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Ocean fishing in Nootka Sound

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Stay in a spectacular lodge in Gold River on Vancouver Island


The legendary Nootka Sound is among the maze of inlets and islands on the west side of Vancouver Island. Easily accessible from Gold River and the Muchalat Inlet, Nootka Sound is famous for its consistent salmon fishing and amazing halibut and lingcod. This stunning west coast location is on the major salmon migratory routes of the Pacific. While staying at one of the most beautiful lodges on Vancouver Island, you will head out daily with experienced guides to pursue chinook and coho salmon in Nootka's productive and protected waters.


  • Vancouver Island
  • Nootka Sound
  • Guided Fishing
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • River Front Lodge
  • Private rooms in riverfront cabins
  • Gold River
  • Gourmet Meals
  • Muchalat Inlet


Located on west central Vancouver Island, just over an hour west of Campbell River, Gold River is a charming small BC town surrounded by mountains. It is the gateway to Nootka Sound with its tremendous salmon fishing, as well as close access to the outside waters of the Pacific Ocean to pursue halibut, lingcod, and the famous salmon highway on the west side of the Island. Be on the lookout for marine wildlife, such as sea otters, whales, seals, or black bears that venture down to the shoreline.

There are three beautiful riverfront cabins on the property. Each cabin has three large private bedrooms. The 540 ft2 rooms have two queen beds, a wood-burning fireplace, a finely furnished sitting area, and granite-appointed bathroom suites. You will enjoy the picturesque river and mountain views, climate control & air-conditioning, high-speed wireless Internet access, and cable television. Each room includes a semi-private covered deck. 

The main log lodge is simply spectacular, crafted from British Columbian Spruce and Pine, nestled on nearly 1,200 feet of riverfront on the Gold River, and easily speaks to those who know the meaning of roughing it in luxury. Beautifully decorated and featuring artwork from the region, the main lodge is an impressive, quiet, and comfortable setting for your Vancouver Island fishing experience. Relax on the outdoor patio or enjoy a fine meal seated around the outdoor fireplace after a day filled with fishing and adventures.

These amazing saltwater fishing packages are fully customizable to suit your preferences. Your knowledgeable guides use cruiser-size Grady White boats with twin outboards and are fully equipped with top-quality fishing gear. These fishing trips are all about the experience and immersion into Vancouver Island's beautiful, wild, and rugged west coast and catching fish that dreams are made of.

Availability Year round
Duration Unlimited
Departs From Campbell River/Gold River, BC
Difficulty Easy / Moderate Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 12 years
Group maximum 18 people
Pick Up Yes
Meet on Location Optional


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  • Local Guides
  • Fast & secure payment
  • International number: +1 778 348 1676

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  • Return ground transportation from Campbell River to the lodge in Gold River
  • Luxury suite accommodations at the lodge
  • All gourmet meals at the lodge. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and appetizers
  • Use of Lodge facilities, including exercise room, games room, trout casting pond
  • Internet WiFi
  • All guided saltwater fishing packages include all fishing gear, bait and tackle

What to bring

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

Not Included

  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in final itinerary
  • Optional Activities not mentioned in final itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Travel insurance

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Day 1: Arrival at Campbell River

We’ll arrive at the Campbell River around 10 AM and travel by van to the Lodge. After lunch at 12:30, we’ll have the whole free afternoon for various activities at the Lodge, including golfing, biking, hiking, and visiting the fish pond. Cocktails and appetizers are served from 7 PM, and dinner is served at 8 PM. 

Day 2 & 3: Saltwater Fishing

After a nutritious breakfast, we’ll depart for the Saltwater Fishing excursion. We’ll take a packed lunch with us to enjoy on the boat. We won’t return to the Lodge until 4 PM. Then, we’ll have some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings until drinks and appetizers are served. 

Day 4: Departing 

We’ll have our last breakfast as a group around 8:30 and depart for the airport shortly after.


Prices 2024:

All Inclusive lodge base rate:

Price: $725 CAD per person per night, based on double occupancy.

Single Supplement: add $150 CAD per night.


Add-on to all-inclusive base rate:

Saltwater Fishing, Guided: $850*

* Cost per person per day for boat, guide, and gear. Based on double occupancy.

Payment Details

Deposit and Taxes

  • Pricing does not include 5% GST, PST or accommodation tax.
  • A 50% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

  • The balance of payment is due at the end of your trip.


Only cancellations made 60 days prior to a reserved trip will be eligible for a credit for the next calendar year. Otherwise, there will be no return on your deposit. Travel insurance is recommended.