Fishing in Alaska

Experience the thrill of fishing for Salmon and Halibut in Alaska’s pristine waters.

Any fisherman coming to Alaska would be hard pressed not to want to cast in a line. On Discovery’s cruises you have that chance without having to spend a week at a fishing lodge. We even provide the bait and salt water fishing gear. 

Catch a really big fish!

  • A nice catch of Coho

  • Alaska Halibut can grow in excess of 300lbs.

  • Looks like Salmon for dinner tonight!

  • Teach the kids to fish.

  • How to hold a Dungeness Crab

During the spring and summer months Alaska’s rivers team with spawning Salmon so thick you could walk across their backs.

  • King, Coho, Pink, Sockeye and Chum salmon return to their home streams in cycles throughout the season. All year the mighty Halibut is there for the harvest.
  •  We do our best to make sure that our passengers have the chance of catching these fish. What we don’t need we ask our guests to release. We generally fish in deeper waters as we cruise and guests can drop in a line for Halibut when the boat is anchored.
  • For those who do not want to fish it is an opportunity to enjoy an hour or so of quiet time …… although it’s difficult not to get caught up in the excitement on deck when someone yells “fish on”.
  • We also drop our shrimp and crab pots in secret places along the way and enjoy fresh seafood prepared by Discovery’s creative Chef from the days catch. >>> See a Sample Menu

MV Discovery has a fishing advantage over their rivals – Skipper Ben Swanson fished with his Dad, Captain John Swanson, who owned a commercial Salmon trawler before the family began running wildlife cruises in 1981. Both John and Ben have enjoyed fishing since childhood and know how and where to catch fish in Alaskan waters.

Bring the kids and grandkids!
Fishing is a popular activity especially with our family group bookings and an Alaska yacht charter is an ideal way to reconnect away from the digital age in which we live.

Logo - Fish & GameLogo - Forest ServiceDiscovery Journeys holds a Sport Fishing Guide’s license for both Salmon and Halibut. Additionally the Alaska Department of Fish and Game requires that anglers over 16 years of age purchase an Alaska Fishing License.