History | Tok River Outfitters


Who We Are

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Providing quality Alaska wilderness adventure since it’s inception in 1962, Tok River Outfitters offers world-class salmon and halibut fishing, whale watching, and marine wildlife tours. Operating out of our home port of Hoonah, Alaska, we are a family owned and operated guiding service.    

Our Credentials

Our captain, Chris Erickson, a lifetime Alaskan with over twenty years experience charter fishing the waters of Icy Strait and the northern half of the Alexander Archipelago, holds a 1994 vintage United States Coast Guard issued Captain’s License, Master Inland or Mate Near Coastal, for Inspected Passenger Vessels of up to 100 Gross Tons. Captain Chris began guiding professionally in 1974, when he received his first Assistant’s license as issued by the State of Alaska.    

Our Vessel

In 2015 we replaced our beloved Icy Lady (above), a very roomy and comfortable (but slow, her top speed was 8 knots) 45’ yacht, with a 2015 32’ North River Seahawk O/S cabin cruiser (pictured below). A stout and dry-riding fishing machine, North River boats have long been praised for their toughness, durability and stability in rough water. Custom-built to our specifications, our new vessel features a spacious heated cabin with seating for six, a full-size head, over 12 feet of rear deck with surrounding safety rails for fishing and wildlife observation, and is equipped with all required safety equipment.

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