Hot Rods Ocean Adventures

Lady Rose Marina
Port Alberni BC, Canada

Hot Rods Ocean Adventures are based in Port Alberni, British Columbia. Captain invites you to join him on a day out on these beautiful waters to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and World class fishery.

You will be sailing aboard the “Salty Hog”, a brand-new 30-foot boat. This beautiful and spacious vessel is powered by twin Yamaha v6 engines for more security and speed. It is fully rigged with all the top-notch navigational electronics, including a GPS, a fish finder, a VHF radio, and a radar. The vessel is air-conditioned, equipped with outriggers and downriggers, and can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests. There is a multimedia system, an ice-box, and the boat’s anchoring system will make sure you stay where you want to. There is plenty room inside with seating for seven people. What is more, the boat has a toilet, a kitchen, and a bedroom for a maximum comfort on a day out on the water.

You will be spending your day on the beautiful waters of Vancouver Island. Targeting Salmon, Cod, Halibut, and a variety of bottom fish, you will be able to fully enjoy the stunning scenery of this region in between the bites. The Captain uses a variety of fishing techniques from light and heavy tackle to bottom fishing, jigging, spinning, trolling, and handline.

Your trip will include all the equipment needed to put your catch together, including rods, reels, tackle, fly-fishing equipment, and lures. Once caught, your fish will be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip to take home.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Pacific Ocean (12 Hrs)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1143
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 91
    each additional person
    Spend the morning Salmon fishing in Alberni Inlet and then head to the Ocean for the big Salmon, Halibut Cod, Snapper and a variety of bottom fish. Let the captain know if you change your mind mid-trip and want more sun. He's pretty flexible. As usual, pre-teens and dogs are free.
  • Private trip
    Pacific Ocean (9 Hrs)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 914
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 68
    each additional person
    Spend the early morning catching salmon in Alberni Inlet and then head to the cooler ocean waters for salmon, halibut, cod, snapper and whatever else you find. Maybe drop a couple of crab traps and see what shows up. As long as you're home by dark, Captain Doug is flexible for start time and duration.
  • Private trip
    Alberni Inlet to Barkley Sound
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 838
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 68
    each additional person
    Spend the first couple hours salmon fishing the Inlet before heading to the cooler Ocean waters for the big Salmon, Halibut, Cod, Snapper and a variety of bottom fish. Let the captain know if you change your mind mid-trip and want more sun. He's pretty flexible. As usual, pre-teens and dogs are free.
  • Private trip
    Multi-day Fishing Vacation
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 838
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 68
    each additional person / day
    Have a relaxing vacation fishing the beautiful waters of Canada’s west coast. From Alberni Inlet to the Ocean you will be catching a variety of salmon, as well as halibut, cod, and a variety of bottom fish. The scenic inlet offers close views of our sociable wildlife, including bears, eagles, seals and whales. As usual, pre-teens and dogs are free and accommodation can be arranged.
  • Private trip
    Design your Day
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 762
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 60
    each additional person
    Don’t fish? Come for a tour of Canada’s western coast. Experience the rugged coast, sea lion covered islands and all BC has to offer. Eagles dive the boat hoping for a meal and it is rare to not have a few seals and whales pop up. Bears wander the beaches and sea lions steal your food. This coastal region is a scenic wonder.
  • Private trip
    Coastal Tours
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 495
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 38
    each additional person
    Come for a tour of Canada’s western coast and Pacific Ocean. Experience the rugged coast and multitude of small Sea lion covered islands. Eagles dive the boat hoping for a meal and it is rare to not have a few seals and whales pop up. This coastal region is a scenic wonder.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 457
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 38
    each additional person
    Spend 5 hours trolling the Alberni Inlet for Chinook and Spring Salmon, lingcod, snapper and rockfish or drop a couple of crab traps. There is currently a ban on retaining Sockeye salmon in the inlet (you have to go to Barkley Sound to retain) but it’s a relaxing day and a high probability of snagging a dog fish
  • Private trip
    Half Day (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 457
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 38
    each additional person
    Spend 5 hours trolling the Alberni Inlet for Chinook and Spring Salmon, lingcod, snapper and rockfish or drop a couple of crab traps. There is currently a ban on retaining Sockeye salmon in the inlet (you have to go to Barkley Sound to retain) but it’s a relaxing day and a high probability of snagging a dog fish
  • Shared trip
    Pacific Ocean full day - Shared
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 5 Sep - 15 Nov
    US$ 342
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Head out for a day of anything you can catch to fill the freezer for winter. Starting at 9 hours but could be longer depending on the sun. The fishing is really good this time of year and the fishing spots are not crowded.
  • Shared trip
    Alberni Inlet Shared trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 5 Sep - 14 Nov
    US$ 228
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Starting from Port Alberni and hitting the best fishing spots along the inlet. Fall is a great time to fill the freezer and not get a sunburn
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cod
Crab
Halibut
Lingcod

Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho)
Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

North River (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha V6 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 37 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Kitchen

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Marlayne Gunning
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Member since January 2017
10
Captain Doug pilots the Salty Hog for Hot Rods Ocean Adventures; providing fishing Charters and Coastal tours out of Port Alberni, Canada's Ultimate Fishing Town. Doug is a knowledgeable and passionate angler with over 40 years on the water. Captain Doug enjoys taking his guests out and is happy as long as they are. He'll take you to a few different fishing spots for variety and even drop a couple crab traps if you want.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (7)
4.63
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
70%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
70%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Jim Miles
Nanaimo, BC
 5.00
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Barkley Sound with Captain Doug

VERIFIED   June 18, 2018
Doug’s boat was definitely top notch, easily fit 6 of us, only wish there was more padded seating available, hard on...
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Andrew Mclaughlin
Dallas, TX
 5.00
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Great day fishing with Captain Doug

VERIFIED   August 8, 2018
We had a great day with Captain Doug!  He understood what kind of fishing we wanted to do, where to go and how to find...
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Friedrich Metzger
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
 4.67
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Nice fishing trip but without luck

VERIFIED   August 21, 2018
Wonderful weather, great hinein the water, but unfortunately only two bites and no fish. At the end quite disappointin, as...
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Colin Winzer
Edmonton, AB
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 19, 2018
Great captain. Doug   Great boat
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Danine Griffin
Bellingham, Washington
 5.00
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Fishing with Doug

VERIFIED   July 18, 2018
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