Lance's Sportfishing Adventures

Lance’s Sportfishing Adventures has been in the business for 20 years and offers top-quality charters for everyone. Come to Tofino in British Columbia, Canada and have a true West Coast experience. Captain Lance Desilets will take you on an enjoyable trip to search multiple species in a diverse and abundant ecosystem.

Your trip starts on a 25’ Grady White offshore sportfishing boat that’s powered by three 150 HP Mercury engines and can carry up to 4 guests. It uses comprehensive navigation technology, a wireless trolling motor, as well as downriggers. There’s a toilet you can use and you’ll also have an ice-box at your disposal to store fish and drinks.

The species you’ll get to target include Chinook and Coho Salmon, Halibut, Cod, as well as Crab. You’ll catch them on light tackle by bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, and jigging. You can choose whether to keep or release your catch and your free to bring your kids aboard as well.

Captain Lance will have you covered for all the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures, and will dress your fish as well. Before you depart, make sure that you’ve packed your fishing licenses, food, and drinks.

Come to Tofino and have a first-class fishing experience with Lance’s Sportfishing Adventures!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Prime Time
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $840
    Availability limited. Please inquiry for availability. This is prime time!!
    Targeted fish
    Crab
    Crab
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
  • Private trip
    Prime Time (full day)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,279
    Multiple species, depart when you wish. 22 years experience with one of the nicest, expertly equipped Grady White Gulfstream 232 on the coast. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
    Targeted fish
    Crab
    Crab
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
75%
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Lora A. P.
Detroit, MI
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Full day ultimate adventure

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Ultimate Adventure on September 7, 2021
Started the morning with an up close encounter with a grey whale. Also took in sights during a beautiful sunrise … sea otters,...
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Ralph N.
Savona, BC
Excellent
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3/4 day excursion with captain lance

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 29, 2022
We had an excellent day . Captain Lance was fun to be with , very professional, and we all tagged out on some nice chrome salmon...
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Christian B.
Sydney, NSW
Excellent
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Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Prime Time on June 18, 2022
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Jesse P.
Elizabethton, TN
Excellent
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Fishing with Lance

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 11, 2022
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Doug J.
Grindrod, BC
Very good
3.7 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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10 hr trip with Lance

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FAQs about Lance's Sportfishing Adventures

Lance's Sportfishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $1,150 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - Prime Time (6 hours)
  • CA $1,750 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - Prime Time (full day) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Lance's Sportfishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed flushable toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Lance's Sportfishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We use what the fish bite. 25 years experience, we will do our best to get you on the fish . )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Dressing fish only. Value added can be arranged)

Lance's Sportfishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Winter months are typically inshore or near shore fisheries for winter salmon. )
  • Reef Fishing

Lance's Sportfishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lance's Sportfishing Adventures include:
  • Cod
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)

Meet the Captain

Lance Desilets
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
ID & license verified
7 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since January 2021
Captain Lance grew up in the great lakes and has fished his whole life. When he was 19, he decided to move to the Promised Land. West Coast Vancouver Island did not disappoint. He would put this place he calls a real gem against anywhere on the globe for its beauty, diversity and productivity. He throughly enjoys meeting fishers from all spectrums. From the avid angler seeking a fish of a lifetime to a family seeking a true West Coast adventure, it is Captain Lance's job to make that experience happen. If you're planning on visiting Tofino, this adventure is sure to leave you smiling. The captain is knowledgeable of the area, has got a well-equipped boat with bathroom facilities, and the fish will bite any minute!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cod Cod
Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Grady White (Sportfishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by 3 150HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Winter months are typically inshore or near shore fisheries for winter salmon.
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed flushable toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
We use what the fish bite. 25 years experience, we will do our best to get you on the fish .
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Dressing fish only. Value added can be arranged

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
We fish with young children and families all the time. Winter months are typically inside calm waters program
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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