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3/4 Day Fishing 

Trip Details


May 15- July 1

Aug. 15 - Sept 30


$325 Per Person

(Plus Tax and Fuel Surcharge)


Endeavor: 13 pax


Depart: 6:30am

Return: 1:30pm


Homer Harbor


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NEW FOR 2024!

3/4 Day Fishing On The Alaska Endeavor

Many Alaska visitors want to experience saltwater fishing but simply do not have all day to spend out on the ocean.  Destination Alaska has designed a trip just for you!  Our 3/4 day adventure is a relaxing trip meant to show you the best of Kachemak Bay's wildlife and introduce you to the joy of catching Halibut. While Halibut are the primary target, there are many other crazy species lurking in the waters below.  The day might be shorter but we have not cut corners on this trip.  You'll be on one of our luxury, gyro-stabilized vessels with tons of horsepower and all the comforts that you would expect from a high-end charter.  

Who is this for? 

  • Families with kiddos
  • groups interested in wildlife viewing with fishing
  • Older groups 
  • Guests with budget and time constraints 


Times -  Meet your captain at our Spit office at 6:30 a.m. and return to the dock at 1:30 p.m.

What can we expect for fish?  Larger Halibut are generally found further out and require longer travel times.  Our 3/4 day trip focuses on getting everyone into the action and not necessarily on catching big fish.  If you want to target trophy Halibut, please sign up for our full-day excursion.


  • $325 Per Person 
  • All Charters have a 7.85% Fuel Surcharge (we apologize for this, but fuel prices have more than doubled in the past few years)
  • Local KPB Borough Tax 7.85%
  •  3% Creditcard Processing Fee 


Space is limited for this popular trip.  Book Now!

M/V Alaska Endeavor

Length: 44ft.

Width: 14ft.

Passenger: 18 pax

Power: Triple Yamaha FX 450s       

Stabilization: Seakeeper 6

Make: Bayweld Boats

Year: 2013/2022

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Commonly Asked Fishing Questions!

-Where do we depart from? If you are staying in Homer, please check in at our Destination Alaska Adventure Company office headquarters located at 4287 Spit Road building #5 at 6:30 a.m. Our captain will meet you there and walk with you down to our boat.  If you are staying at one of the lodges across the Bay, we will pick you up at their dock at a time of your choosing.

-6:30 a.m. is too early.  Can we leave later? Yes…. For private charters, you have the flexibility to set the departure time and length of the overall trip. 

-How long is the boat ride out? The 3/4 day charter does not travel out as far as our full day charters.  Generally, the boat ride is just under an hour.

-Can I get picked up in Anchorage and flown directly to the boat? Yes…. this is a private charter option. We frequently pick up our guests at Lake Hood in Anchorage and fly them out to the boat for the day.  It is your choice to return to a local lodge or fly back to Anchorage at the end of the day.

-Can my whole family go on this trip? Yes…. We can accommodate up to 12 guests on the F/V Wilderness Explorer and up to 14 guests on the F/V Endeavor.  For larger groups, give us a call and we can make it happen.

-If it is not an exclusive charter, how many people will be on the boat?  12-14 guests per day is our average during peak season.  We designed the boat to fish 5 - 7 people per rail so there is plenty of elbow room.

-Will I need waders or hip boots? No…. However, rubber-soled/waterproof shoes or boots are helpful as the deck of the boat can be slippery and wet throughout the day.

-I have never fished before.  Will the crew show me how? Yes…. Many of our guests each year have no prior fishing experience.  Our Captain and deckhand enjoy teaching folks the art and science behind fishing in Alaska.

-I’m staying at one of the lodges across the bay, can we get picked up and dropped off from there? Yes…. If you have booked a private charter through the lodge or a travel planner, we can pick you up by plane or boat right at the lodge dock.

-I get motion sickness on boats.  What do I do? We recommend taking medicine such as Dramamine the night before your trip.  The Wilderness Explorer is equipped with a SeaKeeper gyro stabilization system that reduces vessel roll by 90%.  This system is unique to our vessel and nearly eliminates seasickness. 

-What are the limits for each fish? The “no charter halibut fishing” days, size, and bag limits for each species change each year.  Call us for the latest information.

-Can we keep the fish we catch? Yes…. We will fillet your catch onboard.  For a separate fee, a local processor will meet you at the dock and pick up your fillets to vacuum seal and prepare your fish for transport back home.  Fish can be shipped via FedEx or boxed for airline transport as excess baggage.

-Do your trips offer lunch and snacks as part of a standard trip? We offer bottled water, coffee, and some snacks as a part of our package.  

-What kind of fish can we catch? There are many diverse species of fish on the ocean floor.  We target Halibut specifically on our 3/4 day trip but Rockfish, and Lingcod are occasionally caught.

-Can we eat some fresh fish we caught out at sea? Yes…. private full day charters only - for an additional fee of $750, we offer a Catch & Cook option.  Our boat is set up with cooking facilities and our crew is trained to prepare your fresh caught fish to perfection.

-What do I need to bring?  Fishing license, lunch, favorite snacks, warm clothes, rain gear, and a sense of humor.  We provide everything else for you.

-Can we bring alcohol onboard? For the safety and comfort of all passengers, we do not allow alcohol on our vessel during a Standard Fishing trip.  We do allow beer and wine during private trips or when meals are served onboard, such as our Dinner Cruise and Kachemak Bay Premium package.

-Do you sell fishing licenses? No…. The most efficient way to purchase a license is via the Alaska Fish and Game website.  The Captain and deckhand will need to record information from your license so you must have this license with you when you board the vessel in the morning.

-Will I see whales? Possibly…. The last couple years, we have seen a substantial increase in whale sightings.  Most days we see Orcas and Humpbacks, but it is difficult to guarantee whale sightings in Kachemak Bay.

-What precautions have you taken for COVID 19? We specialize in private tours (not mixing groups) and thoroughly clean our planes and boats each day. Our crew will wear masks during your visit upon your request.

-Do we have to fish all day?  Do you offer a 1/2 day trips? For private charters, our captain and crew are flexible and can change the itinerary to make your day the best possible.  Our costs are fixed so the length of the trip from 3/4 day to 1/2 day does not change the price.

-Is the tip for the pilot, captain, and crew included in our package?  What is customary? No…. Tips are greatly appreciated by our team. 15% to 20% is standard.


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