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Highliner Charters

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Anacortes, WA, USA
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About Highliner Charters
Guided salmon and bottom fishing charter trips in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State. There is no way to describe the excitement of putting folks on their first king salmon, giant lingcod, or huge halibut. The smile is from ear to ear, you can almost see their hearts pounding through their chests, and their hands shake for an hour afterward in response to the adrenaline. The stories get told, and the memories last a life time.
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Wanderer444466 wrote a review Aug 8
Lynnwood, Washington2 contributions
We had an awesome experience with Brett! He’s a great teacher and it was a relaxing, amazing day. We landed 12-15 Kings and lost another 5-10 bringing them in! Sadly quota for Kings was met mere hrs before we headed out- so all catch and release! We’ve already booked another trip to hopefully stock the freezer!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Michelle J wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California7 contributions4 helpful votes
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If you want a fun and positive family experience, Highliner Charters is the way to go! With 2 adults, 2 seniors, and 2 kids ages 8 and 10 our expectations for a boatload of fish were not high but WOW! Brett definitely knows where the salmon hang out and what to do to entice them on your hook. When the bite was on everyone was catching! Five Kings to the boat and three more that went did not come aboard due to their wild status. The kids had a blast, each landing a nice Chinook with a little help from the adults. Brett was right on the poles the minute he saw a strike and we all helped each other bring home dinner! The boat is comfortable and the equipment is in great condition. We will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: July 2022
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AZRose2013 wrote a review Jul 2022
Phoenix, Arizona73 contributions40 helpful votes
Captain Rick was welcoming, helpful and patient. The three of us chose a 4 person trip so we could have the whole boat. Check-in was easy. The office had coffee and water and restrooms. Two of the three of us caught king salmon. We hooked into a number that we were unable to land because they got off the hook. Our captain was good about trying different locations. The day was beautiful so even in between bites we could enjoy the gorgeous scenery. Our captain cleaned, filleted and vacuum packed our fish for us (for a fee), which made taking our salmon home with us very convenient. We would definitely use Highliner Charters again.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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FrequentFlier451014 wrote a review Jun 2022
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Catching the fish. Seeing the whales, we were actually closer to the whales than the people who paid to watch the whales, in fact we had to move out of the whales path. The skipper was excellent, he knew what to do and the weather was beautiful! I really enjoyed myself. If I want to catch a cod, halibut, or salmon I’ll be booking again. Thanks so much! Dean C
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Joshua S wrote a review May 2022
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The captain and crew were top notch professionals with exceptional knowledge of the fishing grounds, great customer service, and dedicated to providing a fun, safe, and productive fishing experience.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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