Great Slave Lake Tours

Operating out of Yellowknife, Canada, Great Slave Lake Tours offer some of the best fishing experiences in the world’s ninth biggest lake — and so much more!. Captain Shawn Buckley is a nature lover with over 35 years of experience under his belt. Not only will he do everything to put you on the hottest lake bite, but he will also make sure your adventure on the deepest lake in North America is educational and unforgettable.

He owns a 43’ custom built commercial fishing boat, spacious enough to accommodate up to 12 guests! It comes with a 125 HP Perkins Diesel engine, top-of-the-line navigational electronics, and safety gear. A flybridge, restroom, kitchen, and beds can also be found on board, along with live bait tanks and ice-boxes.

The captain will show you the best secret spots and do everything he can to help you land your dream catch. You’ll be targeting Walleye, Lake Trout, and Northern Perch and the captain will show you the most efficient techniques, from spinning, jigging, trolling to drifting and even fly fishing.

The captain loves having kids on board and teaching them about fishing and wildlife - don’t miss the opportunity to take them on a fun and educational trip they’ll always fondly remember. Great Slave Lake Tours also offer sightseeing and nature photography tours along with fishing, as well as “all you can eat” fish fry.

You’ll be supplied with the best professional fishing gear, food, and drinks – the only thing you have to bring is an adventurous spirit!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Jun - 15 Oct
    $101
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This amazing excursion is perfect for those early risers who can't wait to be on the water. You'll be chasing after Walleye, Trout, and Perch, but the captain will also take you sightseeing and tell you everything he knows about local wildlife. The trip also includes 'all you can eat' fish fry.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Jun - 15 Oct
    $101
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This afternoon trip will provide you with a once in a lifetime experience to target Walleye, Lake Trout, and Northern Perch with an experienced captain at the helm. Besides fishing, this trip includes 'all you can eat' fish fry and the captain will gladly share his knowledge of wildlife, local sights, and the aboriginal way of life.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lake Trout
Pike (Northern)
Walleye

Boat Specs

Custom built (Commercial) originally built in 1985, and restored in 1991. Powered by a 125HP Perkins Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 7.5 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Shawn Buckley
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Member since June 2018
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Captain Shawn Buckley is a local with Aboriginal roots who grew up fishing. He's a 3rd generation fisherman with over 35 years of experience fishing the Great Slave Lake. He's running fishing trips during summer and guiding ice fishing excursions during winter, and has been doing so for the past 10 years. Captain Shawn loves nature and he's a big supporter of sustainable fishing.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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Winnie S.
Scarborough, ON
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VERIFIED   August 24, 2018
A couple hours of relaxing on Shawn Buckley’s boat. Gave us a tour of the northern part of Great Slave Lake. Got to see...
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