- Owner/operator: Tyler Turner
Captain Tyler Turner has grown up on charter boats and the ocean; boats and fishing are his life! From five years old, when he would wake up on the bunks below deck, eat his oatmeal and go help the customers catch fish, he knew ocean fishing would be a significant part of his life. Tuna and Halibut fishing are his favorite ocean activities, but the other fisheries such as bottom fishing, crabbing and salmon fishing are a close second. "In 2008, I was in a motorcycle accident that left me a paraplegic but I never let that destroy my dreams of becoming a captain. You'll see me on deck in my wheelchair as well as standing with my leg braces at the helm of the vessel. Never let an obstacle get in the way of your passion”.
“Everyday is so different out there on the ocean. I never get tired of waking up, jumping on the boat and meeting new fishermen and women. It's one of the many joys of being part of the charter fishing industry. During their time on board, customers get to experience this amazing outdoor adventure that has become my passion. I'm very competitive once I get behind the wheel. I'll do whatever it takes to get my clients on the fish.”
And now another part of my dream has been realized. Ownership of my own 50 foot Delta Marine charter boat. She is christened the SurfRider. After an extensive refit she has joined the Dockside fleet. Literally every aspect of the boat has been renewed, repaired, repainted and fitted out with the latest technology on the market. With twin Caterpillar power she is fast and reliable.
At long last the SurfRider has arrived in Depoe Bay and she is as fine a charter boat as you will find. Ownership of this boat is the culmination of a long time dream. Tyler has worked for years in tandem with his father on the charter boat Tacklebuster, gaining the respect of the fleet as a safe, successful operator and expert fisherman. Now a husband and the father of two daughters he has added boat owner to his list of accomplishments. The SurfRider is chartering for all aspects of our fisheries as well as Whale Watching. A strong addition to the Dockside Fleet, like all the boats in our fleet, setting the standard for the industry. Don't miss your opportunity to go out on the SurfRider.