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We sell both fishing licenses
and derby tickets on board
Our day trips for halibut are an angler's dream. With possibilities of hooking not only world-class halibut, but ling cod and rock fish. To come to Valdez to fish halibut is to hope to catch the big one. Average fish are 25 pounds, but a large portion are 50 pounds and over. It is not uncommon to come home with multiple fish tipping the scales at 100 pounds. Our day trips are a full day adventure, leaving at 7:00am and returning at dinner time.
Valdez halibut fishing is unique because of the tours that go along with the trip. Most fishing takes place 40 miles from Valdez, on the way you can expect to see whales, porpoise, sea lions, seals, bears, eagles, and many other species of birds. To top off an amazing trip it all takes place in the natural beauty of Prince William Sound, with hanging glaciers on the mountain sides and seemingly endless waterfalls.
What do you need to bring?

Warm Clothing, Rain gear, Non-Skid Shoes (NO Black Hard Soles Please)
Snacks or Lunch depending on your trip
We have two refrigerators on board to keep your food and drink cool while on your trip
Camera and film
Prescription Medicines
Alcoholic Drinks if desired
Leave your ice chest on shore until we return to clean your "Catch of the Day"

Our Slip number in Valdez is I-28. Our phone number on the boat is (907) 460-6447. Feel free to call us on the boat, but remember because it is portable, sometimes we are out of range. We depart the slip at 7:00 a.m. for halibut trips unless other arrangements have been made. Please be at the boat at 6:45 a.m. You can purchase fishing licenses and derby tickets on board.

If you have questions or concerns please contact us.

Capt'n Barb

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