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Ocean Fishing for Salmon and Halibut from a floating lodge in the Broughton Archipelago

Overview

This private and secluded floating fishing lodge has been family owned and operated for more than 30 years. It is located just north of Vancouver Island in a prime location on the major salmon migration routes on the north end of the Inside Passage of British Columbia. This is a special place – the salmon fishing here in BC is world-class, and there is excellent halibut fishing just minutes from the lodge.

Highlights

  • British Columbia Coastal Ocean Fishing
  • Fly-in Floating Fishing Lodge
  • West Coast Wilderness Setting
  • Experienced Fishing Guides
  • Broughton Archipelago
  • Vancouver Island
  • Chinook Salmon
  • Coho Salmon
  • Halibut, Snapper and Lingcod
  • Killer Whales

 

The Broughton Archipelago is a cluster of islands, channels, inlets, fjords, and bays between the British Columbia mainland and the northeastern side of Vancouver Island. It is world famous for its scenery, wildlife, and exceptional fishing, both in saltwater and freshwater. This floating lodge is located in a sheltered cove on the south shore of Baker Island, just a short floatplane flight from Port Hardy. It is a family-run lodge with a strong history of exceptional customer service and tremendous fishing.

The lodge is in a prime location to intercept the millions of migrating Pacific salmon that travel through the bottleneck of British Columbia’s Inside Passage as they head to their spawning rivers. Halibut, snapper, and lingcod are also caught close to the lodge throughout the season. You will have the option to fish the area’s secluded rivers for trout and coho salmon too. This truly is bucket list fishing on the BC coast! Every species is here and easily accessible from the rustic floating lodge.

This area of the British Columbia coast is a remarkable and spectacular wild marine environment. It is in the southern confines of the Great Bear Rainforest and framed by the rugged Coastal Mountains of British Columbia to the east and Vancouver Island to the west. Vertical rock walls plunge into the ocean, and tall mountains tower over the inlets and fjords that are surrounded by rich forests of cedar and fir.

The region surrounding the lodge is a mecca for marine animals, birds, and wildlife. It’s not uncommon to see whales, bald eagles, and other wildlife right from the lodge, and certainly while you are out fishing. This area of BC is world-famous for whale watching and bear viewing.

The lodge hosts a maximum of 4 guests at a time or up to 6 guests for family groups. This allows your hosts to focus on giving you the best possible fishing experience and personalized service at the lodge and on the water. This is a small-group coastal fishing adventure at its finest and an experience that is nothing short of amazing! You should come here!

Availability Early June - October
Duration 3-7 nights
Departs From Vancouver BC, Seattle WA, Port Hardy BC
Difficulty Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Group maximum 4-6 people
Meet on Location Optional
Pick Up Yes

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  • International number: +1 778 348 1676
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What's Included

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Included

  • Return flights from Vancouver BC to Port Hardy BC
  • Return floatplane flights from Port Hardy to the Lodge OR Direct return flights from Seattle Washington to the Lodge
  • All meals, soft beverages
  • Accommodations
  • Beer and wine with dinner
  • Guide services (ocean and rivers)
  • Boats, motors, fuel
  • All fishing rods, reels, tackle, bait and licenses
  • Feel free to bring your own gear of course
  • Waders and boots
  • Internet service

What to bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Fleece clothing
  • Long pants
  • Shorts
  • Hiking boots
  • Wet shoes or rubber boots
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Hat & gloves
  • Full packing list is provided at booking

Not Included

  • Additional alcoholic beverages, such as hard liquor
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Contact us for more Information about this tour

INTERNATIONAL NUMBER: +1 778 348 1676

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Itinerary

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Ocean Fishing

All 5 species of Pacific salmon are found here at various times of the year, but anglers from all over the world come here mostly for Chinook and Coho salmon, as well as halibut. Chinooks, also known as Spring or King salmon, are highly sought after as they are the largest of the Pacific salmon, with fish over 30 pounds known as Tyee. 

Although Chinook Salmon are present here year-round, the bigger fish show up consistently when their spawning migration starts in June, which peaks in August, then tapers off by mid-September. 

Every year Chinook Salmon in the 30-50 pound class are caught in the area, especially in August. Trolling is the method of choice for Chinooks, but mooching and jigging are also great ways to catch these big fish.

Coho salmon, also known as Silvers, will be part of the catch by mid-July, and they will continue to be caught until the end of September. 

Silver salmon are beautiful, they are very hard fighters, and the Coho here reach 8-10 pounds or more. Silver salmon are caught by trolling, but casting spoons, big streamers, spin baits, or jigs into the shallow weed lines and kelp is so much fun when the Coho are passing through and staging near their home rivers. 

Anglers really appreciate how consistent the salmon fishing has remained here in the Broughton Archipelago.

If salmon is not enough, this area of the BC coast is also home to some excellent halibut fishing - some halibut spots are within just a few minutes from the lodge. The largest halibut caught from the lodge topped out at 200 pounds! Large Pacific lingcod and snapper are also caught regularly in the area, and they are some of the tastiest fish you will catch in these clean northern waters.

The lodge has one 21 Grady-White cruiser and two 19´ open Boston Whaler boats. Each boat is fully equipped with GPS, downriggers, safety gear, depth sounders, and quiet 4-stroke trolling motors.

This unique floating lodge was designed and built as a solid floating structure that provides cozy, personal, and comfortable accommodations for small groups or families. Using red and yellow cedar from the nearby forest, the lumber for the lodge was milled on-site. The lodge is heated by a woodstove with solar power and a generator to provide electricity.

The lodge has a kitchen, dining area, and a great room, all with spectacular ocean views and even a piano. Accommodation is in separate guest cabins. Each private room has a queen and single bed and ensuite bathroom. Guests also have use of the lovely cedar sauna, which is perfect for enjoying after a day of fishing and adventure.

Tastefully decorated in a true west coast theme, the main lodge is where all meals are served, and it is a great place to relax after a long day of fishing and exploring the waters of the Broughton Archipelago. There is Internet service available if you need to stay in touch with home. Meals are all hearty, with a focus on local seafood, plus a greenhouse on-site for fresh salads and herbs. All meals and baking are prepared fresh daily by an expert on-site chef.

Local BC wine is served with dinner, fresh baked goods, and coffee or tea are always available. Meals are served family-style, and local seafood delicacies such as fresh crab, prawns, salmon, or halibut may be on the menu. You will feel right at home here!

There are several options to get here, including direct flights to the lodge from Seattle or from Vancouver to Port Hardy and then a flight by floatplane to the lodge. There is also a water taxi service available from Port McNeill if you want to arrange to get to the lodge on your own.

The Broughton Archipelago and the waters surrounding northern Vancouver Island are home to many marine mammals, such as Orcas or Killer Whales, seals, dolphins, porpoises, as well as Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, and Grey Whales. Keep your eyes on the shore, too, as black bears and grizzly bears are often spotted foraging for food among the tidal pools or grazing along the shoreline at low tide.

So, whether you are fly fishing for salmon or trout in a secluded Canadian river, lake, or stream, fishing for trophy salmon in the protected ocean waters of the surrounding islands, sightseeing, or going whale watching or bird watching, the lodge’s staff are dedicated and have 30+ years of experience which ensures that you will have a truly enjoyable and successful stay.

Prices (2024):

  • $5060 USD / per person for 3 nights
  • $6040 USD / per person for 4 nights
  • $7090 USD / per person for 5 nights
  • $7920 USD / per person for 6 nights
  • $9350 USD / per person for 7 nights

Single supplement, add 30% to all rates.

Children under 12 receive a 50% discount, not including airfare.  Please inquire.

Rates without air transportation are $1200 USD per person per night.

All prices are per person, in USD. All prices are based on double occupancy.

Payment Details

BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY

All bookings require a non-refundable deposit of 50% in order to confirm dates, with the balance due at least 45 days prior to your trip date. The initial 50% deposit is non-refundable.

If for any reason, a cancellation occurs prior to the final payment, the initial payment is not lost, but is held and can be used as deposit payment for any future trip at the then-applicable rates.

If the cancellation occurs after the final payment has been made, you have two options:

  1. We will refund the final payment less a 3.5% service fee and any airline cancellation fees;

  2. The final payment is retained on the account and, together with the initial payment, will be considered as full payment for any future trip of the same length as initially reserved regardless of any future price increases.

No refunds of any kind will be issued if cancellation occurs within seven (7) days or less, prior to the arrival date.