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Address: 1801 Roeder Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225-2257
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+1 360-815-6568

Riptide Charters provides saltwater fishing to the beautiful San Juan...

Riptide Charters provides saltwater fishing to the beautiful San Juan Islands in search for Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod and when in season Dungeness Crab and Spotted Prawns. We also provide Whale Watching and Scenic View trips in search for Orca and Gray Whales, Sea Lions, Porpoise, Eagles, Sea Otters, and many other marine wildlife species. Grab a camera and sunglasses and come join us for a fun filled day on the water.

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Salmon Fishing

Well I'm really not one to write reviews, but I had to write because the experience Frank provides is top notch. He is friendly, straight forward and has a passion for fishing... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2015
Bellingham, Washington
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Dublin, California
1 review
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The first concern was to find the boat. I got the address but when I asked the local US Coast Guard and the Harbor Master Office, nobody new who and where was the Bellingham Salmon Charters. Lucky me, I asked someone on the parking lot who new that we should meet on the dock XYZ. Then the other people I... More 

Thank c2nys
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

Well I'm really not one to write reviews, but I had to write because the experience Frank provides is top notch. He is friendly, straight forward and has a passion for fishing. My son and I are weekend warriors and have fish all over and with many guides, Frank is one of the best hands down. Trip was supposed to... More 

Thank BobDBham
Frank D, Owner at RipTide Charters, responded to this review

Was great getting your group out. Boys did a great job handling the gear and getting them fish to the boat. Would love to see you guys come back out in October for the Coho fishery. I know they would have a blast when them fish arrive. More 

Bellingham, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I can only add this was a great experience. My father my good friend from Wisconsin who has never salmon fished before. Up early and on the water. With in minutes of getting to the area which was a scenic trip, the poles were bouncing with fish on. We had a great time and Captain Frank has great knowledge of... More 

Thank John C
Frank D, Owner at RipTide Charters, responded to this review

It was great having you aboard and happy you had a great time. Do hope your friend from Wisconsin enjoys the salmon we sent home with him and look forward to hopefully seeing you again this summer. Lots of fishing yet to be done!! More 

Deming, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Captain Frank's experience is sometimes no match for the fishing Gods. Today was seven shark and one halibut and I still had a great time. Safe and Attentive Captain. On other days we will catch more fish.

Thank William F
Frank D, Owner at RipTide Charters, responded to this review

Hi William. Happy you came out and had a great time. Was enjoyable having you on board. No one gets them all the time but we sure like to. Hope to see you for the summer salmon season so we can get some revenge on them fish!! More 

Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I watched a week for returning fisherman to speak with. There were lots of empty or near empty catches of fish. It is a slamming bad small boat ride for 20 plus miles 1 way in a jarring boat. I would never recomment this for my dad or any other person as the jarring on the neck, legs, back etc.... More 

1 Thank Bill W
Frank D, Owner at RipTide Charters, responded to this review

We are sorry that you had a bad experience. We are currently running a smaller boat than we would like to due to a boat situation that went down last summer. We have been looking for its replacement. We also can not control mother nature. Winds and big tides can make crossing the straights to the fishing grounds no fun... More 

Moses Lake, Washington
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

Went fishing with Riptide Charters this past summer. We had an awesome time on the water. Captain Frank was fun to be around and very knowledgeable about fishing. Not only did we get to catch some really nice salmon but we got to see the Orca Whales and big Steller Sea Lions. That was a bonus. I highly recommend this... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

Fun, easygoing charter fishing in the northern end of Puget sound. My wife got to bring in a good 27# king on our anniversary trip this last September.

Thank Seneschie
Oakdale, Tennessee
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Captain Frank and Riptide Charters is the best. I have flown in from Tennessee every year for the past 4 years to fish with him and every time I have caught fish. Not only do you catch fish you are guaranteed an awesome time on the water. My wife also had an awesome time and got to see wildlife that... More 

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