West Coast Ocean Charters have access to some of the best Salmon and Halibut fishing areas on the west coast of Vancouver Island. For guests who enjoy sightseeing, this will also be a great opportunity to get a glimpse of some rare sea and land creatures. This area is the home of blacktail deer, sea lions, sea otters, blue heron, black bears, wolves, and bald eagles. Captain Brent guides fishing trips with expertise and he always makes sure his guests have an amazing time.

Ucluelet, BC, where the charter is based, has an abundance of bait, such as squid, herring, and anchovies, which creates terrific conditions for the Salmon and bottom fish population. You’ll be able to catch Chinook, Coho, Pink, and Sockeye Salmon by trolling, or go jigging for Lingcod and Halibut.

A proven West Coast design, the captain’s 23’ Boston Whaler Conquest provides a comfortable ride for everyone on board. The boat has a high gunnel, which is perfect for offshore trolling or cruising among the islets of Barkley Sound. She’s fully equipped with navigation and safety gear, as well as an onboard toilet. The boat accommodates up to 3 guests.

Kids of all ages are welcome on half-day trips since you’ll stay along the coastline. For full-day trips, they need to be at least 10 years old, since the trips are longer and you’ll go up to 20 miles offshore.

Your fishing equipment, lures, and bait are included in the price. If you want to keep the catch, the captain will clean it after the trip for no extra charge. You only need to purchase your fishing license and bring snacks and drinks for the day.

Whether you’ve come here to catch huge Salmon, snap the perfect wildlife photo, or simply explore the local waters, West Coast Ocean Charters will make sure you have an unforgettable day!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jigging Bash
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $413
    If Salmon is not your preference, the crew offers four-hour jigging excursions. On this trip, you will be targeting Lingcod, Rockfish, and Cabazon. You head directly to where the bottom fish is biting and start catching! These trips are great for kids with loads of action to keep the little guys interested!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 13 - Sep 15
    $413
    Half day of targeting Salmon. You'll go up to 5 miles off the coast. Kids of all ages are welcome. The captain will provide your fishing equipment but you need to bring your drinks, food, and fishing license. Enjoy fishing and sightseeing all at once. A five percent GST tax is extra and is to be paid to the captain.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 12 - Sep 15
    $592
    We now offer a six-hour fishing adventure at a great price. We will have time to target the main species of fish you are after and if successful try for something else. Or perhaps spend three hours on Salmon and three hours on Lingcod. The choice is yours. We will be traveling up to 6 miles from the harbor entrance to fish. 5% GST tax is extra and is to be paid to the captain.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 13 - Sep 15
    $592
    This is the same as the six-hour morning trip but departs at 1:30 p.m. A 5% GST tax is extra and is to be paid to the captain.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Halibut / Ground Fish
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 13 - Sep 15
    $789
    At West Coast Ocean Charters, the crew takes bottom fishing very seriously! It is now offering an 8-hour Halibut ground fish excursions. On this trip, you will travel up to 20 miles offshore in search of massive Halibut, Lingcod, Sablefish, Rockfish, and Cabazon. There will be plenty of white meat fish to eat after this trip, the captain assures you! A 5% GST tax is extra and is to be paid to the captain.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 13 - Sep 15
    $789
    Spend a whole day targeting Salmon and Halibut. You'll go up to 20 miles offshore, depending on the weather and the fish. The captain will provide everything you need for fishing, you only need to bring your food and snacks and purchase your fishing license. 5% Gst Tax is extra and is to be paid to the captain.
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About the Charter Operator

Westcoast Ocean Charters
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
11 Fishing Reports
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32 Customer reviews
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Member since July 2019
Captain Brent started fishing with his father at young age. As the years went by he realized fishing needed to be his full-time job. He was totally hooked and left his old job to pursue a fishing career. He started guiding fishing trips in 2003 and worked up and down the B.C. coast for the past 19 years. He arrived in Ucluelet in 2014 and was amazed by the great fishing opportunities of the area. He’s passionate about sustainable fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Boston Whaler (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1998. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Penn, Islander
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 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
All ages for a half day; at least 10 for full day
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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Amazing 6 hour fishing trip with Capitan Brent.
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Nicholas V. B.
Tofino, British Columbia
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Half Day w/ Brent

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Salmon on July 11, 2022
A phenomenal day of fishing with Brent. He was honest before we set off about the wind making things rough out in the open...
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Wylie M.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Brent

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 29, 2022
Brent is a very nice fellow whose company was more enjoyable as we came to know him. He gave perfect instructions when we hooked...
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Abbotsford, British Columbia
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Half day trip with Capt Brent

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on September 13, 2022
Had a great trip with Capt Brent, he worked super hard from start to finish to get us into fish and he succeeded. He is the...
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Andriy B.
Ucluelet, British Columbia
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Amazing 6 hour fishing trip with Capitan Brent.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on September 11, 2022
The weather was not good for fishing that day, the information from   another boats came that the sea was chunky and catch...
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Brandon G.
Tofino, British Columbia
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Evening trip with Brent

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Salmon on August 25, 2022
Brent was great! Accommodated us as well as our 5 year old daughter and still put us on the fish. Obviously extremely knowledgeable...
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FAQs about West Coast Ocean Charters

West Coast Ocean Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $550 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Jigging Bash (4 hours)
  • CA $550 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Salmon (4 hours)
  • CA $788 per group, additional CA $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • CA $788 per group, additional CA $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • CA $1,050 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Halibut / Ground Fish (8 hours)
  • CA $1,050 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with West Coast Ocean Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with West Coast Ocean Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, Islander)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

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

West Coast Ocean Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with West Coast Ocean Charters include:
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)
  • Seabass (Black)