Explore and Fish Some of the World's Most Productive Waters
Captain your own boat in our very navigation-friendly waters. Leave and return on your own schedule and fish how you want to, where you want to, using one of the safest and most stable boats available.
Self-guided trips are extremely popular and book up fast. This really is an incredible way to explore our waters, and having the to freedom to do it on your own brings guests back year after year.
Self-Guided Boat and Gear
Svendsen Marine in Wrangel, Alaska builds some amazing boats. Their 21-foot skiff is the pickup truck of boats for southeast Alaska. With positive flotation, self-bailing decks, and seating for four, this is the ultimate self-guided boat.
Rigged with a reliable Yamaha F150 main and a Yamaha 9.9 kicker, all with electric start and power trim, this craft will get you and up to three of your friends safely to and from some of the most prolific waters in North America.
Our Svendsen is the largest, most capable, best equipped and arguably the safest boat offered for self-guided fishing at any lodge in Southeast Alaska.
It also comes equipped with the same high-end tackle, rigging, and gear that our charter boat utilizes, including Accurate reels and Star Paraflex rods for your bottom fishing and Shimano Tekota 600LC's paired with Lamiglas Kenai Quik rods for your salmon fishing and mooching.
A landing net, harpoon, salmon pick, Yeti cooler, and everything else you need for an enjoyable, trouble-free, and efficient fishing adventure are also included. An easy-to-use Lowrance GPS makes navigation simple, a powerful Lowrance CHIRP (compressed high intensity radiated pulse) fishfinder helps you find the bait and gamefish, and a VHF keeps you in contact with the lodge. All USCG-required safety gear is on board, along with an EPIRB.
According to Alaskan self guided regulations, you may retain larger halibut that on a guided charter boat. Current regulations allow for the retention of two halibut per person of any size.