Arrowsmith Adventures is a West Coast fishing outfit out of Port Alberni, British Columbia – one of the Salmon fishing capitals in the world! This outstanding place has some of the biggest returns of Salmon around.

The boat you’ll be fishing from can seat up to 5 guests. The vessel is a 26’ Kingfisher, that’s powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine and a 20 HP wireless trolling motor. There’s enough room for everybody to fish at the same time but only 2–4 fishing rods can be out when trolling. The boat has all necessary safety equipment and Lowrance navigational gear.

You’ll target Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish, and many species of Salmon, such as Chinook (Springs), Coho, and Sockeye. Depending on what you’re trying to catch, you’ll use trolling, jigging, bottom or drift fishing. The captain uses live bait, mainly herring.

In case you’re looking for a full retreat experience, Captain Jesse also offers multi-day trips with accommodation. He can do a pickup from the airports or ferries to the lodge for an additional cost. There are 3 airports in the area – pickup from the 2 closest ones costs $75 per person (in both directions) and $100 from the furthest one. The captain can customize any type of package you need. Just let him know in advance and he’ll be excited to help you plan the perfect adventure.

Don’t forget to purchase your fishing license before the trip. The captain will provide all fishing equipment.

This beautiful area has so much to offer. After fishing, the captain can take you to a few different spots where you can go for a dip, such as the gorgeous Sprout lake or refreshing Somass River. It’s a great way to relax and cool off after a day packed with fishing action. Contact Arrowsmith Adventures and make your fishing dream a reality!



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  • Private trip
    Sockeye Salmon Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 28 - Jul 15
    US $436
    You'll be fishing for sockeye in the Port Alberni canal. The captain will provide your fishing equipment but you need to purchase your fishing license in advance.
  • Private trip
    Chinook/Salmon Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 30
    US $873
    You'll fish in British Columbia, Canada on Vancouver Island. You'll start in Port Alberni and head out to the fishing grounds of Barkley sound for Salmon. The captain will provide your fishing equipment, while you need to bring your fishing license, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Multi-day Halibut/Salmon Trips
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 1
    US $1,091
    On multi-day trips, you will fish for many species, such as Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Crabs, Prawns, etc. Note that the price covers only the fishing trip. There are additional costs for the lodge and meals. Contact for more details and check everything that's included in the price!
  • Private trip
    Offshore Halibut Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 30
    US $1,091
    You'll be fishing Halibut offshore, in the beautiful Bamfield, BC. To spice things up, there is always lots of Salmon to catch as well. Purchase your fishing license in advance. The captain will provide your fishing equipment.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Fantastic Offshore Halibut, Chinook and Lingcod Trip
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Ovidiu T.
Pleasanton, CA
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Day Fishing Trip With Captain Jesse Touzin

VERIFIED   Chinook/Salmon Trip on July 4, 2023
We went fishing down the channel from Port Alberni to open water. Had a great day, Jesse is very knowledgeable, helpful, and...
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Kayla O.
Nanaimo, British Columbia
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VERIFIED   Offshore Halibut Trip on August 3, 2023
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Irena S.
Calgary, AB
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Full Day Trip with Captain Jesse - Arrowsmith Adventures

VERIFIED   Sockeye Salmon Trip on June 21, 2022
A fantastic day for our group.  Jesse was so knowledgeable and did a great job of making it a fun and exciting day for us. ...
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Kindree C.
Summerland, BC
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Amazing!

VERIFIED   Chinook/Salmon Trip on May 19, 2023
We had the best time with Jesse out in Port Alberni. We are definitely booking again!
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David A.
Calgary, Alberta
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Whole day, Port Alberni to the ocean.

VERIFIED   Chinook/Salmon Trip on August 21, 2022
First charter I’ve ever been on. I would do it again!  Boat is first rate, the guide was topnotch, and we caught fish! ...
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FAQs about Arrowsmith Adventures

Arrowsmith Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $600 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - Sockeye Salmon Trip (5 hours)
  • CA $1,200 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - Chinook/Salmon Trip (8 hours)
  • CA $1,500 per day per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - Multi-day Halibut/Salmon Trips (2 days)
  • CA $1,500 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - Offshore Halibut Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Arrowsmith Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet porta potty with curtains
  • GPS New Lowrance HD’s 12
  • Fishfinder New Lowrance
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Suzuki 20hp
  • Ice Box
  • Radar New Lowrance G3

Trips booked with Arrowsmith Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Daiwa)
  • Live Bait

Arrowsmith Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Barkley Sound )
  • Offshore Fishing (Bamfield )

Arrowsmith Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing (Halibut, Lingcod, Rick fish )
  • Trolling (For all salmon )
  • Jigging (For halibut and bottom fish )
  • Drift Fishing (Halibut, salmon )

Top targeted fish species with Arrowsmith Adventures include:
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)

Meet the Captain

Jesse Touzin
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
1 Fishing Report
16 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
"Fishing is truly my first passion and love. Growing up in northern Ontario and fishing all the lakes my whole life, to fishing the west coast of Vancouver Island the last decade. And now owner/operator of my own charter outfit. A dream come true!" Capt. Jesse manly trolls for Salmon. For Halibut, he'll anchor up drift or troll, all depending on the trip or weather conditions.

About this listing

Targeted species

Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Boat specs

Kingfisher (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Barkley Sound
Offshore Fishing
Bamfield

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Halibut, Lingcod, Rick fish
Trolling
For all salmon
Jigging
For halibut and bottom fish
Drift Fishing
Halibut, salmon

Amenities

Toilet
porta potty with curtains
GPS
New Lowrance HD’s 12
Fishfinder
New Lowrance
Wireless Trolling Motor
Suzuki 20hp
Ice Box
Radar
New Lowrance G3

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Daiwa
Live Bait

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
At least 3 years old; life vests provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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