2017 Great Alaska Sportsman Show
March 20th 2017
Make sure you stop by the Great Alaska Sportsman Show this year. Saltwater Excursions will be manning the Greater Whittier
2017 Halibut Regulations for Area 3A
February 10th 2017
Halibut reguations for the 2017 season remain basically the same with one notable exception. There will be no guided halibut
Welcoming Deckhand Clint Sejkora
February 3rd 2017
Saltwater Excursions would like to welcome Clint Sejkora to the team. Clint grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where he could
The best trip EVER, once in a lifetime experience!"
- Where do we meet you in the morning?
- How much do I tip the deckhand?
- Broiled Salmon and Wild Rice Salad
- Green Curry Halibut
- Walnut-Coated Sea Bass with Lemon-Dill Sauce
- Hazelnut Encrusted Halibut with Apple Vinaigrette
- Where do I park when I get to Whittier?
- Terms and Conditions
- Do you provide Hunting Transportation/Drop Offs in Prince William Sound?
- How do I get my fish back home?
- What clothing should I bring?
- What if I get Seasick?
- Can I drink Alcohol on the boat?
- What do I need to bring for the vessel?
- How do I get to Whittier?
- Will I need a fishing license?
Whittier Alaska Fishing Charters
Situated at the head of the Passage Canal on the western edge of Prince William Sound, the community of Whittier is approximately 60 miles southeast of Anchorage. Whittier is a photographer’s paradise. You can see birds, sea otters, seals, whales, sea lions, porpoise, glaciers, waterfalls, goats, deer, bears and more. Hike the Portage Pass Trail or the Salmon Run trail, beach comb and pick berries. Water sports include boating, sailing, kayaking, recreational sports fishing and scuba diving. Winter sports activities include snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.
This area originally was part of the portage route for the Chugach Indians of Prince William Sound, traveling to fish the Turnagain Arm. Later the Russians and Americans exploring the region also used this passage. It was used by prospecting miners during the gold rush as it was the quickest passage from the Sound to the Cook Inlet and Interior regions. The city itself is an historical area, established by the U.S. Army during World War II. The federal railroad to Portage was completed in 1943 and became the primary debarkation point for cargo, troops, and dependents of the Alaska Command.
In 1948 the military began construction of the first of two buildings for their military personnel, as the Port of Whittier was then recognized as an ice-free, deepwater port strategically located to access Anchorage and Interior Alaska. The base remained active until 1960, at which time the total population was 1200.
The City of Whittier was incorporated in 1969. Today, less than 300 people reside in the town, supporting the Alaska State Ferry, the Alaska Railroad, freight barge, commercial fishing, the Small Boat Harbor, recreation and tourism, with an annual visiting population of over 900,000.
For more information please visit Whittier’s Chamber of Commerce.