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. You can also bottom fish for Halibut and Lingcod. With the latest Shimano and 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 12% tax.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $845
    Head out to Vancouver Island and go after 5 different kinds of Salmon, along with Lingcod and Halibut. Whatever you target, you can expect a strong battle and an almighty reward. These delicious fish will be aplenty on the boat after you troll or bottom fish to reel them in.
  • Private trip
    Fishing & Whale Watching Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $532
    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.
  • 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
    $454
    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
    $454
    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.
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About the Captain

Dean Parsonage
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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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!

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Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Pink) Salmon (Pink)
Salmon (Sockeye) Salmon (Sockeye)

Boat Specs

Grady White 265 Express (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 250HP Evinrude G2 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Hannah P.
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Full day with captain Dean

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 19, 2021
Amazing day on the water!!! Captain Dean made it such a memorable fun experience.  Couple beginners on the boat but he made...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 17, 2021
Wonderful fishing trip. LOTS OF ACTION The best fishing trip that THAT we have ever been on!  Thanks to Dean we will be back...
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Courtenay, British Columbia
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Fishing and whale watching

VERIFIED   Fishing & Whale Watching Trip on June 22, 2021
Fantastic day on the water. Thanks, Dean!  Great boat, knowledgeable guide and captain. Highly recommend.
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 28, 2020
Dean was fantastic. We had a wonderful time learning about fishing and also caught some. His boat is gorgeous and he is very...
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Fishing with Dean

VERIFIED   Fishing & Whale Watching Trip on September 29, 2020
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FAQs about 50North Adventures

50North Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $580 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • CA $580 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • CA $680 per group - Fishing & Whale Watching Trip (4 hours)
  • CA $1,080 per group - Full Day Trip (8 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

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

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