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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!



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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on 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 the...
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FAQs about Great Slave Lake Tours

Great Slave Lake Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $135 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • CA $135 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Great Slave Lake Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Great Slave Lake Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

Great Slave Lake Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Great Slave Lake Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Great Slave Lake Tours include:
  • Lake Trout
  • Pike (Northern)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Shawn Buckley
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
1 Customer reviews
Member since June 2018
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Lake Trout Lake Trout
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Custom built (Other) 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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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