Last Cast Guiding- Salmon & Halibut

2750 Harbour Road
Port Alberni BC, Canada

Come and enjoy Salmon and Halibut fishing at its best with Last Cast Guiding, a full service charter company that offers top quality fishing tackle and adventures and departs from a variety of locations along B.C’s wild west coast.

Their charter vessel the ‘Last Cast’ is a Grady White Express that measures 26.5 ft. With a 9 ft 8 in beam, the boat offers plenty of room for up to five guests and features a comfortable cuddy cabin and a flush toilet for the ladies. Grady Whites are heavy offshore fishing machines and Last Cast is no exception. Powered by twin 225 HP Suzuki 4 stroke engines, the boat offers the ultimate in reliability and power.

Last Cast Guiding offer day trips as well as multi day fishing adventures based from fishing lodges in Bamfield B.C. They fish different locations depending on the season, starting in late April fishing from Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay on the East Coast of Vancouver Island, before moving to Port Alberni and Bamfield in June to take advantage of the West Coast fishing experience. You can choose between calmly fishing the inlets for maximum comfort or going offshore to target Salmon and Halibut on a trip that will delight the most hard core of anglers. Whatever you decide, the knowledgeable guides will use their arsenal of experience to put you on the fish. In order to make sure your trip is as good as possible, only the best quality gear is used on board, with Islander precision reels and Rapala graphite rods being the preferred tackle.

Last Cast Guiding is Transport Canada certified and all their guides are professional operators with many years experience fishing. They can also work with larger corporate groups to organize a fishing experience for up to 30 guests.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Multi-Day Salmon and Halibut Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Sep
    US$ 896
    up to 3 persons / day
    + US$ 38
    each additional person / day
    Full Day off shore trip for Salmon and Halibut. These trips are multiple day trips spanning 2 to 4 days. We will work with you to arrange accommodation in Bamfield B.C. in a fishing lodge that will become our home base during the trip. All trips will depart and return to Port Alberni. The fishing lodge accommodation is an additional fee per person/night. We depart Port Alberni the night prior to our fishing dates.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Salmon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 30 Sep
    US$ 776
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 38
    each additional person
    Full day fishing in Barkley Sound. This is a full day trip out to Barkley Sound departing from Port Alberni. We will run down to scenic Barkley Sound where we will fish for Salmon. There are other wildlife viewing opportunities available during the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Salmon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 May
    US$ 613
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 38
    each additional person
    Full day fishing in Barkley Sound. This is a full day trip out to Barkley Sound departing from Port Alberni. We will run down to scenic Barkley Sound where we will fish for salmon. There are other wildlife viewing opportunities available during the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Salmon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Jun
    US$ 570
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 38
    each additional person
    This trip departs from Nanaimo B.C. starting in late April through to early June to take advantage of a local fishery off Nanaimo.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Salmon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 10 Aug - 31 Aug
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 38
    each additional person
    This is a half day fishing trip for Chinook Salmon. The Chinook Salmon will stack up in the Alberni Inlet during the last 2 weeks of August, so this is a time limited trip to take advantage of this fishery.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Sockeye Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 1 Feb
    US$ 368
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 38
    each additional person
    Morning fishing trips for Sockeye Salmon - this fishery starts in the last week of June and continues through to the end of July. The prime time is the first two weeks of July.

About this listing

Boat Specs

Grady White () originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 225HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Port Alberni to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard

About the Captain

Pat Ahern
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Member since January 2016
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Pat Ahern owns and operates Last Cast Guiding. He has lived and fished in B.C. all his life and is actively involved in the local sport fishing community. He, like the other guides at Last Cast Guiding, believes in sharing his local knowledge with his clients and constantly exploring new techniques for catching his target species.
Response time: 9 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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Pat is a fantastic Captain and fisherman. Our experience could not have been better. I highly recommend this salmon fishing trip.

Fished July 5, 2017
Pat Ahern (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 19, 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind review.  I truly enjoyed every minute of the trip.  Great family memories that I’m so privileged to be part of. 

Pat

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