• August 16th to 31st -  No min. size. Daily limit 2. Release Chinook, chum, and wild coho.
  • September 1st to 30th - No min. size. Daily limit 2. Release Chinook and chum.


  • Daily limit is a total of 15 bottomfish - No min. size. Daily limit 2 of each species. Catch & Release Ling Cod. Rock Fish Closed

We are currently booking open boat and private charters for Salmon & Bottom Fishing,  and Wildlife Tours. Call and ask us about out End Of Season Special!


About Us

North Shore Charters salmon fishing charters. Captain Sean getting ready to set out on the Jefe

Sport Fishing & Wildlife Tours in The Beautiful San Juan Islands

North Shore Charters offers the best experience in the San Juan Islands. For first-timers to pro-anglers and families with kids of all ages. We have something for everyone. Our trips are designed to be fun and educational. Our goal is to not just take you fishing, but to teach you how to fish. Our boats are outfitted with all the top quality gear and very comfortable with a restroom on board. Our Captains are professional and offer over 25 years experience fishing in the San Juan Archipelago. They are also quite personable, but they might just smell a little fishy. 

We offer open-boat and private, custom charters. Let us know what you are looking for and we can create a trip specific to your needs. We can accommodate groups of all sizes, although the limit for each boat is 6. Trips depart from all ports in the San Juan Islands.

North Shore Charters salmon fishing charters. Captain Sean getting ready to set out on the Jefe

Our Trips

We offer 3 - 6 hour Private Charter Sport Fishing and Wildlife Excursions throughout the San Juan Islands that are customizable to fit your needs. Just ask. We also offer limited Open Boat Charter Fishing options if you don't mind sharing.

  • Our trips depart Deer Harbor and Rosario Resort on Orcas Island and Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor on San Juan Island. We also offer pick-ups at Fishermans Bay on Lopez Island. If you have a custom pick-up location, let us know.
  • Dress warm and layered. It’s usually 10 degrees cooler on the water than on shore.
  • Make sure to pack your own lunch, drinks, and snacks. We do allow a cooler onboard as well as alcoholic beverages. We carry water and limited snacks on board.

North Shore Charters salmon fishing charters. Captain Sean getting ready to set out on the Jefe

A Day Out On The Water

Travel Time - Since we are already in the San Juan islands it doesn’t take much travel time before we’re fishing – Never more than 30 minutes from our home port of Deer Harbor on Orcas Island or 45 minutes from Friday Harbor or Roche Harbor on San Juan Island.

Often times we are fishing in just 10 minutes from Orcas Island.

In the San Juans the most common methods of fishing are – trolling, drift fishing, mooching, casting, or bottom jigging, depending on what fish we’ll be targeting.

All Bait and Tackle are Provided

We use all top of the line Avet, Shimano, Okuma, and Lamiglass gear, and are suited for any type of fish you may find in the San Juans. We use frozen bait usually Herring or Anchovies, and a variety artificial lures. If you have an old betty that works for you, bring it along.

Special Consideration

It is our policy to set the departure times based on the tides, which change day to day. When there are two potentials for the respective day, we choose the optimal tide, and time of departure, a day or two before the trip date based on current results to give our customers the best opportunity for success. Unless at the time of booking a specific time is requested.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! Send us a message with any comments, questions, or scheduling concerns. We will get back to you soon.

North Shore Charters

5164 Deer Harbor Rd Eastsound, Washington

DEPARTURES FROM: Deer Harbor Marina Port of Friday Harbor Lopez Island Roche Harbor (custom pick-up also available) Office: (360) 376-4855 For Immediate Service Text: (360) 317-4323 or (860) 248-0693

Open Daily

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08:00 am – 05:00 pm