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“Great time - great fishing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of North Shore Charters

North Shore Charters
Deer Harbor Marina, po box 316, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
360.376.4855
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Ranked #9 of 14 Attractions in Eastsound
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: We offer the highest quality boat tours in the San Juan Islands. Private Whale Watching and Family Adventure Tours, Deep Sea Salmon and Halibut Fishing and Day cruises to and from Victoria BC, Vancouver and the Canadian Gulf Islands. All of our trips are custom tailored to fit your vacation desires. Just ask we can make it happen. Departures from San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez Islands. Bellingham and Anacortes.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Eastsound, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great time - great fishing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

Captain Marty knows all the best fishing and crabbing holes. We spent a great day on the water and we all caught our limit of salmon. We also saw sea lions, seals, and orca whales. No need to bring a thing, he has all the gear, beverages, food and snacks. And...Marty gives great tips on how to smoke your salmon! We are definitely booking again for next year.

Visited August 2011
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Seattle, Washington
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“Amazing Fishing Trip, Awesome Guide, GIANT FISH!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Marty Mead with North Shore Charters took us out for an incredible fishing trip on May 20th, 2011. We were celebrating the one-year anniversary of my little brother's life-saving liver transplant . . . and the trip couldn't have been more perfect. Marty's skill and expertise in all things fishing coupled with his vast knowledge of the San Juans paid off big time as my little brother caught a 120 pound Halibut that was as tall as he is (about six feet). A year after nearly "sleeping with the fishes" himself, Sam caught the fish of a lifetime. Marty was incredible as he walked Sam through the process of reeling in this giant of the deep. Having never caught anything larger than a brook trout, Sam soaked in every detail of Marty's instruction as he successfully landed his life-time-supply of fish tacos :). We highly recommend North Shore Charters to fishermen of all ages (our 5 month old baby girl came with us:), sexes (my wife and her friend had a great time), and experience (several of us had little to know experience). Thanks, Marty!

Visited May 2011
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Portland, Oregon
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“The most flexible and capable captain in the islands!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

Captain Marty Mead has his fingers on the pulse of the islands. When we initially booked the Rock Hopper for a few days of fishing, we were excited to have a captain who seemed to have a sixth sense for finding fish. On the second day, Capt. Marty let us know that a pod of whales had been spotted in the vicinity and offered to alter the agreed upon itinerary to give us an opportunity to find the whales. We were thrillled! He is so well-connected with the locals that we also had a fabulous dinner each evening and what felt like our own private tour and insight on the islands history and current happenings. We can't wait to go back!

Visited August 2010
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Eastsound, Washington
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“Best San Juan Islands on-the-water experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

Captain Marty Mead runs a great charter service. His new boat, El Jefe, is solid, clean and very fast; Marty has a wealth of International skippering experience and he can take you where you want to go. I recommend North Shore Charters to all my guests at the Boathouse on Orcas.com

Visited July 2010
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Orcas Island, WA
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“Best Charter in the Pacific NW - thank you Captain Marty for a great fishing trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2011

North Shore Charters is a great way to spend a day in the San Juan Islands. We have been on several fishing charters in Alaska, Mexico, and elsewhere, and none compare to the time we had with Captain Marty.

Captain Marty took me on a fishing trip this last summer and it was amazing. He helped me and my family catch a ton (9) of fish, and we had a blast.

If you are ever interested in fully enjoying your time in the San Juan Islands, make sure you book a trip with North Shore Charters.

Visited July 2010
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