Great Expectations Fishing Charters

1101 Munro Street
Victoria BC, Canada

Great Expectations Fishing Charters offers fantastic half and full day trips, targeting the top predators lurking in the waters around Victoria, BC. Spend the day fishing these clear northern seas in search of the giant Halibut and Salmon which thrive in the area.

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is a top-of-the-line 25’ Donzi cuddy cabin boat. Built in 2005, this clean, modern vessel is powered by twin Suzuki outboards up to an impressive cruising speed of 38 knots, to get you out to the best spots in no time.

Not that that matters, because all Great Expectations charters start when the lines are in the water. That means that you will always have plenty of fishing time, and can enjoy the ride, taking in the area’s stunning natural beauty without constantly looking at your watch.

Once you get to the fishing grounds, you will be provided with everything you need to catch some true trophy specimens. The vessel is fitted GPS and fishfinder so you are always fishing in the right spot, as well as downriggers to help target the big fish lurking in the deep.

You will be provided with nothing but the best-quality fishing tackle or your trip, to ensure the best result. Choose from a variety of weight classes, with the option to troll or bottom fish, depending on the target species.

So what will you be targeting on your trip? That is up to you, and how much time you have. On a half day trip, you can either go after Salmon or Halibut, and on a full day, you can target after both. You will also have plenty of time to drop some crab traps on the way out for an even better haul at the end of the day.

No matter which trip you choose, you can count on great service both during and after. Captain Gerry will clean and fillet all you catch for you, and can even arrange freezing and vacuum sealing, so you can ship it all home. This usually costs around $3/lb plus shipping, although rates can vary.

Great Expectations Fishing Charters offers fantastic half and full day trips, targeting the top predators lurking in the waters around Victoria, BC. Spend the day fishing these clear northern seas in search of the giant Halibut and Salmon which thriv

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Donzi (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 140HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

25 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species

Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
All gear top of the line
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Freezing vacuum packing and shipping available
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Robert Hinchliffe
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Member since November 2015
My first memory in life is going fishing with my father when I was 4 years old. I have been hooked, my wife would say obsessed, with fishing ever since. Come fishing with me and enjoy battling trophy size Salmon or Halibut, as well as taking home plenty of eating size fish
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Quality gear and good instruction allowed us to boat every fish we had on - just a slowish day of fishing.  Robert worked well with my two boys and it worked out that everyone was able to claim a fish by the end of the day.

Fished June 9, 2017
Robert Hinchliffe (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 11, 2017

Two of the best behaved boys I’ve ever had on a trip

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Our trip began promptly at the agreed upon time: 6:00 am on a bright, warm sunny day. Robert quickly explained safety protocols and fishing proceedures ln a clear and friendly manner. He was extremely knowledgeable about fishing techniques as well as lnformative about local coastal history. As the day progressed, it was apparent that very few fishermen were catching fish. Regardless, Robert extended our half day trip to ensure a catch. He has a great sense of humour and we enjoyed the lively banter. All-in-all, it was a great day on the Water! We would not hesitate to do it again

Fished June 6, 2017
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