales/bed tax
6-anglers per group:
$4,150.00 per person
5-anglers per group:
$4,450.00 per person
4-anglers per group:
$4,650.00 per person
3-anglers per group:
$5,650.00 per person

Packages Include:

Round-trip ground transfers from the Sitka airport to the liveaboard vessel, use of a loaner car for your first day in Sitka, liveaboard lodging (double occupancy) and meals, guided fishing, the use of all fishing equipment, premium bait, use of rain gear and rubber boots, fish processing: vacuum-sealed, flash-frozen, and boxed per airline regulations (Sitka fish box tax included - $10.00 per box). (If trips are taken in August, the $150.00 floatplane transfer for hunts is not included.)

Packages Do Not Include:

Airfare, airline fees, alcohol, dinner on the first and last evenings, fishing license, king salmon stamp, gratuities, Sitka fish box tax of $10.00 per box, the 6% sales/bed tax, Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel Insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. The Cast & Blast package also does not include an Alaska small game hunting license for $60.00, an Alaska non-resident Annual State Waterfowl Stamp for $10.00, and a Federal Duck Stamp for $25.00.

Fishing Itinerary (-Hunting)
Or Cast-and-Blast
Sample Itinerary

Sunday:  You'll arrive and stay the night on the boat.
Monday at 7:00 a.m. You'll leave the dock at first light to hunt sea ducks. You'll spend the afternoon chasing silvers in the river with fly or spinners. In the evening, the boat will move to another bay for the next day's hunting and fishing.
Tuesday - Thursday are spent in the same way, plus they commonly set and pull crab and shrimp pots and fish for halibut. Usually, each day, you'll hunt and fish different locations.
Friday, after hunting and fishing, you'll return to the dock around 4:00 p.m.
For most of the hunting, you'll shoot from blinds on the beach with strings of decoys set in the water and your guide picking up ducks in a skiff. Request an information packet for full details.

For More Information

Request a HUNTRESS LIVEABOARD Information packet.