Big Jim's Charters


Salmon Fishing and Sightseeing Charters
Juneau, Alaska
866-BIGJIMS (866-244-5467)

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Pricing

2017 Season

May to September

ALL THE PRICES LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO JUNEAU CITY SALES TAX OF 5%

Rates for Cruise Ship clients

Rates include transport from your cruise ship dock to our private marina at Auke Bay and return back to your cruise ship dock, about 12 miles each way. Charters are from the time we leave our slip until we return to our slip, you can add a ½ hour each way for your transport.

Salmon charters: 4 Hour Charter

1 to 3 persons Minimum charge $800.00

If you are a party of 1, 2 or 3 you would be required to pay our minimum and if we add to your charter we will credit you back the difference between the prices for 4, 5 or 6. Example: You are a party of two paying our minimum of $800.00 and we add two more to your charter, your price drops to $450.00 our price per person of $225.00 per person.

4 persons are $225.00 per person

5 persons are $210.00 per person

6 persons are $195.00 per person

If you would like to charter the boat Exclusive for your group the price is $1,100.00

 

Halibut charters: 4 Hour Charter not available May 1 to June 15

1 to 3 persons Minimum charge $900.00

Same rule apply as Salmon charter

4 persons are $240.00 per person

5 persons are $230.00 per person

6 persons are $220.00 per person

Exclusive rate is $1,200.00

 

6 Hour Charters for our cruise ship and guest needing transportation to the marina and return.

Salmon only Charters:

1 to 3 persons Minimum charge $1,000.00

Same rules as our 4 hour salmon

4 persons are $275.00 per person

5 persons are $255.00 per person

6 persons are $235.00 per person

Exclusive rate is $1,300.00

 

Halibut/Salmon Combination Charters: Not available May 1 to June 15, see our 8 hour Deluxe Halibut/Salmon Combination to Icy Straight.

1 to 3 persons Minimum charge $1,100.00

Same rules as our 4 hour Salmon

4 persons are $295.00 per person

5 persons are $270.00 per person

6 persons are $250.00 per person

Exclusive rate is $1,400.00

 

8 Hour Charters for our cruise ship and guest needing transportation to our marina and return.

Salmon Only Charters:

1 to 3 persons Minimum charge $1,200.00

Same rules apply as our 4 hour Salmon charter

4 persons are $325.00 per person

5 persons are $290.00 per person

6 persons are $270.00 per person

Exclusive rate is $1,500.00

 

Halibut/Salmon Combination: Not available May 1 to June 15, Halibut do not show up in the Juneau area until June 15, see our Deluxe Halibut/Salmon Charter available May 1 to September 15.

1 to 3 persons Minimum charge $1,300.00

Same rules apply as our 5 hour Salmon charter

4 persons are $350.00 per person

5 persons are $330.00 per person

6 persons are $290.00 per person

Exclusive rate is $1,600.00

 

Deluxe Halibut/Salmon Charter 8 hours departs at 8 am and returns at 5 pm and it includes pick up at the cruise ship dock and downtown Hotels and return.

Fish the West side of Admiralty Island, Hawke Inlet, North Chatham Straight, Sisters Island, Spaski Reef, Home Shore in Icy Straight and South Lynn Cannel.

4 person Minimum $1600.00 additional people is $200.00 each, Maximum 6

Fish for Halibut, Yellow Eye, Rock Fish, Cod, Pacific and Ling, and Salmon, Kings around all year ( best time May 1 to July 1) Silvers show up in July (best time is mid July to September. )

 

Boats:

Hot Rod, 2000 Luhrs Express, 35 foot 13 foot beam, twin 330 hp Cummings Diesels

Cruise speed is 25 mph about 21 knots

 

Hi Time, 2006 Boulton Cabin cruiser, 30 foot 9 foot beam, twin 250 Yamaha gas

Cruise speed is 30 mph about 26 Knots

 

Salmon: 4 Hour charter is fished on the East Side of Douglas Island, Stephens Passage, both sides of Shelter Island, the North end and sides of Admiralty Island, and the southern Lynn Cannel. We fish everyday and we will take you to areas that we been catching Salmon or other captain have told us about areas they have been catching. Some of these areas will take up to a hour getting to and returning back to the marina. You can expect two hours of trolling, if we fish around Douglas Island it should give us 3 hours of fishing. King Salmon run in May and June, Chum and Pink show up in June and July and the Silvers ( Coho ) show up in July to October. 6 Hour charter will give you two more hours of fishing and the 8 hours give your party a chance at getting your limits.

Halibut: 4 Hour charter will use two hours of your time traveling to and from the Halibut holes that we fish in the Southern area of Lynn Cannel. Our Halibut do not show up in the Juneau area until mid June and stay around our area until September. Halibut regulations require that you only keep one fish less than 44 inches or over 80 inches. Once all fishermen have their one Halibut they want to keep, we will switch and fish for Salmon or Rock fish. The 4 hour Halibut does not normally offer enough time to fish for both. The 6 hour you should be able to split up the time fishing for both Salmon and Halibut.

 

OFF THE DOCK: Join us at Fisherman’s Bend/ Andrews Marina, 11957 Glacier Highway, Auke Bay, free parking and we will meet you at the top of the dock.

 

Salmon: 4 Hour Salmon Charter

1 to 3 person price Minimum charge $700.00

If you’re a party of 1, 2 or 3, you must pay the minimum charge. If we find others to join you party we will credit you depending on how many we are able to book. If we are not able to find anyone to join your party we will take your party for the minimum charge and you will have the boat Exclusive.

4 Person price is $200.00 per person

5 Person price is $190.00 per person

6 Person price is $180.00 per person

Want to charter the boat private Exclusive for you group $1,000.00

 

Halibut: 4 Hour Halibut Charter Note: This charter is not available May 1 to June 15, The Halibut do not arrive in the Juneau area until June 15; see our Deluxe Halibut/Salmon Charter.

1 to 3 person rate Minimum charge $800.00

Same rules as our 4 hour Salmon charter

4 person prices are $220.00 per person

5 person prices are $210.00 per person

6 person prices are $200.00 per person

Exclusive rate $1,100.00

 

Off The Dock 6 Hour Charters

Salmon Only Charter

1 to 3 person rate Minimum charge $900.00

Same rules apply as our 4 hour Salmon charter

4 person prices are $250.00 per person

5 person prices are $230.00 per person

6 person prices are $210.00 per person

Exclusive prices are $1,200.00

 

Halibut/Salmon Combination: 6 Hour Halibut/Salmon Charter Not available May 1 to June 15 see our Deluxe 8 Hour Halibut/Salmon Combination charter.

1 to 3 person rate Minimum charge $1000.00

Same rules apply as our 4 hour Salmon charter

4 person prices are $270.00 per person

5 person prices are $250.00 per person

6 person prices are $230.00 per person

Exclusive prices are $1,300.00

 

 

Off The Dock Prices

Salmon Only Charters: 8 Hour Charters

1 to 3 person Minimum charge $1,100.00

Same rule apply as our 4 hour Salmon charter

4 person prices are $300.00 per person

5 person prices are $270.00 per person

6 person prices are $250.00 per person

Exclusive prices are $1,400.00

 

Halibut/Salmon Combination: 8 hours Halibut Charter Note: this charter is not available May 1 to June 15; please see out Deluxe Halibut/Salmon Combination Charter.

1 to 3 person Minimum charge $1,200.00

Same rules apply as our 4 hour Salmon charter

4 person prices are $320.00 per person

5 person prices are 2920.00 per person

6 person rates are $270.00 per person

Exclusive rate is $1,500.00

 

Deluxe Halibut/Salmon Charter May 1 to September 15, 8 hours, 8 am to 5 pm

We travel from our marina in Auke Bay to the west side of Admiralty Island to Lizard Head, Hawk Inlet, North Chatham Straight, Icy Straight, Spasski Reef, Sisters Island, Home Shore and South Lynn Cannel. We fish for Halibut, Salmon, Rock fish, and Cod. This charter has 3 hours of travel included in the 8 hours.

4 person minimum $1500.00 additional person are $175.00.00 each, maximum 6 fisherman

 Halibut Charters: When you are on a Charter boat and wish to fish for Halibut the Charter Company must have a permit issued by NOAA that allows the company to take you Halibut fishing. The permit is based on how many people are fishing, Big Jim’s owns 6 person permits which mean that all fishermen on the boat are allowed to fish and catch Halibut. The catch and size limits are changing each year based on the abundance of Halibut in our area, Southeast Alaska. We do not have the 2017 catch limits at the time of this printing however: As of December 2016 it seems that the limits will stay the same for the 2017 season, each fishermen can keep one Halibut that does not measure between 44 to 80 inches in length. Once every all fisherman have their limits we can use the balance of the time left to fish for other spices like Salmon and or Rock fish.

The Halibut start to arrive in our local areas in late June and stay around until September, if you want to fish for Halibut in May or early June we would require that you be on a 8 hour Deluxe charter to allow us enough time to travel to the Icy Straight area where they are at that time of year. The Icy Straight area is 40 miles each way and would require about 1 and 1/2 hours of travel time each way. If you only have time to do a 4 or 6 hour charter be sure to check with us if your travel is in May, June or September as we may not offer our shorter Halibut charters.

 

Food, clothing and gratuities:

 

Food:

On all our charters we offer coffee and breakfast treats on our morning departures, chips, candy, granola bars, crackers and smoked fish when available. We also carry a verity of soda pop both diet and regular and bottled water.

On our 6 and 8 hour charters we provide lunch for each person. We have the sandwiches made fresh each day and normally have a verity of Ham, Turkey and Roast Beef or specialty sandwiches. If you have a special order like vegetarian type, let us know and we will accommodate your request.

 

Clothing:

When you’re in Alaska expect it to rain and with rain and being out in it while fishing you will get wet both your clothes and your feet. We have a couple pair of rubber boots and we have some XXL, XL, L, M and S size rain gear. Our gear will not be as comfortable as your own and we recommend that you bring rain gear and water proof shoes.

Gratuities:

Our Captains and Deck Hands are compensated to take excellent care of our guest and will do their best to provide you with a fishing experience that you will enjoy and remember. We encourage our guest to give us a review on Trip Advisor.

On our boat we share all gratuities 50/50 with the captain and deckhand. How much you tip if anything is up to you and I would expect that it depends on the type of service and how hard we all worked to make your charter a great experience. The normal is $10.00 per person on a 4 hour charter, $20.00 per person on 6 hour charter and $30.00 per person on a 8 hour charter or a percentage of the gross of the charter, 10% if the charter was ok, 15% if you felt we did a good job and 20% if you had best charter and you were extremely satisfied. If you feel that you want to tip the captain and deckhand separate just let the captain know.

 

 

WHALE WATCHING, SIGHTSEEING, WILD LIFE TOURS

We offer Deluxe 3, 6 and 8 hour tours for your party of 6 or less on a Private Boat that offers 360 degree views from inside the cabin or under the enclosed areas, including private heads with flush toilets. All our Captains are experienced and knowledgeable about our Whales and Wild life; please feel free to ask them any questions you may have. All our boats are stocked with plenty of snacks, bottled water and sodas both diet and regular, lunch is provided on 6 and 8 hour tours.

Our tours follow the Whales up close and personal. We also see Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Glaciers and Killer Whales. In the early season when the Bald Eagles are hungry we may be able to coax them to boat by offering them some treats. The Humpback Whales show up in May and are here till October and during that time they will hunt together with as many as 10 or more feeding on Herring; this is called Bubble Net Feeding and only happens in Alaska. This sight is truly a sight to see and once you have seen it you will always remember it.

 

Pricing for Cruise Ship guest and guest needing transportation:

3 Hour tour is $162.50 per person, 4 person minimum 6 people maximum

4 Hour tour is 205.00 per person, 4 person minimum 6 people maximum

6 Hour tour is $295.00 per person, 4 person minimum 6 people maximum

8 Hour tour is $385.00 per person, 4 person minimum 6 people maximum

 

Off The Dock Pricing for guest who have their own transportation and can meet at Fisherman’s Bend/Andrew’s Marina located at 11957 Glacier Highway in Auke Bay, ½ mile north of the Traffic Circle.

 

3 Hour tour is 137.50 per person minimum 4 people maximum 6 people

4 hour tour is $180.00 per person minimum 4 people maximum 6 people

6 hour tour is $270.00 per person minimum 4 people maximum 6 people

8 hour tour is $360.00 pe person minimum 4 people maximum 6 people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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