There's no better way to See Alaska!

Ahoy there mate! Welcome aboard! The Adventurous is the only charter vessel operating in Southeast Alaska built specifically to operate "extended" charter fishing and sightseeing cruises. With all of the luxuries of home, professional crew, and exquisite gourmet meals, guests find themselves not only on a "fishing trip", but on the Alaska charter experience of a lifetime!

Adventurous Data

The Adventurous is 56 feet long and has a beam of 17 feet. She was constructed in 1993 at Delta Marine in Seattle, Wa. She's a sturdy, well built vessel that cruises the Southeast Alaska waters like she was built just for it - and she actually was.

Built for Comfort

The Adventurous is comfortably furnished throughout with cabinetry and interior detailing of finished teak. We promise you'll travel in comfort and safety throughout your five day charter.

Sundown on the Adventurous

"I want to thank you again for one of the most delightful cruises & vacations we've ever had. The Adventurous was just sensational. The company and the food was wonderful & seeing Alaska with you as our guide couldn't have been better. Yours truly" --- Penny Parrot, Florida

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How many guests does the Adventurous accommodate? How many cabins?

The Adventurous will accommodate six guests per trip. There are three guest cabins - two guests per cabin and two baths.

Does the Adventurous always depart from Sitka and arrive back to Sitka?

We almost always leave from Sitka but not always in the same direction. Where we go will depend on several things, most importantly - "What do you want to do?". We will discuss your many options and collectively come up with a plan.

Prone To Seasickness?

First, it is a good idea to inform us of that. There are some good over the counter medications as well as a few types of wrist bands that have proven effective. Most of our cruising will be on the calm inland waterways so seasickness should not be a problem.

Can we bring fish back home with us when we leave?

Yes, and most people do. Depending on the season, you may have salmon, halibut and/or other bottom fish, shrimp or crab that you wish to bring home. We highly suggest you check with your airline prior to travel on their specific regulations. As a complimentary service to our guests we filet, freeze, and package/box all seafood for your return trip home.


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Welcome Aboard the 56' foot C/V Adventurous - Charters from Sitka, Alaska

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We can anchor in small harbors and bays for some intense Salmon Fishing!

Onboard Adventurous we have three guest staterooms with double bunks in each. Two restrooms, one with a full shower for your comfort. The Adventurous is capable of providing up to 1,500 gallons of fresh water daily. Our galley includes all household sized appliances. With a full washer and dryer onboard, and complete full stereo system, our clients will feel like home while underway. Should the need for an emergency phone call arise, Adventurous has a satellite telephone onboard.

Your safety is very important to us. The Adventurous is well equipped with survival suits for the crew and every guest onboard, should the need arise to use them. Additionally, the Adventurous is equipped with a life raft and emergency locator transmitter.

While at anchor, the Adventurous can safely transport a group to the beach with either a 14 foot 45HP jetboat or a 14 foot 15HP fiberglass skiff. Perfect for getting to that secluded fishing spot! Adventurous also carries onboard crab and shrimping gear, with hydraulic winch for pulling crab and shrimp pots.

It all adds up for our clients year after year. The Adventurous is a very capable comfortable and seaworthy vessel and we work hard to maintain her and keep it that way year after year.

Captain Travis Peterson and his crew invite you and your family or friends to spend five fun filled and exciting days aboard the beautiful 56 foot charter vessel Adventurous. Join them for a once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan fishing experience you will never forget.

The Adventurous sails from Sitka, Alaska each Sunday for five days, from April until September of each year.

  • Customized five day Southeast Alaska Adventure
  • Experienced USCG licensed Captain
  • Friendly and knowledgeable crew
  • Exceptional cuisine prepared just for you
  • Access to the most remote reaches of Southeast Alaska
  • Halibut & Salmon fishing (salt and/or freshwater)
  • Light tackle & sensational fly fishing opportunities
  • Fresh Dungeness crab and Alaska spot prawns
  • Whale watching and glacier viewing
  • All fish filleted, frozen, and packaged