Do I need a reservation?
Yes! To ensure your spot fishing on the Siggi-G a reservations is required. Reservations are available by calling (503) 322-3285. We do not make reservations online and require a $30 deposit per person or $300 to reserve the entire boat for your group. We accept payment by cash, check, or debit/credit card. There is a fee for debit or credit cards.
Do I need a fishing license?
Yes, YOU MUST HAVE A VALID LICENSE (and tag if fishing for salmon or halibut) ON YOUR PERSON IN ORDER TO FISH. Digital copies are not allowed. The easiest way to get a fishing license is to order online at ODFW before your trip. If you are unable to secure a license before the trip, daily fishing licenses (including tag) are available in the office for $21. Daily Combination Fishing/Shellfish licenses are $30.50. * Please show up 15-20 minutes prior to check in time if you will be purchasing a license the morning of your trip.
*Shellfish/crabbing permits are available separately for the following prices: $10.00 for Oregon Resident Annual permit, $19 for 3-day Out-of-State permit. NEW: Annual Youth (age 12-17) License $10 (Good for resident or non, fishing, shellfish, hunting). Youth license MUST be bought prior to trip from a licensed dealer or online at ODFW. Youth licenses are NOT sold at our office.
What if I need to cancel my reservation?
You may cancel your reservation up to 15 days before your trip. If you need to cancel with less than 15 days notice, you are responsible for 50% of the total trip price. If you do not show up for your trip, or give less than 24 hrs notice, you will be responsible for the full amount. If you have reserved the whole boat, you must provide 30 days notice for any cancellations.
Where and when do we check in? Where do we go?
Check in at our SIGGI-G Ocean Charters office located in Garibaldi, Oregon about 10 miles North of Tillamook on Highway 101. We are located in the Garibaldi boat basin. To find us, turn South on 7th Street at the Shell Station towards the Garibaldi Boat Basin, take 7th St all the way to the end which becomes a U turn to left and look for our big blue metal building on the right with the OCEAN CHARTERS sign on the front. Check in times are generally between 5:00 and 5:30 am, with departure between 5:30 and 6:00 am based on the time of year (amount of daylight) length of trip and type of trip. It is always good to confirm check in time of your trip.
What should I wear?
The weather is always cooler on the water, and this is Oregon – so it is best to be prepared! We recommend dressing in layers with a warm jacket, and bringing a hat and gloves, and just in case, bring waterproof jackets/pants and rain-boots if you have them.
Do I need to bring a lunch?
You are welcome to bring your own lunch and snacks. There is complimentary coffee onboard, but we recommend bringing bottled water and whatever else you would like to eat or drink. One local favorite for a Fishermen’s Lunch is Parkside Cafe – 503-322-0357. Be sure to call with plenty of notice…
Can I bring a cooler?
Please feel free to bring a small, personal size cooler with your food and beverages on board. Bring a larger cooler to take your fish home, and leave it in your vehicle. There will be plenty of time to retrieve it before you pick up your filleted fish.
Are filleting and crab cooking included?
Yes! Your catch will be offloaded, filleted and crab cooked by us at our office. We include this at no extra charge .
What is the limit?
Limits vary by species and can also change mid-season. The following limits are per person, and are current as of January 1, 2018
Rockfish, 5. Deep Drop Rockfish, 10. Lingcod, 2. Halibut, 1. Salmon, 2.
Crab, 12. Tuna, 25.
What if our trip is cancelled due to weather or ocean conditions?Our captains do their best to track the current weather pattern and ocean conditions. Occasionally, to our regret we make the call to cancel the trip. Full refund will be made upon any cancellation.
What are the age restrictions for kids?
We recommend 11 years old as the best age for an ocean fishing experience based on our many years of fishing.