Slacktide Sportfishing will take you to some of the best fishing adventures on Vancouver Island. There’s a variety of trips to choose from, ranging from just 5 hours to whole 3 days. Whether you’re a beginner or an avid angler, there’s a spot for you on this boat. Captain Andrew will be your guide and host, ready to assist when you need him and adjust the trip to get the fish you’ve always wanted.

You’ll be fishing on a 27’ Kingfisher Escape boat that accommodates up to 5 guests. This fishing vessel features a fully enclosed cabin with heating and lots of comfortable seating space. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine and reaches the speed of 40 knots. Besides modern navigational electronics, the boat also has a private toilet.

Depending on the trip you choose, you can go after Halibut, Salmon, Crabs, Lingcod, and Rockfish. A special treat for all hard-core anglers is a 3-day fishing experience, starting in Tofino or Ucluelet. This is one of the best ways to explore the west coast of the Vancouver Island and upgrade your fishing skills.

The captain will prepare your equipment and clean the catch after the trip. You’ll need to cover your fishing license and pack food and drinks for the day. It’s recommended to have layered clothing.

Slacktide Sportfishing is ready to take you on your next adventure. Pick a date and join the crew!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    Price for 2 persons
    US $617
    This afternoon trip is an inshore fishing experience along the coastline, inner banks or Barkley Sound just a short trip outside of Ucluelet. Enjoy the coastal waters of Vancouver Island near Pacific Rim National Park & Reserve, and experience the best in west coast Salmon fishing and sightseeing!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Salmon & Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    Price for 2 persons
    US $798
    Experience both Salmon and Halibut fishing on our inner banks, along the coastline, or in Barkley Sound. Choose from a first-light or afternoon departure (subject to availability), where you'll get to experience the best of Salmon and Halibut fishing on the west coast of Vancouver Island!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Salmon & Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    Price for 2 persons
    US $1,015
    In this 8-hour fishing package, you’ll fish anywhere from the coastline to the outer banks, ‘Big Bank’ for Salmon and Halibut. Heading to the Big Bank brings you 20 miles offshore, where it’s not uncommon to hook into 50+ Salmon in a day. Departing at first light, you'll get to experience the best of Salmon and Halibut fishing on the west coast of Vancouver Island!
  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip – All Inclusive
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30
    Price for up to 5 persons
    US $1,219
    3 full days of total West Coast experience. 8 hours a day, dock to dock, fishing for Salmon, Halibut, and crabbing. This package includes fish processing and packaging so no need to worry about your catch while you’re here. The trip is subject to availability.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Pat H.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Andrew

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Salmon & Halibut on July 28, 2023
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Rossouw K.
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Best day of fishing!

VERIFIED   Quick trips out (3hr min) on May 8, 2024
Andrew was amazing! Made sure everything went smoothly and that we got everything we could have wanted out of our day. He’s...
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Paul C.
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Excellent fishing and captain

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Salmon & Halibut on July 7, 2024
This was an excellent experience Great fishing
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Carman A.
Tofino, British Columbia
Excellent
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Salmon on August 9, 2023
An amazing experience! Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and professional! Caught so many in even this short amount of...
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Andrew B.
Ucluelet, British Columbia
Excellent
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Beautiful Afternoon Salmon Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Salmon on August 4, 2023
We had a great afternoon. 4 hours. Brought in a bunch, kept the limit, and half a lot of fun. Boat is in great shape,...
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FAQs about Slacktide Sportfishing

Slacktide Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $850 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Salmon (4 hours)
  • CA $1,100 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Salmon & Halibut (6 hours)
  • CA $1,400 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Salmon & Halibut (8 hours)
  • CA $1,680 per day per group - 3 Day Trip – All Inclusive (3 days)

When you book a trip with Slacktide Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning Heated fully enclosed cabin
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Trips booked with Slacktide Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Slacktide Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Slacktide Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Slacktide Sportfishing include:
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)

Meet the Captain

Andrew Buckland
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
ID & license verified
31 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2020
I’ve started my guiding career on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Years ago, I came to Tofino and got hooked on catching Chinook Salmon. This is my passion and I love to share it with other people.

About this listing

Targeted species

Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Boat specs

Kingfisher Escape 2425 (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Heated fully enclosed cabin
GPS
Fishfinder
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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