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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored fishing guides on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best fishing guides in Seattle, WA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

365 Charters

365 Charters handles guided fishing excursions in the Seattle area and has over 25 years of experience in the field. Professional fishing guides take clients on fully furnished and fully equipped charters in the Puget Sound, Skagit River, Skykomish River, Snohomish River, Cowlitz River, and Columbia River. Anglers can catch salmon, ling cod, steelhead, sturgeon, trout, bass, sockeye salmon, or kokanee salmon during a six to eight hour trip to the area of their choice and can obtain a fishing license from 365. The owner served in the US Navy, has a U.S. Coast Guard license, is a licensed freshwater guide, and holds a TWIC card. The company is insured, holds US Forest permits, and is a member of CAPS, NACO, and the Coastal Conservation Association.

Seattle, WA(425) 478-9133


Adventure Charters

Adventure Charters brings over 30 years of fishing experience to Seattle clients. The family-owned company provides bottom fishing, crabbing, and salmon fishing excursions all year direct from Seattle and caters to fishers of all ages and level of experience. Customers appreciate the affordable rates and friendly crews, and six-hour trips are also available mid-day and in the afternoon. Adventure Charters has been featured on the Discovery Channel and Hawai'i Goes Fishing. The owner is a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine and Anadromous Sport Fishing Advisor, and the crew is licensed, a member of NACO and the Charter Boat Association of Puget Sound, and First Aid/CPR certified. The group has one of the highest daily catches in the Central Puget Sound as well.

Seattle, WA(206) 789-8245


All Rivers & Saltwater Charters

All Rivers & Saltwater Charters has been providing fishing guides in Snoqualmie for over 10 years. The group offers six to nine hours of fishing to freshwater and saltwater areas including the Puget Sound, Westport, Anacortes and San Juan Islands, the Columbia River and Olympic Peninsula rivers. Clients are taken to wherever the fishing is best at that time of year and can charter a state-of-the-art boat (private or shared) that is fully equipped with premium gear and veteran guides. Groups need to bring food for the journey as well as a Washington fishing license and can otherwise enjoy a trip of fishing for salmon, steelhead, tuna, ling cod, halibut, and crab.

Snoqualmie, WA(425) 736-8920


All Star Seattle Fishing Charters

All Star Seattle Fishing Charters provides guided fishing in Seattle. The luxury charter service offers year-round fishing trips with experienced skippers licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and who specialize in innovative methods for making a catch. All equipment is included along with up to six hours of fishing, cleaning and bagging of any fish caught, and beautiful views of Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, The Cascade Range, and the Olympic Mountains. All Star uses boats that are fully licensed with the Washington State Department of Fisheries and that are approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, and the group can also provide fishing licenses. The owner is president of the Charterboat Association of Puget Sound and a member of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Citizen Sport Fishing Advisory Board.

Seattle, WA(425) 252-4188


Chasing Fin's Charters

Chasing Fin's Charters offers guided fishing tours in Seattle and has over 25 years of fishing experience. Clients hire the team for individual as well as small group salmon fishing trips in the Puget Sound with possible crabbing as well, and most excursions head out early in the morning. Other catch include halibut, ling cod, king and pink salmon, and coho, and clients can see the season for all fish varieties online. Chasing Fin's provides all equipment along with a fish filleting and bagging service. The captain is licensed, insured, and CPR/First Aid certified and holds a Near Coastal United States Coast Guard license, and active as well as retired military personnel receive a 10% discount on services.

Seattle, WA(206) 355-1925


Fish Finders Private Charters

Fish Finders Private Charters offers fishing guide services in Seattle and is backed by 35 years of Salmon fishing experience. Clients receive friendly, professional service from a native Seattle fishing guide recommended by the best hotels and tackle shops in town and can enjoy salmon trolling, drifting, and bottom fishing on a 28-foot boat. The owner and operator of the group, as well as Captain, holds a 100 ton USCG Masters license, is Vice President and Secretary of the Charter Boat Assn of Puget Sound, and is a Member of the National Assn of Charter Operators. The group holds a fisheries license, is insured, and is certified in First Aid and CPR as well.

Seattle, WA(206) 632-2611


Guides Northwest

Guides Northwest is a guided fishing company serving the Edmonds area. Clients use the group for salmon and bottom fishing trips in the Puget Sound and around the San Juan Islands with potential catches of king salmon, coho, pink salmon, ling cod and halibut. The team caters to the novice fisher as well as fun family outings and experienced fishermen with everything from rods and reels and Shimano rain gear to bait and tackle and licenses available. Guided trips also include fish processing. The 26-foot boat is skippered by a Licensed Captain with the U.S. Coast Guard, and Guides Northwest is a Team SHIMANO MBA National Pro Staff member.

Edmonds, WA(206) 818-6364


Ruby D Charters

Ruby D Charters brings 30 years of fishing experience to guided fishing clients in Edmonds. The team is known for affordable pricing, an experienced crew, and comfortable boat for full or half-day fishing excursions on the Puget Sound. Trips are available year-round for up to six people and catch can include king salmon, silver salmon, pink salmon, chum salmon, and ling cod. The owner served in the US Navy as Navigator on the USS Moctobi in Everett, is licensed with the U.S. Coast Guard, is certified in CPR and First Aid, and is a member of the National Association of Charter Boat Operators and the Puget Sound Charter Boat Association.

Edmonds, WA(425) 501-1011


Salmon Guide

Salmon Guide brings almost 30 years of experience as a fishing guide to the Seattle area. The company specializes in mooching and fly fishing and features the only Spot Tail Salmon Guide service with light tackle and saltwater fly fishing in the area. Clients also get to check out local wildlife during the tour such as bald eagles, seals, sea lions, otters, porpoise, killer whales, and gray whales. Available options include four to eight hours of fishing with equipment, licenses, and beverages or a Group Fishing Adventure for private groups of up to five people. Salmon Guide is associated with the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Seattle, WA(206) 295-7031


Tyee Charters

Tyee Charters has been a guided fishing group on Bainbridge Island for 22 years. The charter service specializes in light tackle angling on the Puget Sound for salmon, ling cod, and halibut and offers excursions for steelhead in the rivers of the Olympic Peninsula as well. Clients can take in views of the Cascade and Olympic mountains along with possible sightings of Dall and harbor porpoise, orcas, and gray whales, and the 24-foot Alumaweld Formula Vee carries top-quality gear from companies such as Sage, Islander, Shimano, and Gamakatsu. Tyee Charters is a member of the National Association of Charterboat Operators, Puget Sound Anglers, and the Charter Boat Association of Puget Sound.

Bainbridge Island, WA(206) 799-2530


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