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West Coast River Charters

West Coast River Charters has been putting smiles on customer’s faces since it was founded in 1995. You can count on Captain Nick Hnennyj to give you an awesome fishing experience while you take in the natural beauty of British Columbia’s serene wildlife.

Hop aboard the captain’s 24’ Sea Ray and see why Port Alberni is considered one of Canada’s ultimate fishing towns. The boat is powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine, perfect for cruising the Barkley Sound and the intricate river systems that stem from it. It comes stocked with a fishfinder, GPS, ice box, and all necessary safety equipment. It also fits up to 4 guests comfortably which is great for family trips or friends’ get-togethers.

You’ll mainly be using light tackle while jigging or trolling up and down the Stamp, Somass, or Sproat Rivers. Here, you will be targeting Chum, Coho, and Sockeye Salmon, as well as Halibut and Rainbow (Steelhead) Trout. Top-quality rods and reels are provided on each trip, so just be sure to purchase a fishing license and bring your favorite food, drinks, and proper clothing.

Fishing on Vancouver Island is always action-packed and all-year round, so no matter when you choose to plan your next trip, you can be sure that Capt. Nick will show you a great time. Book your next fishing trip with West Coast River Charters and experience beautiful British Columbia like a true local!



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Craig S.
Nanaimo, BC
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inlet Fishing on August 11, 2020
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FAQs about West Coast River Charters

West Coast River Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inlet Fishing (6 hours)
  • CA $750 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with West Coast River Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box 2 fish lockers.

Trips booked with West Coast River Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaning is free, but packaging is additional.)

West Coast River Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

West Coast River Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with West Coast River Charters include:
  • Halibut
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)

Meet the Captain

Nick Hnennyj
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
1 Customer reviews
Member since February 2019
Born and raised in Port Alberni, Captain Nick Hnennyj has been fishing the waters of Vancouver Island his entire life. He's been a proud captain for over 28 years and has loads of experience in both inshore and nearshore fishing. His favorite part of the job is just being out on the water and catching fish. He loves taking new people out and showing them the thrill of river fishing, and really strives to provide the best experience for each customer. Book a trip with Capt. Nick today and create some memories that will last forever!

About this listing

Targeted species

Halibut Halibut
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chum) Chum Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat specs

Sea Ray (Walkaround) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
2 fish lockers.

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaning is free, but packaging is additional.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 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
No minimum age. This is up to the parents.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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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