Category Archives: Charter

Long Range Multi-Day Fishing Charters

What could possibly be better than a day trip fishing for halibut or salmon from Homer, Alaska? The answer is simple: a multiple day trip. For anglers who are really serious about fishing, long range trips are a great way to go. Bring along your group of up to 6 and we will take you on a great long range fishing trip – fishing, gear, meals and lodging on the boat are included.

Homer Ocean has been operating overnight and multiple day trips as a legally permitted business for over 25 years. Every year we operate more long range trips than any other operator in the Homer area This means that we not only know how and where to fish, but that we also are equipped to provide gourmet meals, comfortable lodging, shore excursions, and we know how to have fun. An uptight captain or rude crew can ruin even the best fishing trip. At Homer Ocean our staff is professional, courteous, and safety oriented, while at the same time striving to ensure each guest has the most fun possible. People often ask, all things being equal, why should we go with you? The answer is easy: because we have more fun.

On the first morning the crew will familiarize you with the features of the boat and serve a breakfast of juice, fruit, coffee, muffins and toast. The vessel will be the Outer Limits, our 60 foot yacht. We limit these trips to your party of up to six guests. Due to the availability of halibut, rock fish, lingcod and silver salmon we usually recommend mid July through August for the very best long range fishing. However trips can be arranged anytime during the summer season.

Trophy Longcod We’ll take you to areas beyond the range of the day trip fleet, to places that are rarely fished. Since we have a limited number of people on the boat we can concentrate on larger fish, usually in shallow water for the ultimate fight. The spacious deck and experienced crew make for the best fishing of your life. You may keep the four halibut of your choice, but we do encourage catch and release of large breeding fish. Also available are several species of rock fish and ling cod (opens on July 1). We provide top quality tackle for catching halibut but you may want to bring along your favorite light tackle rod for some insane action. Starting around the first of August we begin catching silver salmon on our long range trips. We also take along a shore launch so we can follow these salmon on the incoming tides. There is nothing like fishing these remote, beautiful areas for salmon and halibut. The crew serves you first class meals, baits your hook, cleans your fish, and even plays jokes on your buddy. In the evening we anchor in calm protected coves where you can get a good night’s sleep or you can fish all night. We return to Homer around 5 p.m. on the last day of your trip.

We recommend 3-5 days for the best possible experience. These trips are not the least expensive- they are simply the best. They include your fishing, lodging, meals, and on board entertainment. Why go fishing at a lodge when you can take the lodge fishing with you?


Central Charters & Tours

Whether it’s the big Alaska Halibut or salmon you are looking for, or maybe one of our many outdoor activities and tours, you have come to the right spot. Central Charters & Tours is the “The center of it all on the Homer Spit”, and we want to be your guide as you experience the beauty and thrill of Alaska.

We provide fishing charters out of Homer for some of the biggest fish on earth, the “Barn Door Halibut”, as well as for salmon, lingcod and several species of rockfish. We offer Daily Kachemak Bay wildlife tours, tours to historic Seldovia, Bear viewing in Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park, Sailing Tours, Kayaking and more.

Alaska Marine Expeditions

Alaska Marine Expeditions offers access to some of the world’s most remote waters and coastlines.  Custom design a research, exploration, or observation based charter in any region of the state from Southeast’s Inside Passage to Northern Alaska’s Bering Straits.  Travel and live aboard the custom designed 72′ Pukuk, a vessel unrivaled in safety, comfort , and capability.  With an ideal boat, an experienced and qualified captain, and the freedom to design your own trip, Alaska Marine Expeditions is your gateway to this remarkable part of the world.
Bird Watching
Marine Biology
Climate Change
Film Production
Eco Tourism

Oli’s fishing Charters

Nestled in one of British Columbia’s secret spots lies Winter Harbour, which is located on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. The sheltered harbor is a fisherman’s sanctuary and a gateway to your amazing adventure. Winter Harbour is remote and untouched compared to many over fished and populated spots and offers an abundance and variety of species. All 5 species of salmon swim along the coast throughout the season. Large runs of Chinook salmon (aka Spring’s or Kings) swim right off our doorstep with only a short run to the salmon highway. Winter Harbour also offers some excellent inside fishing for monster Marble River Chinook and huge coho runs that are heading up various rivers up the inlet. Our ocean waters offer excellent bottom fish including huge halibut, Ling Cod, Red Snapper (Yellow Eye) and a variety of rock fish.

Whatever your preference, we can provide it to you. Oli’s Fishing Charters, experienced, licensed, guided adventure, with all equipment provided.

Throughout your fishing adventure you will be surrounded by stunning scenery including breath-taking horizons and mountainous rainforests. Lots of local wildlife including Black bears scavenging the shores, bald eagles soaring above, breeching whales, porpoises, massive sun fish, sharks and much more. So bring your camera!


Hi, I’m Captain Kerry

When I was four years old we went to visit my grandparents at their
place on Deer Lake. My grandmother taught me to fish for perch with corn kernels on egg hooks. My father carried me, sleeping, off the dock after dark and the next morning I couldn’t wait to do it again.

That is when the addiction took me.

I grew up on the shores of Hood Canal where I was the captain of an old 12 foot riveted aluminum row-boat. From this rig I learned to fish Rockfish, Salmon, Cutthroat and Crab. More importantly I learned about tide,  current and rudimentary navigation.  At eleven my Grandfather took me Salmon fishing at Westport on his charter boat and the world opened up for me. I started deckhanding for charters when I was fourteen and worked most of every summer through high school on one boat or another. I absolutely loved the experience of running in the ocean, playing with the passengers and catching loads of fish. I knew then that this was what I wanted to do. In the thirty years since nearly everything I have done has been focused on achieving this goal.

I toured the world in the Navy for a few years. Spent 8 years in Colorado where I learned to enjoy trout fishing and dabbled in fly fishing a bit. But I was caught by the lure of the sea. Landlocked Colorado was a nice place to live but I had to get back to the salt.

I returned to the Puget Sound in 1996 and immediately bought a boat and started following around people who know what they are doing. I learned how to fish Blackmouth and other species from some of the best captains in the Puget Sound area. I have spent the last fifteen years fishing all around the Pacific Northwest learning fisheries from South Sound Blackmouth to Offshore Tuna.

Today I am at the end of a long career in the aviation industry. This career has allowed me to invest a lot of time, and no small amount of money, into learning the fisheries I hope to share with you. I earned my Coast Guard license #150511 and my first year ran a limited number of tuna, halibut and salmon charters around my work schedule and while the plan was to retire this year and charter full-time, I found it was a better choice for my family to continue working till the boats are paid off and hire my friends to help run the boat while I work. I will put my team including,  Captains Brian and Patrick, up against any in the business. We produce as well as any and have more fun guaranteed.

I really enjoy learning new techniques and adopting them into the way I do things. I still attend several seminars each year from the people I respect in the business. If you see me say hi, I’m always up to talk about fishing.

Fishing is fun for me and as with anything fun it is better when shared.

Let’s go get some!!!!!


Offshore Northwest 6 Float Ln, 98595 Westport, United States
Phone: +253-380-9973
Fax: +253-380-9973



BOTTOM LINE CHARTERS is a group of experienced charter operators who have the experience that it takes to possess at Master Mariner US Coast Guard License as well as a life time passion for fishing. Our boats are custom designed 28′ Alumawelds. These vessels are Coast Guard inspected with enclosed cabins, toilet facilities, heated, and state of the art electronics for safe navigation and maximum fishing potential in Cook Inlet. Read More

What we specialize in:
~ Halibut Fishing
~ Salmon Fishing
~ Clam Charters
~ Multi Species Fishing ~ Fly-in Fishing
~ Float Trips
~ Wildlife Viewing
~ Lodging

How to Contact Us

In Season Phone (May1 – September 1)
1(907) 567-7366

Off Season Phone (september 1- May 1)
1(907) 373-8234
1(907) 232-8111

Click here to email Bottom Line Charters

Snail Mail Address:
Off Season (September 1 – May 1)
12725 E Kaye Marie Ct
Palmer, Alaska 99645

In Season (May 1 – September 1)
PO Box 39728
Ninilchik, Alaska 99639

ARSC announces Costa Rica expansion!

Merry and I would like to officially announce that we are the new owners of the Sportfishing operation Pelagic Pursuits Costa Rica and the 31′ Luhrs Go Fish.  The boat is located at the world renowned Los Suenos Marina and Resort near Jaco, Costa Rica on the central pacific coast.
We now offer Offshore fishing for Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Stripe Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, and Wahoo. If Inshore fishing is your game then you’ll love the Rooster fish, Cubera, Grouper, Jacks, Snook, and Tarpon.
Together with Captain Randall, mates Luis and Abrancy, we plan to offer our clients, friends, and family the same quality of experience we’re known for in the PNW! You can also expect to see and use the best products from Okuma, Raymarine, Tuf-line, P-line, and more.
Dedicated to customer service, reliable charter boats, friendly crew, and CATCHING FISH, we plan to bring our charter fishing experience to the table in Costa Rica!
Getting there is easy!  Most major airlines (including Alaska Airlines) fly to San Jose International Airport (SJO).  From there the drive SW to the Jaco area is less than 90 minutes on modern highways.  Rental cars are inexpensive as are transfers if you prefer not to rent a car.  Transfers, lodging and fishing can all be reserved through Merry or myself.
What about All Rivers & Saltwater Charters???  Everything will be business as usual at ARSC with plans only to continue and improve our 13 year charter service in Washington State!  Merry and I will be in Washington State May-October, managing ARSC on the ground, and travel back and forth every other month to Costa Rica November-April.  We will always be available via email, and phone 365 days a year.

Take a look at this HD Video of one of our Offshore fishing trips!

The Go Fish!

Over the next year the Go Fish will get quite a make-over.  To name just a few things on the list:

  • – Install the full compliment of Raymarine Electronics, including high power CHIRP Sonar, and a large display.
  • – Outfit the boat with new Okuma fishing rods & reels, and many other cutting edge products.
  • – Re-upholster the cockpit bolsters, tower seat cushions, and client seating area.
  • – Have on-hand mission critical back-up parts that will reduce down time when break-downs occur.


  • Year-Round, Full-Day Offshore or Inshore…$1350, 4 ppl, $50 add’l for a fifth person, 5 max.
  • Year-Round, Half-Day Inshore…$1150, 4 ppl, $50 add’l for a fifth person, 5 max.
  • Full-Day Tortuga Island, no fishing, $1150, 4 ppl, $50 add’l passengers, 6 max.
  • Half-Day, Tortuga Island, no fishing, $1050, 4 ppl, $50 add’l passengers, 6 max.
  • Sunset Cruise, $300 (max 6 passengers)
  • *Peak Season Charter, December 24thJanuary 4th, Add $100 per trip. 
  • *Don’t forget fishing licenses (purchased at the dock for $), and gratuities for crew, 20% is customary and the guys really work for you to earn it.
“We look forward to getting you out fishing again!”
Mark & Merry Coleman – Pelagic Pursuits Costa Rica
“Go Fish”, Los Suenos Marina, Slip 12, Herradura, Puntarenas, CR
+506-4001-8430 (CR) (Let it ring) (We respond FAST!)

Fishing at the Anvik River Lodge

Here’s what Rene Limeres & Gunnar Pedersen have to say about the Anvik River – in their #1 Selling Book on Fishing Alaska, written by Alaska’s top guides, ALASKA FISHING THE ULTIMATE ANGLER’S GUIDE –

“Not too many folks know of the Anvik River of western Alaska; fewer have fished it. But it is one of the most important fish producing tributaries of the entire Yukon, and can offer a high-quality angling adventure for a variety of species, with virtually no fishing pressure. Like many Yukon & Kuskokwim drainages, it has a slow, wide meandering lower section (with good pike & sometimes even sheefish available), with the best conditions for salmon, char and grayling angling in the clearer, swifter upper sections.”

They list the highlight of the Anvik River as being “One of the Yukon River’s major fish producers, with under-utilizied sport fishing potential.”

Whether you are a novice or a seasoned angler, fly-fisher or spin caster, you’ll have the time of your life reeling in pacific Salmon, Northern Pike, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden and Arctic Grayling all on the Anvik River. Your guide will take you by jet boat to the hottest fishing you can imagine. We’ve got this entire gin clear river to ourselves so there’s no need to fly out to other rivers to find fish or escape the crowds.

Since the Anvik River is shallow enough to wade and we have almost 24 hours of day-light you can fish right in front of the lodge, unguided, from the docks or shoreline until late in the evening if you wish.

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TOLL FREE 866-885-0020
or email us

J&J Smart Charters

J&J Smart Charters is a family-run business. John and Joan Smart have lived in Alaska since 1989 and started J&J Smart Charters in 1992 with Captain John as the main captain. 2012 was their 20th anniversary of chartering on Cook Inlet in Ninilchik, Alaska. They purchased Deep Creek View Campground in 1995 and have been providing unique camping experiences and enjoyment in Ninilchik for many years. The entire crew at J&J Smart Charters are great individuals who love what they do and it shows! We look forward to another incredible year!