WILDERNESS CRUISE & FISH KETCHIKAN, ALASKA! WHALES, WILDLIFE, BEST NATURE TRIP!

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Bedrooms 2
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WILDERNESS CRUISE & FISH KETCHIKAN, ALASKA! WHALES, WILDLIFE, BEST NATURE TRIP!

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Yacht, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

CAC offers private, comfortable, adventurous and educational, small group fishing and wildlife watching cruises aboard our 40’ charterboat, the Saltery 'C'. The trips are 5 days and 4 nights and are designed for 4-6 persons of any age, and any experience level. Young and old, men and women, families and corporate groups, expert or novice, no matter what your group configuration is or experience level, we can custom design a trip for you and include as many activities as you like at a pace you’re comfortable with. Captain Rob is an expert in every field of adventure offered by CAC and is happy to instruct and teach your group everything from kayaking, saltwater jigging, freshwater fly fishing, to wildlife photography, natural history, and wilderness survival skills!

Classic Alaska Charters specializes in light tackle saltwater fishing for halibut, ling cod, yelloweye, & rockfish, along with king, coho, sockeye, chum, and pink salmon. We also combine freshwater fly/spin fishing for salmon, steelhead, cutthroat, rainbow, and Dolly Varden trout. All trips include setting and pulling pots for Dungeness crab and jumbo spot prawns, and you'll have all you want! There's plenty of time for wildlife watching and photography, hiking, kayaking and beach combing. These can be done on any trip and for as long as you wish. Check our calendar for best timing of activities during the summer.

Keywords: Saltwater, freshwater, fishing, yacht, charter, hiking, kayaking, crabbing, shrimping, wilderness, Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Misty Fiords, Misty Fjords, salmon, halibut, trout, fly fishing, boat rental, charter service

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Classic Alaska Charters is owned and operated by Captain Rob Scherer, US Coast Guard certified for 6 passengers, is a certified sport fishing business and guide with Alaska Dept of Fish & Game, also registered outfitter guide with the U.S. Forest Service, and, is a Federal Halibut Charter permit holder to enable guests to catch and keep halibut according to current regulations. Captain Rob has been professionally guiding in Alaskan waters since 1985, purchasing the Saltery 'C' in 1990 and since been the number one overnight charter in the Ketchikan area.

The Owner purchased this yacht in 1990

Graduating from UW-Stevens Point in 1984 he headed straight to Alaska to fulfill a dream of Alaskan adventure proposed by his late Grandfather many years before. With a degree in Resource and Fisheries Mgmt, the US Forest Service accepted him for seasonal employment as an Assistant to the District Fish Biologists, first, the Thorne Bay Ranger District and then over to the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness District.

The Fish Biologist of the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness Ranger District, Mike Scott, requested Rob's services to catalog & inventory lakes, streams and rivers within the 2.8 million acres of Misty Fiords Wilderness. Rob's determination to succeed and meet the goals proposed by his superiors saved the USFS (and taxpayers) hundreds of thousands of dollars, while providing enduring inventory analysis of the freshwater ecosystems found throughout the Wilderness.

Working in the private sector offered more genuine possibilities of adventure and exploration and when the opportunity of owning & operating a charter business presented itself in 1990, Rob dedicated himself to make the dream a reality with long hours, hard work, little pay, and great sacrafice, you know, a typical small business owners road to success! Since then, he's developed Classic Alaska Charters into the most enduring overnight charter service in Ketchikan. Today, Classic Alaska Charters stands alone as the only original overnight operation still in existence from that period of time. CAC continues to book months to a year in advance with 80% repeat or referral guests year after year. Find out for yourself why Classic Alaska Charters is the most sought after and successful overnight charter in the Ketchikan Alaska area.

Captain Rob's educational background, USFS Alaskan field experiences, and the more than 80,000 actual hours of guiding on the water and in wilderness areas, ensures that clients will be provided with the highest level of knowledge and experience for quality, successful adventuring in Southeast Alaska. Along with all the above, His innovative fishing techniques, and affinity for the latest high tech equipment, navigates every group to where the fishing and adventure action is! Captain Rob is also a wildlife and nature photographer and can guide you into spectacular wilderness photo opportunities, from scenery to wildlife of every kind found in the Ketchikan and Misty Fiords Wilderness area. You'll be in capable and responsible hands on your Alaskan Adventure with Captain Rob

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Wilderness Cruise & Fish Ketchikan, Alaska! Whales, Wildlife, Best Nature Trip!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Wilderness Cruise & Fish Ketchikan, Alaska! Whales, Wildlife, Best Nature Trip!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387524vb
(907) 225-0608 (Alaska, USA)
Ketchikan Alaska
Hutchinson, KS, USA
5

MY ALASKA FISHING TRIP

  • 5 of 5
My week-long fishing expedition was exactly as it was advertised and more. I received personalized attention from the captain and chef, and I was treated to an extraordinary feast and entertainment. The fishing was as good as promised plus the photo opportunities were exceptional. Each return trip with this captain has exceeded the previous ones. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in experiencing the rugged natural beauty of Alaska wrapped up in an unique one-on-one experience. This is a wonderful way to explore the "last frontier" and make lifelong memories.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you Vicki for the wonderful review! As always, the "Sista's" trip is an adventure I truly look forward to every couple of years. Such a pleasure to host , guide, fish, laugh (a lot!) and dine with you, Harriet n Joe, Connie, and Renata, every time, and it just keeps getting better....especially the themed outfits! Until next time, Aloha from Alaska! Cheers and Happy Holidays from me and CAC!
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Wilderness Cruise & Fish Ketchikan, Alaska! Whales, Wildlife, Best Nature Trip!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387524vb
(907) 225-0608 (Alaska, USA)
Ketchikan Alaska
KS
5

ANOTHER CAC WILD ADVENTURE

  • 5 of 5
This year "the sistas" and J returned for another CAC adventure. My 3 sisters and my husband & I joined Cap't. Rob for fishing. It was and had been raining so we went around the long way and Rob treated us to wonderful waterfalls and wild life (a pod of Orchas swimming along with us). The 3 sisters have not fished much but with Rob's help they became pros in a short time. Rob also can get us "into" the fish and we enjoyed a lot of action. We also enjoy jet boating up to a river and doing salmon fishing while wading in the river. The peace and quiet of the river along with the sound of fish jumping, eagles calling and an occasional snap of a twig makes this place magical. Cap't Rob also led the sisters in a hike up to a quiet lake. He took the opportunity along the way to point out fish ladders, bear scraps, and the various plants and flora. We love the knowledge that he can and does share. Then besides the fishing there is the crabbing and shrimping....pull up the crab pot and fresh crab that night! Always a highlight! And then somehow Rob can find chefs that get better and better. The meals are five star quality served on his boat and everything is fresh and healthy!! My husband and I have fished with Rob for over 13+ years and enjoy bringing guests with us to introduce them to the wonder of wilderness cruising and fishing in AK. An excellent adventure!
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you Harriet for the wonderful review! As always, a pleasure to host , guide, fish, and dine with you, Joe, and the "Sista's" over the years, and it just keeps getting better....especially the themed outfits! I look forward to hosting you again this coming Aug, 2013... You're the best! Cheers and Happy Holidays from me and CAC!
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Wilderness Cruise & Fish Ketchikan, Alaska! Whales, Wildlife, Best Nature Trip!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387524vb
(907) 225-0608 (Alaska, USA)
Ketchikan Alaska
Cleveland, Ohio
5

FIRST TIME IN ALASKA

  • 5 of 5
I have always loved the outdoors and especially fishing, so a trip to Alaska was always on my bucket list. Captain Rob and Classic Alaska Charters was the way to go! Captain Rob is extremely knowledgable and happy to share that knowledge with his guests. We caught tons of fish and more species than I can count. We also saw an incredible amount of wildlife such as bear, deer, orca, humpback whales, octopus, bald eagles. To top it off the food was spectacular! Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the spread we had to enjoy! Over all I would give the experience a 5 out of 5 and I would recommend CAC to anyone who enjoys spectacular fishing, spectacular wildlife, spectacular food and spectacular scenery. Thanks again Captain Rob!
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for your positive review! It was a sincere honor to host you, your brothers, and dad, on the summer solstice Alaska adventure of a lifetime this past year! I so looked forward to the challenge of making your dad's retirement "gift trip" from the company an exceptional one...especially with the announcement party the company had, presentations of the trip certificate to your dad, and all the eager anticipations for me to live up to. Awesome it all came together in such a fun, adventurous, fulfilling, and memorable way! Right on! See you all again someday soon... Happy Holidays to you, brothers and dad from me and CAC. Cheers!
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Wilderness Cruise & Fish Ketchikan, Alaska! Whales, Wildlife, Best Nature Trip!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p387524vb
(907) 225-0608 (Alaska, USA)
Ketchikan Alaska
Kansas
5

HATTY

  • 5 of 5
Great trip! Super scenery! Lots of wildlife! Fishing is awesome!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks Hatty! ...and the crablegs n shrimp all you could eat was pretty great too...right? d:)

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Fly-fishing, Crabbing, Shrimping, Whale Watching, Bear Viewing, Photography,

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Ketchikan Yacht Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $2950/person, 5 nts, 4 nts
  • US Dollars
  • $2950 per person, fully guided, full service, yacht cruise for 5 days, 4 nights!
  • 50% deposit required to hold dates, balance due 60 days prior to trip.
  • We accept business or personal checks, or cash. We do not accept credit cards.

Amenities

Ketchikan Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Oceanfront
  • Monument View
  • Ocean View
  • Mountain View
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Mobile Phone
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • hiking
Notes:
Saltwater Tackle, Freshwater Tackle, Sleeping Bags, Towels, Chef Services, Guide Services, 40' fully equipped yacht, kayaks,

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