How To: Shipping Your Fish Home

Cruise Ship Passengers:

How To: Ship Your Fish Home Ketchikan Fish Processing forms are onboard every vessel for shipping fish. All charter vessels carry this form! Ship your fish Home!

The captain delivers your fish and Processing form to the processor at no additional charge. They will take your fish & original copy, and tag all your fish with a number that keeps them together, so you get back what you caught, Not someone else’s. 

They fillet, clean, vacuum seal, and flash freeze your catch. (Pounds are fillet weight only)There is also the option of having your score smoked and sent home to you. 

There is a place to put a date on the form to ship your fish Home, So if you want your fish tomorrow, you will put today’s date in that spot. Your box of frozen Alaskan Fish will arrive tomorrow. 

Talk to the captain about shipping fee dates, as they are on top of the game when it concerns how long it might take to get the fish sent! 

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Can you put a price on fresh Alaskan Salmon that you caught yourselves?

There are three individual charges, and two of them are by weight. Giving an estimate is where it gets tricky. We do not have control of FedEx pricing to know what a pound costs to ship to any particular zip code — The pounds of the finished product & the price of the unique fish box.

Ask any of our captains. They will tell you it’s about $18.00 a pound of the finished product to your door. Maybe a little high can’t tell. 

See the below example:

2019 One guest emailed, and their 20-pound box shipped fish from Alaska to Florida cost $265.00, that’s only 13.25 a pound. That’s not so bad! One must also consider that not all fish are equal. You can not compare it to store-bought fish as how it was handled, caught, or raised.

Some are not good for your health!  

Have a Fed-Ex account?

They will use the account number to ship the fish, leaving the smaller amount that gets charged to your card. 

Note: Guests may not bring their catch back on board. 

Other Guests:

If you are in town for an Alaskan Fishing adventure for the day or multiple days  

Chances are you can get your catch done and be able to pick it up the next morning. If you have several days to stack up, just tell them to keep adding to your order. 

You can take your catch on Alaska Air as luggage. It must be under 50 pounds & labeled with species and about how many pounds of each. 

Sea-Tac airport also offers storage services, including freezer space, so if you have a long layover or are there for the day, no worries, they’ve got you covered!

Click here to check the pricing SmarteCarte  At Sea-Tac.

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