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Orcas, San Juan or Lopez Island, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
+1 360-376-4855
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My husband and I were on our honeymoon and booked a trip with Captain Sean on the El Jefe. We... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Oswego, Illinois
Any day fishing the Salish Sea is a great day

We went out with Captain Marty, his dog Almond, and a new captain in training, Zoe. We only caught... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Charter Fishing for Salmon Halibut and Cod in the San Juan Islands of Washington state. Departures from Orcas Island Lopez and San Juan Island from Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor Half Day and Full Days available. We can accommodate groups of any size.
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Orcas, San Juan or Lopez Island, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
+1 360-376-4855
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and booked a trip with Captain Sean on the El Jefe. We actually met Captain Sean while visiting the Island Hoppin' Brewery on Orcas, he overheard us mentioning how we wanted to go salmon fishing and immediately...More

Thank malymurphy17
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We went out with Captain Marty, his dog Almond, and a new captain in training, Zoe. We only caught a few fish while bottom fishing, but enjoyed ourselves and being on the water. Marty did all he could to put us in the right spots,...More

1  Thank bandjmasters
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Captain Marty was awesome! We chartered the boat for the day to whale watch and had a great time. Marty was so nice and accommodating and really made the trip special. The boat was comfortable and Marty was full of knowledge about the area which...More

Thank LauraDubman
Reviewed 30 September 2016

North Shore Charters is a first class outfit; start to finish. Booking was easy. They were very accommodating. Our original booking had to be scrubbed and rescheduled as it was blowing 20+knots on the day we were supposed to go. Everything else was clock work....More

Thank Bro99
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had a great day on the water. We started off by dropping some crab pots which on return were full of huge dungenous. Sean cleaned them for us and we cooked them for dinner and they were delicious. Then we went and trolled for...More

Thank gopoker
Management response:Responded 19 November 2016

Great review, Thank you from the whole crew!!

Reviewed 1 September 2016

great captain great boat much better and more intimate then a whale watching trip. Great for children and puts you out in the northwest enviornment

Thank peter r
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Boring time spend cruising through the water trying to catch Salmon. Most of our (6) passengers just slept on the boat. The only thing caught was a dogfish. After several hours of nothing our guide Shawn decided that we should try jigging elsewhere. When we...More

Thank chelseabound
Marty M, Owner at North Shore Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Chelsea, Our apologies, Sean felt like he did everything he could to please you guys. Some days the fish just aren't biting.

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Our group was really looking forward to salmon fishing in the Pacific Northwest. Unfortunately the salmon weren't biting this year. About halfway through our outing, our guide was able to switch to bottom fishing. This enabled everyone the chance to catch something, even though all...More

Thank KathyfromMV
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Marty and his crew were incredibly accommodating. We had a scheduling mixup and they took care of us like their own. They run a first class operation.

Thank james k
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We have just returned home from Orcas Island where we fished with North Shore Charters. Marty was fantastic helping to set everything up for me, my family and friends. My son Max caught a monster salmon, and had a terrific day. Captain Sean was skilled,...More

1  Thank sean c
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