Castaway Charters

Hemlock Street
Ucluelet BC, Canada

Castaway Charters are offering you the chance to experience the best Salmon and Halibut fishing in Ucluelet. They provide fully guided fishing charters from the West Coast of Vancouver Island, targeting the most delicious and challenging game fish in the north of the Pacific.

Charters take place aboard ‘Castaway’, a 32 ft luxury sport fishing Bayliner boat. This vessel is the largest of its kind in the area, and in an ocean like this one, bigger is most certainly better. The boat is fitted with a full size washroom with an flushable fresh water toilet for personal comfort throughout the trip, and the vessel comfortably holds up to five people. All the latest gear and technology is on board, including a Furuno radar and Lowrance fishfinder and GPS. This allows the team to find schools of Salmon and Halibut and stay on them as you reel them in!

As far as fishing gear is concerned, Castaway Charters use 10 ft 6 in rods and Shimano reels to put you on your catch. They also use Scotty’s High Performance electric downriggers that allow you to fish any depth with a tight line and speedy retrieval. You will use this top of the range gear to catch your limit of Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod and Rockfish while enjoying the stunning scenery of Vancouver Island’s coastline. While you’re on your fishing adventure it is highly possible that you might be chugging along beside Whales, Sea Lions, Bears, Eagles and the other marine wildlife that calls this diverse ecosystem home.

Bring a cooler with you on the trip and you’ll be able to take it home filled with the freshest of fillets. It is possible to get the fish vacuum packed nearby, after having it bled and flushed in Castaway’s salt water bath and placed on commercial grade salt ice. The respect given to your catch will mean you go home with the best tasting fish on the coast.

Come to Castaway Charters as a customer and you will leave as a friend. Book now to secure your dates and enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime.

Castaway Charters are offering you the chance to experience the best Salmon and Halibut fishing in Ucluelet. They provide fully guided fishing charters from the West Coast of Vancouver Island, targeting the most delicious and challenging game fish in

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip - Salmon & Halibut
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 932 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 77 each additional person
  • US$ 563 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 58 each additional person
  • Half day salmon trips
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 446 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 58 each additional person

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Seabass (Black)

Boat Specs

Bayliner Conquest SportFisher (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 350HP Mercury Marine N engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

34 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


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:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Paul Grimston
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Member since January 2016
Paul Grimston has been fishing the waters off the West Coast of Vancouver Island for 20 years, 14 of which have been based in Ucluelet aboard Castaway. In 2009 Paul caught a 141 lb Halibut that was the largest on the dock in 4 years. In 2013 one of his customers, aged only 14, also reeled in 140lb plus Halibut. We regularly catch Tyee Class Chinooks (King Salmon) over 30lbs. Several Chinooks in the 20lb class are normal in the peak season July and August.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 100%

Ucluelet Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

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In short fishing with Capt. Paul was not fishing at all. It was Catching! Hooking, fighting, and landing pure chrome fighting power. Paul had gear down on the track before the sun crested over the hill and we hit our first double header of the day (we had three!), as the sun broke over the tree tops. Magestic! The fun didn’t stop until we limited out on chrome Chinook in 2.5 hours. Fighting Kings side by side with my dad, who taught me to fish as soon as I could hold a rod, is something I’ll cherish forever. To hear my dad say “well that’s off the bucket list” with the glee of a boy was priceless. All the chinook we landed were between 20-30 pounds, and after Paul cleaned them for us and brought us to the packers, we ended up with 52 pounds of beautiful red fillets. That’s about 1k$ worth of fish! We decided that was enough for us even though the offer to continue to fish for coho or halibut was on offer. Paul was a great guide and has 20 years of fishing experience on the west coast. He was fun, kind, knowledgable, and entertaining. A good teacher and a fast friend. Would I recommmend Paul and Castaway Charters? Hell Yes!!! And you can bet I’ll be back.

Fished September 3, 2017
Paul Grimston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 11, 2017

Hi Tom
thanks so much for all the kind words. I really enjoyed your trip and we sure did get into some nice fish, your experience made the task much easier then normal to land theses giants.

As discussed before I would love to see you guys back and it was my please to have you all aboard Castaway Fishing Charters Ucluelet, BC.

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