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Charter Fishing in the San Juans
and on Orcas Island

Outer Island Excursions offers salmon and bottom fishing charters throughout the San Juan Islands. We are based on Orcas Island but offer trips from Lopez Island, San Juan Island, Lummi Island and the Bellingham Area. We fish for Salmon, Ling Cod, Rock Fish, Halibut, Cabazon, Flounder, Greenling and many other species. We also love to go after Dungeness and Red Rock Crab. During the early spring we will drop some pots for pink and spot shrimp. Whale watching can be combined with a fishing trip for ultimate Orcas Island adventure!

Bottom Fishing and Crabbing Trips:

Bottom fishing trips are great for fishermen of any skill level. We frequently take out first time fishermen as young as 4 and 5 years old as well as skilled veterans. I highly recommend bottom fishing for a group considering their first fishing experience in the San Juans. Usually everyone catches fish and the techniques are easy to learn. Bottom fishing trips are available year round. Halibut and Ling Cod are open in the spring. Crabbing is from July 15th to September 30th.

We charge by the hour for all of our bottom fishing trips not by the person.

We offer trips for 1 person on up to 40 people.

  • The best fishing trips are well planned trips.
  • Fishing Licenses are available aboard the boat for US waters.
  • All gear is provided.
  • Bareboat charter's also available.
  • Minimum 3 hours

Bottom Fishing Rates

23 ft Boat

  • "The Kodiak" or "The Sun Runner"
  • Best for 2-4 fishermen
  • $150 per hour first 3 hours for boat and captain
  • $125 each additional hour

26 ft boat

  • “The Loki” or "The Yellow Eye"
  • Best for 4 to 6 fishermen
  • $2000 per hour first 3 hours for boat and captain
  • $175 each additional hour

30 ft Boat

  • "The Triton"
  • Best for 6 or more fishermen
  • $250 per hour first 3 hours for boat and captain
  • $225 each additional hour

38 ft Boat

  • "Blackfish II"
  • For up to 14 fishermen
  • $600 per hour first 3 hours for boat and captain
  • $550 each additional hour

Salmon Fishing Trips:

We are proud to now offer Salmon charters to those fishermen after that elusive 30 lbs King. We offer roughly 5-6 hour Salmon charters from July to October and December thru April. Blackmouth are the target of out winter fishing and during the summer we can get silver, kings and silver salmon. Salmon fishing requires a longer run to get to the best fishing locations. Sometimes we head out almost 40 miles to get to the best spots. Salmon fishing is more hit and miss than bottom fishing. The pay off is big but patience is necessary. For that reason it is not recommended for young children or for first time fishermen. During July and August advanced reservations are highly recommended.

Salmon Charter Rates:

  • Salmon charters rates are by the person.
  • Each Person is $240
  • We take up to 6 people per boat.
  • We have two boats available.
  • So we can take groups of up to 12 people.
  • The private boat rate is $1000.

We have a 24 ft and a 30 ft custom cabin cruiser that we use for salmon charters. These boats are fully equipped with electronic downriggers. Both boats have restrooms.

More General Info:

Our Vessels are moored in Eastsound on Orcas Island. So you can stay on Orcas Island and go fishing or skip the ferry ride and let us pick you up. You can start your fishing trip in Bellingham, Anacortes or any of The San Juan Islands such as Orcas Island, Lopez Island or San Juan Island. The San Juan Islands are one of the most beautiful fishing destinations in Washington.

Call for information on what fish we can keep and what fish we have to release. For a portion of the season we mainly do catch and release fishing.

  • Shrimp and Halibut are open in May.
  • Ling Cod Season is May 1st to June 15th.
  • Salmon Season is July 1st to October 30 and then November 1st to April 30th.
  • Crabbing Season is July 15th to September 30th.
  • Bottom Fishing is open year-round.

Outer Island Excursions
POB 653, Eastsound, WA 98245
Office (360) 376-3711
Boat (360) 622-6562