tuna 2021

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!

TUNA 2021

Your trip includes use of one of our high-quality rod/reel setups; all your bait and gear. You can bring your own gear if you would like, but please NO braided line. All trips are limited to 6 to 11 anglers, depending on the boat.

Cost: 1-Day $455 (6-man) • 1.5-Day $585 • 2-Day $620

On 2-Day trips, you will board the boat in the evening. Your cooler is stowed outside the boat; usually on the port side. Your duffel goes on or near your bunk (pack lightly, clothing wise: this isn’t a 14-day cruise.)

Enjoy the leisurely trip out to the fishing grounds, it will be anywhere between 40-75 miles. Get a good night’s sleep: you’ll be busy tomorrow!

At dawn, the Captain will start the engines and the crew will set up the trolling lines. When one of the lines hits, the crew shots “HOOK UP!” The Captain then circles the boat back around to where the fish hit, and a “bait stop” will begin.

During the bait stop, you’ll be feeding out line for your baited live anchovy. When the tuna hits the line, click off the freespool and the battle’s on! On a good bait stop the fishing can go on for hours: once you’ve landed your fish, grab another anchovy and start in again.

We fish dawn to dusk on the first day; then fish the morning of the second day before we head in, exhausted and happy, with memories to last a lifetime (or at least until next season!!!)

Booking your tuna trip is a lot like the procedure used to book an airline trip. The first thing you need to do is pick out your trip date. Our website is updated constantly; check it for the latest trip availability.

When you have selected your preferred departure dates, give us a call. We’ll get your reservation set up in our system.

You’ll receive a printed confirmation packet that includes general trip information. A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

For 2-Day tips, please check in by 5PM the day of your trip. Departure is between 7PM and midnight, depending on tides and weather. On 1-Day trips check in is at 5:15AM with departure at 6:00AM. The office staff will let you know:

  1. When you can board and stow your gear, and
  2. When the boat is departing

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

We sleep overnight on the ocean, so pack for your trip as though you were going a camping trip. Here’s a sample starter list of what to bring:

  • Food and drink for the duration of the trip
  • Cooler for your food and beverages
  • Rain gear and boots
  • Indoor shoes to wear in the evening (1.5, 2-Day)
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Sleeping bag and pillow (1.5, 2-Day)
  • Money to tip your deckhand. Please tip your deckhand. 20% of the cost of your trip is customary + fillet (ex. $620 trip cost = $124 + fillet charges)