Coastal Charters – Sailfish 28'

Coastal Charters have the keys to the seafood supermarket and are inviting you in! They are located in Tofino, Canada, and are ready to take you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime in this cold fishing paradise. Coastal Charters has been serving the east and west coasts of Vancouver Island for over 20 years and has become a marine and hospitality industry staple.

You can fish for Pacific Salmon or the massive Halibut, Snapper, Albacore Tuna, or the various species of Cod. Whichever trip you choose, you will have the best guidance, the best fishing gear, and copious amounts of fun. Coastal Charters’ crew says you have to keep your eye on the rod and stay focused as it makes all the difference and puts fish exactly where you want it – in the box!

Coastal Charters will take you out on a 28-foot Grady White offshore sport fishing boat powered by two 250 HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots. The vessel is fully equipped with the best safety and electronics that make it a safe and productive fishing platform in the inshore and the offshore waters, no matter the conditions. Every charter includes fishing gear such as rods, reels, tackle, lures, and fish processing at the end of the trip.

Coastal Charters runs child-friendly and family-friendly trips. It is able to accommodate beginners and seasoned anglers. With a bit of luck and a positive attitude, Coastal Charters returns to the barn at the end of each day loaded up with critters and chrome. And their inclusive packages only require you to obtain a fishing license and get out of bed in the morning!

Please bear in mind the prices listed do not include 5% GST and tours are subject to fuel charges due to the surging price of gasoline this season.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Private 3 Hour Trip – Crabbing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $467
    Feeling a bit Crabby? No worries, Coastal Charters has just the right medicine. This 3-hour trip is ideal for spending some time on the water with friends while stuffing your face with delicious snacks, sipping on a cold beverage, and soaking up some of those Pacific Northwest sunrays. Grab a fishing license, an icebox, and a few of your best mates, and hop aboard! Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $681
    A half day tour consists of fishing near coastal waters targeting species such as salmon, cod, halibut, bass and rockfish. It is not uncommon to see whales and other sealife during a fishing tour. Every turn offers breathtaking views of Tofinos rugged coastline. Though a shorter tour in length you won't feel like you've missed out on anything! Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $818
    There's never a shortage of excitement on this 6 hour trip! You'll target Salmon, Cod, Halibut, Bass, and Rockfish. In between the bites, you'll find yourself hypnotized by the beauty Tofinos shoreline and neighboring islands, and more often than not you'll be graced with a whale show and a plethora of other aquatic activity. This tour would consist of fishing near coastal inshore waters pending on guests' needs. Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $1,090
    This multi-day trip will see you searching the deep ocean for massive Halibut, Lingcod, Rockfish, Salmon, and any other species available during the season. Your captain will arrange accommodation through a number of their affiliates. Lodging options include camping, vacation rentals, and hotels. Just discuss your preferences for accommodation when booking! Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,090
    Full day tours are ideal for medium to larger group sizes and consist of inshore and offshore fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Cod, Bass, Rockfish, and Crab. The longer trip duration permits you to travel around and target varying species of fish. Whales and other sea life are a common sight during the tours as are stunning views of breathtaking scenery at every turn! A must-do for guests who are looking to spend a longer period of time on the water. Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,363
    An inshore and offshore fishing experience this tour is designed for larger groups and experienced fisher persons looking to put some weight into the boat. It includes everything our shorter packages include and then some. Whales, sea life, wildlife, stunning backdrops of Tofino, and her surrounding coastline you won't believe how quickly this day will go by! We will fish for Salmon, Cod, Halibut, Bass, Rockfish and Crab during these tours. Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
  • Private trip
    Hot Springs Cove Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 PM
    $1,752
    The first part of the day you'll spend deep sea fishing and then the captain will take you to visit the famous Hot Springs Cove. These mineral-rich pools hold extensive therapeutic benefits. Great medicine for those aching biceps and tender knuckles! Please note the price of the trip does not include 5% GST.
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About the Captain

Brin Townley-Smith
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
51 Customer reviews
Response time 12 hours
Member since April 2017
Coastal Charters has 20 seasons of experience guiding charters off the West Coast, and over 2 decades of experience in the hospitality industry. With this background, they can confidently say your experience with them will leave you craving more adventure. They just won the "Luxury Travel Guide" (LTG) Award of Excellence in the Service Industry and were also recipients of the Trip Advisor Award for Excellence in Service in 2017, 2018 and 2019 They have over 40,000 hours of sea time, navigating British Columbia's coastal waterways and are Certified Tidal Angling Guide (CTAG), credited by the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia (SFI). Coastal Charters is fully insured, safe, fun, and guaranteed to show you an amazing time!

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Boat specs

Grady White (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Kitchen
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Half day with captain Brad
Half day with captain Brad
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Colin P.
Bellingham, WA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain Brad

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on August 4, 2022
Weather didn’t allow us to fish for other species. Had an awesome time slaying coho with Brad. He’s very experienced and...
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Ken S.
Ucluelet, British Columbia
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Went out for six hours will make it eight next time

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on July 20, 2022
5 of us on board,  caught our limit of Coho plus two nice springs. If had more time would have gone for halibut. Captain...
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Welton S.
Calgary, Alberta
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 24, 2022
The boys definitely knows where’s the fish at To us about 2 hours to get your limit on Salmon We tried to...
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Denyse O.
Ucluelet, British Columbia
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5 hour trip with Captain Jesse

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 26, 2022
Great experience with a very handy knowledgeable and kind Captain. Boat is perfectly suited. Recent and well equipped. They...
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Chris M.
Ucluelet, British Columbia
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5 hour trip with Ryan

VERIFIED   Special 5 hour trip for Chris Morris on June 22, 2022
Great experience, Ryan went out of his way to make the most of the bad weather. He made sure we got onto some fish and had...
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FAQs about Coastal Charters – Sailfish 28'

Coastal Charters – Sailfish 28' offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $600 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 4 guests - Private 3 Hour Trip – Crabbing (3 hours)
  • CA $875 per group, additional CA $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • CA $1,050 per group, additional CA $120 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • CA $1,400 per day per group, additional CA $240 per person after 4 guests - 2 Day Trip (2 days)
  • CA $1,400 per group, additional CA $160 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • CA $1,750 per group, additional CA $200 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • CA $2,250 per group, additional CA $200 per person after 4 guests - Hot Springs Cove Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Coastal Charters – Sailfish 28', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Coastal Charters – Sailfish 28' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Coastal Charters – Sailfish 28' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Coastal Charters – Sailfish 28' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Coastal Charters – Sailfish 28' include:
  • Flounder
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Skate
  • Tuna (Albacore)