Fishing With Us

About Us – Seward Alaska Fishing

We love to watch fishing poles bend, so join Alaska Coastal Explorer and our guides will take you on a memorable outing in one of Alaska's most bountiful settings on one of our salmon or halibut charters in Seward, Alaska. We fish for halibut and salmon in the beautiful waters of the Alaska North Gulf Coast near Seward, Alaska, from Montague Island and Prince William Sound in the east to the Kenai Fjords National Park to the west.

On our Seward, Alaska fishing trips, we use top-of-the-line tackle and quality bait that consistently put halibut and salmon in the box. We will show you the proven techniques for hooking and landing fish, and we will work hard to make your adventure fun and productive.

Our Crew

  • Friendly, knowledgeable and capable
  • Possess an endless supply of fish stories
  • Make a great cup of coffee
  • Alaska-proven fisherman with decades of combined experience
  • Your safety and comfort are their priority

Captain Martin Spargo

  • Known for his personable nature
  • Tells a few good fish stories
  • Also makes a great cup of coffee
  • Over 40 years of Alaska fishing experience
  • 100-ton masters' licensed since 1995
  • Your safety and comfort are his top priority

Our Vessel - The Hope

  • Clean and roomy, Delta-built motor yacht
  • Equipped with first-class electronics, a heated cabin, and full galley with hot and cold water
  • Dinette with ample seating
  • Private marine toilet, sink & vanity
  • U.S. Coast Guard licensed for 26 passengers
  • Sleeps six to eight, two double-wide bunks
  • Fiberglass construction: 43’ length x 14.5’ beam
  • Twin Volvo-Penta diesel engines
  • Top-rated speed 22 knots
  • 110 and 12-volt electrical system

What You Need to Bring

  • An Alaska Fishing License may be purchased online from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:
  • Food and beverages
  • Rain gear and boots or shoes that can get wet
  • Clothes that can be layered for warmth
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Motion sickness medication – talk to your doctor or pharmacist
  • We provide all the tackle, but you are welcome to bring your own
  • Desire to catch some fish
  • Your best fish story (optional)

Charter Departure and Arrival Times

Seward Small Boat Harbor
Our Vessel: The Hope | Float E | Slip 42
1300 Fourth Avenue, Seward, Alaska

Full-Day Charters

  • Check-In - 6:15 am
  • Departure - 6:30 am
  • Return back to the dock anywhere from 5-6:00pm

Half-Day Morning Charters

  • Check-in - 6:15 am
  • Departure - 6:30 am<
  • Return back to the dock around noon

Half-Day Afternoon Charters

  • Check-In - 12:45 pm
  • Departure - 1:00 pm
  • Return back to the dock at 6:00 pm