Hot Pursuit Charters

Hot Pursuit Charters operates out the prestigious fishing town of Ucluelet, BC, targeting Salmon and Halibut amid the stunning scenery of Vancouver Island. Spend the day fishing for these hard-fighting and delicious fish, and watch whales breach around you as you do so.

The boat you will be fishing aboard is a 30’ Proline. She’s powered by twin clean-burning 225 HP Evinrude engines to get you to the best fishing grounds at speed. The vessel features a full washroom, galley, bed, and plenty of deck space.

The boat comes equipped with the latest Lowrance electronics and navigational equipment to get you locked onto the best fishing spots, and high-quality Shimano rods with Islanders and Avet reels, specifically picked out to best target Halibut and Salmon.

The Hot Pursuit guides Chris and Shawn have over 50 years of fishing experience between them, and have spent decades guiding these local waters. This comes into play on every trip, and you will see from the moment you step on board that you are dealing with some of the best in the business.

On every trip, you will be taken to the very best spots for your chosen species, and will be talked through the techniques for bringing in your catch. Anglers of any age or experience are welcome, and your guide will have you fishing like a pro in no time!

All Hot Pursuit Charters come with tackle, lures, and a cleaning and filleting service for all your catch at the end of the day. All you have to do is show up and get ready for some awesome fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon and Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $915
    price breakdown
    $915
    Spend the whole day fishing for Salmon and Halibut. There is no fuel surcharge, so you can go whever the fish are to get the best experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Sep 15
    $513
    price breakdown
    $513
    get out on the water for an afternoon targeting Salmon in the inshore waters around Ucluelet.

About the Captain

Chris Scales
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2016
Captain Chris Scales has almost three decades of experience fishing commercially and guiding many of British Columbia's top resorts, including Island West Resort, Canadian Princess, Hakai Beach Resort, and the M.V. Salmon Seeker. Chris was raised in the nearby Port Alberni, and has spent much of his life fishing the waters around Ucluelet. For Chris, fishing is more than just a job. It is his hobby and his passion, and he looks forward to every day he gets to share this love with his clients.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Halibut Halibut
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

Boat Specs

Proline (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1993. Powered by 2 225HP Evinrude G2 engines.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (4)
3.89
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
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Full day with Mike
Full day with Mike
Captain Chris
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Angler Rating
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
67%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Patrick M.
Ucluelet, British Columbia
 5.00
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Full day with Mike

VERIFIED   August 20, 2017
The guide (Chris), was personable, very knowledgable , efficient and very chill… The boat was the right size to...
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Blaine K.
New Westminster, British Columbia
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Chris

VERIFIED   July 30, 2017
Captain Chris was very knowledgeable and a great guy to fish with! He took us to where the fish were and we had fish on within...
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Randy P.
Vancouver, Washington
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 6, 2017
One word, “Awesome”
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Gregory M.
Parksville, British Columbia
 4.33
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   August 22, 2018
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Simon S.
Burnaby, British Columbia
 2.00
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VERIFIED   July 22, 2017
We actually spend two days with Chris . He was our guide as well as the captain of the boat. First I have to say about our...
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