albacore tuna faq and schedule

We are your premier, full-service charter office. Our office is open seven days a week during the fishing season. Come on by and let’s talk fishing!

ALBACORE FISHING

1 to 2 Day trips.
(Evening trips stay overnight on boat.)
Price:
-1 Day (6-man) $455
-1.5 Day $585
-2 Day $620
2021 Season: Mid-July through September
Departures: Early AM and 7PM-Midnight, dependent upon trip type, weather and tides.
Limits: There is no limit; average catch is 1-12 fish per person.

Limits: There is no limit; average catch is 1-12 fish per per- son.

Our 1-Day and 2-Day morning trips depart early AM.
Our 1.5-Day and 2-Day evening trips depart late evening; we travel overnight to the tuna grounds; located offshore of the Oregon coastline approximately 40-90 miles from Westport.
You will sleep “camp” style on the boat; bring your bedroll and food/beverages.
Albacore fishing is wild!

We live-bait fish; bait stops can go on for hours. On the way back to Westport your catch can be filleted or you may exchange whole tuna for canned at Merino’s Cannery (additional charges apply, rates set by Merino’s) here in town.

GENERAL INFORMATION

We open our fishing season every year in mid-March, when lingcod season opens. Our office opens everyday 1-hour prior to trip departure.

Trip price does not include sales tax. A fishing license is required and available for sale in the charter office. See the section below on what to bring for more details. Boats return by 5:00PM.

Please tip your deckhand. 20% of the cost of your trip is customary + fillet charges. (ex. $220 trip cost = $44 + fillet charges).

PAYMENTS/CANCELLATIONS

Payments: A credit card will secure reservations until the day of the trip. Payments for bottomfish, salmon and combo trips will be made on the boat prior to departure with credit card, debit card, or cash. If you no-show the morning of your trip your credit card will be charged in full for the price of the trip.

Cancellation Policy: Salmon, bottomfish and combo trips require a 21-day prior notice for cancellation for refund. No refund for Halibut, Deepwater Lingcod or Tuna trips cancellation at anytime.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Wear warm clothing, dress in layers
  • Non-scuffing rubber boots and rain gear
  • Bring a lunch and beverages
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Small personal coolers allowed in cabin (not on deck)
  • Seasickness medication if needed (not everyone feels the effects of the sea)
  • You will need a WA State Saltwater fishing (14 years and younger no license required). A punch card for all ages if you’re Halibut fishing and or a Salmon punch card for Salmon trips.