Prince William Sound Big Game Hunts

Alaska Boat Based Hunts - Hunter Drop Offs

Prince William Sound Alaska Black Bear Hunts • Alaska Black Tail Deer • Hunt / Fish Combos
Hunting and a Whole Lot More

6 day spring bear hunts with halibut fishing and shrimping starting at:

$3000 per person!

7 day August deer with halibut, salmon and shrimping starting at:

$3500 per person!

6 day fall bear hunts with options for deer and fishing starting at:

$3000 per person!

8 day fall bear, deer, ducks and fishing starting at: (Special Rate)

$3700 per person

Fall deer hunts - discounted rates standard!

Call David @ 907 715-7447 for details

Spring and Fall Black Bear Hunts
Blacktail Deer Hunting - Boat Based & Drop Off

Boat based bear hunts - Not Your Ordinary Hunt!

Hunting, fishing and more from the comforts of our boats!

Spring black bear hunts can include shrimping, fishing for halibut, rock fish and in some cases salmon.

Fall bear hunts can include black tail deer hunting and fishing for halibut and rockfish.

All hunts offer an experience you can’t get from land- marine wildlife including whales, porpoise, sea otter, sea lions, seals, eagles and more.

Hunts occur in Prince William Sound, hunting Unit 6D, which is mostly Chugach National Forest. Unit 6D is prime habitat for black bear, spectacular trophies with unsurpassed hide quality are out there. Although wilderness by most standards, access to Prince William Sound is via the road system, about 60 miles from Anchorage.

We are Big Game Transporters, not guides. Our services include transportation from Whittier to/from the field, transportation while in the field, guided fishing, meals and lodging aboard our vessels. As Big Game Transporters we do not assist with hunting - spotting, stalking, skinning, or packing.

OUr Boats - YOur floating Lodge

Our boats provide comfort and safety seldom afforded on wilderness hunts, plus home cooked meals that can include your freshly caught halibut and shrimp! Accommodations on the Good Times, the wildlife and scenery plus fishing opportunities make this a great trip to bring the spouse along, even if they don’t care to hunt.

Good Times, our 50' boat, is recommended for parties of 4-6. Good Times has 3 cabins that sleep 2 each, 2 heads(toilets), 2 showers, 2 inflatable boats to get you to shore and back.

Fool's Gold, our 40' boat, works best for parties up to 4, but can accommodate 6. Fool’s Gold has an open layout with 6-8 bunks, one head, no shower and 1-2 inflatable boats.

Spring Black Bear HUnts

2021 Recommended Bear Hunts

May 9-14 (Booked) Bear, Halibut fishing and shrimping
May 16-21 (Booked) Bear, Halibut fishing and shrimping
May 23-28 (Booked) Bear, Halibut fishing and shrimping
Sept 29- Oct. 5 Bear, Deer and Halibut
October 7-13 (Booked) Bear + Deer and Halibut
Call David @ 907 715-7447 for details on these hunts and more!

Hunting Rates

Spring bears are found from the beach to 2000’ depending on weather and food availability. Hillsides can often be steep as bears tend to favor steeper slopes where snow melts off early. Spring hunts normally offer mild weather with cool mornings and temperatures in the 50’s to 60’s during the day. May offers a lot of daylight-stalking bears at 10 p.m. isn’t uncommon.

Hunting is accomplished spotting from the Good Times or Fool's Gold, cruising small bays with inflatable boats or hunting from land. Spotting 25 or more bears on a 6 day hunt is more common than not. Bears are wary and successful stalks are a challenge. Patience and persistence can produce trophy black bears.

Fall Black Bear HUnts

2021 Recommended Bear Hunts

Sept. 29 – Oct. 5 (Pending) Bear, Deer and Halibut
Oct 7-13 (Booked) Bear + Deer and Halibut

Fall black bear can be found feeding in salmon streams in September. Late September and October bears move into alpine areas with elevations of 500-1500’to feed on blueberries. Terrain is usually somewhat milder than the steep slopes encountered in spring. Fall weather tends to be wetter than spring, although temperatures are similar.

Late September, early October are good times to combine black bear and deer hunting. Halibut fishing is available if sea conditions permit.

Fall hunts tend to have less boat travel. More time is spent in a particular area so we typically spot less total bear than spring. Having said that fall 2019, our first hunt 7 bears were spotted the first afternoon. Bears feed more hours per day in the fall and tend to be less cautious in the alpine areas in comparison to beach bears.

Alaska Black Bear, bear-deer combo
hunting rates - good times

Party of 6
6 Days / 5 Nights

$3000 pp

Additional Days $450 pp

Party of 5
6 Days / 5 Nights

$3500 pp

Additional Days $500 pp

Party of 4
6 Days / 5 Nights

$3800 pp

Additional Days $550 pp

Parties of 2-3 can opt to share the boat with another party or book the boat exclusively for $2400 per day

Alaska Black Bear, bear-deer combo
hunting rates - Fool’s gold

Party of 6
4 Days 3 Nights

$1700 pp

Additional Days $400 pp

Party of 5
4 Days 3 Nights

$1900 pp

Additional Days $450 pp

Party of 4
4 Days 3 Nights

$2100 pp

Additional Days $500 pp

Party of 3
4 Days 3 Nights

$2600 pp

Additional Days $600 pp

Party of 2
4 Days 3 Nights

$3800 pp

Additional Days $900 pp

Multiday 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 prior and is non-refundable unless we can re-book the trip. Split party bookings (two or more parties) require a non-refundable full payment and a signed contract to confirm reservations.

Rates include transportation from Whittier to the field, daily drop off/ pickup to the beach, up to 3 meals per day on bear and combo hunts, 2 meals per day on deer only hunts, lodging aboard our boats, Whittier sales tax and US Forest Service fees. Fuel surcharge may be applied - outlined in contract. Most charters will have 2 crew - Captain and deck hand. Charters with less than 4 passengers may not have 2 crew members.

Additional costs include hunting license ($160), game tags (Black bear $450, deer $300 each), airfare to Anchorage ($400 - $900) transportation to/from Anchorage to Whittier ($80 - $150 pp), processing and shipping of fish and game.

*10% discount for active military and their families
(Does not apply to Specials)


** pp= Per Person

alaska brown bear and goat hunts

Brown bear and goat hunting available for Alaska residents and non-residents escorted by an Alaska resident within second kindred. Brown bears season opens October 15th and runs through May 25th. Goat hunting begins September 15th. Brown bears tend to come out of their dens earlier than black bear and den up a bit later. Fall brown bear hunts can also include deer hunting and guided fishing.

Rates for unguided brown bear hunts similar to black bear rates. There may be a charge for additional fuel depending on the hunt area chosen.

Goat hunting can be drop off, boat based or partial boat based. Prices vary based on the services provided.

Contact David for more information on brown bear and goat hunts.

Boat Based Deer Hunts - In Comfort!

Live aboard deer hunts provide a level of comfort seldom experienced hunting in Alaska. Both of our boats provide breakfast and dinner, a dry warm place to sleep, daily beach drop offs and pickups. Our 50’ boat, Good Times, has showers, private cabins and a dryer.
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. Deer populations fluctuate based on winter conditions.

Although deer are occasionally found on the beach, climbing to elevations of 500’ -1500’ 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’s a game of wits and Alaska deer win a lot, but it is great fun and extraordinary venison.

Services include transportation from Whittier to/from the field, transportation in the field, guided fishing, meals and lodging aboard our vessels. As Big Game Transporters we provide unguided hunts, we do not assist with hunting - spotting, stalking, skinning, or packing.
Hunts aboard Good Times are 4 days minimum. We recommend 5-6 days for deer only, 6-8 days for deer/bear combo hunts. Hunts aboard Fool’s Gold are available up to 6 days.

Deer Hunts By Season

Special

2-4 day live aboard hunts on Fool’s Gold booked in conjunction with drop off hunts get the first day for $100 per person!

Partially Booked Hunts

If you’d like to share the boat with another party- let us know and well advertise here.

Hunting Rates

August

August is the time to combine halibut and silver salmon fishing with deer hunting. Most hunting is accomplished in the alpine areas above timberline.

August hunting and fishing trips are great adventure. Bringing home halibut, salmon and venison all from one trip is the ultimate bonus.

Minimum trip length 5 days. 6 days 6 nights aboard Good Times recommended.

September / october

Late September, early October is the best time to combine deer hunting with black bear hunting. Halibut fishing is available weather permitting.

October / November

October 1st season opens for does as well as bucks. The best time to hunt during this two month period varies based on weather and hunting pressure, both of which are unpredictable. October offers more daylight and slightly milder temperatures. November can have snow, which may help hunter success. Fishing available in the hunt area when seas are mild.

Deer ONly Hunt rates – good times

(for Deer/Bear and august trips USe Bear hunt Rates)
(fool’s gold rates quoted based on trip)

Party of 6
5 Days / 4 Nights

$1625 pp

Additional Days $300 pp

Party of 5
5 Days / 4 Nights

$1875 pp

Additional Days $350 pp

Party of 4
5 Days / 4 Nights

$2125 pp

Additional Days $400 pp

Multiday Deposit/Reservation Policy
Single party bookings generally require a non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person and a signed contract. Balance is due 60 days prior and is non-refundable unless we can re-book the trip. Split party bookings (two or more parties) require a non-refundable full payment and a signed contract to confirm reservations.

Rates include transportation from Whittier to the field, daily drop off/ pickup to the beach, up to 3 meals per day on bear and combo hunts, 2 meals per day on deer only hunts, lodging aboard our boats, Whittier sales tax and US Forest Service fees. Fuel surcharge may be applied - outlined in contract. Most charters will have 2 crew - Captain and deck hand. Charters with less than 4 passengers may not have 2 crew members.

Additional costs include hunting license ($160), game tags (Black bear $450, deer $300 each), airfare to Anchorage ($400 - $900) transportation to/from Anchorage to Whittier ($80 - $150 pp), processing and shipping of fish and game.

*10% discount for active military and their families
(Does not apply to Specials)


** pp= Per Person

Drop off / water taxi hunts

Discounts

$100 Per Person- Book a 2-4 day live aboard hunts on Fool’s Gold in conjunction with a drop off hunt and get the first day for $100 per person! Works best for parties of 2-4.

25% Discount - Book a drop off or pick up the same day as another party and we’ll discount the common mileage 25%. Limited to parties up to 4.

Drop off hunts are provided aboard 40' Fool's Gold to US Forest Service and State Park cabins or to areas suitable for tent camping.

Rates are based on the total distance traveled and my change if fuel prices change. Prices for a few common drop off sights listed below. Call or email for rates to other locations.

Naked Island Cabin Bay

$450 per person ($2300 minimum)

Naked Island Bass Harbor or McPherson Passage

$500 per person ($2500 minimum)

Green Island Cabin

$600 per person ($3200 minimum)

Pt. Chalmers Cabin

$650 per person ($3400 minimum)

general hunt information

Where Do You Hunt?

Hunting occurs on Chugach National Forest lands which encompasses most of Prince William Sound, Unit 6D.

Non-Residents

Non-residents have the choice of spring or fall unguided black bear hunts, fall unguided black tail deer hunts. Brown bear and goat hunts offered to non-residents when hunting with an Alaska resident relative within second kindred.

Alaska Residents

Alaska resident options include unguided black bear, deer, goat and brown bear hunts.

How To Get To Us?

In most cases fly into Anchorage. We are based in Whittier, approximately 60 miles from Anchorage. Van service and rental car options available in Whittier and Anchorage.

How Many Hunters?

Parties of 4-6 work best for our hunting charters. Smaller groups are accommodated using our 40' boat or by matching up 2 parties on the same hunt. Larger groups can be accommodated using both boats.

Non-Hunter Prices

Our prices are based on the number of people aboard. Bringing a non-hunter along will lower the price for everyone so there is a per person savings. Additional discounts possible depending on circumstances.

why alaska good time charters?

Experience and Knowledge

The owner of Alaska Good Time Charters LLC, who Captains most trips on the Good Times, is a 50+ year Alaska resident, has been boating, fishing and hunting in Prince William Sound more than 30 years and Good Times is the most comfortable and dependable boat offering live aboard hunts in Prince William Sound that we know of.

From Our Guest Log

All things aboard the Good Times are a class act - Hermosa, South Dakota

My second trip-already thinking about a 3rd. 225 lb. halibut, 6'2" bear, great meals, first class Captain and Mate, breaching humpbacks, orcas, sea lions, glaciers and more. Joe Bowling, Green, Florida

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Anchorage Alaska Halibut Fishing & sightseeing Cruises Alaska Black Bear & Brown Bear Hunting • Deer & Goat Hunting

Whittier Alaska 99693
Phone: 907-373-7447
Email: agtc.david@gmail.com
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