Come aboard 50North Adventures to experience the “Salmon Capital of the World.” Home to the Chinook, Pink, Chum, Coho, and Sockeye Salmon, there’s nowhere better on the planet to catch these exciting and downright delicious fish. Just ask Captain Dean Parsonage! Originally from Australia, he fished all over the world before settling in Campbell River. He’s a true fishing fanatic and will go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy as much as him.

The Grady White 265 Express is an offshore sportfisher, specifically-designed to take you out to the deeper waters and to provide maximum space, comfort, and visibility when fishing. She’s a beauty with incredible space inside and out. Equipped with a shower, toilet, bed, and kitchen, you’re invited to make yourself at home. Powered by twin 250 HP Evinrude G2 engines, you’ll speed off to the productive spots and start fishing right away.

When you think Campbell River, you think Salmon right? Right. Home to 5 species of Salmon, go trolling with artificial lures to entice the bite. When you hear the reels screech, get ready for an exciting battle with these exciting fish and use all your strength to get them on board. With the latest Islander rods and reels, you won’t be short of delicious fish to take home.

Capt. Dean is passionate about the fish and about the area. He’ll give you a thorough run-down of the equipment, different species, and geography of the area you’ll be fishing. You’ll be amazed at the stunning nature around you, from the mountains to the wildlife – and you can even take advantage of this by combining fishing with whale watching! Whatever trip you decide, you’re in for an unforgettable experience that will last for weeks, even months in your freezer!

Please note: Children of all ages are welcome aboard, but not in poor weather conditions. The prices listed do not include the 15% tax.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    US $451
    Catch that morning bite in the fantastic waters offshore from Cambell River. You'll find out why this is known as the "Salmon Capital of the World," going after the 5 different types of Salmon that inhabit these productive waters. Exciting to catch, delicious to eat, what more do you need?
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    US $451
    Campbell River is known as the "Salmon Capital of the World." Find out why as you go after Chinook, Chum, Pink, Coho, and Sockeye. These delicious fish will also give you a tough test as you try to get them on the boat. Try trolling or bottom fishing for the best results.
  • Private trip
    Fishing & Whale Watching Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    US $575
    Experience it all on this 4-hour trip. Spend an hour or more, in awe at the majestic hump-backed whales before getting stuck into the exciting and delicious Salmon. The fish will put up a fight to get on the boat, but you're sure to land plenty for a delicious treat. 50North Adventures is part of the Sustainable Whale Watching program and holds a permit to view Orca at a distance of 200m. Non permitted vessels are viewing at 400m for Killer Whales.
  • Private trip
    Fishing & Whale Watching Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:15 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    US $575
    Experience it all on this 4-hour trip. Spend an hour in awe at the majestic hump-backed whales before getting stuck into the exciting and delicious Salmon. The fish will put up a fight to get on the boat, but you're sure to land plenty for a delicious treat. 50North Adventures is part of the Sustainable Whale Watching program and holds a permit to view Orca at a distance of 200m. Non permitted vessels are viewing at 400m for Killer Whales.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 66 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Awesome time fishing with Captain Dean!!
Awesome time fishing with Captain Dean!!
Spring Trip but still Rad as Heck
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Satisfied with the boat
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Jonathan C.
Excellent
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Fishing with Dean

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 6, 2023
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Michael S.
Einsiedeln, Switzerland
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Half Day Fishing Trip with Guide Dean (50 North Adventures)

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 8, 2023
We had a great Half Day Fishing Trip on a modern and very clean boat with our friendly Guide Dean. He gave us a very...
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Debbie H.
Campbell River, BC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Dean

VERIFIED   Fishing & Whale Watching Trip on September 3, 2023
Highly recommend 50North Adventures. A very professional, but laid back and fun adventure, made us feel very welcome...
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Heidi F.
Excellent
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Spring Trip but still Rad as Heck

VERIFIED   Fishing & Whale Watching Trip on April 26, 2024
Dean was such a great captain! We had low expectations and still caught fish and had a great time! He was super knowledgeable...
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John P.
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Awesome time fishing with Captain Dean!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 28, 2024
We got some amazing nice chinooks. Everyone had a blast!!
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FAQs about 50North Adventures

50North Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $620 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • CA $620 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • CA $790 per group - Fishing & Whale Watching Trip (4 hours)
  • CA $790 per group - Fishing & Whale Watching Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with 50North Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with 50North Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

50North Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

50North Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with 50North Adventures include:
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)

Meet the Captain

Dean Parsonage
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
66 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2018
I was a diving instructor on the Great Barrier Reef for 10 years and spent another 10 working on Super Yachts around the world. I have been lucky enough to have fished around the world for many different species. There are many different ways to catch fish in different parts of the world and this is what keeps fishing interesting. Patience is one thing but the thrill of targeting a species and landing it on the deck is another! Having discovered Campbell River and exploring the beautiful islands over 2 summer trips to Alaska, I knew I had to live here and raise the family. I set up 50North Adventures offering fishing charters, whale watching, and tours into Desolation Sound. Having access to such a vast area and diversity, we have the ability to hit many different fishing spots as the fish are biting!

About this listing

Targeted species

Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Chum) Chum Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat specs

Grady White 265 Express (Sportfishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 250HP Evinrude G2 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

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
Disabled Accessible
Please contact directly before booking to discuss

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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