Hello there! Looking for the best sport fishing resort in Alaska?

Highliner Lodge and Charters is the one remote Alaskan charter fishing vacation destination with the highest catch rates and the largest halibut in all of the state! We provide all-inclusive multi-day package charter fishing adventure vacations that include your seaplane flight from Juneau to Pelican, AK, guided fishing, all meals, fish packing, gear, and tackle.

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Doesn't everyone claim to be the "best?" Not really! Most lodges don't want to talk about catch rates or average size halibut. It's too embarrassing!

Where we have rivals, those destinations are now crushed by industrial tourism. If you can get there by car, RV, or cruise ship, or if you can land a jet there, then it will be like any other so-called "world-class" fishing destination—over-hyped, overcrowded, overfished, and underwhelming.

Highliner Lodge is located “Closest to the Fish," and that is why we are the fastest growing fishing lodge in Alaska!

Highliner Lodge All-Inclusive Fishing Vacations

Our fishing packages include:

  • Round-trip seaplane flight from Juneau, AK
  • 10+ hour fishing adventure each day
  • Excellent meals prepared by our chef (breakfast, on-board lunch, dinner appetizer, and 4-course dinner)
  • Professional fish processing (taking care of your catch, portioning and vacuum-sealing, and turning your fish into the highest quality, usable fillets that can be enjoyed months or even years after your trip
  • Quality rain gear, fishing gear, bait and tackle (travel light and expect to bring lots of fish home!)
  • Standard double-occupancy rooms with optional upgrade to suites and private guest houses featuring beautiful harbor views

Target Species

Silver (Coho) Salmon

King (Chinook) Salmon

Pacific Halibut


Rockfish (Multiple Species)

Sablefish (Black Cod)


Fully Guided Saltwater Fishing

Float Plane Ride

High End Dining


Professional Fish Packing

Gear and Tackle


Over the past 5 years, our guests averaged 120 pounds of fillets per person after just 4 days of fishing!

466 Pound Halibut 200k

We catch king salmon, silver salmon and halibut all on the same day! The Highliner Lodge offers access to the most productive and unexploited sport-fishing in Alaska. Nowhere else in Alaska (or the world) can you find such an abundance of sport fish!

If you think that this just more of the usual unsubstantiated and outlandish claims that all so-called "sport fishing lodges" make… please do yourself a favor and carefully read the first three pages of our website. I am confident that you will find compelling evidence that our claims are fully justified and that you will choose the Highliner Lodge as your next sport fishing destination!

We are THE ONE remote Alaskan charter fishing vacation destination with the HIGHEST CATCH RATES and the LARGEST HALIBUT in all of Alaska!

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Whether you are enjoying a beautifully prepared four-star dinner, or the incredible view from the Highliner Lodge; it is perhaps our scale of humanity, the intimacy of a small fishing village, and the conspicuous domination of nature over man... that humbly sets us apart from other destinations.

Nah… actually it's the fishing! We have all of the above… but it's really all about the fishing!

City of Pelican, Alaska

Highliner Lodge and Charters Inc. is situated 100 miles north of Sitka in the former commercial fishing boomtown of Pelican, AK.


Pelican's fish processing plant hasn't been operating for many years now. The quaint Alaskan fishing village now has a population of less than 100 year-round residents.

Although most of the commercial fishing fleet has left because they have no one to sell their fish to, the fish are still here! We have built Highliner Lodge and Charters Inc. where the fish are—where YOU can catch fish! Most lodges are built where THEY can catch people.


Getting Here

We are located approximately 90 miles west of Juneau, AK on Chichagof Island. During the summer months (late May through August), there are 3 scheduled float plane flights from Juneau to Pelican operated by Alaska Seaplanes. The cost of the float plane ride is built into your package price. This flight makes getting here an incredible experience in itself!


Our Only Road Is a 12-Foot Wide Wooden Boardwalk

Because it’s away from cruise ships and airports, some people say the Pelican is the undiscovered gem of Southeast Alaska! However, Highliner Lodge and Charters Inc. has been "discovered."

We have grown by 80%, 20%, and 96% in 2010, 2011, and 2012, respectively. We only started in 2005 with zero business. Remember, this is during the Great Recession! My accountant says that we must be doing something right!


Incredible Fishing and Unparalleled Beauty

This combination will make your stay at Highliner Lodge and Charters Inc. unforgettable! Pelican, an authentic, rustic, rootin’-tootin’ commercial fishing village, was pioneered in 1938 to process the seemingly boundless runs of salmon and halibut caught by the Highliners who fished in these nearby waters. Where? Where the fish are! (Location, location, location!)

Pelican claimed to be “Closest to the Fish” in those days, but we are still indisputably "Closest to the Fish" today. See our “Catch Rates!” page for proof!