Full Day Combo Fishing Trip

1-6 Guests • No Lodging • Public • Guided


Our day fishing trips typically last 12+ hours.

Max Guests: 6

Base price is for booking May 7th - June 10th.

To book June 11th - September 5th, please see additional cost below.


Our day trips start at 6 AM and we appreciate your timeliness and consideration of others booked on the boat, so we can depart on time. If you have the entire boat booked and want to modify the standard hours, please contact Captain Will at least one day in advance (preferably more) to make arrangements. If our standard hours won't work for you, we will accommodate your needs to the greatest extent possible.

Each trip starts off by loading everyone and their gear onto the boat, recording everyone's fishing license information in the Alaska Department of Fish and Game log book, and conducting a quick safety brief. Once the paperwork is out of the way, we push off and head out for a scenic boat ride to our fishing grounds. Generally, it's anywhere from a 2 1/2 hr - 4 hr ride to where we fish (primarily determined by weather/sea conditions and client priorities). This trip is a great opportunity to take pictures and videos of the beautiful landscapes and wildlife in the Prince William Sound region. It's normal to see Humpback whales, Orcas (killer whales), sea lions, Dall's porpoises, puffins, sea ducks, and other wildlife on the way out.

Once we reach our fishing area, Captain Will performs a quick equipment demonstration before we begin fishing either on anchor or drift fishing, depending on the current, tide, weather, and what type of fishing has been the most productive. From that point on, we will continue to fish and may change locations or methods, depending on the day's bite. If fishing is not productive in a given area, we will not stay put.

After we are done fishing for the day, we begin our journey back to Valdez and keep our eyes open for any marine wildlife. As a long day of fishing and fresh air can make one tired, some clients opt to catch a nap within the Bold Eagle's comfy accommodations. If we see anything of interest on our way back and clients are interested, we will stop to take a look and take some photographs.

Once we arrive back at the dock, we will disembark the vessel and offload gear. At that point, clients may watch us unload their fish or meet us at the fish cleaning area where we will hang and rinse the fish for a great photo opportunity. From there, we will separate your fish and turn you over to the professional dockside fish cleaners. They will cut and clean your fish however you desire for a small, very reasonable fee. The cleaners are good, not to mention fast. It is quite a show to watch these professionals quickly process a day's catch. From that point you have a handful of options from which to choose. You may take your processed fish in a cooler and care for them yourself or wheel them a short distance to one of Valdez's two fish processing shops. Fish Central and Easy Freeze are both ready to assist in all your processing needs and have a wide variety of services, to include professional vacuum packing, flash freezing, storage, shipping, and many more options.


We are blessed to have a wide variety of fish within reach of the Bold Eagle from Valdez. Possibilities are endless and you never really know what's coming out of the water next when fishing on our combination fishing trips.

Halibut: This is what brings most people to Valdez. The halibut fishing is incredible and Valdez is certainly high on the list of the hottest halibut fisheries. Alaskan halibut grow to be giant "barn door" fish and it is common for us to catch several fish exceeding 100 lbs each season. Halibut fishing is a science that takes years of experience and a lot of practice to master. Captain Will is passionate about catching big fish and ensures all of his clients have the trip of a lifetime. The combination of his experience, dedication, and great expectations give you an excellent shot at catching a trophy halibut on your trip. Captain Will will never attempt to influence you to keep a small halibut in hopes of going home early and will always give you an honest assessment and opinion of your catch. It's up to you what you keep and there is never any pressure to keep any of the fish you catch. We constantly strive to help clients catch their biggest fish and put them on the derby board. The current limit on halibut is 2 per day (one any size and one 28" or less)/4 in possession.

Ling Cod: Ling cod season opens on July 1st. These vicious fish are known for their aggressiveness and fight they bring, as well as being great table fare. Each year we catch several trophy-sized ling cod (55 lbs or 53 inches catch and release), that are eligible for a Trophy Fish Certificate from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Trophy Fish Program. We catch these "wolves-of-the-sea" while fishing for halibut on occasion, but usually target them by drift fishing with lighter tackle, which further increases the fight and experience. Ling cod are so aggressive they are often caught by attacking a rockfish that is already hooked. This powerful fish is sure to make the most avid fisherman/woman long for their next fishing experience. The current limit on ling cod is 2 per day/4 in possession.

Rockfish: We are fortunate enough to have a plentiful population and variety of Rockfish in our fishing grounds. Most trips we limit-out on a variety of rockfish, which are not only colorful, but also make for great table fare. Many people are surprised by the pleasant, buttery flavor of these fish. Most often we catch Yellow Eye Rockfish, Black Rockfish, Tiger Rockfish, China Rockfish, Yellowtail Rockfish, or Dusky Rockfish. That being said, there are 32 different kinds of Alaskan Rockfish that are possible to catch while fishing in the Gulf of Alaska. Each year we catch several trophy-sized Yellow Eye Rockfish (18 lbs), that are eligible for a Trophy Fish Certificate from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Trophy Fish Program. The limit on Rockfish is currently 4 per day/8 in possession, of which only 2 per day/2 in possession may be non-pelagic fish.

Salmon: Typically Coho (silver salmon) return to our fishing grounds in good numbers and are caught on our combination fishing trips. They start to show up around mid July and stay through late August in catchable numbers. Once these tasty salmon have arrived, we may target them after filling up on halibut, ling cod, and rockfish. The limit for coho salmon is 6 per day/12 in possession inside the Valdez "Terminal Harvest Area" and 3 per day/3 in possession outside the Valdez "Terminal Harvest Area."

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Booking June 11th - September 5th


Your Host

Will's Trip

Will E

Captain Will retired from the U.S. Air Force in May 2016 after providing military meteorological services for over 20 years. He grew up in Northern Minnesota and has had a passion for the outdoors since he was a child. In 2001, he moved to Alaska while serving on Active Duty and immediately fell in love with all the incredible opportunities the 49th state has to offer. It didn't take long before his love for the ocean grew and he found himself on the water as much as possible. Captain Will's meteorological knowledge, experience fishing Alaskan waters, and his love for sharing what Alaska has to offer makes him the perfect candidate to help you enjoy your next Alaskan adventure.

from $440/Experience

Base Price

$440.00 Per Person Per Experience


$27.50 Per Person


Pay later options are only available for trips that start more than 30 days from today.

Total Payment


Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • USCG Licensed Vessel and Captain
  • Expert First Mate & Deck Hand
  • Top of the Line Gear
  • Safety Equipment
  • Breathtaking Scenery



Gear List

  • Valid Alaska fishing license
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Lunch, Drinks & Snacks
  • Camera

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Rules & Guidelines


- Illegal drugs (which includes marijuana, despite some state laws)

- Weapons are prohibited

- GPS tracking devices

- Please leave your over-sized coolers in port. You'll have an opportunity to retrieve them for your catch once we arrive back at the dock.


Reservation Policy: Please note there is a 50% nonrefundable deposit included with your payment when booking.

- No Shows: If you do not show on time, you will forfeit your charter fee. If you notify me that you're running a little late we will do our best to accommodate, but keep in mind if you're sharing the boat there are other people ready to leave at the appointed departure time. 

- Weather Cancellations: We use our experience to make the appropriate weather call before departing each morning. In the event that weather will not allow us to safely depart, you will be refunded 100% of your payment. In the event of a small craft advisory (25 knot winds or greater) in the Gulf of Alaska, we will assess the weather and discuss alternatives with our clients (to include fishing inside the more sheltered waters of the Prince William Sound). Fishing tends to be a little slower in the sound, but we still manage to catch plenty of limits and good sized fish.

- Client Cancellations: We have a 30-day cancellation policy for halibut/combination trips. If you cancel your charter within 30 days of the departure day, you forfeit your deposit. No exceptions. We will refund your deposit if you cancel more then 30 days from your charter date. However, a $25 per reservation cancellation fee will be charged on all cancellation refunds.

- Mechanical Issues: In the unlikely event we experience mechanical or other unforeseen issues, we will refund your entire charter fee, if issues arise before we make it out fishing. If we make it out fishing and issues arise after we have completed fishing, we apologize for the inconvenience, but will do our best to to accommodate your needs and get you back to port in a timely manner.


- Fishing Equipment: If you break it or drop it overboard, you buy it. We take pride in keeping our equipment in pristine working condition and kindly ask that you help us keep it that way. We provide top of the line equipment for your trip, but you may bring your own fishing gear if you'd like. We are not responsible for your equipment malfunctions on our trips.

- Photo and Video Disclaimer: (VSA) reserves the right to use any photograph and/or video taken in relation to any adventure conducted by VSA for the purposes of, but not limited to promotional materials, social media, brochures, etc. To ensure the privacy of individuals, photographs and/or videos will not be associated with full names or other personal identifying information without approval from the subject, parent, or legal guardian (as applicable). However, we at VSA respect your privacy and will honor requests to withhold photographs and/or videos of an individual's likeness. By participating in a VSA adventure or by failing to notify VSA of your desire to have your likeness withheld, you consent to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify VSA from any and all claims involving the use of your likeness. 

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