Come join Deep Coast Charters! Whether you’re here for a premium guided fishing tour or a wildlife sightseeing voyage, you are guaranteed to be blown away by the natural beauty that Howe sound and Vancouver has to offer. From its tropical blue and emerald green water to Its vertical coastal mountains that climb high into the sky. This truly majestic fjord provides many opportunities to see some of the most amazing landscapes and wildlife that beautiful British Columbia has to offer.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 30’ Seaswirl Striper that accommodates up to 6 guests. She’s powered by twin 250 HP Suzuki engines that are almost silent. This boat was designed to enjoy the open ocean; it has a large deck and a 10’6 beam, making it exceptionally stable and pleasant. This spacious deck is ideal for larger groups and landing multiple fish at the same time. Whether its fishing or simply relaxing while admiring the stunning views and wildlife of Howe Sound you will have an amazing experience

Depending on the time of year you’ll have a chance to target 4 possible salmon species. Chinook(springs/king/tyee) salmon are our most common in our area and you will have a chance to catch one pretty much anytime throughout the year. We see coho salmon(silvers) towards the end of summer. Pink, chum and sockeye are also in the area depending on the year.  There are a few fishing techniques to work with, so let the captain show you which one works best for your trip.

The crew will take care of your fishing equipment and clean your catch after the trip is over. There’s fresh water on the boat but feel free to bring other drinks and prepare some snacks. Don’t forget to get your fishing license before you arrive.

Deep Coast Charters is ready to have you on board!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1 Hour Trip – Hourly Howe Sound
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 8 persons
    US $255
    If you are only here for a short time or just want to get a taste of fishing the mighty wild pacific ocean, then maybe a one-hour sightseeing tour is for you! We can get you out on the water and have that experience without committing to a 4+ hour trip. We will try our best to accommodate a start time that works best for you! Remember that multi-hour trips give you the best opportunity to see more wildlife and catch more fish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Afternoon
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $652
    This is an afternoon start and may be the option during weekdays if mornings are unavailable. We can confirm either way at the time of booking. The afternoons/evenings are great times to be out fishing as well as taking in some of the breathtaking views around sunset. Additional hours available.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Northern Howe Sound
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $652
    You'll stay close to home for the 4-hour charter. This allows more time to fish! Usually fishing within 10 mins from our dock. All tackle, bait, and ice are included. We have options to mooch or troll for Salmon. Chinooks are the most common catch, they range from 5 to 30 lbs but can be even bigger! BBQ on board for breakfast lunch or dinner! Additional hours are available and we can venture out a little further and cover more ground with more time.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – South sound/Vancouver
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $965
    This southern Howe Sound trip starts out with dropping Prawn/and or Crab traps (depending on regulations) on your way to the fishing grounds. We venture out a little further into Vancouver waters with this longer trip although most fishing is still within 5/60 mins from the dock. This trip covers more area to see the sights and stay on the fish! On our return to the dock, you'll collect the traps and take home some Dungeness Crab and delicious BC spot Prawn! Need more time? Additional hours are available.
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Oksana T.
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – South sound/Vancouver on September 24, 2023
We had a fantastic time during our fishing trip with Captain Ryan! We could not wish for anything better. It started...
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Bruce I.
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – South sound/Vancouver on August 3, 2023
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Regina I.
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Afternoon on June 28, 2024
Ryan was great! Other guides we have had did everything for us but this fishing trip was educational in that he teaches you...
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Jenny W.
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Amazing experience!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Northern Howe Sound on June 16, 2024
Cpt. Ryan was very knowledgeable! Plus patient showing us how to set the lines and gave explanations so we could do it ourselves. ...
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Janie W.
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5 hours fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – South sound/Vancouver on July 30, 2023
We all had a great great morning on the sound, captain Ryan is a master fisherman, he gave guidance & help all without taking...
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FAQs about Deep Coast Charters

Deep Coast Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $350 per group - 1 Hour Trip – Hourly Howe Sound (1 hour)
  • CA $895 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Afternoon (4 hours)
  • CA $895 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Northern Howe Sound (4 hours)
  • CA $1,325 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – South sound/Vancouver (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Deep Coast Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Radar

Trips booked with Deep Coast Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Deep Coast Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Deep Coast Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Deep Coast Charters include:
  • Crab
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)

Meet the Captain

Ryan Nicholls
Britannia Beach, British Columbia, Canada
ID & license verified
25 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since September 2021
Captain Ryan has spent his whole life in the Sea to Sky Corridor as well as the west coast of Vancouver Island and has more than 20 years of expertise navigating the waters of Howe Sound, Barkley Sound, and offshore waters beyond. He knows a lot about the boat and its capabilities, as well as the weather, topography, and fish locations.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Seaswirl Striper (Sportfishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.