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Adventure Charters is a small family owned business and charter fishing is all we do.

Everyone helps out in one way or another.

We love what we do and we strive to give you more for your money.

  • We are consistently a top producer in the local charter fleet.
  • Fun informative fishing trips with competent patient expertise.
  • We give honest fishing reports.
  • Competitive price and superior product.
  • We operate out of more ports – you depart closer to the best fishing grounds – more time fishing. 
  • Primary ports: Seattle, Edmonds
  • We participate in more fisheries – salmon-halibut-tuna-lingcod-flounder-crab-prawns.
  • Fish Market quality handling of your catch.
  • We have one of the nicest boats set up with the best tackle.
  • Specialized gear including computerized electric reels for deep water halibut.
  • Commercial sized pot puller for deep water crab and shrimp.
  • Flushing toilet (no porta potty).
  • Fish smoking and shipping services: Jensen’s Old Fashioned Smokehouse  Wild Salmon Seafood Market

*During times of prolonged depressed fishing* the Captain will personally give you a fishing report and you will have the option to decline with no loss of deposit. This is very rare in the charter fishing industry. If you are considering another charter it is wise to check to see if they even have a slow fishing policy.

Troll or mooch for salmon?

We could mooch if we wanted to. We troll for salmon in Puget Sound for precisely the same reason we utilize controlled drifting for lingcod, flounder and halibut. Trolling catches the most salmon per rod–in overall catch there is no comparison.

You actually fish! On our boat we don’t hook the fish and hand you a rod. You hook your own fish.

We treat your catch as if it was our own with fish market quality standards.

All fish to be kept are bled and iced immediately regardless of the time of year. We will expertly fillet your catch or gut and gill whole fish if you prefer. This does not apply to flounder due to shear quantity.

Great day!  The boat was clean and well maintained.  Captain Steve was prompt and prepared.  He put us on fish and we all caught our limit.  We also had a day of laughs and comaraderie.  Really, really enjoyed the day.  My husband and I look forward to going again.

Nancy P. Bothell, WA

I’m a little late in writing this review but nevertheless,,,Captain Steve was great! I booked a trip for 5 of us including my son & daughter in law and a co-worker & his wife. We limited out quite fast. Oh,, this was on 17 Aug 2013. My son & daughter in law had a ‘blast’ the entire time as did my co-worker & his wife. Cpt. Steve allowed my daughter in law to ‘drive the boat’ while he was netting our fish or providing instructions about fishing or operating the equipment. Excellent trip and a professional in all aspects. I am looking forward to doing this again and maybe this month of September 2014 if ‘fish are running’ and there are availabilities on board as well as my work schedule permits. Great time!!

Tom V. Federal Way, WA

We had an awesome time with Captain Steve. He thourghly explained everything we would be doing and where we were going. We were in Seatlle for my oldest son’s Make-A-Wish trip and Steve made it an awesome adventure. My son caught a 35″ -18# king salmon. He was very pleasent with my entire family and if we ever get a chance to get back there we will definetly go fishing with Captain Steve again.

Jake H. Janesville WI

Great Experience!  Excellent service and communication with Captain Steve.  Had a great time, caught numerous fish, and even more unexpected was the abundance of information shared by Steve regarding the local fishery.   Besides having a blast, I learned a lot and received a lesson about the local area and fishery.  Steve, Thanks for a fantastic “Adventure”!

Timothy D. Lilbourn MO

Amazing captian made it an amazing adventure. My first charter and I would go again in a heartbeat. Had so much fun and caught our limit!

Amanda P. Seattle, WA

Amazing day we just had!!!  Craig took my 7 year old and I out and we caught over 15 fish, mainly salmon but also a flounder and a little shark.  He was so friendly and helpful.  Booking was easy and the directions to and from the dock were easy to follow.  Will be back for sure!!!!!

Kathryn J. Wyoming, MN

The 4 of us had a BLAST Fishing and Crabbing with the expert guidance of Captain Steve K.. His quiet confidence in command of a superb Boat and excellent fishing equipment sprinkled with a great sense of humor is as good as it gets! We had non stop action with Salmon and capped the day off with copious amounts of Crab.  We will be return customers! Jim N.

Jim N.

Had an awesome time with Capt. Craig! Salmon, flounder, and crab plus the captain was very knowledgeable about other local fishing tips. Definitely going again.

Adam S. - Worcester MA

Winter Chinook Salmon Fishing

I can’t say enough about how amazing this trip was.  Captain Steve got us onto the fish early and often, and we were hooking fish more frequently than any of the nearby boats.  We ended up hitting the limit and heading back in with two beautiful coho salmon.  While things were quiet on the boat, Captain Steve gave us recommendations on awesome, cheap places to eat.  He also brought us to take pictures of sea lions while traveling from one fishing area to another.  When we headed back in, Steve filleted the fish for us, taking care not to waste any of the fish, and ensured we had a way to take them home; he also gave us a tip on how to make a great broth out of the leftover bodies and heads.  Captain Steve was an excellent guide and made sure we had a great outing.  We are looking forward to our next trip out with captain Steve!

Peter T - Arlington MA