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Sea Breeze Charters, LLP

About SeaBreeze Charters
Sea Breeze Charters is  a fourth generation family of fishermen, and we are very proud of our heritage.

Whether you’re just one person looking to get in a day of fishing, or a group planning a trip together, we’ll make it a day to remember. We cater to the novice and the experienced fisherman alike, and use the most modern fish finding equipment and tackle to enhance your day out on the fishing grounds. All of our vessels are built in the USA and operated by licensed skippers. Our 7-16 passenger vessels are inspected and certified by the United States Coast Guard assuring you the highest standards for your safety.

We are also licensed to perform Memorials, spreading of ashes and burials at sea. For more information on these services please call or email.

Bouquet washed ashore after the annual Blessing of the Fleet

Call Today For Reservations

Toll Free
(800) 204-9125

Ilwaco, WA
(360) 642-2300
Phone lines open all year.
Office doors open
May 1st – September
7 days a week.

Gift Certificates Available
We sell one day charter fishing licenses in the office and when you come in from your trip, your fish can be processed at Sportsmen’s Cannery here at the port.

Book your fishing dates now to get the day and boat you want!

Opens May 1st
4 days a week Thursday thru Sunday

We have a salmon season!
July 1st – August 31st
7 days a week / 2 fish limit

May through September
7 days a week.
Bottom Fishing Charter

Charters start mid July – September
7 days a week.

Catch and release only.
Columbia River Sturgeon

Rig Of The Month: Estuary Sturg ’n ’Nook Quick-change Set-up


Getting a chance to pull off a successful combo fishing trip is very satisfying, but it usually involves such long days and so much gear that it feels daunting to even attempt. This rig simplifies things.

With the rise of a new summer Chinook fishery in the Columbia River estuary just above the AstoriaMegler Bridge, many anglers will be making the trip here this season. But with salmon fishing so concentrated towards the last part of the incoming tide, it will leave many wanting more. Enter the very healthy population of hungry sturgeon roaming these waters this time of year. Retention is closed, but there’s nothing more exhilarating than hooking into multiple fish that will put you and your gear to the test.

No special tackle is needed for sturgeon – your salmon rod and reel will work just fine. And it just so happens that those fresh anchovies you bought for Chinook are a favorite of estuary sturgeon. Check the tides and target diamondsides from low slack and halfway
through the incoming before pulling anchor and making a run to the Washington side above the bridge to fish salmon for the last half of the incoming through high tide. – Andy Schneider

(Andy Schneider)

(Andy Schneider)