Our fishing charter trips are for parties of 2 - 6 people. Trip lengths range from 5 - 8 hours depending on which trip is chosen. We operate two charter vessels which provide greater flexibility and allow us to book larger parties (greater than 6). The size of your party will determine which boat you will be on. Both vessels offer heated cabins and bathrooms. Free parking, restrooms, and complimentary coffee are available at the marina upon check-in.  We offer a 10% discount for police and active duty military.  At Highliner, groups of 4 or more are guaranteed a private charter.



  • We are currently offering winter steelhead and trout trips on the Skagit and Sauk rivers. These trips are catch-and-release and last between 6 - 7 hours. You will be casting spinning rods from a drift boat or river raft.  We have two boats ( a 13' Stealthcraft drift boat and a 12' river raft). Both boats carry 2 passengers plus the guide.  All rods and tackle are provided. It is recommended you bring waders (or hip boots), and rain gear. These trips are offered 7 days a week March 1st thru April 15th and the rate is $260 per person.


Our 2023 Halibut season will be April 6th - May 22nd, Thursdays - Mondays, and May 26-28.  The rate is $290 per person.


Our 2023 ling cod season will be May 1st - June 15th. The rate is $290 per person.


Our 2023 chinook salmon season begins July 13th, Thursday - through Saturday, thru August 15th. This season is quota-based, meaning WDFW may close the season early. Trips will launch at first light and 2 PM.  The rate is $290 per person.


Our 2023 Coho and Pink salmon season begins on Aug 16th and runs through Sept 30th. Trips launch at first light and 2 pm. The is $290 per person. 


Our 2023 Deception Pass coho trips will run Sept 1st - Oct 4th. Trips last 4 hours and launch times are tide-dependent. The rate is $240 per person.


For May - Sept, we will offer light tackle bottom jigging trips which will target cabezon and greenling. These trips are very popular in that each person is constantly engaged while jigging. Trips generally last 3 hours and launch at 9 AM and 2 PM. The rate is $195 per person (additional charges apply for added activities). 


Private Charters

1- 4 people: $1160

5 people $1450

6 people: $1740


Private all-day salmon charters are available for the rate of $2320. This allows you to determine your own departure and return times.


One-day fishing licenses can be purchased from us on the day of the charter for $10. This rate applies to residents and non-residents alike. 


Singles will be added to an existing charter. So for you guys or gals who like to fish but can't find friends or family to come along, give us a shout and we'll likely fit you in.


We do offer inter-island service. The location we are currently fishing will determine the pick-up and drop-off fee.  Please call as we can arrange pick-ups at most docks within the Islands.


As our basic service, we will fillet and bag your fish. If you would like your catch processed we can vacuum pack, freeze and ship your fillets.  See our 'processing and handling" drop-down menu for details.


To make a reservation call : (360) 770-0341. Or you can send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Highliner Charters requires a 50% down payment to hold the reservation. Full payment is due the day of the charter and we prefer cash for the balance so plan accordingly.


To change a reservation, please call as soon as possible so I can do my best to reschedule you.


To cancel a reservation, call at least 14 days prior to the trip's scheduled departure time.  Cancellations under 14 days will result in a forfeit of your deposit unless I can fill the vacancy. Additionally, cancellations within 48 hours of the trip, or no-shows the day of, will result in a full charge being applied to the credit card which held the deposit. (All cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee).


Reservations made within 48 hours of the charter require full payment at the time of the booking.


For parties of 5-6 persons, the balance is due two weeks prior to the charter.


Reservation of both our boats requires full payment at the time of the booking.


Any "no-shows" on the day of the charter will result in a full charge to the credit card which held the reservation.


We DO NOT take checks, Discover, or American Express.