Alaska Small Business Development Center

Highlighting Surreel Saltwaters

March 4, 2021

Surreel Saltwaters: For All Your Halibut and Salmon Adventures

Hope and Charlie Upicksoun and their daughter Avilu (their 10-year-old exuberant little captain) are experienced Alaskan Native deep-sea fishing guides out of Valdez. Avilu is a seasoned 3rd-year deckhand and motor operator when needed. Together, they specialize in small-group fishing for halibut, most salmon, and rockfish. Offering fun and memorable sightseeing and fishing trips, you are invited to board Nikaitchuq with Captain Charles of Surreel Saltwaters to experience the brilliance and beauty of Prince William Sound first hand. Nikaitchuq is Inupiaq for “doesn’t give up” or perseverance.

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