Castaway Charters is completely Covid-19 compliant, our extra large boat allows the social distancing rule to be accomplished. Your safety is #1 with Castaway.

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 34’ 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 a flushable toilet for comfort throughout the trip, and the vessel comfortably holds up to 5 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 10’6" G Loomis rods and Islander MR 3 reels. They also use Scotty’s High-Performance electric downriggers that allow you to fish any depth. 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 fishing, you may also run into whales, sea lions, bears, eagles, and 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 saltwater 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



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  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Salmon/Halibut Combo
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $1,087
    Spend 2 full 8-hour days fishing for Halibut and Salmon, often limiting out. Book a local motel and meet at the dock both mornings for an action-packed day of fishing. This price is listed is for 2 days.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Salmon & Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 16 - Sep 5
    $1,087
    This is a full-day combo trip of Halibut and Salmon fishing. Enjoy anchoring for Halibut and catching the giants while relaxing in the calm waters off of Ucluelet. Have some lunch and special drinks while you wait for the big bite! Your captain has 17 years of experience fishing in these waters, and with this 34' Sportfish Yacht, local knowledge definitely helps! Captain Paul the owner guarantees you'll have an amazing day out on the water!
  • Private trip
    Extended Half Day Trip – Upgrade
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $801
    This extended half-day trip allows you to go further out when the big fish are out on the first bank. The extra time also allows you to find the fish that challenge your skills and fill the cooler.
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About the Captain

Paul Grimston
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since January 2016
Paul Grimston has been fishing the waters off the West Coast of Vancouver Island for 20 years, 17 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. 2018 released a Halibut 150lbs. 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Boat Specs

Bayliner Conquest SportFisher (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 325HP Mercury Marine 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Terry D. M.
Port Alberni, British Columbia
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Salmon & Halibut on July 28, 2021
Captain Paul was very accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. Be prepared to catch so many fish until your arms hurt..double...
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Kelowna, British Columbia
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Salmon Fishing on July 12, 2021
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Parksville, British Columbia
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Salmon Fishing on July 28, 2018
My husband and grandson were originally booked on an afternoon charter. But when they went out with Paul 2 days ago, they made...
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Surrey, British Columbia
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Salmon & Halibut on September 3, 2020
Paul was amazing. He knows his stuff. My Dad and I both caught our limit for the day. Paul was aggressive at making sure...
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Penticton, BC
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Salmon & Halibut on July 16, 2019
We had one of the best days of our lives with Captain Paul Grimston!! He is very knowledgeable about fishing and a great host...
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FAQs about Castaway Charters

Castaway Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $995 per group, additional CA $75 per person after 2 guests - Extended Half Day Trip – Upgrade (6 hours)
  • CA $1,350 per day per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - 2 Day Trip – Salmon/Halibut Combo (2 days)
  • CA $1,350 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Salmon & Halibut (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Castaway Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Electric Freshwater full-size toilet)
  • GPS (With AutoPilot by Raymarine)
  • Fishfinder (Lowrance 10")
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System (Stereo)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (3 of them)

Trips booked with Castaway Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Prof. cleaned and filleted for you)

Castaway Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Salmon during certain seasons)
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Salmon and Halibut)
  • Wreck Fishing (Halibut and Ling Cod)

Castaway Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Halibut and Ling Cod)
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own Fly Rod)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Salmon and Halibut)

Top targeted fish species with Castaway Charters include:
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Seabass (Black)