Halibut & Saltwater Fishing Trips

Nearby Cook Inlet and surrounding waters hold some of the most accessible and predictable halibut fishing in all of Alaska. This vast area offers the choice of Cook Inlet or the Gulf of Alaska via Homer or Seward. The major difference between Cook Inlet trips departing from Ninilchik or Anchor Point vs trips departing from Homer or Seward is the run time to the fishing grounds and species available.

From the beach in Ninilchik or Anchor point, tractors launch you into the surf and put you 20-45 minutes from prime fishing grounds.  Seward and Homer are 1.5 hours from Soldotna vs. 45 minutes to Ninilchik and the run in the boat to the fishing waters can be 1.5 to 3.0 hours. On July 1, boats from Homer and Seward offer long-range multi-species trips for halibut, lingcod, and rockfish or halibut and salmon and for those looking to take an abundance of fish home, these trips are very appealing.  For those not looking to spend 10-12 hours on the salt water but would like to take a nice box of halibut home, the Cook Inlet straight halibut trip is ideal.

Cook Inlet Saltwater Fishing

We use several long-standing and very reputable Alaska halibut fishing captains in Cook Inlet and rest assured you will not only be safe, but you will be on a boat that is on the water every day and knows where the fish are. Cook Inlet boats and known as six-pack boats and take a total of six passengers plus the captain and a deckhand. Unlike the sometimes chaotic experience you will find on some saltwater “party” boats with multiple anglers, “six-pack” boats ensure a more personalized and professional Alaska halibut fishing trip.

Seasons:

  • May 1 – June 1: Halibut/King Salmon Combos
  • June 1 – Sept 15: Halibut Only

Seward is located on the eastern side of the Kenai Mountain Range and in Prince William Sound. Trips depart from the Seward boat harbor in Resurrection Bay and travel into the Gulf of Alaska. Many travel south toward Montague Island and the myriad of protected coves and islands along the way. These waters are teeming with big halibut, rockfish, and big lingcod, as well as salmon. We offer both six passenger boats as well as larger capacity boats that hold up to 12 anglers.  Anglers can choose halibut or salmon only trips ot a multi-species trip to include halibut, rockfish and lingcod or halibut and salmon.

Seasons:

  • May 1-July 1: Halibut Only
  • July 1-Oct 1: Multi-Species

Seward Saltwater Fishing

Homer Saltwater Fishing

Homer is located at the very southern end of the Kenai Peninsula and boats depart from the Homer Spit in Kachemak Bay. From there they enter the Gulf of Alaska and can range as far as the Barren and even Kodiak and Afognak Islands. These less pressured waters hold great Alaska halibut fishing potential although flat seas are seldom a luxury. We offer both six passengers as well as larger capacity boats that hold up to 12 anglers. We also offer half day trips from Homer that stay relatively close within Kachemak Bay.  Anglers and choose from halibut or salmon only trips or multi-species trips targeting halibut, lingcod and rockfish or halibut and salmon.

Seasons:

  • May 1-July 1: Halibut Only
  • July 1-Oct 1: Multi-Species

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