Hot Rods Ocean Adventures

Lady Rose Marina
Port Alberni BC, Canada

Hot Rods Ocean Adventures are based in Port Alberni, British Columbia. Captain Doug 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 6:00 AM
    US$ 1141
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 76
    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
    Multi-day Fishing Vacation
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US$ 836
    up to 2 persons / day
    + US$ 76
    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
    Pacific Ocean (9 Hrs)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 836
    up to 4 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 6:00 AM
    US$ 760
    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
    Design your Day
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 730
    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 6:00 AM
    US$ 494
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Salmon Derby
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 31 Aug - 3 Sep (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 266
    per person
    The Port Alberni Salmon Festival is an annual labour day weekend event with prizes, entertainment and salmon dinners at the quay. We are offering private or shared trips for this weekend. Shared trips are $350 each with a maximum of 3 fisher people and $150 ea for a max of 3 non-fisher people. Depending on luck, the trip could last 12 hours.
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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 change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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

Doug D
Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Member since January 2017
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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%

Port Alberni Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.44 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Doug’s boat was definitely top notch, easily fit 6 of us, only wish there was more padded seating available, hard on the butt near the end of the full day. Doug is a people person, has interesting stories and good taste in music, however does like to smoke a lot (not an issue for me, but might bother some). He knew the sweet fishing spots and did not disappoint us with everyone having a chance to catch a fish. Overall a great day on the Ocean.

Fished June 18, 2018
Doug D (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 20, 2018

Was an awesome day on the water

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Fished August 18, 2017
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Great boat and equipment, Captain smoked a lot. Had I known that I would’ve booked with a different outfit.  I brought two of our kids, so the smoking really bothered me.  If you smoke you’ll probably have a good time.

Fished August 17, 2017
Doug D (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 19, 2017

Just let him know. I will.

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