If you want to stock up your fridge with some tasty Salmon, this is the fishing adventure for you. Contact Salmon City Charters, and they’ll take you on fishing trips that specialize in Salmon fishing. Their Captain has vast fishing experience and he’ll teach you all the tricks to get your catch.

Cruise the waters of the Strait of Georgia on board a 22’ Boston Whaler Outrage which is being fully restored for the 2022 season. It is spacious enough to take on groups of 3 guests per trip. The boat is fitted with a 200 HP Yamaha engine that can reach 40 knots, so you’ll be going from one fishing spot to another in no time. For the optimal fishing experience, you can use downriggers and advanced fish finding equipment is also available. NEW for the 2022 season: Brand new Suzuki main engine, custom T-top to keep you out of the elements, and two new swivel chairs have been added for increased guest comfort.

This charter covers inshore and nearshore areas that include reefs. Catch Chinook Salmon all year round. If you want to target Coho, you’ll most likely encounter them in summer and early fall. Lingcod are also commonly caught while trolling for Salmon. When it comes to fishing techniques, you can test your skills with both light tackle and heavy tackle. A combination of hardware and bait is used, depending on the season. Stack up the downriggers and go down deep, or mooch cut-plug herring in close to shore while targeting the elusive Tyee.

Be sure to get your British Columbia fishing license since the charter doesn’t cover it. As for the necessary fishing gear and lures, they’re all provided. The crew will offer drinks and snacks if you need refreshments or to re-energize. If you get lucky, you can choose to release or keep your catch. If you want to keep it, the captain will clean it for you professionally.

Kids are welcome, so don’t miss this relaxing opportunity to stock up your fridge with some delicious fresh Salmon. Book a trip with Salmon City Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip–Fish, Prawns, Crabbing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $706
    Spend a full day cruising the Strait of Georgia with this all-day trip of fully-guided fishing. You'll leave the dock at 7 a.m.. and return at 5:00 p.m. Boat snacks, and drinks are included to keep you refreshed all day before you head home with your dinner. A full day trip is recommended for your best bet of bringing home fish as it allows your professional guide to travel to further fishing destinations. Also includes the opportunity to experience crabbing and guaranteed prawns!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $549
    Spend 7 hours cruising the Strait of Georgia with this trip of fully-guided fishing. We'll leave the dock at 9 A.M. and return at 4, so there's no need to get up early. Boat snacks and drinks are included to keep you refreshed all day, before you head home with your dinner. A 7 hour trip is recommended for increased odds of bringing home fish as it allows your professional guide to travel to further fishing destinations such as Thrasher Rock and Entrance Island to work a full tide to fill up the fish box.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $392
    For the casual angler that prefers to both sleep in and be back at the dock in time for happy hour, the 3/4 Day Trip offers a flexible and affordable day on the water.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $314
    Book this 4-hour trip to get a fully-guided fishing experience. We leave the dock in the morning at 9:00 a.m., so there's no need to wake up too early. You'll be back by noon, just in time for you to cook up your catch for lunch. Boat snacks and drinks are included.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $259
    If you want to do some fishing later in the day, this 3 hour trip is for you. You'll get a fully guided tour going after Salmon in some prime hunting grounds. We'll leave the dock at 1 P.M. and return at 4. Boat snacks and drinks are included, but don't fill up as you could head home with a tasty treat.
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About the Charter Operator

Salmon City Charters
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2021
Born in Campbell River, and raised on Vancouver Island. I have called Nanaimo home since 1993. I have experience running charters up and down the coast as a professional fishing guide in Rivers Inlet, Hakai Pass, Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Nootka Sound, Vancouver, and extensively in the waters surrounding Nanaimo. With over 25 years of experience running fishing charters, your safety and positive experience on the water are guaranteed. Let’s go fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Chum) Chum Salmon

Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Center console) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

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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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on August 31, 2021
Our captain aboard Salmon City Charters was amazing.  He was incredibly accommodating both before and during the charter. ...
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VERIFIED   7 Hour Trip on September 19, 2021
We had a great day out with Neil. Very professional with a flare for storytelling. Kept us entertained all day. Beautiful scenery...
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on September 4, 2021
The captain had a lot of experience and the explanation was polite, so it was my first time fishing for salmon, but we enjoyed...
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on September 1, 2021
This was fantastic. An absolute highlight of my island trip. Neil is a very personable man, engaging, a good teacher...
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FAQs about Salmon City Charters

Salmon City Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $330 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • CA $400 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • CA $500 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • CA $700 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)
  • CA $900 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - 10 Hour Trip–Fish, Prawns, Crabbing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Salmon City Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Multimedia System (Fire up your own playlist, or let the Captain spin)
  • Ice Box (Always stocked with ice and plenty of soda/water.)

Trips booked with Salmon City Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Anchovy and Herring both used, depending on season)
  • Lures (Spoons, Plugs, Hoochies, Flashers all included)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish professionally cleaned/bagged by your Captain)
  • Snacks (Boat snacks are included in your trip price)
  • Drinks (Non alcoholic drinks (soft drinks/water) included)
  • First Mate (Available upon request. )

Salmon City Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Salmon City Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Salmon City Charters include:
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)