If you are looking for a reliable transporter service in Alaska, you will not be disappointed with Alaska Gulf Coast Expeditions. From the hospitality and delicious meals to great fishing and friendly service, they provide it all. The captain, Aaron, treats you like family and accommodates your needs. I have personally booked with him 4 times now (five in October) and referred him many times to friends. The memories, laughs and amazing experiences keep me coming back. Highly recommend them!
Brian M from Colorado
Aaron, just wanted to give a shout out to you and your crews for making our trips with you so memorable. Our Halibut/Salmon trips have been a topic of discussion at many gatherings with family and friends that have joined us on these trips. The ribbing and lies never stop about who caught the biggest fish or who couldn’t get theirs in and needed help, or who couldn’t handle it on a very rough day. The memories are endless.
Your boats and gear are always in top shape and your crew amazes me especially with some of the beginners I bring your way. I really appreciate them and how hard they work. I have fished with many different guides/outfitters over the last 35 years and can honestly say your outfit is at the top of the list, hence why we have been back so many times.
I frequently recommend your outfit to friends heading to Alaska if they want a top notch experience.
Thanks for the great times.
I have been recreational fishing and guiding for over 40 years and I am proud to say that if you are looking to book a trip to Alaska on well-built and equipped boats then you need not look any further that Alaskan Gulf Coast Expeditions. From the time you contact Aaron on the phone to book, until the day you step on his boat you know you are working with a company that is designed around customer safety and fun. The boats are very sea worth and the equipment is top notch. Arron and his other captains and deck hands will give you a fantastic day of fishing, sightseeing and history lesson of the Kachemak bay area. You will be amazed at the start of the day with a mind blowing tractor launch, great boat ride with opportunities to see whales and other marine life. The fishing will bring muscle burning excitement on the deck followed by fish filleting that will blow your mind. The boat retrieval at the end of the day will leave you speechless as they fight the tide and load the boat on step to the trailer as the tractor pulls you out of the ocean. The absolute best part of the trip is the memories you will have as you pull out a fillet from the freezer and are reminded of the fantastic trip of a lifetime as you eat your dinner with friends. I will continue and have booked numerous trips with Alaskan Gulf Coast Expeditions and I have never been disappointed. The crew at Alaska Gulf Coast Expeditions start as a two generation outfitting guide service on the phone, and will wrap up at the end of your booking as great friends for life.
Mark Pixton Pocatello, Idaho
Over the past 12 years, I’ve had the great fortune to fish for Cook Inlet halibut with CAPT Aaron Mahoney of Alaska Gulf Coast Expeditions. In 15 fishing trips, not once did our party of 6 fail to catch our limit of 2 fish per person; fish routinely average 30-50lbs though 80 to 100lb fish are not uncommon (and one 160lb fish in 2018!!). I know several other charter book Captains – they are all good fishermen – but since I can only pick one – I’m picking and staying with THE BEST – CAPT Mahoney and his team out of Anchor Point.
Kevin Missel, Commander (Ret), U.S. Navy
In 2020 I bought a Halibut charter Groupon for two from Alaska Gulf Coast Expeditions. Unfortunately, the weather was not safe for the day we were going to launch, delaying the trip, then the pandemic began pushing back the fishing trip into the following year. Anxiety set in throughout the long waiting, and I began to believe my Groupon would be no more. Thankfully, Aaron was very responsive, reassuring me the trip was still good. So finally, in May 2021, my son and I went fishing! The weather was perfect; the water was calm, the sun was out, and the launch from shore was pretty cool. There's something cool about a big-wheeled tractor pushing a boat into the water. Aaron and his deckhand (son) were fantastic! They prioritized safety and made sure everyone succeeded in limiting out. My son landed the group's giant halibut, making his day even better.
We had such a good time we bought another trip for July (two months later), but instead of my son, I took my dad. This time, the Inlet was a little more emotional; let's say a couple of people in the group didn't feel so great. Thankfully I took some motion sickness pills beforehand. The water eventually simmered down, and my dad landed the giant halibut of the group (I know it's not a competition, but that's twice now my family reeled in the largest fish, it sure does feel good, to say). Fishing with this charter has been the best fishing charter experience since living in Alaska. We now have reservations for a Halibut and King combo for this year. I can't wait to see who brings in the largest fish this time around. Thanks to Aaron and his crew at Alaska Gulf Coast Expeditions for the best fishing experiences the Cook Inlet has to offer!
My family and I have been fishing with Aaron for about ten years, and we can always count on catching fish with him! They’re not always 165 pounds like we caught a few years ago, but they are always fun to catch and even better to eat!
He and his crew go the extra mile to get you on fish and as long as they are launching from the beach, they’ll put you there in calm or rough seas!
You can’t go wrong by chartering with them, that’s for sure and for certain!
Terry Baxter, Master Chief Petty Officer (Ret.)
For my first trip to Alaska I chose to do a vessel based black bear hunt. My trip with Captain Aaron Mahoney was undoubtedly one of my best outdoor adventures. Alaska is an outdoorsman's paradise and Captain Aaron has everything dialed in. From the accommodations on the boat to the meals served everything was seamless. The hunting and fishing were top notch. I was very impressed with Captain Aaron and his willingness to find fish and bears. It was evident that Captain Aaron's goal was not only for everyone to be successful but also to keep everyone safe. At no time during the trip did I feel safety was a concern. Captain Aaron was very professional but also approachable. I would highly recommend booking any adventure with Captain Aaron.
Ian Newton, Littleton CO
I have been hunting and fishing with Capt. Aaron and his crew for quite a few years. Kodiak Island for a week in the fall is tough to beat. Aarons knowledge of the area and top notch service make for such a fun time. My group of friends and I look forward to our trip every year.