DAY TRIP FISHING - $310 Per Person Call (907) 373-7447
Closest halibut fishing to Anchorage!
Book individually @ $310 per person - Lowest standard rate in Whittier!
Book an exclusive party without paying full boat price - $2400 for the first 6, $150 each additional person. Parties of 10+ pay less than individual rate.
We fish the protected waters of Prince William Sound - Sea sickness is uncommon.
Halibut fishing available April - September, Salmon June through mid August.
Fool's Gold is the largest day trip fishing charter boat in Whittier.
Heated indoor seating and a large enclosed head(bathroom).
Large walkaround decks with high rails, rod holders for everyone.
Mixed parties are limited to 12 rods. Exclusive charters can have parties up to15 with up to 12 fishing at a time.
Shared rod fishing available when booking individually- 2 people, one rod.
Non-fishing ride alongs welcome. Shared rod and ride alongs $150 per person.
Day trip departure time 7 a.m., return approximately 6 p.m.
Our crew will fillet and bag your catch by the time we return to port - no waiting around.
How our day trip charters work- the majority of our mixed party charters are halibut charters. Our goal is to get everyone onboard halibut. We don't move to target other species when some clients have their halibut and others don't. It isn't uncommon to catch a few rock fish or salmon while fishing for halibut. If silver salmon are available where we are fishing halibut, after all or most all halibut have been landed we will switch gear and pursue silvers until it is time to go.
Multispecies day trips available if you book the boat exclusively to your party. The most common second species are salmon and rockfish.
MULTIDAY FISHING CHARTERS - No Experience Required!
If the fish won’t come to the lodge, take the lodge to the fish!
How Do Multiday Charters Work?
Multiday charters are "live aboard" charters. Our boats act as floating lodges and fishing platforms. We provide sleeping accommodations and meals aboard our boats as well as guided fishing, tackle, bait, filleting and icing or freezing of your catch. Anchoring overnight in protected coves near the fishing grounds reduces travel time and increases fishing time. Targeted species include halibut, salmon, rockfish and ling cod in saltwater, salmon and dolly varden in freshwater.
50' Good Times
3 day 3 night trips are the shortest fishing trips aboard Good Times we recommend. First night we'll travel toward the fishing grounds and deploy shrimp pots. The next 2 days pursue your choice of halibut, salmon, rock fish and ling cod. Day 3 provides a half day fishing and return to port.
4 day 3 night and longer trips available to fit your schedule and budget. Give David a call for more information @ (907) 715-7447 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
40' Fool's Gold
2 day 1 night trips offer approximately 8 hours of fishing each day. With the current halibut regulations allowing one fish of any size and one under 28 inches daily limit, this trip affords the opportunity to catch 1 fish of any size each day plus salmon, rock fish or ling cod depending on the time of year, weather and tides.
3 day 2 night trips offer approximately 8 hours of fishing the first and last day plus 12 hours the second day. Although 2 day trips work well, 3 day trips are recommended.
4-5 day trips available. 4-5 day trips work great with parties of 8-12 using both boats.
For more information call David @ (907) 715-7447 or e-mail email@example.com
SIGHTSEE - FISH - SHRIMP - COMBOS
The Ultimate Prince William Sound Experience!
What is a Sightsee-Fish-Shrimp-Combo?
Prince William Sound encompasses 10,000 square miles of towering mountains, tidewater glaciers, hundreds of waterfalls, protected coves and fiords to explore. 60 miles from Anchorage, at the port of Whittier Alaska, we'll bring you aboard our comfortable, safe and seaworthy vessel Good Times or Fool's Gold and cruise portions of spectacular Prince William Sound. Along the way we provide meals, housing onboard, activities such as glacier viewing, fishing for halibut and salmon, shrimping, hiking in a rain forest, canoeing or kayaking in protected bays offer on Good Times, whale watching, viewing endless wildlife such as sea otter, sea lions, seals, porpoise, eagles, puffins, bear and goats. Meals are home cooked often with fresh catch of the day. At night we anchor in protected coves - you might not know you're on a boat.
From Our Guest Log - "Where else can you awaken to the smell of bacon, eggs, and coffee, stroll to the bow of the boat and watch whales, otters, eagles and porpoise and fish for halibut - ALL BEFORE LUNCH!!” Florida
Prince William Sound encompasses 10,000 square miles of towering mountains, tidewater glaciers, hundreds of waterfalls, protected coves and fiords to explore.
Chugach National Forest is mostly in Prince William Sound - thank you Teddy Roosevelt!
Prince William Sound's rich ecosystem attracts amazing amounts of wildlife.
A guest once commented, "This is like being in a zoo!".
We see whales, porpoise, sea otter, seals, sea lions and eagles 100% of the time on trips 4 days or more.
Fish for halibut and salmon. We recommend 3 day 3 night trips minimum to access the best fishing areas.
Don't care to fish? A 2 day 2 night cruise in Northwestern Prince William Sound offers a lot of sightseeing and wildlife options - even puffins!
Shrimp - Possibly the best you'll ever eat. Fresh shrimp for lunch and or dinner is one of the many highlights of our combo trips.
Starting your sightsee-fish-shrimp combo in the evening allows us to set shrimp pots the first night to provide lunch the next day!
Sightsee-Fish-Shrimp Combos are available with either boat or using both boats for parties of 7-12. Good Times offers more amenities and comfort, Fool's Gold offers more speed to squeeze a bit more into each day and a slightly lower price.
For more information call David
@ (907) 715-7447 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
HALIBUT - SALMON - DEER - COMBO
2016 Special Rate!!!
Book a party of 5 or 6 on a 5 Day 6 Night Combo and get an extra day FREE
During the month of August, fish halibut and salmon, possibly rock fish and ling cod, plus hunt deer all on the same trip.
We recommend our 5 day 6 night or 6 day 7 night charter aboard Good Times for this trip. Normally the first 3 days will be fishing and then 2-3 days of hunting.
For more information call David @ (907) 715-7447 or e-mail email@example.com
EAT GOOD THIS WINTER!
BOAT BASED BEAR HUNTS
SPRING AND FALL BLACK BEAR HUNTS
FALL BEAR/DEER COMBOS BROWN BEAR HUNTS
Unguided black bear hunts with guided fishing and shrimping included from the comforts of Good Times or Fool's Gold!
Our services include transportation from Whittier to/from the field, transportation while in the field, meals and lodging aboard our vessels. As Big Game Transporters we do not assist with hunting - spotting, stalking, skinning, packing etc.
Accommodations on the Good Times, wildlife, scenery and fishing opportunities make this a great trip to bring the spouse along, even if they don’t care to hunt.
Spring Hunts (May 1- June 10) - Hunting is accomplished spotting from the Good Times or Fool's Gold, cruising small bays with inflatable boats or hunting from land. Spotting 20-25 bears on a 6 day hunt is common. Hunting pressure in Prince William Sound, like most areas, is increasing. Bears are wary and successful stalks are a challenge. Patience and persistence can produce trophy black bears. In spring, bears are found from the beach to 1500’ depending on weather and food availability. Hillsides can often be steep as bears tend to favor steeper slopes in spring where snow melts off early. Spring hunts usually offer mild weather with cool mornings and temperatures in the 50’s to 60’s during the day.
Spring hunts include fishing for halibut and rockfish and shrimping in the area hunted.
Fall season opens September 10th - Black bear are often found feeding on salmon streams the first week or two of season. Late September and October bears move into alpine areas and forests to feed on blueberries. Terrain is often milder than spring hunt areas. Fall hunts weather tends to be wetter.
Fall hunts may include opportunity for halibut, rock fish, ling cod, occasionally salmon and shrimp.(shrimp Sept 10-15 only)
Black Bear/Deer Hunt Combos available September 10th to late October. Longer trips recommended when pursuing multiple species.
Brown Bear - Spring and fall registration hunts available for residents and non-residents escorted by an Alaska resident within second kindred. Season opens October 15th and runs through May 25th in some areas.
DEER HUNTS - BOAT BASED AND DROP OFFS
Black tail deer were transplanted to Prince William Sound in the 1920’s and now inhabit most of Prince William Sound. Season opens August 1st for bucks only. October 1st either sex hunting begins. Bag limit is 4 deer for non-residents, 5 for residents. Alaska's deer population took a severe hit the winter of 2011. Very mild winters since then have assisted in the recovery and the population is now good to very good.
Although deer are occasionally found on the beach, climbing to elevations of 500’ -1000’ is normal. Calling, raking, walking and lots of looking/glassing are common methods of hunting. Hunters are transported to the beach each morning and picked up upon request. Daily drop off and pickups allow hunters to start in one location and be picked up elsewhere, saving time and energy.
One of our Texan hunters refers to hunting with us as “hunting wild deer”. It is a game of wits and Alaska deer win a lot, but it is great fun and extraordinary venison.
Deer hunts are offered at discounted rates due to it being off season, our boats don't move a lot, plus we serve 2 meals per day instead of 3. Fishing is limited to 1-2 days in the hunt area weather permitting.
Drop off hunts available to US Forest Service and State Park cabins or to areas suitable for tent camping. 2016 rates are expected to be $12 per nautical mile for the total distance traveled.
FALL GOAT HUNTS
Alaska resident unguided goat hunts available either by drop off or live aboard or a combination of both.
Non-resident guided goat hunts available combining our services with Big Game Guide James(Bim) Blake.
Several registration goat hunts are available in Prince William Sound. We offer drop off hunts, boat based hunts or a combination of both depending on the logistics. Each hunt is different and prices set accordingly.
Boat based guided hunts are usually done by transporting you to the hunting area. Your guide will set up a base camp on a beach, then you'll pack up and set up a spike camp. As you harvest your trophies we will pick you up at the base camp and if weather allows go fishing while other hunters are still out, if that is the desired method.
Another option is simply to transport you to an area and drop you off, then return later for pickup and possibly do some fishing or hunt other species before returning to port.
One of David's favorite statements when speaking with people about hunting in Alaska is "Nothing comes easy in Alaska" and goats are no exception. On the other hand using guides and transporters when hunting in unfamiliar areas can make your trip "easier" and more successful.
GET AN EXTRA DAY FREE! - BOOK A PARTY OF
5 OR 6 ON 5 DAY 6 NIGHT HALIBUT-SALMON-DEER COMBO AND GET A FREE DAY
SAVE 15% JULY 18-22 ON A
SIGHTSEE-FISH SHRIMP COMBO
SAVE 15% JULY 28-30 ON A 3 DAY LIVE
ABOARD FISHING TRIP
10% SAVINGS TO ACTIVE MILITARY AND IMMEDIATE
FAMILY - ALL TRIPS EXCEPT DROP OFFS
DON'T SEE QUITE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING
FOR? Let us create a custom tour for your
WILDLIFE SCENERY PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS
- Prince William Sound is a photographers paradise and David knows where to go
for the best opportunities.
DAY TRIP GLACIER TOURS - Glacier
tours are offered as exclusive tours only for parties up to 15. Scroll down
for 3, 5 and 7 hour glacier tour options. Customizing your tour to fit your
parties interests is always an option.
3, 5 and 7 Hour Glacier and
Exclusive glacier and wildlife
cruises for family, friends and parties up to 15. Outdoor rail space and
interior window seating for everyone with the Captain in our heated cabin. Our
routes are similar to the larger tour boats with options they can't offer.
Blackstone Bay is truly unique offering a cliff
hanging glacier, tidewater glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife. Spend time at
the faces of Blackstone and Beloit Glaciers where you'll likely witness one of
mother nature's extraordinary events -calving glaciers! Along the route look
for rafts of sea otters, seals hauled out on icebergs, porpoise and humpback
whales (most common on the 7 hour tour). In May and June black bear and
mountain goats can sometimes be seen on the shoreline or hillsides.
Our Three Hour Tour is
a quick trip to Blackstone Glacier to view glaciers and wildlife then return to
Our Five Hour Tour offers the same route taking more time to view
glaciers and wildlife plus we serve our soon to be famous barbecued salmon
Our Seven Hour Tour includes the five hour tour plus a hike to a
hidden waterfall and a salmon hatchery tour. The hike is a half mile trek
along a boardwalk to the waterfall, then down a gravel path to the hatchery. On
the way you'll cross a stream (with a bridge) most often loaded with hundreds if
not thousands of salmon. Bald eagles and black bear frequent this area to dine
on the salmon. One of our crew or the hatchery manager will explain the
operation of the hatchery and then you'll be picked up at the hatchery for a
short dinghy ride back to the Fool's Gold.
Guests often tell us they enjoyed
the hike and hatchery tour as much or more than the glacier tour portion of the
Menu - Barbecued
Salmon, homemade coleslaw, locally made hot cross buns and dessert.
Substitutes for salmon include hamburgers, hot dogs or steaks(extra charge may
Day Trip Reservation Policy - Full payment
required to confirm reservations. Payments are 90% refundable up to 10 days
before departure. 9 days from departure all payments become non-refundable.
50% deposit option available for exclusive day trips booked more than 60 days
prior to departure - 50% down, balance due 10 days prior to departure.
50' GOOD TIMES
50' Good Times offers 3 private cabins that sleep 2 each, 2 heads (toilets), walk-in showers, a large salon(pictured), large galley for great home cooked meals and a covered cockpit for those less than perfect days. 2 freezers are aboard to store your catch and a clothes dryer for wet clothes
40' FOOL'S GOLD
40' FOOL'S GOLD offers 18 interior seats for day trips and sleeps 4 + 2 crew comfortably.(can sleep 6+2)on multiday tirps. Multi-day amenities don't match those of the Good Times, but work well for families or friends who don't need the privacy and comfort of the Good Times.
Whittier is located approximately 60
miles south of Anchorage off the Seward Highway at the end of 7 mile long
Portage Highway. Access to Whittier is through a one way tunnel that runs into
Whittier on the half hour and out on the hour - hours vary summer and winter.
Car rentals and van services are available to get you to Whittier.
Our boats are located in Slips B-2 and C-1. Good Times is front of the
Harbormasters office, a 2 story building with a blue roof and gray siding.
Fool's Gold is located to the right of Good Times, right in front of the white
Coast Guard caboose.
2016 MULTIDAY RATES - GOOD TIMES
$2500 per day for the boat. Extra night - $1000.
10% Discount for Active Military
10% discount for active military and their immediate families for all charters except drop offs!
2016 GOOD TIMES - Black Bear - Bear/Fishing - Bear/Deer Hunt Rates
GOOD TIMES -
Blacktail Deer Hunts - September 16 - December 1
RATES - FOOL'S GOLD
Black Bear - Bear/Fishing - Bear/Deer Hunt
Deposit/Reservation Policy -Single party bookings require a
non-refundable deposit of 50% or $5000, whichever is less and a signed contract.
Balance is due 60 days before departure and is non-refundable. Split parties
bookings (two or more parties) require a non-refundable full payment and a
signed contract to confirm reservations. In the event of cancellation by any
party Alaska Good Time Charters LLC will attempt to re-book another party and if
successful, refund a portion of your payment
10% Discount for Active
Military and their immediate families for all charters except drop offs!
ABOUT ALASKA GOOD TIME
Originally Prime Time Charters, owners David and
Phyllis Pinquoch have owned and operated this business from the port of Whittier
since 1991! David Captains Good Times all season and Fool's Gold off season.
Phyllis takes care of the office and many other duties that go along with
Phyllis was born in Alaska many years ago- we'll
just leave it at that. David has been in Alaska since 1962. Few Captains have
the experience David offers from fishing and hunting to whale watching, wildlife
viewing, the history of Prince William Sound and even the history of our tiny
city of Whittier.
Our motto, particularly on multiday trips, is -
"Adventures beyond expectations". We strive to live up to that motto every trip.
In addition to providing the very best service we are also honest about
expectations. We aren't the kind of people who will tell you what you want to
hear just to get your money.
Good Time Charters
Day Trip Reservation Policy - Full payment required to confirm reservations. Payments are 95% refundable up to 10 days before departure. 9 days from departure all payments become non-refundable. 50% deposit option available for exclusive day trips booked more than 60 days prior to departure - 50% down, balance due 10 days prior to departure.
Multi-day Deposit/Reservation Policy-Single party bookings require a non-refundable deposit of 50% or $5000, whichever is less and a signed contract. Balance is due 60 days before departure and is non-refundable. Split parties bookings (two or more parties) require a non-refundable full payment and a signed contract to confirm reservations. In the event of cancellation by any party Alaska Good Time Charters LLC will attempt to re-book another party and if successful, refund a portion of your payment.
Deposit/Reservation Policy - single party bookings require a deposit of 50% or $5000, whichever is less and a signed contract.
Deposits are 90% refundable up to 10 days from receipt of deposit and become non-refundable 11 days from receipt of deposit or contract.
Balance is due 60 days before departure and is non-refundable. Split parties bookings (two or more parties) require full payment and a signed contract to confirm reservations and payments are non-refundable.
In the event of cancellation Alaska Good Time Charters LLC will attempt to re-book another party and if successful, refund a portion of your payment.
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