Crabbing in Astoria

Crabbing with First Pass Outfitters is an absolute blast for adults and children, regardless of your prior fishing or crabbing experience.

We are booking crab fishing trips from Astoria, OR for the entire 2024 season now.  Reserve your spot today before our boat is fully booked!

Book your spot on our boat before we are completely booked!  You do not want to miss this action-packed guided crabbing adventure with the best fishing charter guide in Astoria, OR, native Curtis Bunney.

Kid With Crab

Dungeness Crab Fishing

The abundance of the delicious Dungeness Crab in the Columbia River often means everyone crabbing on the boat will reach their daily limits!

Astoria OR Crab Catch

Who’s having crab for dinner?

You can keep your catch and cook it for dinner!

We provide cold storage of everything caught while out on the river.  We recommend you bring a cooler to safely transport your catch back to your hotel, rental, or home.

Crabbing Pricing
Per Person

$150 Per Person

$150 is also the rate for anyone on the boat who doesn’t want to participate.

Book a seat for yourself or your entire family of up to 6.

If you don’t have a party of 6 people, you can still book the entire boat for a more private, intimate crabbing experience!

Everything you need to crab will be included.  Please still read our what to bring information to recommendations on what else you should bring.

A shellfish license is required. 1-day shellfish licenses are available from all local tackle shops.

Crabbing Pricing
Book The Boat

$900 Books The Boat

The boat seats up to 6 of your friends and family including yourself.  You can have less in your party and still book the boat if you’d like a private tour!  The cost to book the boat is $900 no matter how many people are in your party.

By booking the entire boat you get to enjoy an 8-hour private crabbing trip with Curtis Bunney, the First Pass Outfitter captain.

Everything you will need to catch crab is included.  Please reference our what to bring page to make sure you have everything else you will possibly need.

You will need a shellfish license from OR or WA.  1-day or 3-day shellfish licenses are available from all local tackle shops and are not expensive.

What you need to bring...

Most importantly anyone who would like to partake in fishing while on our boat needs to have a valid Oregon or Washington Softshell License.  This is the law and we play by the rules!  Learn how to get your softshell license.

We recommend you bring lunch and drinks, and snacks if desired.

Other items you should consider bringing considering we will be on a boat and outdoors include sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, chapstick, rain gear, and waterproof boots.

Bring a camera if you’d like to take photos or video.

Seasickness medicine is recommended if you know or think you may get seasick while on a boat.

We provide an ice chest for fish storage while on our boat.  If you’d like to transport fish back to your home or wherever you are staying on your visit to Astoria, please bring a cooler to properly transport your catch.

Learn more.

What we provide...

First and foremost we provide a licensed, experienced, and qualified caption to guide you on your trip.

Learn more about First Past Outfitters and Curtis Bunney.

We provide a family-friendly guided fishing tour of the Columbia River on a modern and safe boat.

We also supply all of the bait and all of the fishing gear.

We will also provide storage for your catch while on our boat and offer to clean your catch upon our return to the doc.

Learn more.

Astoria Crab Catch Photo Gallery



Columbia River | Astoria, OR


This Trip Lasts 8 Hours

seasonal fishing

Best Time For This Trip


‘In-Season’ Rating By Month

  • July 30% 30%
  • August 45% 45%
  • September 60% 60%
  • October 80% 80%
  • November 70% 70%
  • December 60% 60%

seasonal fishing

Book Your Crabbing Charter!

What are you waiting for?  We are ready to schedule your Astoria crab fishing trip on the Columbia River today!

Do not miss this crabbing adventure of a lifetime with your captain Curtis Bunney and First Pass Outfitters.

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Columbia River | Astoria

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