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Your heart pounds as your pole flexes in
a tight arc. Beads of perspiration dot your forehead. After pumping and
reeling for what seems an eternity, you glimpse fate. That barn-door halibut
you've fought long and hard for is finally surfacing. The captain lends
advice as you maneuver this monster in close to the deckhand's gaff. Moments
later, you've accomplished your mission. With the pro team from Alaska
Excursion Adventures, Inc. you've just landed a trophy halibut and one of
life's most unforgettable experiences.
Every fishing season Alaska Excursion Adventures, Inc. helps anglers fulfill their
dreams of catching giant halibut. With us, you'll prowl Kachemak Bay and
Alaska's Cook Inlet in search of the halibut of a lifetime. If you're
looking for a professional charter boat team that can consistently put fish
on the scales and in the freezer, then we're the outfit for you. Join us on
the water for full-day halibut fishing from May - September.
“SeaWitch” is a 43’ vessel built by Delta Marine. It is a coast guard
inspected vessel powered by twin Cummins diesels which make it one of the
fastest vessels in Homer for its class. We are licensed to carry 21 passengers
but to insure high quality, personalized service for our clients we usually
take only 12 clients on daily halibut fishing trips, 5 persons on long range
overnight fishing trips.
Safety is important to us so the SeaWitch is outfitted with state of
the art electronics and equipment including a 25 man self-inflating life raft,
EPIRB, dual VHF radios, SSB, GPS and radar to name a few. For your enjoyment,
we also try to provide you with many of the comforts of home such as a
spacious, heated salon, enclosed bathroom, hot running water, microwave,
refrigerator, TV/VCR, CD player, 4 bunks, lots of inside and outside seating
besides a large, flush deck that provides plenty of elbow room.
The skipper of the SeaWitch is Captain Michael Coates. He obtained his
captain’s license when he was 18 years old on Lake Michigan where he salmon
chartered with his Dad since he was 8 years old. Then, to help pay his way
through college, Michael began running a halibut boat in Alaska during
summers. He followed the usual path and graduated college and got married.
Michael and his wife, Laurie, decided to make Alaska their home and moved
here in 1990.
Michael started Sorry Charlie Charters running a 6 passenger boat with
Laurie as his deckhand. Then, when nature took its course and kids started
coming, Laurie had to stop deckhanding. So, they started a bed and breakfast
so she could stay home and raise the kids but still be involved in the
business. This continued to 1998, when they upgraded to a bigger boat to
take better care of their increasing number of clients. They purchased the
SeaWitch and incorporated and
changed the name of the business to Alaska Excursion Adventures, Inc. to
better encompass all the facets of the business and to make marketing
Michael and Laurie thoroughly enjoy their life in Homer raising a son and
daughter, running halibut fishing charters, and
operating their bed and breakfast! So when you combine Michael’s fun-loving
personality with his 25 plus years experience chartering, you have a winning
combination for a fantastic excursion!
Full Day Halibut Charters - $220 Per
- All bait and tackle.
- Top quality, well maintained rods specifically designed for halibut fishing.
- All Penn International reels.
- Fish cleaning.
- Alaska Fsihing Licenses & Homer Jackpot
Halibut Derby Tickets available for sale on the boat.
- Local Sales tax & crew gratuity
- Fuel surcharge may apply
- A lunch, including soft drinks, water or
- Comfortable, warm, layered clothes.
- Rain coat & pants and non-black soled
waterproof shoes if you have or old sneakers work fine too.
- Camera and binoculars.
Available on Boat.
- A valid Alaska fishing license which is
available for purchase with cash only on board the boat.
Jacket Halibut Derby Tickets are also available for purchase with cash
only on board the boat.
FISHING LICENSES - Anyone 16 years of age or older must have a valid
license to fish in Alaska. The cost of a license for nonresidents:
A one-year license for residents $24, King stamp
1-day Stamp $10
3-day Stamp $20
7-day Stamp $30
14-day Stamp $50
On Line Licensing
Early reservations recommended. Visa/Master
accepted. Above price does not include sales tax. We also offer lodging
discounts to our anglers that stay with us at
"Almost Home Accommodations."
FISH PROCESSING - We clean your halibut on
board the boat on the way home so you will have 4 fillets per fish which clean
up at about a 50% rate. There are Seafood Processors available on the Spit.
Captain Mike can call them and they will pick your fish up right at the boat if
you like. They charge about $1 a pound to vacuum pack and freeze the fish for
you. You may then pack them in your own cooler or the Processor can sell you a
freezer box for taking the fish home as luggage with your airline. This is the
most economical way to get your fish home, however, the Processor can also ship
it overnight express to your home if you prefer.