Hot Pursuit Charters

Inner Boat Basin,Hemlock St., …
Ucluelet BC, Canada

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, freshly-built in 2015 and powered forward 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 Okuma 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.

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 arou

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip - Salmon and Halibut
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 856 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 81 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore Salmon
    4 hour trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 485 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 38 each additional person

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Salmon (Chinook)

Boat Specs

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

30 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

About the Captain

Chris Scales
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
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.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Ucluelet Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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The guide (Chris), was personable, very knowledgable , efficient and very chill…
The boat was the right size to make the commute and conditions manageable (I got sick but it was just me, the boys were fine).
We really enjoyed ourselves.
We had plenty of opportunity to catch our limit and came away with lots of fish. Even the booking process and directions to the boat was easy.

Fished August 20, 2017
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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 the hour it was super fun and I would recommend Hot Pursuit charters to all!

Fished July 30, 2017
Chris Scales (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 2, 2017

Thanks Blaine,  We are glad you enjoyed your time out with us and we hope to see you again.

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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 captain ; he was one guy rarely talked to us . The first day we only stay at one spot and didn’t go anywhere else ; we got two salmons at the end of the day ; but I have to agree they were quite big ; 16 lbs n 12 lbs . The next day we spend 6 hours n got 6 rock fishes. It was not our worst fishing trip but surely not an excited one . One other thing I have to point out is that the twin outboard engines spilled out terrible gas that made all of us felt silck even long after we left the boat . What a terrible experience.

Fished July 22, 2017
Chris Scales (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 25, 2017

Hello Simon,
My name is Shawn Grant the owner of Hot Pursuit Charters.  I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with your charter.  I did have a couple comments about your review that I feel is only fair to mention.  You did catch salmon on your trip and you lost more than a couple as well but unfortunately we cannot guarantee you will land all your fish once we get them on your line.  If you check our listing on Fishing Booker you will see that the species we fish for are Salmon and Halibut, not Rock Cod.  The water conditions did not permit us to take you safely out Halibut fishing but we did take you Rock Cod fishing. That was us trying to accommodate you and the 6 Rock Cod you did catch was a full limit for the day so we could not keep more than that.  As for the gas spilling out I am not sure what you mean by that.  We have new G2 Evinrudes on our boat because they are the cleanest burning outboards on the market and Evinrude has actually won awards because of it.  Even with all that said Simon we value customer satisfaction and if you book with us again we will add in 4 hrs of Rock Cod fishing no charge.

Shawn Grant
Owner of Hot Pursuit Charters

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