to the port of Rum Runner Charters, where we specialize in premier
private and small group charters. We offer superior half day and full
day sport fishing trips for Salmon, Halibut, or Rockfish. Our Whale
Watching and Photo Safari Charters are second to none. We offer a two
and a half hour Whale Watching tour, our Captain's Choice Whales Wildlife
excursion and our deluxe all day Fishing and Wildlife Safari.
On all our Whale Watching and Wildlife trips we offer our exclusive 100%
money back guarantee. Cruise ship passengers are welcome. Come and join
us, the water is great and the scenery is magnificent!
Captain's Note (2014): Please Read
On these pages you will find answers to many of your
questions and a wealth of other information, so take a moment and browse. You
will find current prices listed after each trip description and when you
are ready to reserve, head over to our reservation
page. Please note that all our trips include your transportation
(if needed). Cruise ship passengers; we can pick you up at your ship. We
have added a Frequently Asked Questions page which includes most of the more common
inquires. If time permits and you would like to visit the Mendenhall Glacier, the Macaulay Salmon
Hatchery or the Alaskan Brewing Company after your trip, we can arrange
for our van to drop you off there, you'll find more information on
these on our FAQ page. A few of our cruise ships are now doing shortened stops in
Juneau (~8 hours), for those folks that are interested in our All Day Fishing and
Photo Safari, we offer a shortened 6 hour version. Please reserve early, this looks to be a busy season.
3/7/14: On a personal note; it is with a sad and heavy heart that I have to say that our mascot and my companion for 10 years, Admiral Moon, passed away unexpectedly last week.
Ensign Brandi, our 15 week-old lab pup, is in training and working hard. She hopes to accompany us on many of our upcoming summer excursions.
Moon and Brandi
|Our Charter Vessels
The charter vessels Rum Runner
and Buccaneer are both 31ft cabin cruisers
designed to comfortably take up to six passengers*, captain and a crew
member. Each has large windows and a fly bridge for maximum viewing of our
wildlife. Both come equipped with electric downriggers for Salmon fishing.
They are gas powered (no diesel fumes) with twin 350's, have heated cabins, self-contained flush
toilets, and state of the
art electronics, including HD color depth sounder/fishfinders,
GPS mapping systems and Hydrophones (for listening to the whales). Each
vessel has been inspected by the USCG and both have earned the top award as
a 5-Star vessel
The Rum Runner
*we can handle groups of up to 12 with both vessels or even larger groups with
other excellent associated charter boats.
Moon, The Admiral
| Captains Chris Conder & Josh King
The Charter Vessel Rum Runner is piloted by her Captain and your guide
Chris Conder. Chris has been in or on the water for most of his
life. He came to Alaska straight out of high school back in '75 and
earned his way through the University working the commercial fishing and
diving boats in the gulf of Alaska. Captain Chris has worked, dove,
and done research from the Arctic Ice Pack to the fjords of Southeast
Alaska. With Chris's education in Marine Biology, he has a unique
insight to the fish and wildlife that abounds around the Juneau
area. He settled in Juneau in '85 and started operating the Rum
Runner in '93. Since then the Rum Runner Charters has grown into one of
the busiest and most requested charter boats in Southeast Alaska.
Buccaneer is captained by Capt. Josh King. Capt. Josh has been working
with Rum Runner Charters and Capt. Chris for the last several years both
as First Mate and Naturalist and has now earned his USCG Captain's Master
License. Josh's family lives in the Juneau area. Josh is currently
attending college at ABC in West Virginia during the off season.
Capt. Josh with Brandi (our new deckhand in training)
Chris and Brandi