Your Alaska Adventure Awaits

What to Expect


Captain and Crew

Captain Jerry Burnett and First Mate/Cook/Deck Hand Barbara Burnett first came to Alaska in 1981 when Barbara was offered a job as an itinerant School Psychologist.  The original intent was to stay for one school year, but then the fish started biting and by the time the bite was over, another school year had started.  Even though both Barbara and Jerry have changed jobs several times since they first moved to Juneau, their love of adventure, the water and fishing has not changed.  They have owned a number of boats over the years and have explored much of the shorelines and many of the communities, harbors, bays and fishing holes in the Southeast Alaska waters.   Jerry has had his U.S. Coast Guard captain's license since 1991, and both have long held the dream of sharing their love of Southeast Alaska with folks from "outside" after they both retired.  The Endurance II came on the market, and the rest is history.

Both Jerry and Barbara are excited about the opportunity to show off Alaska to you and to help you catch fish and see some amazing sites in the process!

What Should You Bring?

On a sunny day, Southeast Alaska is the most beautiful place on earth.  But - there is a reason it is so green up here: we are located in a maritime rain forest, and it rains a lot!  Dress casually with plenty of layers, and bring warm clothes that repel water.  We have extra rain gear on board, but bring your own to make sure you have the right size.  Gloves, hats and fleece vests or jackets are great if you are not used to our cooler temperatures.  We recommend rubber boots or water repellent shoes on deck and tennis shoes or slippers indoors.  It's not always cold and wet up here, though, so don't forget to bring some warm weather clothing as well and hope for sunshine!  You might want to bring a swimming suit in case you really want to jump in the water, but you won't need one if you go soak in the Tenakee Hot Springs (clothing is not allowed there!).  And don't forget your camera, sunscreen and toiletries (we provide shower get, shampoo, hair dryers and bug spray).

The Bottom Line


Basic Costs

Price:  $550 per person per day for 3 or more guests; $825 per person per day for 2 guests. 

Sleeping quarters are ideal for 4 guests, but accommodations may be made for larger groups.

We will customize your trip to fit your schedule and vacation goals, and welcome 3 to 7 day trips.  

Depending on the length of your trip, we will depart from either Auke Bay or downtown Juneau. The length of your trip and preferences for what to see and do will determine our route and activities.  

For example, if the weather and waters cooperate, we can go salmon fishing off the outer coast near Elfin Cove. 

If you are brave hearted, we can stop in Hoonah on a cruise ship day and you can experience the Icy Strait Point mile long zip line.  

Or how about soaking in the Tenakee Springs hot springs?  We can do that (but be warned - they do not allow clothing once inside the bathhouse).  

Tell us what you want to see and do, and how long you want your trip to be, and we will plan a schedule that will work.  

And -  breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, soft drinks and bottled water are provided each day so you will not go hungry.   

We require a 50% deposit to hold your reservation upon confirmation of your trip.  The remainder is due 30 days prior to departure.  Prices do not include round-trip airfare, hotel/ground expenses, fishing licenses, on-shore storage or shipment of your fish boxes, and gratuities. 

To make a reservation, submit your request online or call or email us; we will contact you to confirm and arrange payment.  We prefer checks or cash.  

What Happens With The Fish?

We promote catch and release, but we will have a 50 lb fish box on board for each guest so we can fillet, vacuum pack and freeze your catch for your departure home.  We also have a charter halibut permit, so you are allowed to fish for and keep these large flat fish (but we do not keep the really big halibut as these are the brood stock that replenish the fisheries).  We provide all fishing gear, tackle and bait.  

Of course, some of the fresh fish is prepared in a variety of delicious ways for your meals on board. t it.

How To Get Here

Most guests fly on Alaska Airlines through Seattle on one of the many daily flights, though some flights come through Anchorage.  You should arrive in Juneau the day before our first day on the water to accommodate the airline schedules, and plan to spend your first night at a hotel.  Shuttle pickup and drop off can be arranged through your hotel.  Arrangements may be made for us to pick up at hotels if necessary. 

Fishing Licenses

Fishing licenses can be purchased in advance at  You may purchase non-resident sport fishing licenses for 1, 3, 7 or 14 days; you will want to also purchase a King salmon stamp.  

You must have a shrimp permit if you want to drop the shrimp pots in the evenings.  You may acquire this free Southeast Shrimp Sport Permit at


You are encouraged to purchase your beverages of choice prior to arriving at the boat as we do not provide alcoholic beverages and there are very few places to purchase alcohol once we leave the dock.

Refund Policy

We will not issue refunds if you cancel, but we will make every effort to reschedule at a time that is convenient for you.  We  recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance (e.g AIG,   

Guest Comments


We Love to Hear What Our Guests Have to Say!

"Beautiful day, great trip!"  

"First time out - awesome boat!" 

"I had a great time fishing with you and your husband.  Thank you!" 

"Great time, awesome food.  Thank you!" 

"Beautiful day/great boat." 

"As good as it gets in Southeast!"

 "B-E-A-Utiful 3-day trip with the best parents and most awesomest landscapes ever.  The fishing was good, too.  :-)" 

"We couldn't have asked for a better trip out.  Great people!" 

"Was a blast!  Saw lots of whales.  Great people to be with!  Funny!!" 

"Enjoyed every minute of my time with Barb and Jerry on the boat.  First time at the Derby and watching orcas!" 

"Beautiful boat, great weather, great company.  Can't wait to go again!" 

“Enjoyed every minute of my time with Barb & Jerry on the boat.   1st time at the derby and watching orcas.” 

“Perfect evening!” 

“Fun, fun, fun!”  

“Lot of fun.” 

“Great!  Would have liked to do more stuff onshore.”  

“Great week, great fishing, wildlife and food.”   

“Great time with three sons.  We had lots of Alaska boating experiences from limits on silvers, fun King fights, to losing steering and the time associated with the repairs in Hoonah.  Enjoyed the time with Jerry and Barbara who were great hosts.  Good luck with chartering.”  

“Thank you! What an awesome trip!  The accommodations are extremely comfortable, the food was good and we saw lots of wildlife!”   

“Absolutely awesome!  Great company, food, weather and scenery!  Whales, porpoises, seals, bears.  Thank you!”   

“Beautiful boat!  Jerry & Barbara – many thanks for the delightful late afternoon/evening dinner cruise, whales near Grand Island, smooth water, good food, good company.  Wonderful!”   

“What a wonderful trip and yummy dinner.  Thank you so much.”  

“Beautiful boat – Good friends, good food – great trip.  Thanks.”  

“Barbara & Jerry – Wonderful dinner, great boat trip, lovely company.  Thank you!”  

"Reeled in my first Coho with GREAT company and some help from Barbara.  Thanks!!"

"Pleasant week cruising & fishing."

"Thanks for my first Halibut!"

"Wild Alaska on land and sea!  Wonderful experience with great people.  Thank you Barbara & Jerry for lots of good food and excitement!"

"It has been a "5-Star" experience!!"

"Our lives for adventure, good folks, food & Alaska will never be the same.  We have had such a fabuloua time together with all aboard and are already thinking about how to "do it ALL over again!"  Many thanks.  :-)"

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Encounter Charters

1815 Fritz Cove Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA

(907) 321-0788