San Juan Island Fishing Charters
Come fish the beautiful San Juans with us

Charter Information


We prefer payment be made with cash.  We use your credit card as a "place holder".  Beginning in January 2019, a convenience fee of 3.75% will be added to all credit card payments as well as require a deposit at the time of booking.  
 
 Prices are good through July 1, 2019 and include tax and 1 Washington state single day fishing license per angler.

All anglers are required to have a fishing license. For your convenience, Washington State single day fishing licenses are included in the price.

Canadian fishing licenses MUST BE purchased and printed in advance of departure by visiting:  
​https://recfish-pechesportive.dfo-mpo.gc.ca​​​

We will clean your catch for you but shipping is the anglers responsibility
  1. Booking Process
    To book a trip please call us at 425-205-1179. Once we have established there is availability in our schedule, we require a $89.50 non-refundable deposit per person to be paid to finalize your booking. At the completion of the booking we will send you a confirmation email. We will not hold a spot without the $89.50 deposit being paid. There are no exceptions to this policy, we do not hold trips for any reason. Please follow the booking process to ensure you are on the schedule.
  2. Fuel Surcharge
    Due to fluctuating fuel costs, we reserve the right to add a fuel surcharge. We do our best to advertise current prices and in the event of a surcharge, we will communicate this before leaving the dock.
  3. Cancellation Policy
    Trips booked during the months of June, July, August and September as well as halibut trips are subject to a cancellation fee of $89.50 per person. Any trip cancelled within 3 days (year round) of departure is charged full price unless we can fill your spots. If we can fill your spots you will only be charged $89.50 per person. Trips must be cancelled within 120 days of when they were booked to be eligible for a full refund on deposit.
  4. Destination Pick Up
    We offer destination pickups however, it requires both a private full boat booking and an additional surcharge of $100 to be paid at the time of booking in addition to the $89.50 deposit per person. All remote locations will be assessed the additional $100 surcharge. This includes Roche and Snug Harbors on San Juan Island. It is recommended that if you're staying on San Juan Island you arrange to meet at the boat at the Port of Friday Harbor.
  5. We Recommend...
    ​If you are also planning on taking a whale watch trip in addition to a fishing charter trip. Book your fishing trip first.​ There are a limited amount of fishing charter services thoughout the islands and we base the trips around tides to give you optimal fishing opportunity. Because of the number of whale watch charters, it will be much easier to book a whale watch trip around your fishing charter rather than the other way around.
  6. Parties of 3
    If you book a trip for 3 anglers we will reach out to single anglers in an attempt to fill the boat. If you wish to have the boat to yourself, you must book an additional angler or book the entire boat for your trip. There are no exceptions to this policy.
  7. Mixed Boat Option
    This is our most popular and economical form of booking. We limit the boat to four anglers. If you are a party of one, two, or three, we will keep the boat open for additional anglers, but limit the group size to 4 plus captain and crew. If you have a party of 4 or more, you will get the boat to yourself.
  8. Single Anglers
    All trips require a minimum of two anglers. We are happy to put you on a waiting list and will try and fit you onto an existing charter. We will only open a boat with 2 paid spots for the trip. If you are visiting during the summer, please have multiple dates available so that we can do our best to try and fit you on an appropriately filled boat.
  9. Cancellation Cont'd
    Any trip cancelled by San Juan Fishing Charters will not be charged to the guests and deposits will be refunded.
What to Bring With You

Along with our knowledgeable staff, we provide a well maintained vessel with a cabin to get out of the elements as well as a portable heater during the winter for those cold days on the water.  The vessel has a small head on board for emergency purposes only.  We also take care of the fishing gear and tackle and life vests, but you may want to bring some additional items to make your trip just a bit more comfortable.

Below is a small list of items you may find useful:
rain gear, sunscreen, warm jacket, camera, phone charger, food and beverages of your liking (NO HARD ALCOHOL and NO BANANAS).  

Please bring your own personal waterbottle.

You are expected to carry some form of legal identification on you at all times.​
What NOT to Bring With You

NO PETS of any kind.  NO MARIJUANA, NO HARD ALCOHOL, and most important NO BANANAS are to be brought on the boat.  ​

Because boats and fishing are not ideal for infants and toddlers, we recomend you plan a trip when your children are at least 8 years of age for light tackle fishing and 12 or older for salmon or bottomfishing.