Boat rentals in Juneau, Alaska

Call or text 907-209-6990

Panhandle

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Rentals FAQ:
Q: Is a deposit required to secure a reservation?
A: We require a 50% deposit of the entire rental cost. This deposit is non-refundable unless the weather is so poor that we cannot allow the boat out.


Q: What is considered a rental day?
A: We consider a rental day to be eight hours on one calendar day, if a boat is rented for more than one day, we launch the boat on the morning of the first day and pull it back out of the water the evening of the last day. Other arrangements may be available. Please email us any with any other needs you have and we will be as accommodating as possible.

Q: What is the maximum capacity of persons the boat can handle?
A: The 18' Crestliner comfortably seats four. The 22' Sea Runner comfortably seats six.The 22' C-Dory can seats 3 comfortably and standing room for one more. The 26' North River can seat 5 comfortably but has a larger cabin so there is standing room for a couple more. We would not recommend fishing more than three or four people in either of them unless you have experience running multiple lines without mishap.

Q: How do we get to Auke Bay Harbor where the boats are launched?

A: Since most reservations are typically four to seven days, renting a car is often the preferred mode of transportation as it allows our clients to get to and from the harbor as they wish. Auke Bay is about ten miles from downtown Juneau.

Q: Is bait, tackle, and fishing licenses available for purchase?

A: We do not sell it but it can be purchased from a tackle shop above the harbor, at Western Auto, or at Sportsmans Warehouse.

Q: What kinds of fish can I catch from one of your boats?
A: King salmon generally run from May-June and around on a limited basis the rest of the year. Silver salmon start to run from about June-August depending on where a person may be trying to fish for them. Halibut have a similar season to silvers being the strongest in July and August. Chums and pinks run throughout the summer.

Q: How far are the fishing grounds from where the boat is launched in Auke Bay?
A: Our clients fish and catch both salmon and halibut right outside of Auke Bay. There are a lot of fishing spots in the 5-15 mile range from the launch ramp. For a chance to catch larger halibut, some of our clients head further out to fish near Hanus Reef and Funter Bay (this distance/area requires the rental of the Sea Raider/Sea Runner and a fairly capable boat operator).

Q: Are there any cabins within boating distance that you would recommend?

A: The most accessible by boat are the Shelter Island Cabin, Camping Cove Cabin, and the Berners Bay Cabin. The St James Cabin is an option but it is more weather dependent. Follow the link at the bottom of this page and you can view these cabins.

Q: Where is the best location to halibut fish and/or salmon fish? Whale watch?
A: There are plenty of places for both around Shelter Island and up towards Berners Bay. The fish and whales may move around some so we will try to steer you in the right direction when you pick up the boat.

Q: How long will the fuel last in the boats while running?
A: The Crestliner's range should be 5+ hours at 18-20mph. The Sea Runner range should be at least 6+ hours at 30mph. The 26' North River's range is about 8+ hours at 30mph. All these estimates are conservative while being dependent on loading, weather conditions and the operator.

Q: Do you have fishing gear and tackle available for rental?
A: Yes, we have some fishing equipment available for rental. Salmon and halibut poles, downriggers (max of 2 per boat), coolers, and extra fuel jugs are available. We do not however, rent fishing tackle.

Any other questions? Feel free to email us jake@panhandlepowerboats.com, or you can call/text Jake at 907-209-6990.

Links:
Marine forecast - Stephens Passage
Marine forecast - Southern Lynn Canal

Marine forecast - Icy Strait