Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures

If you’re looking to explore the bountiful waters of Ucluelet, Canada, you can’t go wrong with Mark’s Reel Fishing Adventures. In the indigenous language, Ucluelet means “people of the safe harbor,” and safety is one of main priorities for Captain Mark Durante, along with putting his clients on fish and showing them all the natural beauties the area has to offer.

He has over 30 years of fishing experience and will teach you all the do’s and don’ts for landing that fish of your dreams. Mark will also show you the best fishing and scenic spots, answer all the questions you might have about the area and fishing. He has a lot of returning customers, but he always likes meeting new people from all over the world, so that’s why he decided to list on FishingBooker in February of 2019.

Mark invites anglers from everywhere to spend the day aboard the “Easy Days,” his 29’ offshore sportfishing boat. It features a full restroom, comfortable seating, and a kitchen with a fridge. The boat also has the latest marine electronics and safety gear.

Powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha main engines, it also has twin 9.9 HP high thrust kickers on either side of the main engines that are used when slow trolling with the bait in the water. The vessel can take up to 6 passengers – 4 adults and 2 kids who are 4 years and older, to be precise. If your party has more than 4 adults, it’s possible to make arrangements if you contact the captain before the trip.

He always tries to meet his clients’ demands, so he asks them what they want to do and gives recommendations based on that. Depending on your preferences, you’ll get to focus on Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish. You’ll be going up to 25–30 miles offshore, trolling with 2 lines in the water or spinning with spoons for Coho.

Mark’s Reel Fishing Adventures will provide all the fishing gear and bait. You should bring layered clothing, rain gear, lunch and drinks, and a camera.

** 5% GST tax not included in price.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30
    $506
    Four hours in the afternoon will give you a chance to target Salmon, Lingcod, Halibut, and Rockfish. Fishing licenses are mandatory; if you're not a Canadian citizen, you need to go to a vendor in Canada and get your Halibut license, but there’s a place across the marina where you can buy them. You'll also need a Chinook tag if you wanna go after them. Please note the price doesn't include a 5% tax.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30
    $779
    This 6-hour morning trip will see you fishing for Lingcod, Salmon, Halibut, and Rockfish. The captain cleans the fish after all the photos are taken on his special scenic spot. He then ices and bags your catch. There’s also a fish processing plant about a mile from the marina – the captain often sends his clients there if they want to vacuum and flash freeze their fish for longer trips. Please note the price doesn't include a 5% tax.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30
    $779
    On this afternoon 6-hour trip, you'll get to fish for Lingcod, Salmon, Halibut, and Rockfish. All the catch will be cleaned and bagged for you to take home. There's even an option of flash freezing your catch at a nearby processing plant. It's recommended that you phone the captain the night before your trip. Please note the price doesn't include a 5% tax.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 10 - Sep 30
    $973
    On this full-day trip, the captain can take you up to 25–30 miles offshore in pursuit of Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, and Rockfish. Make sure to bring a camera since the captain knows an amazing scenic spot where he brings the clients on their way back to the harbor so they can take great photos. You're also free to bring your own coolers. Please note the price doesn't include a 5% tax.
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About the Captain

Mark Durante
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
48 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2019
Captain Mark Durante has been charter fishing for 30+ years. He was born and raised on Vancouver Island, and his father was a fisherman. Mark remembers fishing as a little kid and catching his first fish, an 18 pound Coho. That’s when he fell in love with it and used every opportunity to go fishing ever since. He spent most of his career as a captain in the southeast part of the island, and then moved back here to take care of his mother and be closer to his family. His favorite part of the job is watching people catch the fish and seeing the smiles on their faces. He loves working with beginners because of how they get excited. The captain is all about the safety and makes sure he teaches everyone how to not get into each other's way on the boat. He also teaches his clients everything they need to know to reel in their first fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Custom-built (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 30 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Bring your own gear
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Minimum age is 4, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
As long as it's legal
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (26)
8 hour with captain mark
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August fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
79%
Recommend this charter
77%
Appropriate for children
72%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
68%
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Evan C.
Surrey, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Summer salmon slam!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 6, 2022
What a day! Luck was on our side or was it the hard working captain? A gloomy day turned to sunny skies and the ocean was glass....
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Jerry T.
Rancho Cordova, CA
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Halibut Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 17, 2022
Mark is true professional with many years experience.  He is safety conscientious and works to be sure everyone has a good...
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PATTI M.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 18, 2022
I’ve never been fishing before. I felt completely safe out on the water with captain Mark. He made sure I knew where all...
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Ben S.
Vancouver, BC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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8 hour with captain mark

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 27, 2022
1 makerel. 3 coho 4 chinook. Along with several too small to keep.
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Brett L.
Lacey, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 20, 2022
Caught our limit!
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FAQs about Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures

Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $650 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • CA $1,000 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • CA $1,000 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • CA $1,250 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System CD player
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 30 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own gear)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures include:
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)