Inside Passage Fishing Cruise Alaska Sitka Fishing Cruise

Horizon West Liveaboard

Alaska Fishing Cruise - SE Alaska's Inside Passage

Cruise and fish the Inside Passage on Horizon West's liveaboard in Sitka, Alaska. After 33 years of guiding in Alaska, and 15 years as a tug boat captain, Bruce Gipple has taken on a new venture... a 60-foot liveaboard charter vessel - named the Huntress. Book now for 2021. The Huntress is fully booked for 2020.

Remote Alaska Liveaboard Fishing

Sitka salmon fishing

Sitka’s prime location collects north and south migrating salmon in an enviable 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.
Species:  May, June, and July are the top months for kings, although there are good numbers into September. Dolly Varden are well-represented in May and June. Halibut are available all summer long. Silvers begin showing in June and build through July, August, and September. Lingcod are available all year long. Each trip is personalized.
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 May and September, there are more stream fishing opportunities than in other months. Stream fishing requires longer boat rides between fishing locations.

Fishing Facts:

Sitka chinook salmon fishing

Fishing Season:  May through July are prime months for kings.
Options:  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 ling cod in the kelp; take in a little kayaking, or snap pictures of the breathtaking scenery?
Equipment:  All salt and freshwater fishing gear is provided, plus premium bait, rain gear and boots are provided.
Fishing License: is not included in the package. You'll need to purchase a non-resident Alaskan fishing license $70.00 (2019) and King Salmon stamp $45.00 (2019).
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The Huntress 60' Liveaboard

The Huntress Liveaboard

The 2020 season runs from the last week of May through August 31.
The Huntress is a 60-foot charter fiberglass vessel with five staterooms and plenty of room for up to six anglers. Hot and cold running water. The roomy salon in the wheelhouse has a 365-degree view. The Huntress may go 10 miles or 50 miles each day, depending on the fishing, the weather, and your group’s requests. Each trip’s itinerary is personalized.
The Captain:  The owner and Captain, Bruce Gipple, has been a guide for over 35 years and was a tugboat captain for 15 years. He's U.S. Coast Guard Certified.
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.

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 short 15-minute drive.

Meals aboard the Huntress:

Three square meals are provided each day. Breakfasts include standard egg dishes, oatmeal, and a selection of fruit. Lunches typically include a soul-warming soup and sandwich combo. You can expect gourmet flair at dinner as Captain Bruce and Joey compete to provide tasty seafood, steak or chicken entrees, served with delectable side dishes.

2020 Rates:

Book now for 2021.
Already Sold-Out for 2020.
6-nights on the Liveaboard
and 5-days guided fishing

Sunday to Saturday
Rates include 6% sales/bed tax
6-anglers per group:
$4,403.01 per person
5-anglers per group:
$4,721.01 per person
4-anglers per group:
$4,933.01 per person
3-anglers per group:
$5,993.01 per person

Packages Include:

Roundtrip ground transfers from the Sitka airport to the liveaboard vessel, use of a loaner car for day-use 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), and the sales/bed tax.

Packages Do Not Include:

Airfare, airline fees, alcohol, gratuities, fishing license, King salmon stamp, Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel Insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Sitka Liveaboard photos

Bette with chrome-bright Sitka salmon

Sitka salmon

Maryann Rathjen with bright Silver Salmon

Maryann Rathjen

King salmon party

Sitka Chinook fishing

Vacuum-packed fish care is included

Vacuum-Packed Fish Care

Alaska wild rainbow fishing

Remote Alaska rainbows

Remote stream fishing - pink salmon

Remote Sitka angling

The Huntress accommodates six anglers.

The Huntress

The Captain is U.S. Coast Guard certified

U.S. Coast Guard certified

Bathroom and bunks

The Huntress amenities

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For more Information:

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558