What better way to discover the famous waters around Vancouver Island than with a local guide? Captain Bobby Kimoto can’t wait to show you his native waters. His family has been fishing the Pacific Northwest since the 1900s, so fishing is in his blood. Nobody knows these waters better than him, so come aboard and make all your fishing dreams come true.

Step aboard his 25’ Pursuit cuddy cabin boat and let the magic begin. There’s plenty of space for up to 5 people and all of you will get to fish at the same time when bottom fishing. There’s plenty of convenient space to sit as you head out to the sweet spots, and you’ll even have use of a full head toilet, for your convenience.

The boat features Scotty downriggers, so you’ll spread the lines when trolling, while you’ll use Islander rods and reels when battling it out as you bottom fish. You’ll utilize a range of artificial lures and may even have some live bait to play with. Get in touch with the captain if you know that you want to use live bait, and he’ll prepare it before you head off.

The Pacific nearshore and offshore waters here are overflowing with some of the world’s best-tasting, most sought-after fish.

Get ready for some heavy lifting as you target some record-sized Halibut in the deep waters, and get ready to use all your skills to keep Salmon on the end of the line. Rockfish and Lingcod may prove to be a little less of a challenge, but they’ll leave an equally delicious taste on your pallet at the end of the day.

Capt. Bobby is passionate about introducing the next generation to fishing – he even claims to have raised his own kids on the water! Bring the whole family on board for a thrilling day out and get everyone hooked on fishing. Just buy your fishing license online, bring some appropriate clothing, and get ready for a trip like never before. Bobby Kimoto Charters is waiting to take you away.



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  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 15
    $572
    On a 5-hour trip, you'll have the chance to really hone your fishing skills against one particular fish. Let your captain know what you want to target, and he'll take you to the most productive fishing grounds, focusing on one fish's natural habitat. You decide what you want, so fill the boat with delicious Lingcod, Halibut, Rockfish, or Salmon. Guests of all ages are welcome and this short trip may just be what gets you and your kids hooked on fishing.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 20 - Jun 15
    $663
    A little more time on the water gives you a greater range and broader scope of fishing locations. Go after one species or multiple different fish if retention limits are not the objective. These waters are home to Lingcod, two types of Salmon, Rockfish, Halibut, and many more delicious creatures, so there'll be no shortage of rewards after you fill the boat with these creatures. You may also explore Hot Springs Cove which is perfect for families or couples who wish to beat the crowds.
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About the Captain

Bobby Kimoto
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
9 Customer reviews
Response time 15 hours
Member since February 2019
I was born here and I am a true “local guide" who has fished the Tofino / West Coast Vancouver Island waters professionally for over 30 years. I know what it takes to make every charter a positive experience and will ensure that everyone onboard has fun. Let me guide you to an ultimate west coast fishing adventure!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Pursuit (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed head
GPS
Fishfinder
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days 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 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Tom D.
Surrey, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

5 hour trip with Captain Bobby

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on December 1, 2022
We went out on a 5 hour trip for winter springs. Bobby was very personable and very knowledgeable about the area and fishing...
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Dean L.
Croydon, United Kingdom
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Best guide ever

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on November 16, 2022
I’ve toured North America and spent time in many other parts of the world. Bobby is the best guide. My brother hasn’t fished...
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Kenni K.
Penticton, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 14, 2022
On our 25th anniversary we booked a 6 hour day with Bobby Kimoto Charters.  We met him at the marina at 8am and after the...
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Dwayne M.
Chipman, AB
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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November fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on November 26, 2022
Had a great time with a great guide (Bobby).  Will be looking forward to doing again in the future.  Great adventure, well...
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Timo M.
Canada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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November fishing with Bobby

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on November 2, 2021
It was my birthday and despite the time of year, weather, we wanted to try to get out for a day of fishing. Our...
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FAQs about Bobby Kimoto Charters

Bobby Kimoto Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $735 per group, additional CA $79 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • CA $851 per group, additional CA $63 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Bobby Kimoto Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed head
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Trips booked with Bobby Kimoto Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Sometimes)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Bobby Kimoto Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Bobby Kimoto Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bobby Kimoto Charters include:
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)