Given how far away Alaska can feel from the continental United States, many people consider a trip here to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and something they save and plan for, for a long time. Accordingly, many visitors to our downtown Juneau hotel also have extensive bucket lists, including fishing in Juneau, whale watching, helicoptering to glaciers, dog sledding, epic hiking adventures, seeing black bears, and so on much more. It’s all right here at your fingertips, too!
Juneau is an extraordinary destination for big adventures. It’s also a wonderful town to explore, filled with plenty of history and culture and great beer, food, and locals. You’ll find our #1-rated hotel at the heart of downtown Juneau, the perfect place to serve as your comfortable home away from home.
We offer a fantastic range of guest rooms at our Juneau hotel, including several with fully-stocked kitchenettes and plenty of space for an entire family or well-suited rooms for couples or solo travelers. Are you ready to start planning the adventure of a lifetime? Book your stay at the #1 hotel in downtown Juneau today
Your Guide to the Best Fishing in Juneau, Alaska
If fishing in Juneau, Alaska, is on your bucket list of things to do while visiting, we’re here to help! Fishing in Juneau, Alaska, is an exciting adventure. Depending on whether you want to search for wild Alaskan salmon or deep-sea halibut, there’s a range of fishing charters that leave from Juneau’s harbor. You can even fly out to more remote locations for an uninterrupted day or more of fishing in Juneau, Alaska.
Some of the best Halibut fishing is a 2-hour boat ride to Chatham Straight, while the best King Salmon fishing is in the waters of the Breadline just north of Juneau. Staying right here in the Gastineau Channel gives you pretty good opportunities for both.
Though most people think of ocean-going fish when planning to go fishing in Juneau, Alaska, there’s also some pretty great freshwater fishing here. Local hotspots include Fish Creek on Douglas Island and Gold Creek in Juneau, where you’ll find species like Dolly Varden, Steelhead, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Brook Trout, Arctic Grayling, and Kokanee (landlocked Sockeye Salmon).
The best time to plan for fishing in Juneau, Alaska, is during the summer – which also happens to be the best season to visit this Capital city in the first place! June, July, and August are considered peak months for fishing in Juneau, Alaska, as they are the perfect time of year to fish for King, Silver, Red, Pink, and Chum Salmon. Freshwater fishing in Juneau, Alaska, can even extend into October.
You can fish from the banks in Juneau – here’s a great list of locations that locals love – or you can hire a charter company to take you out for a day.
More Great Juneau Tours to Take
Fishing in Juneau, Alaska, is a wonderful way to get out and see the scenery, but odds are you’ll be a bit more focused on what’s under the water rather than what’s above it. But don’t worry – you’ll be here for a few days (or weeks) – and there are plenty more great Juneau tours to take in that time.
Truly, there are many opportunities to take advantage of when staying in Juneau. We can suggest tours and itineraries for you and even help you arrange them. But, to get you thinking, here are some of our favorite Juneau tours to consider adding to your list.
- Take a stunning helicopter ride to the Juneau icefield. You can even add dog-sledding!
- Tour the magnificent glaciers on the Tracy Arm Fjord Tour.
- Take a helicopter tour to the Taku Lodge and enjoy a delicious traditional feast.
- Go whale watching!
- Go sea kayaking.
- Take a flightseeing tour over Juneau and other parts of southeast Alaska.
- Plan a trip to the Pack Creek Bear Viewing Area on Admiralty Island to see brown bears.
- Take a rafting trip down the Mendenhall River.
- Go ziplining through Juneau’s towering tree canopy.
- Take a walking food tour and learn more about this vibrant city.
The Best Place to Stay in Downtown Juneau
Fishing in Juneau, Alaska, is certainly an experience like no other. So, too, is staying at our top-rated hotel, located in downtown Juneau. We’re within walking distance to the Juneau harbor, where you’ll embark on most of the tours we’ve featured here, as well as all the top restaurants, breweries, and shops you want.
When it comes to accommodations and service, no other Juneau hotel offers what we do. We offer a range of guest rooms, each unique and designed for a broad range of guests, from solo travelers to families and groups traveling together. In the morning, we’ll fuel you up for adventure with a delicious and satisfying breakfast. We also offer our guests midday treats and complimentary beverages – an especially big perk if you have young ones in tow!
Enjoy complimentary high-speed wireless internet, daily housekeeping services, luxurious 450-thread count sheets, private bathrooms with soothing bath salts, Direct TV, a private rooftop garden with Jacuzzi, and so much more. Our location is the perfect launching point for any adventure, even if it is a stroll to local restaurants. Book a stay with us today!