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Chinook, Coho and halibut fishing charters near Tofino and Ucluelet, Vancouver Island


These salmon and halibut fishing charters are in the heart of the best saltwater fishing grounds available off Vancouver Island. The summer season of May to September is considered prime time for sports fishing here on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Fantastic inshore and offshore Chinook, Coho and halibut fishing make for non-stop action. Large mixed runs of Chinook, Coho and halibut begin to migrate and feed in both inshore and offshore areas, following thick balls of baits such as herring, pilchards (sardines), needlefish, squid and krill.  

Ucluelet has the most consistent and dependable fishing on the British Columbia coast due to its location and access to the migrating fish and nutrient rich offshore and inshore water.   Successful catch limits of Chinook, Coho and halibut are normal for this time of the year. 

Chinook salmon average from 5 to 50 plus pounds while halibut are generally 15 to 40 pounds on average.  Full day "salmon and halibut combo" trips are the most effective and popular way to fish the west coast of Vancouver Island because it allows you to travel up to 25 miles offshore, giving you access to some of the most spectacular fishing for both salmon and halibut.  Each trip is customized to where the best fishing is located and to what species the guests want to target. Decisions on where to fish and what to fish for are always discussed between the guide and guests before leaving the harbour.

The winter season of November to April offers much more than just fishing, but an entire west coast seafood harvesting experience. Your guides will share with you the pleasures of catching your own ocean bright Chinooks, fresh crabs, prawns, oysters and clams. Come aboard and learn the finer techniques of harvesting your own seafood delights. 

Great winter Chinook fishing in Barkley Sound and offshore banks (weather permitting) produce fish averaging 8 to 20 plus pounds. Herring move into Barkley Sound to spawn in the winter months making December, January, February and March primetime for these aggressive feeding Chinook salmon. Halibut and bottom fish can also be very abundant during the winter months. Don't forget, this is also the best time for Dungeness crabs, prawns, oysters and clams.  

While you run around the majestic Barkley Sound harvesting these tasty seafood treats, enjoy some of the finest nature viewing on the west coast. Regular viewings of gray, humpback and orca whales, sea lions, seals and soaring bald eagles make for a true westcoast experience. During the winter months most of our fishing, seafood harvesting and nature viewing is done in Barkley Sound where we are protected from the open ocean swells, making for a comfortable and enjoyable trip.

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$600.00 CAD
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TRIP DETAILS
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ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
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TRIP TYPE
Fishing Charters
SEASON

Year round

DIFFICULTY
Easy
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
20
GUIDE INFORMATION

Your guides has been in the sportfishing industry for over 20 years now. His fish guiding experience ranges up and down the British Columbia coast with several different lodges located in the Queen Charlottes, Knight Inlet and Bamfield area. 

RESTRICTIONS

At the present time the limit for salmon and halibut are 2 chinook salmon, 2 coho salmon and 2 halibut per person a day. The possession limit over a two day plus period is 4 chinook salmon, 4 coho salmon and 3 halibut per person.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Requirements: Saltwater fishing license, large coolers for fish storage.

TRANSPORTATION

Trips originate and end in Ucluelet, BC.  Follow the Island Highway #1 north just past Parksville and then take the Port Alberni Hwy 4 exit and continue on to Port Alberni and finally Ucluelet.   Driving time from Nanaimo to Ucluelet is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, Victoria to Ucluelet 4 hours, and Vancouver approx. 6 hours (ferry included). 

 

WEATHER

Summer temperatures will range from 15-25 degrees Celsius.  Rainy weather is always a possibility.

REGION
Vancouver Island & Southern BC Coast
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Your guides have a fleet of two 24 foot Grady White Offshores and two 23 foot Grady White Gulfstreams. These boats are designed to catch fish efficiently and built to handle the rigors of the west coast. These Grady White Fishing Machines offer a safe, dry and comfortable ride, combining solid structure, self-bailing reliability, hull engineering and the finest craftmanship to create the ultimate offshore fishing vessel. The fleet offers protection from the elements, spacious decks and washroom facilities. All of the boats are equipped with the latest in electronics, fishing tackle and safety equipment. 

All rods, reels, lures, bait and gear are provided as well as wet weather jacket and pants, life jackets and safety equipment.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Rain gear and boots, warm layered clothes,  hat, gloves.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, personal fishing gear, water bottle.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations not included in the package but there is a wide range of places to stay in the Ucluelet and Long Beach area.  Accommodations range from campgrounds to basic motels, B&Bs, rental cabins to high end resorts.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

Bring your own lunch and snacks.

1 day tour, available May - September
$650.00 / per charter - CAD
Half day tour. Inshore. 1-4 persons. 5 hour tour.

$900.00 / per charter - CAD
Half day tour. Offshore. 1-4 persons. 6+ hour tour.

$1000.00 / per charter - CAD
Full day tour. 1-2 persons. 8-10 hour tour.

$1100.00 / per charter - CAD
Full day tour. 3-4 persons. 8-10 hour tour.

$1200.00 / per charter - CAD
Full day tour. 5 persons. 8-10 hour tour.
1 day tour, available November - April
$600.00 / per charter - CAD
Half day tour. 1-4 persons. 4-5 hour tour.

$850.00 / per charter - CAD
Full day tour. 1-4 persons. 8-10 hour tour.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 30 days before trip commencement.
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