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Juneau Fishing Charters and Whale Watching
Juneau Sport Fishing and Juneau Whale Watching
BestDamnCharters is located in Juneau, Alaska. We specialize in private Juneau fishing charters and Juneau whale watching excursions for cruise ship passengers and locals alike. Our 1/2, 3/4 and full-day salmon fishing and halibut fishing charters target all five species of pacific salmon, rockfish, and halibut.
The 2 1/2 hour Juneau whale watching and wildlife tour is 100% guaranteed. You will see whales or receive a full refund. Cruise ship passengers can rest assured of a timely arrival back at the dock.
We will put our 30 plus years of navigating Alaskan waters to work for you. Our captains, Duane and Nick, are committed to working hard for you to give you the Best Alaskan fishing charter experience ever. Our salmon fishing charter trips and halibut fishing charters are based on having fun while experiencing all Alaska has to offer.
You choose your adventure – we will do the rest.
Dear Best Damn Charters,
We wanted to tell you that we had a great time on your fishing charter this week. We want to thank you for taking us, and helping us catch our trophy fish. Duane and Nick are both very knowledgeable, and experienced in salmon fishing in Alaska. All in all, we caught three 15-20 lb. Silver Salmon and one 33 inch. 20-25 lb. King Salmon, all on a 4 hour trip. These are the biggest fish we have ever caught and were the highlight of our vacation!
We would recommend Best Damn Charters to anyone vacationing in Juneau, Alaska, and they are literally the best charter available for Fishing and Whale watching.
Ben, Alicia, Laura, and Adam.
Duane and Nick,
Thanks for the excellent fishing. It was the highlight of our trip to Alaska. You guys run a first class operation. We aprreciated your patience while we got the hang of getting the dang fish in the boat.
We would love to come back only next time, it will be for two days. Thanks for the great experience.
Guy and Evonne
Best Damn Charters is the top choice for Juneau Alaska fishing charters. Our guided fishing tours focus on catching salmon, halibut, and rockfish. When you visit Juneau, you should definitely consider booking a fishing trip with BestDamnCharters.
Salmon and Halibut Charters
Professionally Guided Fishing Trips
We offer 1/2, 3/4 and full day private fishing charters targeting halibut, rockfish, and the specific type of Pacific salmon that is in season. See the chart below for the run times of the different salmon species.
Included with all Halibut charters and Salmon charters is the use of rod and reel, all terminal tackle, and bait.
On full and 3/4 day fishing charters a complete lunch is provided. On 1/2 day fishing charters a snack is provided. Included in all charters are soda and water.
At the end of the day we will clean your catch and arrange processing and shipping.
Pacific Salmon Run Times For Juneau, AK
Chinook (King) Salmon are fully mature salmon that are returning to the area to spawn. These fish average 20-25 lbs. and arrive in large numbers. Kings are the largest in the salmon family and can grow to over 70lbs.
Feeder King Salmon are not returning to the area to spawn. These are immature fish that are simply following baitfish and schools of other salmon. They are not as numerous as the Kings, and typically are smaller than a mature King. Most are under 20lbs.
Pink Salmon start showing up in late June. These are the smallest of our salmon, 3 to 6 lbs, but also the most numerous. For their size, Pinks are considered great fighters. They taste great canned.
Silver salmon arrive in vast numbers by the middle of July and provide excellent action. Silver salmon can reach weights of over 20 lbs. These salmon are surface fighters, making magnificent jumps when hooked. They are some of the best eating salmon.