Getaway Fishing Charters

Book your next adventure today and let Getaway Fishing Charters take you to some of the best fishing spots on Lake Michigan! Capt. Dan Scheid was born to a long line of fishermen. He grew up fishing the Great Lakes alongside his father and he’s proud to carry the family tradition down to his son. His charter caters to anglers of all levels, so you can enjoy a fun day on the water and create lasting memories with your family!

Capt. Dan invites you on his 33’ Wellcraft sportfisher, built for extreme offshore conditions and equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and electronics. The boat comes with top-notch navigational instruments, including a GPS, fishfinder, and Radar, as well as downriggers for trolling, a live bait tank for your catch, and a cooler for your food and drinks.

Inside the cabin, you’ll find plenty of space for you and 5 other guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. You’ll also have a private head, shower, bed, and kitchen with a microwave and fridge. The boat is also outfitted with a sound system so you can hook up your favorite tunes while you fish. Capt. Dan invites children of all ages and his boat is equipped with safety equipment and kids’ sized life jackets as well.

Your main targets are Rainbow, Brown, and Lake Trout, as well as Chinook and Coho Salmon. Capt. Dan is an expert in locating King Salmon and putting his customers on the big one. Just take a look at some of the Salmon photos on the listing! After your trip, the crew will offer to clean your catch so you don’t leave the boat empty-handed.

You’ll be provided with top-tier Shimano gear, so all that’s left for you to do is pick up a fishing license before the trip, arrive 15 minutes early, and bring snacks, drinks, warm clothing, and some sunscreen.

Click on the Instant Book button at the top and join Getaway Fishing Charters on Lake Michigan! Come with a positive attitude, leave all your cares behind, and get ready to catch some delicious fish with Capt. Dan!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $695
    Your voyage will take place on the captain's 33' Wellcraft fishing vessel, equipped with state-of-the-art Shimano rods and reels. Your main target species will be Rainbow, Brown, and Lake Trout, as well as Coho and King (Chinook) Salmon. All you have to do is purchase a fishing license online, pack some snacks and drinks, and don't forget the sunscreen and extra layers of clothing! Get ready for an adventure and book this trip today!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $695
    Get ready to explore the pristine fishing grounds of Lake Michigan and catch yourself some delicious dinner to share with the family! Capt. Dan will supply the boat, rods, and reels. All that's left for you to do is purchase your fishing license before the trip, bring snacks, drinks, warm clothes, and sunscreen, and the rest is covered!
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About the Captain

Dan Scheid
Whitehall, Michigan, United States
Angler's Choice
45 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
I grew up fishing on Lake Michigan with my father and have carried this love of fishing throughout my life. I am a local business owner that enjoys meeting new people and sharing my passion with them. I have been happily married for over 20 years and have 3 great children. My son, Isaac, shares my passion for fishing and is also a charter captain.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Lake Trout Lake Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Wellcraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 375HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Sheila M.
Ottawa, IL
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Satisfied every expectation

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 3, 2021
Both Captain Dan and crew were hospitable and kind.  Their knowledge and experience was evident from the time we boarded...
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Christopher K.
Grand Rapids, MI
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Perfect Father's Day Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 3, 2021
My siblings and I took our dad out for an afternoon trip with Captain Dan and First Mate Brady. It was a blast! We...
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Steve B.
Gibraltar, MI
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Great day

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 28, 2021
Captain and crew were great and very knowledgeable got us right on some big fish thanks again we have lots of fun
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Michelle G.
Bloomsdale, MO
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Half day trip with Captain Dan.

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 27, 2021
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Captain Dan and Brady were great!!!  We enjoyed everything!!!
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Joshua B.
Delton, MI
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Evening trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 17, 2021
Both captain Dan and first mate Brady were an absolute treat. Dan put us on the fish right away and Brady got the baits down....
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FAQs about Getaway Fishing Charters

Getaway Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $695 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $695 per group, additional $50 per person after 5 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Getaway Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head )
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen (Includes a microwave )
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Getaway Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Including bags )
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated! )

Getaway Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Getaway Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Getaway Fishing Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Lake Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)