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. Call us for 2023 and 2024 Availability. Book early.

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 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 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

2023 Fishing Season: runs June 26 through August 25, 2023.
2023 Cast & Blast Season:  September 26-October 27.
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 salmon are in the local streams late in the season. 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 and 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, $45.00, and King Salmon stamp $45.00 (2023).
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 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.

Master Suite

Master Suite

Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing

Fish care is included

Sitka Salmon

Alaska Salmon Fishing

Vacuum-packed fish care is included.

Great Family Adventure

Stream Fishing for Wild Rainbows

Remote Alaska Rainbows

Fishing opportunities abound.

Bottom Fishing

Stream fishing for salmon

Salmon Fishing

Stream fishing averages 5-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. A Liveaboard representative will greet you at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport and drive you to the liveaboard, a five-minute drive. No floatplanes are required.

Fishing or Cast-and-Blast 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 flies or spinners. In the evening, the boat will move to another bay for the next day's hunting and fishing.
Tuesday - Thursday:  Days 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 in 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.

2023 Rates:

2023 Season runs June 26 - August 25.
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
Full-boat rate of $28,500.00 for up to six anglers.

2023 Cast-and-Blast Weeks:
September 26 - October 27, 2023.
The Cast and Blast trips are a combination of waterfowl hunting and river fishing for silvers. You can also crab, shrimp, and fish for halibut.

Packages Include:

Roundtrip ground transfers from the Sitka airport to the liveaboard vessel, liveaboard lodging (double occupancy) and meals, guided fishing, the use of all fishing equipment, premium bait, use of raingear, rubber boots, waders and wader boots, fish processing: vacuum-sealed, flash-frozen, and boxed per airline regulations. The Cast & Blast package also includes duck processing.

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, 6% sales/bed tax, Global Rescue, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. The Cast & Blast package 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.

Request an Information Packet