North Shore Charters

North Shore Charters offers the highest quality boat tours in the San Juan Islands. All of the trips are custom-tailored to fit your vacation desires. There are several departure points, so your trip can start from San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Islands, Bellingham, and Anacortes. Fishing is the most exciting thing you can do here but it doesn’t end there - combine it with whale watching and cruising as well!

It all starts when you come aboard a 28’ Boston Whaler that accommodates up to 6 anglers. This offshore sportfishing boat has everything you’ll need for a successful day on the water - navigational electronics, safety gear, professional rods and reels, a cooler, and a live bait tank. For your comfort, there’s also a private toilet. The boat is powered by 225 HP Honda engines and reaches the speed of 50 knots.

Some of the species you can target are Salmon, Halibut, and Lingcod. It’s important to get in touch with the captain before your trip, so you can discuss the departure time, as they depend on the tides. Experiment with trolling, bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, and other techniques. At the end of each trip, you’ll get your catch cleaned and filleted, ready for the frying pan.

All fishing equipment you’ll need for the day is included in the price. The captain will also cover some snacks, but feel free to bring other food and beverages you prefer. Don’t forget to purchase your fishing license and pack some sun protection.

A few hours on the boat is the only thing you need for a day of relaxation. Schedule the highlight of your vacation. North Shore Charters welcomes you aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bottom Fish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    20 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Jun 15
    $850
    3-hour trip for bottom fish! Short but exciting! The captain covers your fishing equipment and some snacks. Make sure to have your fishing license ready and pack some drinks. Departure times depend on the tide. These trips are mainly catch and release. Great for families and kids. Actual departure times are depending on the tide, which changes daily. Time will be set by your captain after booking.
  • Private trip
    3 - 4 Hour Trip – Salmon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    $1,200
    Departure times change based on the tide, so get in touch with the captain in advance. Target Salmon and catch some tasty bites for later. The captain will clean and fillet your catch. After July 14 ask about adding crabbing to the trip. Available Thursday - Mondays Note: Due to WDFW emergency rule changes this year our season for salmon has been shortened. We will let you know at the time of inquiry wether it will be open for your trip.
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About the Captain

Marty Mead
Eastsound, Washington, United States
Response time 16 hours
Member since March 2021
Captain Marty has been running fishing charters for over 25 years. It's his lifelong passion and he's happy that he gets to spend every day doing what he loves the most.

About this listing

Targeted species

Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Boston Whaler (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 225HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
porta potty for emergencies
GPS
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

FAQs about North Shore Charters

North Shore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group, additional $125 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Bottom Fish (20 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - 3 - 4 Hour Trip – Salmon (4 hours)

When you book a trip with North Shore Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet porta potty for emergencies
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with North Shore Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks

North Shore Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

North Shore Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with North Shore Charters include:
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)