Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo

Reel Time Fishing Charters offers a range of affordable trip options, a captain with more than 2 decades on the water, a vessel equipped with the highest quality gear that provides a safe, and stable fishing platform, and easy moorage and parking nearby.

Reel Time Fishing Charters gives all who step aboard the chance at the ultimate fishing adventure. Captain Turk’s friendly personality, extensive experience and love and enjoyment of guiding are just some of the reasons that his clients return year after year.

You will be fishing aboard a 26 ft Hourston cuddy cabin. Completely restored in 2014, she has ample room for 6 guests, has an enclosed toilet and is powered by a cleaning burning 250 HP Suzuki. The captain and the boat are Transport Canada certified and approved. To help you confidently land that catch of a lifetime, the boat is also equipped with GPS, fishfinder, Scotty high speed downriggers and professional easy to use fishing gear.

When it comes to the fishing, the primary target is Chinook (King) Salmon. The Georgia Strait is famous for its migration of Columbian and Fraser River fish and April-May sees some of the best fishing in the Pacific Northwest.  In addition to these fish, you can expect to catch tasty Lingcod. 

Crabbing and prawning together with fishing are also available options. Crabbing is available on their four, six, and eight hour fishing charters, while prawning is available on their eight hour charters. There are scenic and wildlife options for those who wish to mix it up a little. If that is your choice, don’t forget to notify Capt. Turk and make great memories together!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - In Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $740
    up to 6 persons
    If you book this trip, you may target Lingcod and most species of ground fish. If you would like to target Chinook before the middle of July, let the Captain know, in order to be updated with the possibilities based on the latest regulations. Starting from June, you get a chance to go after Coho Salmon as well. The price of the trip includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Off Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    $622
    up to 6 persons
    While many species of fish such as Lingcod and other species of ground fish (rock cod) are closed during this time, the Chinook Fishery remains open. Catch limit is 2 per angler. The trip price includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - In Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $555
    up to 6 persons
    If you book this trip, you may target Lingcod and most species of ground fish. If you would like to target Chinook before the middle of July, let the Captain know, in order to be updated with the possibilities based on the latest regulations. Starting from June, you get a chance to go after Coho Salmon as well. The price of the trip includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Off Season
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    $467
    up to 6 persons
    While many species of fish such as Lingcod and other species of ground fish (rock cod) are closed during this time, the Chinook Fishery remains open. Catch limit is 2 per angler. The trip price includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - In Season (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $370
    up to 6 persons
    If you book this trip, you may target Lingcod and most species of ground fish. If you would like to target Chinook before the middle of July, let the Captain know, in order to be updated with the possibilities based on the latest regulations. Starting from June, you get a chance to go after Coho Salmon as well. The price of the trip includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - In Season (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $370
    up to 6 persons
    If you book this trip, you may target Lingcod and most species of ground fish. If you would like to target Chinook before the middle of July, let the Captain know, in order to be updated with the possibilities based on the latest regulations. Starting from June, you get a chance to go after Coho Salmon as well. The price of the trip includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Off Season (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    $311
    up to 6 persons
    While many species of fish such as Lingcod and other species of ground fish (rock cod) are closed during this time, the Chinook Fishery remains open. Catch limit is 2 per angler. The trip price includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Off Season (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    $311
    up to 6 persons
    While many species of fish such as Lingcod and other species of ground fish (rock cod) are closed during this time, the Chinook Fishery remains open. Catch limit is 2 per angler. The trip price includes taxes.
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About the Captain

Andrew Turkstra
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Angler's Choice
35 Fishing Reports
25 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
I have been fishing all my life. Many had suggested I become a fishing guide, so I took their advice and after working for a number of different fishing charters on the west coast of Vancouver Island, I started my own business called Reel Time Fishing Charters. With a passion for boating, fishing and the enjoyment of helping people catch fish, there has been no looking back!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Hourston Glascraft (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1975, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.53
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
54%
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Emad H.
Hanna, AB
 4.33
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Fishing with Andrew

VERIFIED   October 11, 2019
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Aaron H.
Quesnel, BC
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VERIFIED   February 8, 2020
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Robert M.
Nanaimo, BC
 4.67
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6 hr trip with Captain Turk

VERIFIED   June 26, 2018
My son and I had a great day on the water! Although the time of year wasn’t perfect for fishing, we still landed 8 fish...
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Daniel L.
Vancouver, British Columbia
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 1, 2019
Great fishing and great Captain 24 Chinooks in 4 hours
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Raphael S.
Parksville, BC
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 14, 2019
We had an amazing time with Turk!! Such a nice Guy!! Totally worth it!
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