2019 Preview

A quick look at what we have in store for the 2019 season. We are anxious as ever about hitting the water with everyone in the 2019 season. We couldn’t possibly be anymore excited than we are about our All-Star line up we have set for our team in 2019!

Of course Captain Will is back again running the Bold Eagle and will be accompanied by deckhand Mike May, who finished out the 2018 season with a bang. This dynamic team is full of non-stop high energy and bleed the love of fishing and sharing that with their clients.

We are very excited to have Captain Mark Young at the helm in the Arctic Warrior for the 2019 season! Mark has a wealth of experience and knowledge operating out of Valdez, where he successfully ran his own charter business for over 10 years, until moving on to other adventures. Between his immense knowledge of fishing the Valdez area and the fact that he just couldn’t stand life away from the water where he belongs in the summer, we very excited to have Mark on our team.

Many people familiar with the Valdez charter scene are familiar with Captain Wes Young and some of you had the pleasure of fishing with him last season on the Arctic Warrior. Captain Wes has is following his dreams of flying helicopters in Alaska and recently accepted a full-time position as a helicopter pilot with Vertical Solutions in Valdez. We are very excited for Wes and hopeful that we will see him around our business and filling in here and there, as his flight schedule allows.

The Arctic Warrior

In April 2018 we purchased a second boat. The boat was purchased from the original owner who had his dream boat built and operated her until he was no longer able to operate. The boat had less than 500 hours since being built in 2006 and was in near new shape. She’s full of options and as decked out as a “fishing boat” gets, or any boat for that matter. She’s a beauty inside and out. More photos of the Arctic Warrior can be viewed here on our website.

We made a long distance purchase and with a ton of help from Captain Wes we hauled her all the way across North America. A huge thank you to Captain Wes for being instrumental in transporting our new boat from Massachusetts all the way to her new home here in Alaska.

We did some minor modifications to the boat to get her set for life as an Alaska charter boat and set her into action. We had excellent feedback on the boat from everyone that fished on it this past season.

We are in the process of outfitting her with a brand new pair of Suzuki 350 outboards, to increase her cruise speed and expedite getting our clients to where the fish are.

The Arctic Warrior headed out for a day of fishing.

The Arctic Warrior headed out for a day of fishing.

2018 Season Booking

I hope 2018 finds everyone doing well.  We have been busy booking charters for this summer and want to stress to everyone that now is time to plan for this coming summer if you want to book a fishing trip.  We are almost sold out for the month of July with only a few full days available and a handful of seats on other days.  There are seats available for the rest of summer,  but planning certainly seems to be in full swing for most with the amount of phone calls and emails I’ve been recieving.  I’m really looking forward to seeing some old friends back as well as meeting some new people this summer.    

Overnight trip 2017. What a fun group this was!  

Overnight trip 2017. What a fun group this was!  

The Halibut Have Arrived!!!

The Bold Eagle is in the water up here in lovely Valdez, Alaska and we have completed our test run and did a little fishing while out on the water this past weekend. Fishing was steady for both Halibut and Rockfish.  We had success on Halibut in the 60lb-150lb range. Captain Will and the new deckhand Michael are anxious to get the season underway and assist you in enjoying your next Alaskan fishing adventure.

Valdez Saltwater Adventures Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Valdez Saltwater Adventures has officially opened its virtual doors for business and we are excited to serve you on your next saltwater adventure.  After running the Bold Eagle all last season, Captain Will Everett has recently purchased the vessel and is anxiously awaiting the start of this season.