Tofino Saltwater Sports

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Fish the unspoiled waters of Tofino with a crew that prides itself on being made up of true locals. Captain Carmen and her crew were born and raised fishing these waters and provide a local experience and flair that you cannot find elsewhere. Fishing runs thick in their blood and they want to show you what it is that makes the area’s fishery so special.

You will be fishing aboard a very seaworthy and well regarded Boston Whaler boat that has been totally fitted out to provide charter guests with the best possible offshore fishing experience. With a Lowrance GPS system and Navionics secondary GPS, the boat is finely tuned to get you to the fish. It also features Scottie Downriggers, widely regarded as the best Salmon fishing gear on the market, and carries Islander mr2 reels with Shimano rods for Salmon, and Ugly Stick rods for Halibut and Ling Cod.

Your fishing trip will begin by setting crab traps in sheltered waters near the shore, and then heading out to whichever destination is most appropriate for the conditions and time of year. In good weather you could be fishing Long Beach for Salmon and Halibut, or you could travel further out for Raffel to fish for Lingcod, Salmon, and Halibut. However, there are also great fishing spots closer to home, with Wilf Rock being an excellent destination to fish for Coho and Chinook Salmon, and Burgess, Blunden and Clifford all great nearshore Salmon fishing grounds that are particularly suitable for those who want to steer clear of the choppier waters offshore. Once you’ve finished fishing, you will return to the dock via the crab traps to round off the perfect trip.

All the fishing gear you will need for your trip is included in the price. Fishing licenses can be bought from the captain at a cost of 60 CAD for internationals and 17 CAD for Canadian citizens (subject to change).



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (8 Hours)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 5
    $836
    price breakdown
    $836
    This package allows for lots of angling hours to make sure your cooler is full of delicious fresh fish for the bbq! You can travel up to 15 miles offshore on this trip, targeting Chinook, coho, halibut, lingcod, and rock fish
  • Private trip
    Morning Trip (6 Hours)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 5
    $646
    price breakdown
    $646
    This package will allow enough time for salmon and bottom fish and check crab trap on the way home.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Charter (4 hours)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $418
    price breakdown
    $418
    Fish the inside waters for the afternoon bite. Typically targeting Coho Salmon and local chinook.
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About the Captain

Carmen Julia McKaig
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
49 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2016
Captain Carmen comes from a long line of Tofino fishermen who have been fishing the local waters for several generations. Having learnt the way of the salt from her father from a very young age, Carmen is now continuing the family legacy. Carmen honed her guiding skills working in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) before moving back to her home town in 2008, when she started guiding on the Miss Sea. She loves sharing her passion for the local waters and all their inhabitants with her guests as well as with members of the the local community.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1994. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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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4.85
out of 5 stars from 49 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Larry H.
Ucluelet, British Columbia
 5.00
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Great afternoon with Carmen

VERIFIED   NEW  September 12, 2020
We had a great afternoon in September with Carmen and would highly recommend going out with her for some great fishing. ...
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Jennifer B.
Calgary, AB
 5.00
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The most fun day!

VERIFIED   NEW  August 24, 2020
We loved it! It was exactly what we were looking for and Carmen was the best, most fun host :)
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Kevin C.
Ucluelet, BC
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 14, 2020
My kids and I had a great day on the water with Carmen. She is very experienced and confident at what she does. We enjoyed...
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Norm S.
Parksville, BC
 5.00
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Half day afternoon

VERIFIED   July 23, 2020
Boat…great.  Captain…Fantastic.  The fishing….great….no salmon this time but a greta halibut...
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Wes P.
Vancouver, BC
 4.67
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Tofino sport fishing!

VERIFIED   July 9, 2020
Great day! Dean was an excellent guide! Good fun. Caught 7 fish had to toss a couple back. Eating well tonight! 🐠 🐟
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