Wayward Sun Sportfishing, Ketchikan Alaska Fishing Charters

Ketchikan Alaska Fishing & Nature Viewing


Looking for things to do in Ketchikan while your cruise ship is docked? Or have you been planning your Alaskan bucket list adventure? The stunning waters of Ketchikan, Alaska await you! The home of Salmon, soaring Eagles, and majestic Humpback whales – with jaw dropping views around every bend. Wayward Sun Sportfishing & Seafood wants to bring you as close as it gets to all of these and more.

Nature viewing trips offer coastal explorations bringing hopeful encounters of Whales, Seals, Sea-Lions, Otters, Eagles and downright jaw dropping landscapes and seascapes. If fishing is what you’re after I can be sure to send you home with a full fish box and memories to last a lifetime. Whether it’s Halibut, Salmon, Dungeness Crab, or Lingcod, I’ve got a trip to satisfy your fresh fish hunger!

Plus, we offer easy pickup and drop off services at your cruise ship dock or to downtown Ketchikan’s historic harbors.

Trip Availability

We run charters May through October. Book early if you can! Prime dates fill quickly. See rates below.

Private Charters

Experience fishing charters for 4 people and wildlife tours for 5 people near beautiful Ketchikan, Alaska.


Pick up and drop at your ship’s docking location or to downtown Ketchikan is included to make it easy!

Keep Your Catch

Fish cleaning, packaging, and shipping services are provided locally by the Cedars Lodge at an additional cost.

Charter Options & Rates

Wayward Sun Sportfishing offers a variety of different trips to fit everyone’s needs. From fishing to nature viewing or maybe a little of both, we can custom tailor a trip to satisfy your hunger for some Alaskan Adventure. Booking with Capt. Ryan, you can rest assured that you will be on a Private Charter exclusively for you, your family, and your friends. 
Customary gratuity is 25% of your trip cost.
***Sales tax of 8% is NOT included in advertised pricing****

Fishing Charters(Max of 4 People)

3 Hour Dungeness Crab Trip


4 Hour Salmon Fishing Charter


4 Hour Halibut Fishing Charter 


 6 Hour Salmon/Halibut Fishing  Charter 


8 Hour Salmon/Halibut Fishing Charter 


Nature Viewing & Coastal Tours(Max of 5 People)

4 Hour Charter

$350 per Person

8 Hour Charter

$425 per Person

Fishing Packages

Planning an Alaskan Vacation? We offer Inclusive Packages for Fishing and Accommodations. We have partnered with our Amazing friends at Ketchikan Cabins to provide clients with a true taste of what Ketchikan is all about.  Please check out www.ketchikancabins.com to view these picturesque cabins.

Included in your package is 3 Full Days of Fishing as well as your accommodation with Ketchikan Cabins.  Longer stays are welcome and encouraged!

Please Contact Capt. Ryan for Pricing!


Book Your Charter

For short-term availability, please call Capt. Ryan directly.

We typically offer 2 charter slots per day, and they fill quickly during the busy cruise ship season. If you’re not in a hurry, reserve your date ahead of time by completing the form below – we typically respond within 24 hours. Hope to hear from you soon!

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Charter Details

Water and light snacks are provided on board for your trip. If you do have any special requests for certain snacks or drinks (within reason) please make sure you make them known in advance at the time of booking.

Please bring your own Dramamine/Bonine/Queeze-Ease/Patch for seasickness (if you’re affected or even concerned about it), rain gear, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, binoculars, and cameras.

I do ask if there are any underlying medical issues such as walkers, leg braces, knee issues, back issues, or any impediments that would require special assistance getting on or off the boat, or special awareness while underway that you please disclose that at the time of booking so I can do my best to accommodate your group.

Captain Ryan Cunningham

Capt. Ryan Cunningham has been a licensed USCG captain for over 12 years. Professional Guiding, Commercial Fishing, and Commercial Diving all across the world. I am active in our Board of Fish meetings as well as an advocate for the Sustainable Future Fisheries movement in SouthEast Alaska. Alaska is truly the last wild Frontier we have left and it’s going to take loud voices and education to keep our fisheries sustainable!

My goal on our trip together is to provide an opportunity for you to make a lifelong memory. Something you’ll have with you forever, because the magic of this place is hard to contain, plus the fish and chips are an added bonus!

Let’s have a good time!

Hear was past clients have to say about their fishing experience with Captain Ryan.

Our family was visiting from Florida and we had the greatest exerience fishing with Captain Ryan. he was such an experienced guide, he knew that we wantetd to catch salmon on our trip and he put is on the best spot out there. Our catch this day was a King salmon, Cohos, and Pinks. Thank you, Ryan, for showing our family a wonderful day of fishing out of Ketchikan. You truly made our day of fishing a day we won’t forget.

Everyone in the family caught a salmon, and a few more that we had to return to sea! Thanks to Ryan for chartering a family with three boys (13, 13, and 10). They all had a blast! Ryan kept us all safe, warm, and full of action and adventure with all the salmon! And he took care of taking the fish to the processors to be clean, processed, vacuum sealed, frozen, and shipped! All around GREAT experience! Thank you, Ryan!


2622 East Tongass Narrows

Ketchikan, AK 99901

Cancellation Policy 

Things happen and sometimes plans change. I offer a refundable deposit policy within 36 hours of your trip. Your deposit holds your trip in place, and if a cancellation occurs it leaves me enough time to re book your spot. No call, No shows will not be refunded.