Westcoast Fish Expeditions offers you year-round fishing trips out of Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada. You’ll embark on its fish-rich waters and have a great time chasing fish and enjoying gorgeous nature. Captain Matt Olcen will give you all the help you need to have an enjoyable experience on the water, so book your trip and have fun fishing!

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 26’ Grady White saltwater fishing boat with space for up to 4 anglers. It’s powered by two 300 HP Yamaha engines and uses GPS, fishfinder, radio, as well as radar technology for navigation. The boat’s equipped with downriggers and outriggers and it features a toilet and an ice-box.

Your captain specializes in catching Halibut and Salmon but you can target many other species as well, including Black Rockfish, Albacore Tuna, Crab, Rockfish, and Lingcod.

Apart from bottom and deep sea fishing, you can also try trolling, spinning, jigging, and drift fishing in order to catch your prey. All the fish you catch is yours to keep if you want it and you’re welcome to bring your kids along for the ride.

All the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, as well as lures will be ready for you when you arrive and Capt. Matt will gladly clean and fillet your catch so you can easily take it home. What you should bring for your trip are fishing licenses, food, and drinks.

Come join Westcoast Fish Expeditions and have a great time on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $779
    These trips are especially suitable for the whole family. You and Captain Matt will generally spend 5–6 hours on the water targeting Salmon, Halibut, or bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,168
    The duration of these trips is 8–10 hours. They allow you to travel where the fish are, whether it be inshore or offshore. Usually, you'll have the time to target both Salmon and Halibut, as well as bottom fish.
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About the Captain

Matt Olcen
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
14 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2021
Captain Matt is a friendly angler with 35 years of experience on the water. He invites you to join him aboard and spend a beautiful day fishing in Ucluelet!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Rockfish Black Rockfish
Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Boat specs

Grady White (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Outriggers
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
86%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Lianne C.
Whitehorse, YT
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 Day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 6, 2022
We spent two 3/4 days with Matt. The weather was good. The captain and first mate Bow, short for Bowline, (dog) were good company....
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Sylvie G.
Port Alberni, British Columbia
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing in Ucluelet

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 5, 2022
The guide was personable, knowledgeable and flexible. He wanted to know our expectations and delivered in spades! It...
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Liv S.
Surrey, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 25, 2022
had such an awesome time!! cant wait to do it again in the summer!
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Kevin S.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 4, 2022
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Lianne C.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 7, 2022
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FAQs about Westcoast Fish Expeditions

Westcoast Fish Expeditions offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • CA $1,500 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 3 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Westcoast Fish Expeditions, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Westcoast Fish Expeditions include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Westcoast Fish Expeditions offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Westcoast Fish Expeditions offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Westcoast Fish Expeditions include:
  • Black Rockfish
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Tuna (Albacore)