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“Had a great day with Captain Brett”
Review of Highliner Charters

Highliner Charters
Ranked #3 of 14 Tours in Anacortes
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Owner description: 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.
Brookfield, Wisconsin
1 review
“Had a great day with Captain Brett”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a 1/2 day charter for our family of five a few weeks ago. We had great weather, and caught our limit. Brett was personable, and knowledgeable - all in all, it was a memorable experience.

Jack K

Visited August 2013
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Anacortes, Washington
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32 reviews
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“Great Day on the Water!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I wanted to take our 7yr old to catch his first Salmon, but being the fishing novices we are, decidced it would be a better idea to go out with someone who knew what they were doing. We decided to go through Highliner Charters in Anacortes because of the great reviews they had received from previous customers. So I called and made the reservation. Patty answered the phone and was so nice and accommidating. We wanted to reserve a spot for 4 people on a holiday weekend and she said no problem, they would take the bigger boat. We were pretty excited.
The day came, we met our Captain at Skyline Marina at their office, got our fishing licenses and we were off! We enjoyed a gorgeous ride out to the fishing grounds (the Southwest side of San Juan Island). The ride was comfortable and we got to watch the sunrise, it was awesome.
When we got there, Captain Bret immediately got our equipment set up and in the water. Within 15 minutes we had our first bite!! My husband was reeling in his first Salmon!! He even had to fight a sea lion for it, but it was worth it!
We spent a wonderful day on the water, caught more salmon then we knew what to do with, and my 7 yr old caught his first Salmon to boot! Mission accomplished. We had so much fun, and Captain Bret was really great in teaching us the difference between Wild salmon and hatchery salmon. The differences between Kings, Coho's, and Pinks. We will DEFINITELY be doing this trip again with Highliner Charters. Thanks Captain Brett and Patty!!!

Visited September 2013
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Camano Island
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We really enjoyed our fishing trip. Our captain was great. He was very knowledgeable and knew exactly where to go to catch fish. I strongly recommend Highliner Charters!

Visited August 2013
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Post Falls, Idaho, United States
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75 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wonderful fishing experience”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

My husband and I took the afternoon fishing trip out of Anacortes, WA, on July 19th. We caught our limit of salmon in less than 3 hours, and fished for bottom fish and went crabbing. Our captain/guide was top-notch, very knowledgable, and friendly. All equipment was state-of-the art. We had an excellent time, returning to the dock at dusk--approximately 6.5 hours. Well worth the very reasonable amount we paid for the experience. We will definitely go fishing wth Highliner Charters again.

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Early Bird Gets The Fish”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Met with Captain TYLER at 4:45 am sat 27th july everything was a great experience clean,courteous,newer gear 2 other clients on board,lots of elbow room for all. All of us had great comradery . fishing , awesome .tks Tyler ,will be booking for September run

Visited July 2013
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