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Highliner Charters

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Address: 2011 Skyline Way, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2953
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+1 360-770-0341
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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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Birthday fishing trip success

For my Grandfather's 90th birthday (He's still highly mobile and spry) he asked to go fishing. Due to some of his health issues and the fact that I'm outdoorsy in the state park... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2014
Crystal B
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Stanwood, Washington, United States
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Stanwood, Washington, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

For my Grandfather's 90th birthday (He's still highly mobile and spry) he asked to go fishing. Due to some of his health issues and the fact that I'm outdoorsy in the state park with showers kind of way, I was looking for creature comforts of a closed heated cabin and a stationary toilet that also happened to take us fishing.... More 

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1 Thank Crystal B
Granite Falls, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

Captain Brett was great! Explained everything and was patient with us amateurs. Stayed at the fishing location a little longer than planned, resulting in another fish being caught. Bonus points for cleaning and filleting the catch for us. I'll be recommending them to others for sure!

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1 Thank Bryan S
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We were fortunate to have an opportunity to go out with Brett on opening day for Kings this year and had a great time. We were picked up at Friday Harbor bright and early and quickly reached the fishing grounds and got the lines in the water. Brett was very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about fishing. He worked the downriggers... More 

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2 Thank M S
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

My teenage son and I booked two days with Highliner Charters and had a terrific experience. The owner of the company, Brett, was a great resource as we planned our first trip to the San Juans -- from suggesting a place to stay that was convenient to the marina to sending some info on how to get around Anacortes one... More 

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1 Thank Ann P
Oak Harbor, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Had a great time fishing with capt bret. This is a great charter good times and lots of fish. No need to bring anything just yourself and a good attatude.

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1 Thank Keithandcandice W
North Bend, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

My Highliner Charters fishing trip was booked as a surprise for my nephew's 15th birthday. Once Capt. Brett was aware of the celebration, he made every effort to ensure that everyone on board joined in on the event and make the day very memorable for my nephew and I. Boat safety, expectations and operation of the boat were explained fully... More 

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Thank Mike B
Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Having been on excursions with other charters, large and small, I would highly recommend Highliner Charters for a first time fishing experience or for someone who has had the experience before. The size of the boats along with the personal experience of the captains has been one of the best experiences for me and my family.The first trip that I... More 

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Thank Patrick P
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

I was a little apprehensive when I saw how high some of the waves were, because I had my 2 grandchildren with me (ages 5 & 7 1/2) and wasn't sure if Harley was going to freak out by the roller coaster ride at the beginning - but I shouldn't have worried. Capt Brett handled his boat masterfully, he made... More 

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Thank Loyce H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

I took my family on what I thought would be a great fishing trip. Unfortunately we showed up and were told that the boat we were supposed to be on was broken so we were placed on a smaller one that didn't have enough room for everyone to sit down. The only safety procedures he discussed were "don't fall in... More 

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3 Thank Suzanna S
Brett R, Owner at Highliner Charters, responded to this review

In an odd sort of way I'm grateful for this review. I'm certain it won't be the last of its type, but I'm equally certain they will be extremely rare. The person who wrote this went away feeling bitter, cheated, and let down. Because of this she saw fit to call into question the safety of my operation, my skill,... More 

Verona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Our family of four fished for salmon with Captain Austin at Highliner Charters, and he was great! Not only was he very professional, helpful, and friendly, but he went above and beyond to make sure our children (ages 6 and 9) felt comfortable and caught fish. He obviously knows his stuff. My husband caught the biggest king salmon Austin had... More 

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1 Thank Charity W

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