Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo

Reel Time Fishing Charters offers a range of affordable trip options, a captain with more than 2 decades on the water, a vessel equipped with the highest quality gear that provides a safe, and stable fishing platform, and easy moorage and parking nearby.

Reel Time Fishing Charters gives all who step aboard the chance at the ultimate fishing adventure. Captain Turk’s friendly personality, extensive experience and love and enjoyment of guiding are just some of the reasons that his clients return year after year.

You will be fishing aboard a 26 ft Hourston cuddy cabin. Completely restored in 2014, she has ample room for 4 guests, has an enclosed toilet and is powered by a cleaning burning 250 HP Suzuki. The captain and the boat are Transport Canada certified and approved. To help you confidently land that catch of a lifetime, the boat is also equipped with GPS, fishfinder, Scotty high speed downriggers and professional easy to use fishing gear.

When it comes to the fishing, the primary target is Chinook (King) Salmon. The Georgia Strait is famous for its migration of Columbian and Fraser River fish and April-May sees some of the best fishing in the Pacific Northwest.  In addition to these fish, you can expect to catch tasty Lingcod.  Crabbing and prawning are also available options. 

To accommodate the diverse needs and wishes of today’s angler, Reel Time Fishing Charters offers three distinct fishing packages:

Bronze trips:  The Bronze Package fishes the local waters of Nanaimo and is a great option for shorter trips when the salmon are in close to the picturesque shores and islands of Nanaimo. 

Silver Trips: The Silver Package offers the angler greater off-shore fishing opportunities to fish legendary waters such as Gabriola Island, the Gulf Islands, Nanoose Bay or Lasquite Island.

Gold Trips: The Gold Package is the full deal fishing the very best spots as well as vacuum sealing, freezing and packaging your catch for pick-up when you leave BC.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Gold
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $735
    up to 4 persons
    A full day of all-inclusive fishing targeting Salmon, Crabs, Lingcod and more in the very best fishing spots around. Gold package trips include a full preparation of your catch at the end of the day - cleaning, filleting. vacuum sealing, freezing, packaging, and even couriering your fish to St. Jean's cannery to ensure it gets home as fresh as it was in the water!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Silver
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $698
    up to 4 persons
    A full day of fishing, heading away from the local waters to the stunning Lasqueti Island, Nanoose Bay and Gabriola Island in search of giant Salmon, Crabs and Lingcod.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bronze
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $634
    up to 4 persons
    A full day fishing the local waters near Nanaimo for Salmon, Crabs and Lingcod. A real chance to bag something worth bragging about!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Gold
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $566
    up to 4 persons
    6 hours fishing the area's best spots for Salmon, Crabs, Lingcod and more on this all-inclusive fishing charter.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Silver
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $524
    up to 4 persons
    A 3/4 day trip out to Lasqueti Island, Nanoose Bay and Gabriola Island targeting Salmon, Crabs and Lingcod. A chance to take in the best the area has to offer, which of course includes awesome fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bronze
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $475
    up to 4 persons
    A 3/4 day trip fishing the nearby waters for Salmon, Lingcod and Crabs.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Gold
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $377
    up to 4 persons
    4 hours fishing the area's best spots for Salmon, Crabs, Lingcod and more on this all-inclusive fishing charter.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Silver
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $347
    up to 4 persons
    A half day trip heading out beyond the local waters of Nanaimo to legendary fishing spots such as Lasqueti Island, Nanoose Bay and Gabriola Island. Target Salmon, Crabs, and lingcod in some of the area's most stunning scenery!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bronze
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $317
    up to 4 persons
    A morning on the water fishing the local Nanaimo waters for some amazing Salmon, Lingcod, and Crabs depending on the season.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bronze (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Oct 31
    $317
    up to 4 persons
    An afternoon on the water fishing the local Nanaimo waters for some amazing Salmon, Lingcod, and Crabs depending on the season.
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Andrew Turkstra
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Angler's Choice
31 Fishing Reports
24 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
I have been fishing all my life. Many had suggested I become a fishing guide, so I took their advice and after working for a number of different fishing charters on the west coast of Vancouver Island, I started my own business called Reel Time Fishing Charters. With a passion for boating, fishing and the enjoyment of helping people catch fish, there has been no looking back!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab
Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Hourston Glascraft (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1975, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

Nanaimo Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (4)
4.60
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
June fishing trip
5 hour trip
5 hour trip
+1
Angler Rating
8
6
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
58%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 14 reviews
Daniel L.
Vancouver, British Columbia
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 1, 2019
Great fishing and great Captain 24 Chinooks in 4 hours
Daniel L. recommends Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Andrew Turkstra Captain replied

Raphael S.
Parksville, BC
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 14, 2019
We had an amazing time with Turk!! Such a nice Guy!! Totally worth it!
Raphael S. recommends Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Raphael S. recommends Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Stephen R.
Parksville, British Columbia
 4.67
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Captain Turk is Great!

VERIFIED   March 26, 2019
We came from Manitoba and had our 2 boys (5 & 8). We were not so lucky with the fish, but Captain Turk was outstanding...
Stephen R. recommends Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Andrew Turkstra Captain replied

Emad H.
Hanna, AB
 4.33
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Fishing with Andrew

VERIFIED   October 11, 2019
Emad H. recommends Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Emad H. recommends Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Mark H.
Kansas City, Missouri
 4.33
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Fishing with Andrew

VERIFIED   May 29, 2019
Mark H. recommends Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Mark H. recommends Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Weather Protection
Weather Protection
Canceled due to bad weather? We'll help reschedule or refund.
Best Price Guarantee
Best Price Guarantee
Found the same trip for less? We'll refund the difference!
Service You Can Trust
Service You Can Trust
7 day customer support for a hassle-free fishing experience.
Trusted Payments
Trusted Payments
Book via our secure platform and enjoy flexible payment options.