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Our Boats & Captains

The Irish
The Irish


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The “Irish” carries a maximum of 16 fishermen (more if all one party) and is also available for groups up to 22 passengers for sightseeing, weddings, school groups, nature tours, oil industry and other transportation services. The Irish can comfortably handle handicapped fisherman.

Captain Ben Martin
The West Cape

Capt. Ben Martin, has upgraded his boat for 2019 with the “West Cape” a 33 ft Bounty Motor Yacht. This boat is more spacious and efficient than his previous boat the Fringe Benefit. He will continue to provide his clients with World Class fishing for his 12th season. Halibut is the staple, but when in season he loves to do more of the Ultimate Combo trips targeting all species possible. Ben was 2010’s Homer Jackpot Derby Winning Captain!

Captain Brian Ritchie
The Beau Soleil

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Captain Brian is a born-and-bred Homerite. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science focusing on fisheries and halibut biology. He is running his 6th season as a charter captain. The beautiful Beau Soleil is a comfy 35’ Bertram that holds 6 anglers for halibut, salmon, or rockfish fishing. Brian is here to make your Alaskan fishing dreams come true.

The Storm Petrel
The Storm Petrel

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The Storm Petrel specializes in Halibut, Halibut/Salmon Combos, and the Ultimate Combo. Call us for more information on this boat!

Captain Jay Keller
The Keeper

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Capt. Jay Keller, owner operator of the “Keeper”, is a long-time local commercial fisherman/charter operator born and raised in Homer, Alaska. With his love for fishing and local knowledge, he brings confidence and expertise to your quality fun filled day on the water. Jay offers salmon fishing, halibut/salmon combos or the Ultimate Combo during certain times of the season.

The Crew

And let’s not forget the tireless ground crew who pick up where the captains leave off, hauling your lunkers up to the office, weighing them, taking pictures, and filleting them as you relax with a hot cup of coffee or a well deserved ice cold beer at the “Salty Dawg” across the street. Gerri Martin, taking your bookings, juggling schedules, and making sure you leave Homer smilin’.