Daily Boat Rental Rate 12 hrs
(includes 4 Rod & Reel sets)
Add’l Daily Halibut Rod & Reel
Add‘l Daily Salmon Rod & Reel
Custom Salmon or Halibut Tackle Box
Filled with tackle, Hootchies, flashers, lures and spinners
All Prices are based on USD
*Rental hours are from 6:30AM to 6:30PM (12 hours)
Payment And Discounts
Rentals for two or more days receive a reduced rate of $500 per day.
Returning customers will receive a 15% discount on the boat rental cost.
A Damage and Equipment Deposit of $1,250 is required for all rentals.
Booking payment is 50% of the rental total to be paid at the time of booking after receipt of invoice . The balance to be paid in full no less than 15 days prior to trip date.
Bookings made less than 21 days in advance of rental date require 100% payment at the time of booking.
Cancellations and Refunds are 100% refundable if cancelled 15 + days prior to the first booked date, or should small craft advisories be in effect at the time of checkout, or if there are boat or equipment repairs, or any federal/state restrictions that would prevent operations. We care about your safety. If we can rebook your date, we will.
No Shows or Late Cancellations = No Refunds.
Equipment and Safety Check-in is at 6:00AM on date of trip.
It is prohibited on multi-day trips to operate the boat from 6:30PM to 6:30AM, sleeping overnight on the boat, or beach the boat at anytime.
Late Returns will be charged $90/hour for all late returns beyond 6:30 pm.
Fuel cost shall be the responsibility of the renter. The boat will be provided full (typical fuel consumption runs 25 to 40 gallons per day). There will be a $60.00 fueling fee plus actual cost of fuel should the boat not be returned full.
Boat Cleaning to be done by renter prior to rental return. Cleaning supplies will be provided on board. There will be a $60 added cleaning charge if not done, or not done thoroughly, and will be added to the rental.
STATE OF ALASKA COVID-19 MANDATES - ALL BOATERS MUST COMPLY WITH THE CURRENT MANDATES
Because you are a Captain and adventurer and like doing your own thing. You already know how to fish and you don't need someone baiting your hook for you, like most Alaskans.
A Self Guided U Fish Boat is clearly much less expensive than a charter boat and without the crowds and restrictions.
Requirements for Booking
How to Book your Trip
Traveling limits of UFISH Boat Rentals has a operational 25-mile boundaries, a marked chart will be provided. Weight limitation is not to exceed 1,000 lbs. A Spot X GPS will provide the boats actual location.
Group Fishing is limited to 4 Adults for space reasons and boat performance. (Exceptions may be considered).
Group sight seeing and whale watching up to 6 adults (see weight limitations).
Best value - Book 3 + days as there is a 10% discount and it may take you a day to find "the" spot where the big ones are. We want you to have a memorable experience with lots of fish.
If there are any questions please send an email or call. Andre@Ufishboatrentals.com
If there is something you need for your trip, please ask and we will do our best to accommodate you!
Homer Alaska is only 4hr 11min drive south of Anchorage on Highway 1 (the end of the road). The drive is one of the most beautiful drives you will ever take. If you are short of time there are daily flights (45m) on Ravn Alaska Airlines.
Halibut fishing here is world renowned. You can keep two halibut each on a U Fish rental boat, no size limit. On a charter boat you can keep two fish, however, the second fish can be no longer than 28" which is only 9 lbs. of take home fish.
Four fishermen on a rental boat equals less people and more fish weight. If that second halibut were 36 lbs., that is 27 more lbs. of fish for each fisherman (an estimated 108 lbs. more fish in your coolers). Halibut costs as much as $30.00+ per lb. That potentially is an additional value of $3,240+ that you could enjoy with a unguided DIY U Fish Boat Rental.
There are five species of salmon in Kachemak Bay (Kings, Silver, Sockeye, Pink, and Chum) during different times through the summer months. You can fish by trolling with downriggers or divers, flashers, spoons, and of course herring bait. Each salmon has its own daily limit & possession limit. Silvers can be caught from July to September and are the best fighting fish in Alaska.
Rock Fish & Lingcod
Know your rock fish, and limits, there will be a picture identification chart on board and a required deep water release.
We recommend that you review the Alaska Department of Fish & Game regulations and updates, limits, areas, and fishing seasons. Renters are responsible to have proper fishing licenses if fishing.
Some Helpful Links https://www.adfg.alaska.gov/Static-sf/Region2/pdfpubs/kachemakbay.pdf
Sight seeing, Exploring, Bear, and Whale Watching on your own is priceless! Whales can be seen most days.
Your trip starts with a thorough 30 min Safety and Operational review and checkout.
Things To Bring
Over 40 years of fishing experience starting in Alaska in 1972, ranging from commercial crab fishing in the Gulf, commercial salmon fishing in Kodiak, back country trips through out the state, from the foothills of the Brooks Range to Cold Bay, Bristol Bay, Katmai, and many trips in the Cook inlet/Kachemak Bay. I have always have a great time and always catch lots of fish. Trust me, this is the type of trip you will remember.
First Annual Homer Halibut Tournament which will be a 2-day fishing tournament 2022 dates to be posted, come see who can pull in the biggest “barn door” and come home with the jackpot. The $100 entry fee lets you fish both days to chase big ‘buts, or enter side tourneys for a multispecies grand slam and other exciting challenges. There will also be many random prize drawings throughout the tournament. Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it. https://www.homerhalibuttournament.com/
We pride ourselves on providing you a clean boat. It is our goal to make sure it is completely wiped down including fishing gear with anti-bacterial cleaners.
There are several fish processors in the Homer and Anchor Point, and Ninilchik area that we can refer you to. They will cut, wrap, and freeze your fish. You can have them ship it home or pack frozen coolers to check in with your luggage on your return flight.
21' Thunder Jet Luxor OS/OB seats 6 for sight seeing and Whale Watching; however, only 4 adults can fish safely.
There is nothing like being on the water, fishing away from the crowds.
The boat is fast, stable and performs very well.
All Booking, Availability, Scheduling, Deposits, and Payment are done on line with Square Appointments Check available dates. We are Booking for 2022.
Homer Boat Harbor
4244 Homer Spit Road
Homer, AK 99603
Email Questions: Andre@UFishBoatRentals.com
06:00 am – 06:30 pm