Our Alaska Sport Fishing Charters Offer A True Alaskan Experience!
Why choose Chicobi Charters?
We specialize in Alaska King Salmon Sport Fishing. Captain Terry is a lifelong resident of Pelican and has fished these Alaskan waters since he was a teenager. Our boat won the Pelican salmon fishing derby in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Captain Terry is a likable guy who shares his knowledge of the area to ensure you have the best chance of making your trip an uncommonly fun and rewarding experience.
Pelican, Alaska is situated in close proximity to excellent fishing grounds with easy access to the Pacific Ocean, and is near several beautiful and scenic wilderness areas.
At Chicobi Charters we highly value our relationship with our clients, many of whom become repeat customers and life-long friends. We conduct business in a safe, friendly, fun, and ethical way.
Captain Terry was born and raised in Alaska. He graduated from Pelican High School and remains a full time year-round resident of Pelican. He is an avid fishing, hiking, and boating enthusiast. In addition to being a licensed skipper he also is a licensed commercial fisherman.
His first hand personal knowledge of the area is extensive.
In addition to running a charter business Captain Terry operates a commercial fishing business, a marine repair business, and a heating oil delivery service.
Catching the Big Fish Year-after-Year
Captain Terry "Back Then"
Captain Terry "More Recent JUN22"
Chicobi Charters uses the Charter Vessel "Destination" to provide our client's charter fishing and wilderness adventures. Daily boat use can be a mix of some fishing and some wilderness adventures if desired.
The "Destination" is 31 feet long, has a 330 HP Cummings diesel engine, offers a comfortable heated cabin with seating, a table, and a bathroom.
Charter Vessel "Destination"
Chicobi Charters has decades of experience catching wild Alaskan King Salmon and Pacific Halibut in the Pelican area, which happens to be one of the best locations in the world for catching them. In addition, lingcod, yelloweye rockfish (red snapper), bass, cod, and other rock fish are plentiful in the waters around Pelican, Alaska.
We tailor the trip to your interests and preferences. We can fish in open ocean or sheltered bays and target the fish species of your choice.
Daily Boat Rate for Sport Fishing: $1,499.00 per boat. The boat is available exclusively for your group. Daily boat use can be mixed with some fishing and some wilderness adventures if desired.
While up to four people is optimum for ensuring each guest in your party has adequate fishing opportunities, we can accommodate up to 6 people per boat for larger groups that request it.
Documented Charter Vessels with life jackets and other safety equipment
Quality fishing rods, reels and tackle along with lures and bait
Guided fishing and sightseeing
Free fish filleting
Inclement weather gear, but not for ALL sizes (we suggest that you bring your own rain gear if at all possible).
Our four bedroom fully furnished townhouse to accommodate your lodging.
Pelican harbor from our lodge window
Daily Rate for Lodging: $250.00 per day for up to 3 guests, plus $100.00 for each additional guest after that.
The townhouse is available exclusively for your group.
Four-bedroom townhouse centrally located in the middle of Pelican, Alaska.
Each of the four bedrooms is equipped with a comfortable double bed and all bedding is freshly laundered and ready for your arrival. In addition, there is a rollout bed available for groups that have extra guests.
Townhouse overlooks the boat harbor and Lisianski Inlet
Full kitchen ready to cook in with standard appliances, dishes, etc. (Note: While some cooking stock is available, in general, the food, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks are not included. Call for details on what is available).
Comfortable living room with DirectTV, internet, DVD movie library
Personal jacuzzi tub in the bathroom
Free use of laundry facilities on the first floor
Freezer to preserve your daily catch
Daily Boat Rate for Wilderness Adventures: $1,499.00 per boat. The boat is available exclusively for your group. Daily boat use can be mixed with some fishing and some wilderness adventures if desired.
Other things to do besides fishing include:
Transportation to/from a drop-off location of your choosing
Kayaking (rentals are available in Pelican)
Wilderness hiking (beach, mountain)
Wild berry picking
Russell Drake Charter, Long Island, New York
From fishing, to nature, to Pelican hospitality. This trip had it all. Terry Wirta delivered nonstop fishing, guided nature tours by land and boat, and genuine local Pelican hospitality. His boat “Destination” was comfortable for fishing and touring, with huge windows for viewing the snowcapped mountains, bears, eagles, sea lions whales and otters. Watching feeding bald eagles every day was the surprise of the trip.
The townhouse we stayed at overlooking the harbor and mountainside was clean and had every amenity 4 fisherman could need. Fishing for halibut, king salmon, ling cod and rockfish was nonstop, while whales entertained us in the background. Capt. Terry is a professional fisherman and was great fun to be with. We look forward to returning.
Russ, Dick, Steve, and George - Long Island, NY
Russ, Dick, Steve, and George
E. Ecklund, Bainbridge Island, Washington
It was the last day of the salmon derby and I don’t know what Terry was doing right but we couldn’t keep the fish off our lines! I ended up with a 32-pound king along with a red snapper and a couple of other fish. I was happy with that.
Staying with Terry is like being a family guest instead of a client. I’ll give you an example. We were curious about the taste of the local venison. Terry mentions this to a friend and we come back from fishing, and the friend has cooked us up a roast. Another time, Terry’s mother made us cookies, to take out on the boat. Those are the kinds of things that make you feel like a very welcome guest. The place we stayed -- you can fish out the bedroom window! One of the guys dropped a line and pulled up a little codfish, about twelve, fourteen inches long. Only when the tide is in, of course.
The sightseeing is interesting. One time, we were out on Terry’s boat and we saw some kids on the beach. A bear was walking toward them, it was maybe an eighth of a mile down the beach, and they couldn’t see it from where they were. We tooted the horn and pointed, trying to alert them, and they waved back, not really getting the message. We watched it get halfway to them, then it got up on his hind feet, like it smelled them, and then it took off into the woods. I doubt they ever saw it.
Terry was born to be an outdoorsman; he grew up hunting, fishing, and has all sorts of crazy stories to tell about the life.
J. Erickson, Santa Clarita, California
Our lodgings were great! Spacious, impeccable, with a full kitchen (I was the cook). My fishing buddies, Jim, Rick, and I were more than comfortable. Terry's a wonderful host!
What a cool town! The first thing you notice is no cars. The main street, approximately 1/4 mile long is a wooden boardwalk, pedestrian only. Everyone is friendly and eager to talk about Pelican and the surrounding area.
Terry has spent all of his life in Pelican and a good majority of that time has been spent on the water. He knows where the fish are. He has his "hot spots” to fish, and no worries about crowds because you'll be the only boat there!
The boat was very spacious, and if you wanted to get out of the weather you could comfortably sit in the cabin, just a couple of frantic steps away when your pole arches and the reel starts screaming.
We caught some really nice fish, and Terry had them processed, packaged, and frozen for the trip home.
Leaving the dock at Pelican in the morning full of anticipation of maybe catching the "big one", with hot coffee in one hand, a warm cinnamon roll in the other (heated on the boat), and enjoying the spectacular scenery as it unfolds. Well, it just doesn't get any better than that!
If you're looking for a remote wilderness setting, away from the crowds this Alaskan experience is it!
M. Burkhardt, Bothell, Washington
I’ve been up there to fish a lot of years, and Terry’s a good guy to go fishing with. Every morning he’s on time, he puts in a good long day. If it’s possible to get fish, he’ll get them for you! He’s really good in that respect. If the weather comes up, and we need to fish closer to shore, he knows the likely spots. Or, if you don’t want to fish, Terry will take you around, exploring. It’s interesting what you can see there, eagles and whales and seals, there are plenty of bears on the beach, you can go whale watching, or go soak in the hot springs.
I’ve caught so many king salmon I can’t pick out one to tell about. I do remember once, all three of us had kings on – all at the same time. It turns into a zoo, real quick -- everybody trying to keep from getting tangled. That was fun.
One year we were a bit short on halibut, so we decided to target them. The ocean was rough, but Terry knew a spot over by the glacier we could try, which would keep us off the rough water. In no time at all, we had three really nice ones, all probably about sixty pounds.
Terry knows the area and does a good job. He’ll deliver!
Laura and Roland, and friends
A great time! Terry has great local knowledge and you will not come back empty handed.
Don and Elaine Quilici, Carson City, Nevada
If you're looking for an unforgettable combination of great salt water fishing, comfortable sport fishing boat, excellent boat captain, spectacular scenery, comfortable private accommodations, warm hospitality, unique location, friendly town folks, etc., look no further than a special place known as Pelican, Alaska and a special fishing charter known as Chicobi Charters.
Darrel Spayth, Kirkland, Washington
Darrel on the right with his son DJ on the left during a fishing with Terry in July 2011.
We enjoyed a fabulous bonding experience fishing with Captain Terry.
DJ and Darrel
Pelican, Alaska is located on the northwest portion of Chichagof Island. The state capital of Juneau is ~ 100miles east of Pelican and Sitka is ~ 90 miles south. Both Sitka and Juneau are used as primary access points when traveling to Pelican.
Getting to Chicobi Charters
Chicobi Charters is located in Pelican, Alaska. The typical route to get to us is via Juneau, Alaska or Sitka, Alaska with Juneau being the preferred route by most of our clients. If you take the preferred route the following travel choices are available to you.
Travel options to Pelican, Alaska via Juneau, Alaska
To Juneau from the lower 48 States:
(PREFERRED ROUTE) Commercial airlines service to Juneau via this link for Alaska Airlines
Bellingham, WA to Juneau, AK via this link for Alaska Marine Highway System
Driving the Alaska Highway (also call the ALCAN Highway) follow this link to Wikipedia for more information. You will need to drop off at Haines or Skagway and take a ferry to Juneau.
To Pelican from Juneau:
(PREFFERED ROUTE) For air travel to and from Pelican, Alaska see Alaska Seaplanes
(PREFFERED ROUTE) For Ferry travel to and from Pelican, Alaska see Alaska Marine Highway System
Planning your trip
We will meet you at your plane or ferry when you arrive in Pelican.
Northern Southeast Alaska gets its share of rain. Average temperatures are in the mid 60's. Rain wear and the layering of light clothing are recommended. It sunshine’s here, but not all of the time!
We encourage you to visit this link for pelican.net as this site will provide you with a wealth of information which we feel you'll want to know.
If you are prone to seasickness, please don't forget your motion sickness medicine.
Pelican no longer has a grocery store and although there is a restaurant, we recommend that you purchase and bring with you any fresh and frozen grocery items you will want. Chicobi Charters does have some non-perishable items on hand but you should inquire ahead of time to verify our stock.
Feel free to contact us if there is additional information we can provide to help you plan your visit with us!
Other useful links:
Alaska Fishing License and King Salmon Stamp. Buy a license online at this link Alaska Department of Fish & Game. You may also find other information of interest on this website.
Learn about Pelican from this link to Wikipedia
Visit the official website for Pelican at this link for Pelican.net
For air travel to and from Juneau see Alaska Airlines
For Ferry travel to and from Pelican, Alaska see see Alaska Marine Highway System
For air travel to and from Pelican, Alaska see Alaska Seaplanes
For seafood processing and packaging your fish for your return home talk with Captain Terry or contact Yakobi Fisheries (907) 735-2499
Attn: Captain Terry
P.O. Box 775
Pelican, Alaska USA
NOTE: Email is normally the best way to reach us. However, we are sometimes away without access to email so please call if your contact needs are urgent! Otherwise, we will typically get back to you within a few days to a week.
Try Office & Townhouse numbers if necessary
1+ (907) 735-2233 Office (no voicemail)
1+ (907) 735-1199 Townhouse (yes voicemail is monitored here)
1+ (907) 957-9775 Mobile (no voicemail)
In the event your call is not answered, please leave a message at the Townhouse number.