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Ketchikan, Alaska is located on Revilla Island in the Southern Panhandle of Alaska, 234 miles south of Juneau. KTN is 680 miles, only 90 minutes North of Seattle by air by Alaska Airlines, which happens to be the only commercial passenger carrier to fly into the Salmon Capital of The World! Ketchikan is the First City of Alaska, 22 miles west of Misty Fiords National Monument & Wilderness Area, 50 miles to the border of British Columbia and 90 miles from Prince Rupert, BC. The only way to access the city of Ketchikan is to fly Alaska Airlines, private jet or small plane, by the Alaska State Ferry System, or by private or chartered vessels. Some have even come by kayak.
Ketchikan's relative isolation makes it a great destination for those seeking a slower paced and uncrowded venue of exploration. Although the cruise ship tourism industry brings almost a million adventure seekers and shoppers to Ketchikan and beyond during the summer, there are many opportunities to get off the beaten track and avoid the downtown frenzy of tourists! Number one of course is a private group charter with Classic Alaska Charters...the only way to explore untouched wilderness environments and to experience unspoiled fishing grounds all to yourself.
Also known as the Inside Passage, Southeast Alaska is very different in many ways. The climate is unique in that it's a Temperate Rainforest, a rainforest that endures a change of seasons. The area receives over 120 inches of rain a year that promotes lush, green forests, thousands of freshwater creeks, streams, and rivers that wind their way to the bays, fiords, canals and then to the ocean. Summer temps are a mild and comfortable 55-65 degrees during the day and hardly dipping below 50 degrees at night. During the Spring & Fall the rain is plentiful and temps can make 50-60 during the day and nights are a refreshing 40-45 degrees.
The protected waterways of Southeast Alaska are a myriad of islands, reefs, channels, bays that offers excellent opportunities for cruising and fishing in comfort and safety in any weather conditions. During storms when uncomfortable conditions exist, Captain Rob always finds a quiet and calm anchorage to safely continue the groups pursuits of adventure! Classic Alaska Charters primary area of exploration is inside the protected coastal waterways, and only in excellent weather and sea conditions do we venture to outside waters, and then, never more than 3 miles offshore...no need to go any further! The coastal areas away from the jam packed fishing frenzy of Mountain Point and Clover Pass areas are some of the best fishing to be found anywhere on the planet! That's where Classic Alaska Charters goes - anywhere and everywhere away from the crowds - and into fantastic fishing of all sizes and flavors!
Join the hundreds of satisfied clients & friends from all over the globe and explore Southeast Alaska, Prince of Wales Island, and Misty Fiords National Monument & Wilderness Area with Classic Alaska Charters - the ultimate Alaska fishing cruise!
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