Sitka Self Charters — What Makes the Difference?

Wondering what makes Sitka self charters the right style for your Alaska adventure? Here are some of the reasons these DIY trips top the list of avid, boat-capable anglers plus some reviews from our customers.

  1. Fish the way you want.
  2. Bait your own hook.
  3. Call the shots.
  4. Have the boat to yourselves.
  5. Enjoy the privilege of non-charter bag limits.
sitka self charters joel martin

Meet the folks behind your Sitka self charter trip with Fish Baranof
Joel Martin is the general manager for Fish Baranof boat rentals in Sitka, Alaska. Joel is eager to help plan successful DIY Sitka self charters to his home town in southeast, Alaska where the saltwater fishing is out of this world. Joel is a lifelong Alaskan living in Sitka and an avid outdoorsman who loves fishing and hunting the area year after year. Together with his wife Tiffany and children Lily, Kasiana, and Zuri, they operate this small family-run boat rental business.  The Martin family enjoys all the bounties of Alaska and the beautiful Sitka area and work hard for all of their guests to enjoy the same. If you are interested in planning a destination fishing trip to Sitka and want to enjoy the freedom to run your own boat for your desired target fish and style, then give Joel a call at 907-738-9090. He can give you all the tips you need to have a world class trip to Sitka. You can also email Joel about your Sitka self charters at

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Plan a DIY Trip of a Lifetime to Sitka

With Fish Baranof’s Sitka Boat Rentals

Sitka self chartersRead the article of Fish Alaska Editor George Krumm’s Sitka Self Charters last summer with Fish Baranof.

“Long known as a premier destination for saltwater kings and halibut, Fish Alaska Editor George Krumm travelled to Sitka on a do-it-yourself adventure based out of Fish Baranof to enjoy high times on the high seas and loaded his freezer with succulent kings and halibut in the process. With DIY anglers able to harvest two halibut per day of any size, a DIY trip with Fish Baranof can pay big dividends for those with sufficient boat operating skills”. See the February 2021 Issue of Fish Alaska magazine.