Unforgettable Setting, Fabulous Meal
Close your eyes and picture the definitive Alaskan sanctuary. A campfire crackles in a clearing beneath towering Spruce trees. An enamel pot of coffee warms on the coals. Sit and relax, breathing in the pristine wilderness, under a canopy of evergreens. While you relax and appreciate the peace of the primeval rainforest, your private chef prepares the wilderness kitchen to serve savory Alaskan bouillabaisse.
You cannot reach this haven by bus. we take you there in your own private open-air skiff. Our 20-foot open-air skiffs are perfect for plying the smooth inside waters of the Ketchikan area. If you want to make the most of your day in Ketchikan, experiencing the real Alaska, both at sea and in the serene rainforest, be our guest. This exclusive tour allows you to visit secret coves, serene clearings, view swooping eagles, and search for spouting whales. And that's just the ride toward the fishing hole, where you will catch the main course for your gourmet meal of Alaskan bouillabaisse. Return to your ship satisfied that you've not only visited Ketchikan: you have intimately experienced it in sights, sounds, and tastes.
Authentic Alaskan Skiff
When Ketchikan locals head out to harvest fish or cruise the smooth inside waterways, they board the boat of choice for our area: the skiff. Our 20-foot, open-air boats allow you to become part of the environment. We furnish you with classic Southeast Alaska outdoor gear, and you are ready to go. Skiffs are stable, powerful, and versatile, giving you more options than other vessels: comfortable fishing, exploring beaches, as well as cruising faster and farther on the water.
Gourmet Meal By The Fire
When you participate in providing ingredients for lunch, it surpasses the term 'meal', and becomes an experience. With the private skiff and dining experience, you are able to catch the fish that will be the main ingredient for a sumptuous campsite meal. Once you arrive at the wilderness camp, take a seat around a crackling fire. Wood smoke mingles with the scent of spruce and cedar as you exchange "big fish" tales. Warm up with a steaming cup of coffee or cocoa while your guide demonstrates cleaning and preparing the fish. Your private chef takes over, creating a delectable meal not to be forgotten. Your own fish, served minutes after being caught: now you have a new standard for the word "fresh."
Why choose a single highlight of Ketchikan to savor when you can have it all? A private, guided skiff, world-class fishing, incredible wildlife viewing, and a fabulous meal. Go for the home run, and you can experience it all.
Our professional guides know their 17-million-acre backyard, and they can't wait to share it with you. Would you like to help your daughter reel in a halibut? He knows just the spot. Are you hoping to see an eagles' nest, or hike to a clearing to photograph a magnificent waterfall? Our capable guides will show you the hidden gems of Ketchikan's waterways. Let them help you catch the best fish in the world, pull up so you can explore private coves and beaches, and take you ashore so your private chef can serve you an unforgettable meal in our comfortable wilderness camp.
Leave the tourists behind and venture into more secluded locations for authentic bottom fishing and seasonal salmon trolling. You'll fish the way the locals do - from the quiet anticipation of jigging to the exhilaration of landing your catch. There are no shared poles on our skiffs. We outfit each guest with a rod and tackle, and the vast majority catch fish. When you do, your catch will be your lunch: a saffron-infused bouillabaisse that features the freshest fish on the planet - the one you just caught! When you return to your ship, be satisfied that you have experienced a true Alaskan adventure.