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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 250 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.



About the Captain

Chris Scales
Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
8 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) Chinook Salmon

Boat Specs

Proline (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1993. Powered by 2 250HP 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
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator

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

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
75%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
71%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Trenton B.
Calgary, AB
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3 days with hot pursuit

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon and Halibut on August 26, 2021
4 of us went out for my dads 60th/retirement gift. The fishing was amazing we all caught big fish, The smallest one was still...
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Tom G.
Comox, BC
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon and Halibut on August 24, 2021
A grand day with fantastic sunshine. Best of all the fish were biting and we limited out. Highly recommend for a great day...
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Patrick M.
Ucluelet, British Columbia
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Full day with Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon and Halibut on August 20, 2017
The guide (Chris), was personable, very knowledgable , efficient and very chill… The boat was the right size to make...
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Blaine K.
New Westminster, British Columbia
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Half day trip with captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore Salmon on 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
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Salmon and Halibut on July 6, 2017
One word, “Awesome”
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FAQs about Hot Pursuit Charters

Hot Pursuit Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $677 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore Salmon (4 hours)
  • CA $1,208 per group, additional CA $105 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip - Salmon and Halibut (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hot Pursuit Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full washroom)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator

Trips booked with Hot Pursuit Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Islander, Avet)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Hot Pursuit Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Hot Pursuit Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Hot Pursuit Charters include:
  • Halibut
  • Salmon (Chinook)