Tofino Saltwater Sports

Fish the unspoiled waters of Tofino with a crew that prides itself on being made up of true locals. Captain Carmen and her crew were born and raised fishing these waters and provide a local experience and flair that you cannot find elsewhere. Currently, Captain Matt Dawson is running all the trips. Fishing runs thick in their blood and they want to show you what it is that makes the area’s fishery so special.

You will be fishing aboard a very seaworthy and well regarded Boston Whaler boat that has been totally fitted out to provide charter guests with the best possible offshore fishing experience. With a Lowrance GPS system and Navionics secondary GPS, the boat is finely tuned to get you to the fish. It also features Scottie Downriggers, widely regarded as the best Salmon fishing gear on the market, and carries Islander mr2 reels with Shimano rods for Salmon, and Ugly Stick rods for Halibut and Ling Cod.

Your fishing trip will begin by setting crab traps in sheltered waters near the shore, and then heading out to whichever destination is most appropriate for the conditions and time of year. In good weather you could be fishing Long Beach for Salmon and Halibut, or you could travel further out for Raffel to fish for Lingcod, Salmon, and Halibut. However, there are also great fishing spots closer to home, with Wilf Rock being an excellent destination to fish for Coho and Chinook Salmon, and Burgess, Blunden and Clifford all great nearshore Salmon fishing grounds that are particularly suitable for those who want to steer clear of the choppier waters offshore. Once you’ve finished fishing, you will return to the dock via the crab traps to round off the perfect trip.

All the fishing gear you will need for your trip is included in the price. Fishing licenses can be bought from the captain at a cost of 60 CAD for internationals and 17 CAD for Canadian citizens (subject to change).



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (8 Hours)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 5
    $969
    This package allows for lots of angling hours to make sure your cooler is full of delicious fresh fish for the bbq! You can travel up to 15 miles offshore on this trip, targeting Chinook, coho, halibut, lingcod, and rock fish
  • Private trip
    Morning Trip (6 Hours)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 5
    $726
    This package will allow enough time for salmon and bottom fish and check crab trap on the way home.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Charter (4 hours)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $484
    Fish the inside waters for the afternoon bite. Typically targeting Coho Salmon and local chinook.
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About the Captain

Carmen Julia McKaig
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Member since May 2016
Captain Carmen comes from a long line of Tofino fishermen who have been fishing the local waters for several generations. Having learnt the way of the salt from her father from a very young age, Carmen is now continuing the family legacy. Carmen honed her guiding skills working in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) before moving back to her home town in 2008, when she started guiding on the Miss Sea. She loves sharing her passion for the local waters and all their inhabitants with her guests as well as with members of the the local community.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1994. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Nisha W.
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First Salmon Fishing Adventure with Captain Carmen of Tofino Saltwater Sports

VERIFIED   Morning Trip (6 Hours) on August 11, 2021
I met carmen at 645am at the boat docks. Carmen was friendly and sociable as we set off on our adventure. We fished near Leonard...
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6 Hour Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Morning Trip (6 Hours) on July 21, 2021
Captain Carmen was a great guide for our day of fishing. I had fished a few times before (not a pro by any means), my wife...
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An absolute blast

VERIFIED   Afternoon Charter (4 hours) on August 5, 2021
Ok let me start off with saying that Carmen was the bomb , me and the fiancé had such a blast with her friendly service !...
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Captain Carmen And ‘The Honey Hole’

VERIFIED   Afternoon Charter (4 hours) on August 4, 2021
What a blessing to get out on the big waters off the coast of Tofino! Having Captain Carmen, with her expertise navigation...
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6 hr Tofino trip

VERIFIED   Morning Trip (6 Hours) on July 8, 2021
Had a blast going out with Dawson, put us onto the fish right away. 15 or so and 4 legal keepers. Historical tidbits...
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FAQs about Tofino Saltwater Sports

Tofino Saltwater Sports offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $600 per group, additional CA $30 per person after 2 guests - Afternoon Charter (4 hours) (4 hours)
  • CA $900 per group, additional CA $32 per person after 2 guests - Morning Trip (6 Hours) (6 hours)
  • CA $1,200 per group, additional CA $42 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 Hours) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tofino Saltwater Sports, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box (Ice for fish plus ice for beverages/lunches)

Trips booked with Tofino Saltwater Sports include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Islander MR2 reels, Shimano rods )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Tofino Saltwater Sports offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Coho, Chinook, crab, prawn)
  • Offshore Fishing (Chinook, coho, halibut, ling, rock fish)
  • Reef Fishing (Natural )

Tofino Saltwater Sports offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Tofino Saltwater Sports include:
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)