Have a break and engage in some of the best freshwater fishing in Canada with Time Off Charters. Home to 3 kinds of Salmon and 2 types of Trout, Lake Ontario is overflowing with plenty of delicious and exciting fish. Come aboard and discover these rich waters as you embark on a fishing journey like never before.

You’ll be accompanied by Salmon-fishing expert, Captain Robert Simmen. A keen angler since he was a child, he’s been fishing Lake Ontario since 1987. He started running charters in 2018 with the aim of sharing his passion with others, and you’ll get to experience the thrill with him.

Up to 4 guests are welcome onboard the 26’ Thompson cuddy cabin for a productive day on the water. Take advantage of the spacious deck and cabin, and make yourself at home. Bring your own snacks and drinks aboard and get the most out of your day.

Built with fishing in mind, she boasts downriggers and outriggers to give you maximum reach when trolling the open waters. You’ll have a range of artificial lures at your disposal, so get ready to attract a range of exciting and delicious fish.

Known just as much for their fight as for their taste, Salmon and Trout will make for a thrilling day out. Get ready for an intense battle to hook these beasts aboard, and end the day with a delicious treat to fill your stomachs and the freezer! Capt. Robert will even clean and fillet your catch for you to take home, so there’s nothing left for you to do!

Everything you need for a productive day awaits you on board with Time Off Charters. All you need to do is grab your Canadian fishing license and head off for an unforgettable day out. Capt. Robert can even arrange a pickup service within 30 minutes, so just get in touch, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:35 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 1
    $694
    Get the most out of a fishing trip to Lake Ontario, as you spend the full day exploring the shallow and deep waters out in the famous lake. Aboard a purpose-built boat, you'll have all the equipment and space needed for a productive day out as you troll the open waters for the bite of a range of exciting and delicious fish. Get ready for an intense day as you go after 3 kinds of Salmon, Brown Trout, and Steelhead to land yourself plenty of fish to fill the freezer.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 1
    $444
    A 4-hour trip will give you the chance to explore the shallow nearshore waters of Lake Ontario. Get out on the water in water no deeper than 150 feet and target the prized Chinook, or "King" Salmon. Expect some rod-bending action against beasts as big as 30 pounds, guaranteeing you a delicious treat for lunch and beyond.

About the Captain

Robert Simmen
Newcastle, Ontario, Canada
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16 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2019
Ever since he was a young boy, Captain Robert loved fishing. Growing up saltwater fishing off the coast of North Carolina, he got hooked before getting into Salmon fishing in 1987. With over 30 years of experience, it's fair to say that he's an expert in the sport, and wants to share his passion and skills with each and every customer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat Specs

Thompson (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 260HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Allyson C.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 30, 2021
Captain Robert is absolutely awesome! He is knowledgeable and made taught my son a lot about fishing. His patience and demeanour...
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Bowmanville, ON
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 28, 2021
Rob was great, got a bunch of kings and steelhead on the boat. Beauty day on the water, would recommend to anyone wanting to...
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Kirkland Lake, ON
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 9, 2021
Had a great morning, 6 hit 3 in the cooler 15,17 and 18 lbs, lots of good stories Thanks from rick and kevin
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Oshawa, ON
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Half day with Captain Bob

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 5, 2021
Departed on time and returned on time. Captain was knowledgeable and great to be with. Be back next year.
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Lindsay, Ontario
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Full day what a blast

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 1, 2021
We had a great day .Captain Robert was very knowledgeable and overall great man. Would recommend this charter.
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FAQs about Time Off Charters

Time Off Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $550 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • CA $860 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Time Off Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta-potty)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Time Off Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Time Off Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Time Off Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Time Off Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)