Excited to catch some fish in Ucluelet? Look no further than Bonzai Sea Adventures!

These waters are known for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lingcod, Halibut, Flounder, Rockfish, Black Rockfish, and more – with any luck, you’ll have tight lines in no time. On these trips, you can expect to troll and bottom fish. Capt. David can also take you Flounder gigging. Any fish within the legal limit is yours to keep. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned. Now that’s dinner!

Looking to get the whole family outdoors? Kids are absolutely welcome! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise you should bring your own if you have a preference. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty stomach! Bring refreshments!

Capt. David operates a 28’ Cruiser that can carry up to 4 passengers. It comes with downriggers, and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures.

You will need to get a local fishing license before the trip. A Tidal license is required. This information is available online, or you can ask the captain. Salmon require a tag/stamp to keep them, so make sure you purchase one with your license. A few items to bring include sunglasses, sunscreen (non-spray), and bottled water. Alcohol is allowed onboard.

If there’s more you’d like to know about fishing with Bonzai Sea Adventures, send Capt. David a message down below!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Afternoon half day trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $551
    Target large Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon and options available to jig up Lingcod and Rockfish. Check the crab traps if time permits. This is a 4-hour tour that starts at 12:30pm.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 1
    US $551
    Choose to target Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon or jig up Lingcod and Rockfish. This is a 4-hour tour that starts at Sunrise.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
  • Private trip
    Full day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $918
    Target Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Halibut and Lingcod on this 8hr tour. Check the crab traps or set prawn traps in Barclay Sound. Tell the Captain your preferences and Bonzai Sea Adventures will deliver.
    Targeted fish
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Salmon (Chinook)
    Chinook Salmon
    Salmon (Coho)
    Coho Salmon
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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A Great Day Fishing
Great fishing for big and small
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Adam R.
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A Great Day Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Full day Trip on May 14, 2024
What can I say? The best day fishing or the best day working? I will definitely take a day of fishing with Captain Dave...
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Sergey M.
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Great fishing for big and small

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on May 4, 2024
We had a great and productive day with cpt. David out in the ocean off Ucluelet. While keeping an attentive eye on navigation,...
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Jeremy T.
Tofino, British Columbia
Excellent
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Full day trip with captain David !!

VERIFIED   Full day Trip on August 9, 2023
What a wild day on the water. First time out to the island for both of us and it was a fishing trip like none other. Captain...
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Adam B.
Excellent
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The day was awsome

VERIFIED   Afternoon half day trip on March 18, 2024
Captain Dave was awsome. I would love to go again. It will be a full day next round
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Teresa R.
Allenspark, CO
Excellent
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Half day salmon trip

VERIFIED   Afternoon half day trip on August 13, 2023
Capt. Dave was awesome! We caught a couple of salmon before the majority of my crew turned green 🤢, but he rolled with the...
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FAQs about Bonzai Sea Adventures

Bonzai Sea Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $750 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 4 guests - Afternoon half day trip (4 hours)
  • CA $750 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • CA $1,250 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 4 guests - Full day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bonzai Sea Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Porta-potty deluxe with electric flush
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box Large Igloo Cooler
  • Radar

Trips booked with Bonzai Sea Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Bonzai Sea Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Bonzai Sea Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Bonzai Sea Adventures include:
  • Black Rockfish
  • Flounder
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)

Meet the Captain

David Fraser
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
ID & license verified
14 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2023
Welcome to Bonzai Sea Adventures, where we offer you a one-of-a-kind experience on the open ocean and in calm sheltered waters. Prepare to embark on a journey where you'll be surrounded by stunning natural beauty and mesmerizing marine wildlife. Get ready for an adventure that will leave you inspired and amazed!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Rockfish Black Rockfish
Flounder Flounder
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Boat specs

Bertram (Cruiser) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 300HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Toilet
Porta-potty deluxe with electric flush
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Large Igloo Cooler
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

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
Bank Transfer

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