The Best Halibut Fishing Charters in Alaska with

Gotta Fish Charters!

           Gotta Fish Charters offers premiere halibut fishing charters and wildlife adventures on Alaska’s famous Kenai Peninsula. We are located in Ninilchik, Alaska, a small fishing village that’s nestled along the ocean’s coast about 4 hours south of Anchorage.

We strive to offer the best halibut and salmon fishing charter trips in Alaska!

Daily Fishing Charters

people holding halibut on Cook Inlet in Ninilchik Alaska

     We love chasing big halibut! Putting up great racks of these delicious game fish is what we are known for!  We offer full day halibut charters and provide everything needed to catch these famed Alaskan giants!

A king salmon on Cook Inlet on the Kenai Peninsula fishing with Gotta Fish Charters

    Cook Inlet is famous for its salmon fishing! We offer a few different types of salmon fishing trips.  From combination trips to straight salmon chasing, Gotta Fish Charters loves to put some chrome in the boat! Click the picture above to see our salmon and combination fishing trips!

Brown bear

Bear Viewing

     We now offer daily Alaskan Brown Bear viewing trips in Lake Clark National Park. Accessible only by plane or boat, Lake Clark National Park is a scenic treasure and home to a large population of coastal brown bears.  Bring your camera to capture these magnificent animals in one of the most stunning places on planet earth!

Polly Creek razor clams on a Ninilchik clamming charter with Gotta Fish Charters

     The western beaches of Cook Inlet have some of the richest razor clam beds found anywhere on earth.  During extremely large tides, we offer clam digging charters to these remote beaches.  We provide everything needed to fill up a few buckets of these scrumptious clams!

Our Boats


The “Carnivore” is owned and operated by Captain Al Henderson.  The Carnivore is a 29ft North River powered by twin 150hp Yamaha 4 stroke engines.  Our boats have a sharp V bow design that provides an extremely smooth ride.


A gotta Fish Charters halibut boat in Cook Inlet Alaska

The “A&M” is owned and operated by Captain Al Sherman.  The “A&M” is a 29ft North River powered by twin 150hp Yamaha 4 stroke engines.  Our boats have ample deck space and indoor seating.  Perfectly suited for the Alaska salt water.

Lodging and RV Spaces Available

A Gotta Fish Charters cabin available for lodging in Ninilchik
Picture of the Gotta Fish Charters RV park in Ninilchik Alaska
The "Inn" room lodging available in Ninilchik with Gotta Fish Charters

Why Choose us?

    ~ Every fisherman knows there is no substitute for experience!  Captain Al Sherman and Captain Allen Henderson have 40 years of combined experience guiding halibut fishermen on Cook Inlet.

     ~We absolutely love to fish! Chasing big halibut is our passion and we are pretty darn good at it!

     ~Our boats are our pride and joy!  The “Carnivore” and the “A&M” were both built in the last 10 years. Modern, safe, and fully equipped for Alaska saltwater fishing.

     ~We believe that experienced captains, beautiful boats, excellent fishing, and excellent customer service is the recipe that makes us the best charter company on the Kenai Peninsula!

     ~We promise to bend rods, have fun, produce smiles, and put fish in the box!


     Best fishing on the Kenai Peninsula! Hands down, the best charter outfit on the peninsula. When Alaskan locals want to go halibut fishing, they call up Captain Al with Gotta Fish Charters.

Graham O, Anchorage, AK

     Absolutely the best fishing charter team on the peninsula!!! Captain Al and first mate Adam, made sure we caught big fish (over 100 Lbs). Everyone caught big fish. They made sure the lines were baited with fresh bait, ad help land fish, and OMG did a great job of cleaning when we returned to camp!

Terry S, Oklahoma

     Fantastic trip! Our family spent a great day on the water aboard the Carnivore with Al. Both the boys, ages 10 and 12, caught an 80 pounder as well as many other fish and had a ball. I’ve fished out of Ninilchik before and in my experience you wont find a better outfit to go with than these guys. Great and friendly captain and crew on a fast and spotless boat. Very well maintained gear, which isn’t the case with some other outfits!

The Freye's, Montana

Check Us Out!

Trip advisor logo that links to the Gotta Fish Charters page


Why We Fish Cook Inlet

       Because the fishing is absolutely incredible!

     Cook Inlet has the best halibut fishing on the Kenai Peninsula! Unlike other locations in Alaska, Cook Inlet offers the perfect halibut habitat, shorter run times, spectacular fishing, and much bigger fish!

     Cook Inlet is also an incredible salmon fishery. King salmon, silver salmon, and red salmon fishing is world class on both the salt water and our local rivers. Millions of salmon enter Cook Inlet each summer in search of their spawning rivers.The world record king salmon swam right by us to get to the Kenai River. We have the largest king salmon in the world swimming around Cook Inlet!

     Over the years, we have learned that big halibut and salmon schools are found in different areas of Cook Inlet at different times of the year. We usually launch our boats from Ninilchik, but if the best fishing is closer to Anchor Point or Homer (30 minutes down the road), that’s where we launch to keep boat travel times as short as possible!

Gotta Fish Charters

65910 Oil Well Rd.

Ninilchik, AK  99639


Our Location

A map of the Kenai Peninsula Alaska showing our location in Ninilchik