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Coastal Charters – Marlin 30'

There are certainly plenty of fish in the ocean, but do you have what it takes to bring one home? Well, if you’re not sure, you can absolutely count on Coastal Charters to lead you to the hottest bites around Vancouver Island!

Join Captain Brin Townley-Smith on his 30’ Grady-White, powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha engines, built to accommodate up to 12 guests at a time. This beauty comes with all the amenities you need for a full day on the water, including top-notch navigational systems and electronics, a toilet, fridge, bed, and safety equipment.

Tofino, BC is best known among anglers for its high-quality sportfishing. Here, you’ll target a variety of Pacific Salmon, as well as Halibut, Rockfish, and Skate, just to name a few species. The continental shelf right off the coast is home to many bottom-dwelling fish, including Halibut and Lingcod, so you can try your hand at some bottom fishing, or go further out to troll the deep blue for pelagics.

No matter which trip you choose, Coastal Charters will take care of whatever you need, including lodging for your multiple-day excursions. Just let Capt. Brin know ahead of time and he will make it happen! Each trip also includes rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cleaning and filleting services.

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just getting started, Coastal Charters is the right choice. Explore the wonders of Tofino like a true local and catch yourself some dinner that will fill the tummies of you and your loved ones. All you need to do is click the “Instant Book” button at the top, purchase a fishing license when you get there, and get ready to challenge the productive waters of British Columbia!

Please note the prices listed do not include the 5% GST.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $1,320
    This trip is a combination of both inshore and offshore fishing, perfect for larger groups and experienced anglers looking to add some weight to the boat. It includes everything that the shorter packages do, and more! Enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife of Tofino's rugged coastline while targeting Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish, and Crab. Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    Hot Springs Cove Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $1,320
    This amazing trip is a combination of fishing and a visit to the mysterious Hot Springs Cove. This mineral-rich pool holds immeasurable therapeutic benefits. You will enjoy a natural hot tub like this, especially after a hard day of deep sea fishing and nursing sore muscles. Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $1,056
    This multi-day trip will see you searching the deep ocean for massive Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish, Salmon, and any other species available during the season. Your captain will arrange accommodation through one of their local affiliates. Lodging options include camping, vacation rentals, and hotels. Just discuss your preferences with the captain before booking! Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $1,056
    Full-day excursions, such as this one, are ideal for medium to large groups. This trip will consist of inshore and offshore fishing for Salmon, Rockfish, Halibut, and Crabs! You may even encounter a whale from time to time as they like to put on shows for their humbled guests! Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $792
    This trip will give you plenty of time to get a good dose of action, targeting Rockfish, Lingcod, Salmon, Halibut, Bass, and more. Be prepared to encounter whales and a plethora of other aquatic creatures that like to swim around the boat. There's never a shortage of excitement out here! Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:15 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $660
    This afternoon trip consists of fishing near coastal waters while targeting species such as Salmon, Cod, Halibut, Bass, and Rockfish. Whales and other beautiful sea life are common sightings during a fishing tour. Every turn offers breathtaking views of Tofino's rugged coastline. Even though this is a shorter trip, you won't feel like you've missed out on anything! Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    Private 3 Hour Trip – Crabbing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $480
    Feeling a little Crabby? Coastal Charters has just the right remedy. This 3-hour trip is the perfect way to spend some time on the water with your mates while stuffing your face with delicious snacks, sipping on a cold beverage, and soaking up some of those Pacific Northwest sunrays. Grab a fishing license, an icebox, and a few of your best buds, and hop aboard! Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.

About the Captain

Brin Townley-Smith
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
39 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
Coastal Charters has 20 seasons of experience guiding charters off the West Coast, and over 2 decades of experience in the hospitality industry. With this background, they can confidently say your experience with them will leave you craving more adventure. They just won the "Luxury Travel Guide" (LTG) Award of Excellence in the Service Industry and were also recipients of the Trip Advisor Award for Excellence in Service in 2017, 2018 and 2019 They have over 40,000 hours of sea time, navigating British Columbia's coastal waterways and are Certified Tidal Angling Guide (CTAG), credited by the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia (SFI). Coastal Charters is fully insured, safe, fun, and guaranteed to show you an amazing time!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Chum) Chum Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon
Salmon (Sockeye) Sockeye Salmon

Skate Skate

Boat Specs

Grady White (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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
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
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Half day trip with captain Brin

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on May 10, 2019
Brin was friendly , Informative very knowledgeable and made the whole experience very enjoyable and we would highly recommend...
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FAQs about Coastal Charters – Marlin 30'

Coastal Charters – Marlin 30' offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $600 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 4 guests - Private 3 Hour Trip – Crabbing (3 hours)
  • CA $825 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • CA $990 per group, additional CA $120 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • CA $1,320 per day per group, additional CA $160 per person after 4 guests - 2 Day Trip (2 days)
  • CA $1,320 per group, additional CA $160 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • CA $1,650 per group, additional CA $200 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • CA $1,650 per group, additional CA $208 per person after 4 guests - Hot Springs Cove Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Coastal Charters – Marlin 30', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Coastal Charters – Marlin 30' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Coastal Charters – Marlin 30' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Coastal Charters – Marlin 30' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Coastal Charters – Marlin 30' include:
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)
  • Skate