Roy’s Fishing Charters operate in the beautiful waters of the Salish Sea and Howe Sound, around the spectacular city of Vancouver, BC. They offer year-round charters for all available and in-season species of Pacific Salmon, as well as Lingcod, and Rockfish. On longer charters in winter and spring, Crab and Prawn traps may be dropped as well. Captain Roy Tanami has fished these waters all his life, and has also guided up and down the entire BC coast for over 25 years.

You’ll be cruising the local waters aboard "Rebel One," an immaculate, 21’ custom-designed, welded aluminum fishing machine. She’s built like a tank, handles like a BMW, and is also just plain fun to run around in!  An excellent hull design also means safe, comfortable rides even when the sea gets a little bumpy.

A 200 HP 4-stroke Yamaha engine gets you to the fishing quickly, and a 10 HP kicker keeps you going all day. Scotty downriggers, Raymarine GPS, plotter, and sounder, a marine VHF radio, and an onboard sound system complete the package. To ensure a top experience for everyone, Roy focuses on small group charters, and best accommodates 2 guests per trip, with the option of one additional guest for an extra price.

Please don’t forget to get your British Columbia Tidal Waters fishing license, as the charter doesn’t cover it. At the end of your trip, your fish will be cleaned, filleted, and bagged. Children are welcome, too so bring the whole family and experience a unique Vancouver fishing adventure with Roy’s Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $487
    This is a half-day trip taking you out first thing in the morning – or later if you prefer. You'll spend 5 hours on the water, going after prized Salmon species, that you can take home for a tasty treat. Please note, the charter price is for 2 people. One more can be added for an additional $125.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 20
    $487
    If you prefer to lie in, don't worry, there's an afternoon trip ready for you. Head out at 1 P.M. (or later – depending on your preference) and spend 5 hours going after a range of prized Salmon, Lingcod, and more. Please note that there is an additional charge of $125 for a third guest.
  • Private trip
    7hr Winter Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 30
    $506
    Winter is a great time to fish in Vancouver for chrome-bright winter chinook salmon! These tasty, resident fish are available all winter, and are highly prized for eating! Crab and/or prawn traps can also be set to round out a nice winter seafood dinner. Winter in Vancouver is not just for skiing!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $643
    Spend a whole day targeting Salmon with this full-day trip. What's better than the open air and fresh sea, going after some delicious fish. Get in touch with your captain to agree on a departure time, and he'll let you know what's best regarding daylight and settle in for a fun-filled day on the water. Just be aware that there's an additional charge of $125 for a third guest.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 15
    $779
    Give yourself ample time to relax and slowly enjoy your fishing for Salmon with this extended full-day trip. Leave the dock anytime according to your schedule and length of day, and head out in search of these feisty creatures before heading home with a tasty treat. The charter price is for 2 people but you can add another guest for just $125 more.
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About the Captain

Roy Tanami
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
31 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2020
I was born and raised in a commercial fishing family on the west coast of BC, so sportfishing was just a natural progression for me. Now, I've been lucky enough to fish and guide all over the world.

About this listing

Targeted species

Crab Crab
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Chum) Chum Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat specs

Custom-built Cope design (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Portable toilet in private cuddy cabin.
Air Conditioning
Cabin heat.
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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
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
Visa
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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The end of a wonderful day on the water
Daybreak at Milltown Marina with me and my shadow
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Karen K.
Montreal, Quebec
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Dawn til Dark Tidal Waters Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  7hr Winter Special on November 9, 2022
It turned out that I was a weather whisperer and Captain Roy was a whale whisperer . I brought the first fine day in over a...
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Dale Y.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing Howe Sound with Captain Roy

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 5, 2022
Captain Roy kept us updated on weather conditions leading up to our scheduled reservation to do his best to ensure we would...
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Ana P. R.
Burnaby, BC
Excellent
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on September 24, 2022
Best experience ever! Not just because we were very lucky getting two big beauties but Roy was an incredible guide. It was...
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Nancy A.
New Westminster, British Columbia
Excellent
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What a brilliant day!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on October 14, 2022
My daughter and I had such a wonderful outing with Roy, it was the perfect day. He’s got so much experience to share, a great...
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Kenneth P.
Saint George, VT
Excellent
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Fishing with Roy

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 14, 2022
Enjoyable afternoon with Cpt Roy.  Only 2 smallish kings but overall a very good trip.  He was an experienced fisherman and...
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FAQs about Roy's Fishing Charters

Roy's Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $625 per group, additional CA $125 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • CA $625 per group, additional CA $125 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • CA $650 per group, additional CA $125 per person after 2 guests - 7hr Winter Special (7 hours)
  • CA $825 per group, additional CA $125 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • CA $1,000 per group, additional CA $125 per person after 2 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Roy's Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Portable toilet in private cuddy cabin.
  • Air Conditioning Cabin heat.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Roy's Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Roy's Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Roy's Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Roy's Fishing Charters include:
  • Crab
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)