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Optimum Charters on Lake Superior has the experience and expertise to make your next fishing adventure one to remember. Based in the Barkers Island Marina in the heart of Duluth/Superior estuary it is easy to find us when your day on the water comes.
People often ask, “When is the best time to go fishing?” There are seasonal preferences for certain fish species, but we can never fully predict when the fish will bite. Check our fishing report to see what’s been biting lately and also learn about the seasons and species on Lake Superior.
Half-day trips are 5.5 hours long. Morning trips leave the docks at 6:00 a.m. and return at 11:30 a.m. Afternoon trips leave the docks at 1:00 p.m. and return at 6:30 p.m.
Full day trips are 8 hours long, leaving the docks at 6:00 a.m. and returning at 2 p.m.
Starting times on full-day trips can be varied in most cases to meet the needs of our clients, and occasionally half-day trips can have varied start times. The half-day (5.5 hours) and full-day (8 hours) trips are based on a dock-to-dock schedule. These timeframes may be shortened if your party catches their limit of the target species of fish.
We can accommodate up to 24 people in a group with a maximum of 6 people in each boat, based on US Coast Guard Regulations. If the group exceeds 24 we will arrange additional boats of similar quality.
A deposit of $150 for half-day charters and $250 for full-day charters is required (via VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, PayPal). The deposit is refundable if the trip is canceled due to weather. The deposit is not refundable for a trip that is canceled by the client, but is transferable to another date, if there is 7 day advance notice from the client.
Gift Certificates are available for half-day and full-day trips. We also can provide continental breakfast and box lunches, this can be arranged at the time of your booking.
During peak times or depending on availability Opti IV and Opti V (40’ LOA Tiara’s) may require full boat rates, this will be discussed with you at the time of booking.
Once you’ve booked your trip make sure you check the Prepare For Trip page to get all the details on what to bring, where to go, and what you can expect on the day of your charter. Please be fully prepared and arrive at the dock 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
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