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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon & Halibut
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 16 Jun - 5 Sep
    US$ 917
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 76
    each additional person
    Full day Combo trip Halibut and Salmon fishing, enjoy anchoring for Halibut and catching the giants while relaxing in the calm waters off Ucluelet. Have your lunch or specials drinks while we wait for the BIG BITE. 17 years fishing in these waters and with this 32 foot Sportfish Yacht.. Local knowledge pays. Owner Operator, Captain Paul the owner ensures your trip is successful. Check Trip Advisor reviews , under Ucluelet ,BC
  • Private trip
    Extended Half Day Trip, Upgrade
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 554
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 57
    each additional person
    This extended half day trip allows us to take you further out when the big fish are out on the first bank. The extra time also allows us to find the fish that challenge your skills and fill the cooler.
  • Private trip
    Half day salmon trips
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 439
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 57
    each additional person
    Inshore salmon trips looking for the bigger spawners close to shore. Fast and Furious. Will challenge your fishing skills for sure. Morning trips available at certain times check first if you need am.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Halibut
Lingcod
Salmon
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.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Paul Grimston
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Member since January 2016
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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: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

Ucluelet Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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My husband and grandson were originally booked on an afternoon charter. But when they went out with Paul 2 days ago, they made arrangements for a full day. Another client asked if she could join them and they said yes. They all caught their limit of Chinook and Coho. Paul picked me up at the gas dock and we took pictures before he cleaned the fish. He took me back to the gas dock to get our car. He was very accomodating and wanted to make sure everyone (even me) had fun. He loves his job and it is a pleasure to fish with him!

Fished July 28, 2018
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Were supposed to go at 2:00, but Paul said he was availabe to go at 10 when fishing would be better. He is very accomodating and wants to make sure his clients have a great time.

Fished July 26, 2018
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Absolutely fantastic experience! A million thanks to Paul for making our trip to Ucluelet a bulls eye! Will remember this trip forever and hope we can come back soon and book another one

Fished July 25, 2018
Paul Grimston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for the kind words it was a complete pleasure fishing with your sons, it is really all about the kids enjoying this experience they get so much out of this as they grow. I would love to see you all return and lets get Alec the big Salmon.
Your Captain Paul

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