Alaska Fishing Cruise

The Huntress Liveaboard - SE Alaska's Inside Passage

Cruise and fish the Inside Passage on Alaska Coastal Outfitters’ liveaboard in Sitka, Alaska. Owner and Captain Luke Bastian has been a full-time hunting and fishing guide since 2006 and lives in Sitka year-round and operates a 60-foot liveaboard charter vessel - named the Huntress. The Huntress is fully booked for 2020. Book now for 2021.

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 and rockfish are available all season. 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. 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.

Fishing Facts:

Sitka chinook salmon fishing

Fishing Season:  begins the third week of June and runs through August 31.
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 Huntress is a 60-foot charter fiberglass vessel with five staterooms, and 2½ bathrooms with hot and cold water. The liveaboard hosts up to six guests. 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:  Owner and Captain Luke Bastian has been a full-time hunting and fishing guide since 2006 and lives in Sitka year-round.
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 five-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. Tasty seafood, steak or chicken entrees, served with delicious 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, dinner on the first and last evenings, fishing license, king salmon stamp, gratuities, 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