Explore Alaska Charters, LLC

Explore Alaska Charters, LLC

Explore Alaska Charters, LLC
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Fishing Charters & Tours • Self-Guided Tours & Rentals
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David O
2 contributions
Aug. 2020
Bruce and Bonnie Collins were extremely helpful and went out of their way to help me with a place to stay for an extra night as the airline had messed up my original flights.
The boats are really well set-up for fishing the area along with helpful maps and Rick's advice on where to start fishing.
Also, the accommodations (we had the 3 bedroom 2 bath cabin) was very clean and modern.
Really a great place to call home for a week of fish camp but be prepared for rain and wind and lots of fish !!!
Written August 10, 2020
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THM92118
6 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Me and a few friends had been planning our fishing trip to Alaska for 18 months. That’s a lot of time to worry about how’d we do on the water. Let’s say that Rick exceeded our expectations. We killed ‘em and owe it to Rick. He knew how to get us on the fish and Make sure we had a great time. He was a complete professional, anticipated our needs, and worked hard to ensure we were successful. His boat and gear were a perfect setup and his knowledge of the area was exceptional.

If you’re planning a trip to the area, I’d highly recommend Alaska Charters LLC and Rick as your skipper. If I ever get the opportunity to return, I wouldn’t think twice.

Thanks Rick for the awesome experience and memories!
Written July 13, 2019
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KeithRandall71
15 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Full day guided fishing trip with Rick was awesome. Top notch equipment and on the fish right away. Rick was the perfect guide!

The house we stayed in was great!
The boats were perfect!
Location was awesome!

Thank you Rick, Bonnie, Andy & David for an amazing trip. I cannot wait to return!!!
Written July 3, 2019
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Steve N
Bellingham, Washington, United States33 contributions
Jul. 2017 • Couples
Went with friends who had fished with Rick for years. Our first time. Cant say enough about Rick. Very thorough and experienced captain. His new boat is a dream to fish from. Three days of fishing and three days of limits. Our last day we limited with 24 salmon in less than 90 minutes of solid fishing action. He books up early so get your reservation in soon!
Written July 21, 2017
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Ktnlady
Ketchikan68 contributions
Jul. 2017 • Friends
Rick Collins is awesome Captain... He knows his job as a Fishing Charter Captain.... We went out with him and got our quota on Silvers, and Halibut... The trip to the fishing ground was a wonder boat ride...
I would recommend Rick as your Charter Captain..
Written July 20, 2017
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jr2436
Elk Grove, CA15 contributions
Jun. 2017 • Friends
The fishing was outstanding, the scenery was spectacular, the accommodations were perfect, and the captain Rick was awesome.
Written July 12, 2017
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Brian B
9 contributions
Jun. 2017
Rick knows the Ketchikan waters so well that he will put you on the best places to fish for salmon and halibut. He is a terrific captain and a pleasure to talk to during a fishing trip. The Coho were late getting in this year, so fishing wasn't good for so many people that came up to Ketchikan the week we were here. We were so glad to have someone who knew the best places to go and has a network of other captains to share daily recommendations. We did very well fishing with Rick. We could only schedule one day with him given how busy he is, so book early. I especially appreciate a captain who loves to fish and gets genuinely excited with us when we have fish on. Thanks again for an outstanding trip. Love to come back in the future.
Written July 7, 2017
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Mike K
Spokane, WA11 contributions
Sep. 2016 • Friends
Great place, great fishing.
We have done the "self guided" option for a few years now. This year I decided to bring my adult children along. We had a fabulous time. Priceless family memories. Rick and the team put us on lots of fish. I can't wait to do it again next year. Book early it fills up fast.
Written September 16, 2016
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Pete H
2 contributions
Sep. 2016 • Couples
Spent 3 nights in the 3 bedroom house with my wife and 2 brothers from California. Rick picked us up at the airport, gave us a quick cruise thru the places we would need to go. Grocery store, gas dock, fish cleaning/packing dock etc. Ran us over to the island and after a quick lesson on the operation of the boat and where things were in the house we were on our own. My wife and I are avid fishermen and have a boat quite similar to the Rader we were going to be using so I think that helped with Rick comfort level. He made sure to leave us with contact numbers for him, Bonnie (his wife), and Uncle Clyde (all around helper) if there was anything we needed. Rick encouraged us to drop crab pots that first afternoon and check them in the morning. He even showed us on the charts where to drop them. Unfortunately I don't think we hit the right spot as we came up empty. Fished the south end Sunday morning without any luck. Midmorning we decided to try the north end where we had fished before on a previous trip. Found the fish and loaded up over the next 2 days. Went home with boxes full of fish. The house has everything you could want for, as a matter of fact we felt like we were at home as the house is very similar to our own. Very comfortable and well stocked. We are already booking for next year.
Written September 7, 2016
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wileyecoyote626
3 contributions
Aug. 2016 • Friends
Awesome, words cannot due justice to this experience! Rick is good at all aspects of chartering and patient. Nice boat and great equipment, totally recommend. Give not only 5 stars, but a gold one, too.
Written August 11, 2016
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