Haida Gwaii Guide Service

Trumpeter Drive
Masset BC, Canada

Haida Gwaii Guide Service offer trophy fishing trips in the pristine waters of Haida Gwaii (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands). Come aboard their boat to see why this is considered one of the best places to fish for Salmon in the world.

Benefit from the guides’ 26 years experience fishing these waters and be successful in landing a trophy ‘Tyee’ (salmon over 30 pounds) sized Chinook or pulling in a barn door Halibut from shallow waters.

People come to Haida Gwaii for a multitude of reasons but THE FISHING is the common denominator. Haida Gwaii Guide Service’s home, on Haida Gwaii’s (Queen Charlotte Island’s) north coast, is in the middle of the Salmon’s migratory route on the way to their natal streams. Whether they are headed to the major river systems of mainland British Columbia, the west coast of the United States, or the multitude of Salmon streams on the west coast of Vancouver Island, these fish must first pass the Queen Charlotte Islands. Literally millions of Salmon swim past their doorstep every summer.

These include the Chinook (King) Salmon, the tackle-busting giants of the Pacific. The next most sought after game fish is the spirited Coho (Silver) Salmon, which is very acrobatic and can be caught on the fly easily. These feisty fighters can reach weights of up to 25 pounds.

The Salmon fishing season runs from February to early September, with consistent Salmon fishing during those months.  Every day out on the water, from May to September, you have a chance at a 50 plus pounder. What other fishery can state that!
The bottom fishing is also consistent, with Halibut, Ling Cod and many species of Rock Cod frequenting these waters. Most of the local Halibut fishing is shallow water, from 15 to 80 feet.

Your guide Brian Hillier has 25 years experience fishing these waters. He is fully trained and licensed to fish Canadian waters.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 15 Sep
    US$ 764
    up to 4 persons
    Fish for huge Salmon, as well as bottom fishing for Halibut, Rock Cod and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species


Boat Specs

Grady White (Walkaround) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2012. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Masset to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Brian Hillier
Masset, British Columbia, Canada
Member since April 2016
I grew up on the BC coast and started fishing with my Dad at an early age of 5 years old.Growing up any chance I had to wet a line, I would. I built my own fishing lodge in Masset BC back in 1995 and I was an owner operator till 2008 when I sold it. I love to take people fishing and pass on my knowledge to help them become better fisher people. The tug is the drug and that's called FISHING!
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Captain Brian was great, my son and I had a great experience.  Weather did not cooperate but we had a awesome time, makes you appreciate the crew.  I would highly recommend Brian.

Fished May 31, 2017
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I have fished in Gulf of St Lawrence, Gulf of Mexico , NWT and now Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte’s)
This had to be one of if not the best fishing experience that I / we have had - accommodations were unmatched, and our Guide Brian - was the best that I have been with , knowledge of the area - the species - the respect for the species of fish - equipment was top notch - polite. There is really no words to explain how impressed we were - all I can say is this a life time experience.

Ian McKinley

Fished May 23, 2016
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