About Us

Sea Breeze Charters is a family-owned and operated business!

We offer family-friendly fishing experiences in the Pacific Ocean and the Columbia River. Our family has been fishing out of Ilwaco for 60+ years, and we are very proud of our family heritage!

We aim to build a community of families and fishermen who share a love for the sport and a respect for our natural resources.  

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 & tackle to enhance your day out on the fishing grounds. 

New to fishing? No problem! Our captains and deckhands will teach you the correct technique for whatever fishery you are interested in. 




No shows – We will charge you 50% of the price of the trip on the credit card number we take when making the reservation.


One-day charter boat licenses are available to purchase at the office for $12.00.  A Combination or Saltwater fishing license from Oregon or Washington is required for Halibut, Ocean Salmon, Tuna, and Bottom Fishing trips.


Custom Sportfishing Rods, Reels, Bait and Tackle are included in the price of the trip.


Please contact us as soon as possible if there is any change in your initial reservation. Cancellations should be made two weeks prior to the date of your trip.  If you need to cancel with in 72 hours and we are unable to fill your spots, we may charge you 50% of your trip.  

NOTE: Fishing charters that are cancelled due to weather or mechanical problems will be fully refunded the amounts already paid to Sea Breeze Charters.


Please check-in at our office the night before if possible or half an hour before departure the morning of. 

Boats depart at 5:30 AM in June/July, 6:00 AM in August, and 6:30 AM in September unless prior arrangements are made. Contact the office for Tuna and Halibut trip check-in and departure times as they are different than our other fishing trips.


Dress in layers with protection for wind, rain and sun.  Rain gear and rubber boots are recommended, but are not necessary. Prepare to get splashed if you are going on a trip in the ocean! CLICK HERE FOR LOCAL WEATHER 


Please pack your own lunch and beverages to bring with you on board!  We only provide hot coffee on the boat, so make sure you have enough water and snacks. Personal coolers are encouraged. 


Although many people never get seasick, if this will be your first time on the ocean it is smart to be prepared! We recommend taking Dramamine-type products the night before AND the morning of your trip. Make sure you get a good night's sleep, pack lots of light snacks (crackers, chips, or fruit), and stay out of the cabin!


8-hour trip or early limit for Salmon, Sturgeon, Halibut, and Bottom Fishing. 12 hour trip for Albacore.


SPORTSMEN'S CANNERY at the docks is available to process your catch when you come in from your trip. If you have special needs, please let us know when you book your trip so we can better serve you.


Links to Local Lodging Options

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RV Parks & Tent Camping

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Cape Disappointment State Park

Bottom fishing out of Ilwaco on the PNW Coast is the perfect fishing adventure for the whole family.

Watch this fun Seabreeze Charters bottom fishing video filmed and produced by Northwest Fishing Reports