If you’re ready to love fishing in Sooke, we’ve got you covered with Full Melt Charters.

You’re likely to go after Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Halibut, and more, depending on the conditions. On these trips, it’s common to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle. Fish caught during the trip are yours to take home, so long as they’re within the legal limit. The crew can even clean your catch for you. Now that’s dinner!

Trips with Full Melt Charters are open to the whole family, so get ‘em offline and onto the water! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks – luckily, Capt. Wayne will have some on board!

You’ll be casting lines from a 23’ Grady-White fishing with room for 5 passengers. It has downriggers and all the essentials. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures.

There will be a First Mate on board to help your trip run smoothly. A 10–20% tip is customary to show your appreciation for their hard work. You might need to buy a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain.

It’s always wise to bring sunscreen (non-spray), a hat, bottled water, and sunglasses. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just be sure to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now, come aboard with Full Melt Charters and get hooked!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Quick Trip - Salmon Trolling
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $222
    Have some extra time? Throw in a rod and enjoy a couple hours trolling around Beechey Head/Secretary Island/Otter Point for Salmon.
    Targeted fish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
  • Private trip
    Evening Trip - Salmon Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $429
    Enjoy 4 hours spent trolling around Beechey Head/Secretary Island/Otter Point for Salmon. Crabs on request. Don't forget to ask to throw in a crab trap on your way out and hopefully come back to even more tasty delicacies.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Crab
    Crab
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
  • Private trip
    Half Day AM – Salmon Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $429
    Enjoy 4 hours spent trolling around Beechey Head/Secretary Island/Otter Point for Salmon. If you're enjoying your morning we can often upgrade you to a full day! Crabs on request. Don't forget to ask to throw in a crab trap on your way out and hopefully come back to even more tasty delicacies.
    Targeted fish
    Crab
    Crab
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
  • Private trip
    Half Day PM - Salmon Trolling
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $429
    Enjoy 4-5 hours spent trolling around Beechey Head/Secretary Island/Otter Point for Salmon. Crabs on request. Don't forget to ask to throw in a crab trap on your way out and hopefully come back to even more tasty delicacies.
    Targeted fish
    Crab
    Crab
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $734
    Enjoy 8 hours jigging for Halibut at the mudflats, near Race Rocks.
    Targeted fish
    Halibut
    Halibut
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Salmon Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $734
    Enjoy 8 hours of trolling for Salmon at Beechey Head/Secretary Island/Otter Point.
    Targeted fish
    Crab
    Crab
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Wildlife Custom Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $816
    Fish on your way to see the Steller Sea Lions of the pacific and more possible wildlife. Troll for Salmon around Sooke Harbour, Secretary Island, Beechey Head and Race Rocks. Crabs on request. Don't forget to ask to throw in a crab trap on your way out and hopefully come back to even more tasty delicacies.
    Targeted fish
    Crab
    Crab
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
    Salmon (Pink)
    Pink Salmon
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FAQs about Full Melt Charters

Full Melt Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $300 per group - 2 Hour Quick Trip - Salmon Trolling (2 hours)
  • CA $579 per group - Evening Trip - Salmon Trolling (4 hours)
  • CA $579 per group - Half Day AM – Salmon Trolling (4 hours)
  • CA $579 per group - Half Day PM - Salmon Trolling (5 hours)
  • CA $990 per group - Full Day Trip – Halibut (8 hours)
  • CA $990 per group - Full Day Trip – Salmon Trolling (8 hours)
  • CA $1,100 per group - Full Day - Wildlife Custom Charter (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Full Melt Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Flushing full size toilet with full privacy.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed Space for full size adult to lie down if needed
  • Multimedia System speaker for music available
  • Ice Box on-board fish storage
  • Radar

Trips booked with Full Melt Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish processing and filleting included in trip price, no additional charge. )
  • First Mate (A first mate will come along if requested or needed - customarily received 15-20% gratuity.)

Full Melt Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Salmon fishing grounds are within 20 minutes from the docks, and halibut within 45 minutes. )
  • Reef Fishing

Full Melt Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Full Melt Charters include:
  • Halibut
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)

Meet the Captain

Wayne Sarak
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
48 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2023
Captain Wayne is a generational fisherman, extremely familiar with local fishing techniques and honey-holes. He is constantly researching the movements of salmon and halibut in the area, always updating maps and communicating noted changes with fellow fisherman. Wayne is committed to widening his understanding of salmon and halibut lifecycles and habits, and is always looking to deepen his understanding of local waters. Wayne has a history of outdoor leadership, having lead all-age, long term canoe trips for over 10 years. Wayne is uniquely able to exude infectious feelings of confidence and positivity while fishing, encouraging celebration and excitement while on board. Wayne is fantastic with children of all ages, and is able to get kids safely involved in fishing activities if they desire. Wayne volunteers at a local Salmon hatchery, and is avidly familiar with salmon lifecycles, habits, feeding preferences, and migratory movements. Wayne is always keen to spread this knowledge to his customers, and will implement his research in an effort to catch more, bigger fish. Captain Wayne is a certified Charter Captain as per Skilled Trades BC guidelines, and carries the following official credentials: - MED A 3 now called SDV-BS (small domestic vessel basic safety course) - ROC-M radio (Marine restricted radio) - Wilderness First Aid - Marine Basic First Aid - CPR Level C - SVOP (Small Vessel Operator Proficiency course) - Sport Fishing Institute of BC Registered Certified Tidal Angling Guide . - Fully insured vessel, and as a captain, for liability and damages. - Boat is fully certified by Transport Canada to ensure it's sea worthiness, stability and safety, and receives consistent maintenance. - Boat is fully equipped with all safety and live saving gear recommended by Transport Canada.

About this listing

Targeted species

Halibut Halibut
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon

Boat specs

Grady-White (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1991, and restored in 2024. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Salmon fishing grounds are within 20 minutes from the docks, and halibut within 45 minutes.
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Flushing full size toilet with full privacy.
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Space for full size adult to lie down if needed
Multimedia System
speaker for music available
Ice Box
on-board fish storage

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish processing and filleting included in trip price, no additional charge.
First Mate
A first mate will come along if requested or needed - customarily received 15-20% gratuity.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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
Kids of all ages welcome.
You Keep Catch
Wayne will process the catch to take home
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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