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about alpha angler charters

Alpha Angler Charters is a small family owned and operated 6-pack charter business specializing in Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish, and live-bait Albacore Tuna, and guided salmon and steelhead drift boat trips on the Olympic Peninsula.

Meet Our Crew:

John Thiel, USCG Captain, Owner


deep water lingcod


I have been fishing the waters off Washington’s coast since I was a child. Some of the best memories I have involve fishing. Whether it was fishing with my dad as a young child, fishing with my daughter and son, or fishing with my wife on the Puget Sound the first summer we dated. My goal as your captain is to help you build memories like these that will last a lifetime. I currently hold a United States Coast Guard 50 ton license. I started Alpha Angler Charters after working in the communications industry for many years. I enjoy spending time with my family, hunting, and just being outside.

Danae Thiel, Co-Owner


albacore tuna


I am likely the person you will communicate with when you call or email. I enjoy being outdoors, foraging for mushrooms with our kids, hunting and fishing, reading, hiking, and petting our cat :). I have been a licensed massage therapist for going on 11 years. We started Alpha Angler Charters as a way to bring our passion into our every day lives and to spend more time together as a family growing our business. My days during fishing season usually consist of phone calls, tackle inventory, tying leaders, and (my least favorite) washing boats! Hopefully, you will enjoy your experience with Alpha Angler Charters. We look forward to spending time on the water with you.

About Our Vessels:

We operate a 31 foot Rampage Sportfisher in the spring out of La Push and move to Westport for the summer. Our charter boat can take parties of 6 out all day comfortably and safely. The Alpha Angler holds over 250 gallons of fuel and is powered by dual 315 horse power Yanmar Diesels. The boat is a dry-riding boat with speeds upwards of 30 knots. She has a full bathroom, a galley, a heated cabin to ensure your comfort  while at sea. Alpha is equipped with a Furuno Navigation, radar, and auto pilot system. Your comfort is only second to your safety while aboard the Alpha Angler.

You can book the whole boat for up to 6 people or we have reserved some days for open boat/mixed party bookings.

We also operate a Hyde drift boat and a beautiful 16 foot Aire raft with a custom frame for salmon and steelhead fishing on multiple, beautiful Olympic Peninsula rivers. We can take a maximum of 3 people down the rivers in our drift boat.

Aire tributary

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