Runaway Adventures Sportfishing

2900 Harbour Road
Port Alberni BC, Canada

Runaway Adventures Sportfishing is a charter operated by Captain Rob Brandon who has over 30 years of experience in fishing, and who became a professional Government Certified Tidal Angling Guide in 1999. Since then, he has fished the waters of Vancouver, and has started his own fishing and Eco Touring company in the beautiful Port Alberni. Captain Rob will happily teach you the techniques needed to catch your fish and reel it in like a pro, as well as provide unparalleled guidance and information on the ecosystem of the area.

You will fish aboard his beautiful 28 foot Bayliner Cabin Cruiser, which was originally built in 1983 and has a capacity for 4 people. It is powered by a 310 HP Mercruiser MPI engine with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots. The boat is fully equipped with all the safety gear including life jackets, a liferaft and flares, as well as electronics in form of a GPS, a radar, a VHF radio and a fishfinder. You will also find a flybridge, a toilet, a kitchen with a refrigerator, a bed and an anchoring system aboard this boat.

Runaway Adventures Sportfishing will take you fishing in two locations, depending on your preference, and they are the Alberni Inlet and the Barkley Sound which is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. You will fish for Salmon exclusively, as this fish is very interesting to catch. It has good game quality, as well as excellent food quality as their flesh is highly sought after for its delicious taste and nutrition. Captain Rob will provide you with rods, reels and tackle, and will also happily clean and fillet your catch at the end of your trip.

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  • Private trip
    Fishing Barkley Sound
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 772
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip, you will fish for Salmon in Barkley Sound with up to 4 people for 8 to 10 hours. The Salmon fishing in this area is excellent, and the captain will clean and fillet your catch so you can take it home.
  • Private trip
    Fishing The Alberni Inlet
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 386
    up to 4 persons
    This is an excellent trip where you will fish for Salmon in the Alberni Inlet with up to 4 people for 6 to 8 hours. You can have your catch cleaned and filleted by the captain so you can take it home for a nice dinner.
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About this listing

Targeted Species


Boat Specs

Bayliner Cabin (Cruiser) originally built in 1983. Powered by a 310HP Mercruiser MPI engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

28 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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 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:

About the Captain

Rob Brandon
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Member since November 2016
I have been fishing as far back as I can remember, I moved to Port Alberni in 1999 where I became a professional Government Certified Tidal Angling Guide. I am a member of the Sport Fishing Institute of B.C., as well as, a member of the West Coast Fishing Guides Association. I enjoy fishing for Salmon, it can be one of the most exciting things I do, as well as, one of the most frustrating, but when you have a big one on the feeling is great.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

2.67 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Seemed like a nice giy. He gets flustered. Has a nice boat not as good as a Grady White, a little tight in the back with a fish on. Just didnt feel he really new what he was doing. Got lost in the fog when he had 3 depth sounders gps with history of where we fished..We literary were doing doughnuts in the middle of the ocean. We could see we were crossing our own wake. We have fished Bamfield and Barkley sound so had a few spots picked out, but he was to affraid to get any closer than 60 ft from the shore? We were so frustrated the last day we just came in. He out n out refused to go 5 and 7 mile when we heard they couldnt keep them off.? NEVER again!!

Fished August 4, 2018
Rob Brandon (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 8, 2018

A client like this is a guides worst nightmare. I have been fishing Barkley Sound for fifteen years, I think I know a bit more than someone who fished couple of areas around Bamfield once a couple of years ago. This trip was the worst I have ever experienced in all my years of guiding.
It only takes the arrogant attitude of one client with a bad attitude to ruin the trip for everyone on board, fishing is suppose to be a fun relaxing experience, this one was very stressful. Because this man fished the Bamfield area, once a couple of years ago, he thought he knew everything about fishing Barkley Sound even though what he wanted would put everyone on board at risk.
It is to bad Larry’s trip was no up to his expectation, this man was willing to jeopardize the health of his wife for a couple of fish (she was sea sick for two days),  there is no way I would ever put any of my clients or my boat at risk for the sake of a couple of fish, despite where the client thinks we should be fishing.
On Sunday he had heard other boats were catching fish at five mile bank and was adamant that we go offshore that Monday, even though that is not what he was paying for, the fact is that on Monday it was so rough and foggy that day not one boat could get past Cape Beale.
The safety of the people on board my boat is far more important than catching a fish despite what the client wants.
As for his stupid comment about being afraid to get to close to shore maybe he forgot that we were close enough to be bouncing the downrigger balls of the bottom, he has no idea of how to fish Barkley Sound.
It took me two days to get the money we agreed was a fair price for three days of fishing, even though the method of payment was made every clear prior to his trip.
People like this need to have their own boats so guides like me don’t have to tolerate them.

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Fished September 5, 2017
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