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, and stable fishing platform, and easy moorage and parking nearby. 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, with ample room for 6 guests. The captain and the boat are Transport Canada certified and approved.

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 is another activity you can enjoy on most trips. It is available on their four, six, and eight hour fishing charters. There are also scenic and wildlife options for those who wish to mix it up a little.

Captain Turk’s COVID-19 precautions for a safe and enjoyable service: private charters (groups no larger than six consisting of family members & close friends only), face masks (face masks will be provided for our guests and worn by our captain), a sanitized boat (all touch points to be disinfected before each trip), a handwashing station (our boat offers running water, a sink and soap for our guests to wash their hands after handling fishing or sight-seeing gear), a COVID Questionnaire (all guests who book with Reel Time will be asked whether they have experienced or been exposed to COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat or headache).

The summer of 2020 will be forever remembered as different. At Reel Time Fishing Charters & Marine Tours, our desire is to replace the fear factor with the fun factor by ensuring a safe environment.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - In Season
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $824
    If you book this trip, you may target Lingcod and most species of ground fish. If you would like to target Chinook before the middle of July, let the Captain know, in order to be updated with the possibilities based on the latest regulations. Starting from June, you get a chance to go after Coho Salmon as well. The price of the trip includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Off Season
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    $700
    While many species of fish such as Lingcod and other species of ground fish (rock cod) are closed during this time, the Chinook Fishery remains open. Catch limit is 2 per angler. The trip price includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - In Season
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $618
    If you book this trip, you may target Lingcod and most species of ground fish. If you would like to target Chinook before the middle of July, let the Captain know, in order to be updated with the possibilities based on the latest regulations. Starting from June, you get a chance to go after Coho Salmon as well. The price of the trip includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Off Season
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    $536
    While many species of fish such as Lingcod and other species of ground fish (rock cod) are closed during this time, the Chinook Fishery remains open. Catch limit is 2 per angler. The trip price includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - In Season (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $412
    If you book this trip, you may target Lingcod and most species of ground fish. If you would like to target Chinook before the middle of July, let the Captain know, in order to be updated with the possibilities based on the latest regulations. Starting from June, you get a chance to go after Coho Salmon as well. The price of the trip includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - In Season (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $412
    If you book this trip, you may target Lingcod and most species of ground fish. If you would like to target Chinook before the middle of July, let the Captain know, in order to be updated with the possibilities based on the latest regulations. Starting from June, you get a chance to go after Coho Salmon as well. The price of the trip includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Off Season (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    $371
    While many species of fish such as Lingcod and other species of ground fish (rock cod) are closed during this time, the Chinook Fishery remains open. Catch limit is 2 per angler. The trip price includes taxes.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Off Season (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    $371
    While many species of fish such as Lingcod and other species of ground fish (rock cod) are closed during this time, the Chinook Fishery remains open. Catch limit is 2 per angler. The trip price includes taxes.
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About the Captain

Andrew Turkstra
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
40 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
40 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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 Crab
Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Boat Specs

Hourston Glascraft (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 262HP 5.7 MerCruiser (inboard/outboard) engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
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So much fun!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - In Season (PM) on September 7, 2020
We had a blast on our trip i reeled in a keeper in the first 5 min!  Everyone caught something and all different species which...
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Jack X.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - In Season (AM) on September 11, 2020
I booked a 4 hour trip with Turk for my group of 6. None of us knew how to fish and did not know what to expect. Turk was super...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - In Season (PM) on September 28, 2020
Excellent charter! Unfortunately we were only allowed to keep one of the salmon which we catch, because of fisheries regulations;...
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - In Season on September 3, 2020
Fish were biting caught 2 large coho and had lots of strikes fantastic day on water with Captain Turk Highly recommend...
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Todd R.
Surrey, BC
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Awesome! Great guide and we hqd a good time!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - In Season on July 22, 2020
Andrew is world class and a truly classy friendly captain! Knows his stuff and just a great guide showing us a great time!...
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FAQs about Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo

Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $450 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Off Season (AM) (4 hours)
  • CA $450 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Off Season (PM) (4 hours)
  • CA $500 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - In Season (AM) (4 hours)
  • CA $500 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip - In Season (PM) (4 hours)
  • CA $650 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Off Season (6 hours)
  • CA $750 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip - In Season (6 hours)
  • CA $850 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Off Season (8 hours)
  • CA $1,000 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip - In Season (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Enclosed)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)

Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Coastal waters: Nanaimo, Nanoose, Gabriola Island)
  • Offshore Fishing (We go as far as Lasqueti Island)

Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Reel Time Fishing Charters Nanaimo include:
  • Crab
  • Lingcod
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)