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Day Trip Fishing & Live Aboard Fishing Charters
Day Trip Halibut & Salmon Charters
Live Aboard Multi Species Charters

Day Trip Fishing

Closest halibut fishing port to Anchorage

We are located at Whittier in the northwest corner of Prince William Sound. Drive time from south Anchorage approximately one hour

Lowest standard rates in Whittier Alaska

$425 Per Person (Includes tax)
(Additional fuel surcharge if fuel exceed $6 per gallon)
Military Rate- $400

Shared rod fishing- second person pays $250
(Includes tax. Limited availability)
Military Rate - $200

Shared rod- second person limited to one halibut of any size plus other species that may be caught. Once one rod has caught two halibut, it will be considered limited for the purposes of switching to other species. We aren't going to hold up others from moving to other activities waiting for a third halibut.

Exclusive charters without paying full boat price
$3600 for the first 8. $250 each additional person.
(Additional fuel surcharge if fuel exceed $6 per gallon)

Parties of 10 or more pay less than standard rate.
15 passenger maximum – we fish 10-11 rods at one time.
Single payer required to receive exclusive rates.

5 year average- Approximately 95% of clients catch one halibut, 60% catch two.
2019 and 2020 averages were close to 99% on one halibut.
2021 approximately 90% caught at least one halibut.
2022 - 93% of clients caught at least one halibut- including share a rod

Largest day trip fishing charter boat in Whittier

Heated cabin with seating for everyone

Large enclosed head (toilet)

Large walkaround decks

Rod holders for all- makes it much easier for children to reel in halibut!

Fool’s Gold is a 40’ twin diesel US Coast Guard inspected vessel certified to carry 15 passengers. Our heated upper cabin seats 14, the lower cabin seats 4. Fool’s Gold large walkaround decks allow you to spread you out to prevent tangles. Rod holders on the railing make it much easier to reel in halibut – to the point that 5 years old can reel in medium sized halibut.

Maximum of 10-11 rods fished at a time

Although we can legally fish 15 rods at a time, we choose to limit our charters to 10-11 rods to provide a better experience.

Sea sickness is uncommon!

Prince William Sound is protected from the Gulf of Alaska by two islands, 25 and 52 miles long. Less than 1% of our clients get seasick, far less than boats that fish the Gulf of Alaska.

How Our Day Trip Fishing Charters Work

Departure time 7 am, return time approximately 5:30 pm. Getting to Whittier requires traveling through the Anton Anderson one way tunnel. The tunnel is open for entry into Whittier on the half hour. You should arrive at the tunnel by 6:20 am to allow time to pay the $13 toll and line up for the opening.

Individual fishing charters are primarily halibut charters. Our goal is to get everyone their halibut. If we limit the boat (except for share a rod clients) and there is time we will pursue salmon or rock fish if they are in the area. It is common to catch other species when targeting halibut.

Multispecies fishing available on exclusive charters.

Salmon only fishing charters are offered as exclusive charters.
Halibut fishing is not available on Wednesdays

For 2023, the daily limit is two halibut per person - one can be any size, one will have a length restriction that will be determined in January 2023

Share a rod option - second person is limited to one halibut of any size.

Fishing licenses are required for Alaska residents 18 years and up. Fishing licenses for non-residents are required for ages 16 and up. A non-resident one day fishing license is $15 and is available online @

You must have your fishing license BEFORE arriving the morning of your charter A license can be paper or electronic as long as you have the ability to e-sign your license AND have the ability to record a fish caught on your electronic license that has an annual limit.

Our crew will fillet and bag your catch before we return to port - no waiting around.

Bottled water is provided on day trips. No food is provided. There is room for small coolers on the boat. Alcohol is permitted in moderation. If you become visibly intoxicated while fishing, you will be asked to discontinue fishing and stay in the cabin.

Day Trip Reservation Policy - Full payment required to confirm reservations. Payments are 90% refundable up to 10 days before departure. 9 days from departure all payments become non-refundable. Exclusive charters booked more than 60 days in advance require a 50% deposit with the balance due 10 days prior to departure.

Live Aboard Fishing Charters

The ultimate Prince William Sound fishing experience. Join us aboard 50’ Good Times to experience Alaska fishing as it was meant to be – in a seemingly untouched land far from the hectic combat elbow to elbow road system fishing.

Fish for halibut and salmon, possibly rock fish and ling cod. Dine on fresh shrimp that you caught that day! Fish every day or fish somedays, sightsee others. If you book the boat exclusively, we can modify the itinerary to best suit your parties interests.

You may be in the wilderness, but you won’t be roughing it!
Good Times serves as floating lodges and fishing platform. Good Times offers 3 private guest cabins that sleep 2 each, 2 heads with walk in showers, a large salon to relax in, a large galley for great meals, and a covered cockpit (outside deck) for those less than perfect days. The Good Times has a full size refrigerator, freezer, clothes dryer and Jennaire oven.

Live aboard charters include sleeping accommodations aboard Good Times, home cooked meals often with fresh catch of the day as well as guided fishing, tackle, bait, and ice. We will take the utmost care of your catch, filleting, freezing, refrigerating and or icing your catch depending on the need. Fee's Custom Seafood's, in Whittier, offers vacuum packing, freezing and shipping services.

We are often asked about anchoring overnight out in the ocean. You won’t be. Each night we will find a protected cove near the fishing grounds. Prince William Sound has more than 200 islands and more protected coves than there are boats anchoring overnight. Staying near the fishing grounds reduces travel time and increases fishing time!!!!!

Trip start and end times can be adjusted. Boarding at 9 am works well whether you start from Anchorage or Whittier. The first morning is spent traveling to the fishing grounds. Afternoon and early evening are usually spent pursuing salmon. Ending the last day in the morning allows you to have a full day of fishing the last full day. We start back to Whittier early on the final day having breakfast underway.



Dates are Approximate – We Start on Thursday normally

July 4-9, 2024

Focus will be sockeye/red salmon and halibut. Shrimping will also be available. Silvers possible.

July 11-16, 2024

Sockeye and halibut, silver salmon arriving and of course shrimp.

July 18-23, 2024

lver salmon and halibut plus shrimping.

July 25-30, 2024

Silvers, halibut and shrimp.

Aug 1-5, 2024

lver salmon and halibut plus shrimping.

Aug 8-13, 2024

lver salmon and halibut plus shrimping.

Aug 15-20, 2024

Silver salmon and halibut plus shrimping.

Aug 22-27, 2024

This is a very special trip, requires date adjustment for tides. Halibut fishing available on the way out and or on the way back.

Dates are Approximate

July 3-8, 2025

Focus will be sockeye/red salmon and halibut. Shrimping will also be available. Silvers possible.

July 10-16, 2025

Sockeye and halibut, silver salmon arriving and of course shrimp.

July 17-22, 2025

Sillver salmon and halibut plus shrimping.

July 24-29, 2025

Silvers, halibut and shrimp.

July 31- Aug 4, 2025

Silver salmon and halibut plus shrimping.

Aug 7-12, 2025

Silver salmon and halibut plus shrimping.

9 AM Boarding- 10 AM RETURN

Party of 6

3 Days/ 3 Nights $2050 per person +Fuel
4 Days/ 4 Nights $2650 per person +Fuel
5 Days/ 5 Nights $3250 per person +Fuel

Party of 5

3 Days/ 3 Nights $2250 per person +Fuel
4 Days/ 4 Nights $2900 per person +Fuel
5 Days/ 5 Nights $3550 per person +Fuel

Party of 4

3 Days/ 3 Nights $2600 per person +Fuel
4 Days/ 4 Nights $3350 per person +Fuel
5 Days/ 5 Nights $4100 per person +Fuel

FUEL usage based on 80 gallons per day
price based on cost 60 days prior

We highly recommend the 4 and 5 day trips. 3 day trips work if there are no weather issues and fish are where their supposed to be.

Parties less than 4 can book the boat exclusively or we can put you with another small group, if available. Exclusive rates for parties less than 4- $2800 per day for the boat plus $1000 for the extra night. A 4 day 4 night trip would be $12,200 for the boat, not per person.

Multiday Deposit/Reservation Policy
Single party bookings generally require a non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person and a signed contract. Balance is due 60 days before departure and is non-refundable. Split partiy bookings (two or more parties) require a non-refundable full payment and a signed contract to confirm reservations. In the event of cancellation Alaska Good Time Charters LLC will attempt to re-book another party and refund a portion of your payment

*10% discount for active military and their families
** pp= Per Person


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Anchorage Alaska Halibut Fishing & sightseeing Cruises Alaska Black Bear & Brown Bear Hunting • Deer & Goat Hunting

Whittier Alaska 99693
Phone: 907-373-7447
Hours: 8AM - 9PM

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