Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I hire a charter captain with your boat rentals?
No, this is a self charter only. Our boats are not licensed for charter use. They are for private use. Boating skills are required to rent our boats.

How many anglers can fish on your rental boats?
Our boats are rated for four passengers.

What kind of downriggers come outfitted on your fishing boats?
Our boats are equipped with Scotty electric downriggers.

Does my boat rental include fishing gear and tackle?
Yes, gear and tackle are included, but additional can be purchased at our tackle shop.

What happens if I lose or break any of the fishing gear or tackle?
Guests must pay for lost or broken gear or tackle that is supplied with the boat.

Does my rental boat include safety equipment?
Yes, we have life jackets and safety equipment as required by the USCG on board for your use.

Does my boat rental include my Alaska fishing license?
Alaska fishing license should be purchased online and printed ahead of your trip. We do not sell them.

Does my boat rental include fish processing?
Customers process their own fish. Fish boxes are available for purchase at our facility. For those who wish, fish processing is available for an additional fee.

Does my trip include lodging?
Pricing listed is for boat rental only. Lodging packages are available for an additional cost. Call Joel for options.

When must I return my rental boat?
Boats must be returned by 4 PM daily unless otherwise authorized by Joel. 

What is the policy on fuel for the boat?
Boats come with a full tank of fuel and must be returned with a full tank of fuel.

What is the booking/payment policy?
We require a 50% deposit on single day and a $500 deposit for multi-day rentals required to confirm reservations and hold your dates. Full payment is due 30 days after making your reservation or 60 days prior to your arrival, whichever date comes first.

How do I submit a deposit payment?
Deposit payments are accepted by check. Please mail your check to:

Fish Baranof
712 Lake Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Is sales tax included in the price?
No, we must collect an additional sales tax for Sitka.

What is the cancellation policy?
We will do our best to fill dates should you have to cancel, but with a short season and ability for our business to take in revenue, we will have to keep deposits if the dates cannot be filled. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to your arrival are subject to penalty fees. Please contact Joel directly in the event of cancellation. 

Is there an alochol/drug Policy?
Neither is allowed aboard our Coast Guard inspected vessels.