Great Expectations Fishing Charters

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 Yamaha 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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon AND Halibut
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $601
    up to 4 persons
    Whale watching, Halibut fishing and Salmon fishing all in the same day! You can also set some crab pots on the way out, and retrieve them at the end of the trip for even more delicious catch! The trip time starts from when your lines are in the water - travel time doesn't count
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon/Halibut (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $376
    up to 4 persons
    This is the most popular trip offered - five hours of fishing time (travel time is not included) targeting either Halibut or Salmon. Want to target Salmon AND Halibut on the same trip? try the full day and grab yourself both these delicious species!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon/Halibut (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $376
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the afternoon out on the beautiful waters around Victoria, with five hours of fishing time (travel time is not included) targeting either Halibut or Salmon. This gives you enough time to properly target one species, but if you want to go after both in one day, try a full day package for double the fun and double the catch!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab
Halibut
Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Donzi (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 300 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
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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%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.72
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Full day trip with Captain Robert
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Jennifer M.
Casper, Wyoming
 5.00
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Fishing with Robert

VERIFIED   June 28, 2019
We had a great time, will definitely go again if we are ever back in Victoria.  The captain was friendly, fun, very knowledgeable. ...
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Basil S.
Sidney, British Columbia
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Ŕobert.

VERIFIED   June 6, 2017
Our trip began promptly at the agreed upon time: 6:00 am on a bright, warm sunny day. Robert quickly explained safety protocols...
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Elisa R.
Puyallup, WA
 4.33
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Captain Robert is the most kind hearted gentleman and experinced fisherman. You feel safe the entire time and he does everything...
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Steven M.
United States
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 2, 2018
Great Expectations captain was amazing.  We didn’t catch any halibut, but we caught a small shark and saw some whales. ...
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Jessie L.
Victoria, British Columbia
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Full day with halibut catch!

VERIFIED   July 6, 2018
We had a great time with Robert. He was knowledgeable and kind. Patient with us newbies at fishing and we would definitely...
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