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Address: 2011 Skyline Way, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2953
Phone Number: 360 770-0341

Guided salmon and bottom fishing charter trips in the beautiful San Juan...

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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Bucket list success!

We went out on September 9th 2016 and had the best time of our lives. My father in law has had this on his "bucket list" for years and we decided to make it happen for him. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 14, 2016
Guy B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We went out on September 9th 2016 and had the best time of our lives. My father in law has had this on his "bucket list" for years and we decided to make it happen for him. The salmon were not biting buck captain Tyler suggested some bottom fishing, which turned out to be the best idea ever. Every person... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our day fishing with Captain Rick. We caught several fish. Even though we couldn't keep them due to size and species regulations we still had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend highline charters!

Thank jolene885
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We had a nice trip yesterday with Brett, who owns this business and R and R Fishing Charters. He clearly loves being out on the water fishing. I was worried when he said that the day before they hadn't had even a nibble all day. I was more worried when we caught fish we had to release (two cohos and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I thought it was a bit of luck to discover a last minute cancellation and to book an afternoon trip. But that was nothing compared to being on the water with a very knowledgeable skipper named Brett. An avid fishing guide you would expect and he was but he clearly enjoys being out on the water and it shows. His... More 

Thank David H
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

My husband and I went out with Captain Brett and another couple on day one of salmon fishing. We had a great time and each caught good size keepers - well mine was just a bit too small, but happy to see captain play by the rules and it went back in the water. Beautiful scenery and overall wonderful experience... More 

Thank KASell
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a great time! We highly recommend Highliner Charters!!! Captain Brett was a skilled fisherman and took great care of us all. The booking process was super easy too!

Thank Nicole M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Last day we can fish lingcod, we are so lucky to book highliner and more had captain Rick with us. He is super nice, patient, considerate, and get us great fish to take home, wonderful experience given I had almost no prior fishing experience, and now I am hooked and I won't fish without captain Rick now.

Thank Chiwei C
Brett R, Owner at Highliner Charters, responded to this review

Capt Rick is a good man and a fine guide. We are lucky to have him on our team. I'm so glad you guys enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again soon. Capt Brett More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

Our family had a great time fishing with Highliner Charters. We had Captain Bret and Rick the first day fishing for ling cod. We reeled in three keepers and a bunch of rock fish. They were awesome with our 8 year old son! By the end of the day, we got the hang of what we needed to do to... More 

Thank Kristin E
Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Austin was a great captain and very friendly. Did a great job of keeping the baits fresh and the poles down. Brett was very friendly and helpful, doing his best to accommodate all that we asked for. We got one nice 50 lb halibut on the trip, which we unfortunately we're not the lucky ones on that rod, but as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Brett and Rick took me and my uncle out for Lingcod fishing and it could not have been more perfect! We had great weather and the location we went to was totally secluded and we had hit after hit of Lings and Rockfish (which we threw back of course!) All in all, we went home with 3 large Lingcods! Brett... More 

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