WardoWest Tofino Sportfishing

With WardoWest Tofino Sportfishing, the beautiful waters of the Clayoquot Sound will be all yours. Your adventure won’t stop at fishing – the crew strives to foster a genuine appreciation for the ocean and its supernatural environment.

Once an isolated fishing town, Tofino has become one of the finest angling destinations in the world. The Pacific waters of the Clayoquot Sound are home to a large variety of exciting species that make anglers from all around the world come back year after year. The large continental shelf and cold up-welling currents hold a lot of baitfish, predatory, and bottom fish species, including Halibut, Rockfish, Crab, and Lingcod. As well as that, these waters are home to Sockeye, Coho, Chum, Chinook, and Pink Salmon.

All these are waiting for you to step aboard a 28’ aluminum fishing boat, custom-built in 2017. It can comfortably accommodate 5 passengers and has plenty of fishing space. The boat can cruise at a hair-raising speed of 40 knots thanks to its twin 200 HP Yamaha engines.

The vessel’s Garmin GPS, Totalscan Transducer fishfinder, and other modern electronics build up a clear image of where the fish are hiding. There is a restroom aboard, along with a sleeping area, a multimedia system, and an ice-box. The only thing that’s missing is you!

All gear, tackle, and lures will be provided for the trip. You will need to bring a valid fishing license, your drinks, and food.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,133
    price breakdown
    $1,133
    The crew will target what the guests would like to and do their best to limit you out! 4 anglers can fish at a time. The potential targets are Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, Crab, and Halibut.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $906
    price breakdown
    $906
    4 rods at a time. You will be fishing out of the Clayoquot Sound, targeting Salmon, Rockfish, Crab, Halibut, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 15
    $680
    price breakdown
    $680
    This trip is a good opportunity to get into some action. 4 anglers can fish at once. You will be targeting Salmon, Rockfish, Halibut, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 15
    $567
    price breakdown
    $567
    4 anglers can fish at a time. You will be targeting various species of Salmon, Rockfish, Halibut, and more.
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About the Captain

Kelly Aspinall
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
Angler's Choice
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 20 hours
Member since February 2016
Having grown up on the waters of Vancouver Island, I've always felt a strong connection with our coast and had an unwavering passion for fishing. My guiding career began as a teenager fishing on the inside waters of Nanoose Bay and since then has taken me all over the BC coast guiding in the fishing and photography industry. During the off seasons, I attended the University of British Columbia, obtaining a degree in Environment and Sustainability and worked in the helicopter industry. My other interests include steelheading, freediving and camping. On my days off, I'm typically exploring a new area of the coast, fishing rod and camera in hand.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Chum) Salmon (Chum)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Salmon (Pink) Salmon (Pink)

Salmon (Sockeye) Salmon (Sockeye)

Boat Specs

Custom Northwestern (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2017, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
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+7
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Pamela L.
Hacienda Heights, California
 5.00
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Awesome day out in the water

VERIFIED   September 1, 2019
We had a fantastic time on the boat. We caught 3 coho salmon and captain rob helped clean one fish so we could feast on it...
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Neville M.
Headley, England
 5.00
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Memorable trip

VERIFIED   July 11, 2019
My daughter and I had a brilliant six hour trip salmon fishing. Kevin worked non-stop to find us fish and although the fish...
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John K.
Saanich, British Columbia
 5.00
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Family fishing trip with the best Captain Paul

VERIFIED   July 22, 2019
This was our first salmon fishing trip in beautiful Tofino. The weather and the water were ideal. We enjoyed Captain Paul’s...
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Marcus P.
Port Alberni, BC
 5.00
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Absolutely excellent 5hr trip with Kevin

VERIFIED   August 8, 2019
Perfect 5hr fishing trip for the whole family with Kevin from WardoWest on board the Tuna Can. Angling was excellent - we successfully...
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Al R.
Martensville, Saskatchewan
 4.33
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Fishing with Dave (Younger Guide)

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
This younger Man loves to catch fish and makes every attempt to be successful. We loved his intensity!! I was less impressed...
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