Reel Life Charters offers world-class fishing in Sooke, the gem of Vancouver Island. Offering some of the best Salmon fishing in the world, the waters of Sooke are also rich with Halibut, Rockfish, and Lingcod. Captain Travis is a patient angler and has had years of experience mastering the local waters.

If fishing in Sooke sounds appealing, you will absolutely love it aboard a 28-foot Pursuit boat. This is a clean, seaworthy vessel that is well-prepared for the current bite. Step aboard, and the boat’s twin 300 HP Suzuki engines will power you to the best playgrounds in the area. Perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, the vessel is fully rigged with top-notch navigational electronics and many other professional facilities. Inside, there is a toilet and bed for your maximum comfort when relaxing in between the bites.

Sooke offers outstanding fishing opportunities. You will be able to enjoy the thrill of reeling in Chinook Salmon year-round! Coho Salmon bite best summer through fall and early autumn is the best time to chase Chum Salmon. If you are after Pink and Sockeye, they are abundant in late summer. To make your Sooke bucket list even more exciting, you could add Lingcod, Rockfish, and Crab to it. Or even battle Halibut!

When you return to the shore, the captain will take care of processing your catch so that you could have your weekly dinners sorted out. Before you start, you will need to purchase a Tidal Waters Sport Fishing License with a Salmon stamp, grab something to eat and drink, and come aboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 15
    $350
    Half Day trip beginning at 12:30pm. This is a four-hour trip that will see you fishing the beautiful waters of the Juan de Fuca Strait for Salmon, Rockfish, and crab!
  • Private trip
    Winter Half Day AM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Dec 31 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $350
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 15
    $428
    This is a five-hour trip that will see you fishing the beautiful waters out of Sooke for Salmon, Rockfish, and who knows what else. Don't let the length of the trip fool you!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 1 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $779
    This is a Halibut-only trip.
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About the Captain

Travis Dezall
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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148 Customer reviews
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Member since June 2017
Captain Travis Dezall was introduced to fishing when he was a young boy, growing up in Northern Alberta. In 2003, Trav fell in love with the ocean and moved from Alberta to Sooke. He is a proud father of Venice and Madae, who are extraordinary young fishermen.

About this listing

Targeted species

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Salmon (Coho) Coho Salmon
Salmon (Pink) Pink Salmon

Boat specs

Pursuit (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1992. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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, 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 148 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (93)
Half day trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
81%
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T.J. F.
Surrey, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Morning trip with Captain Travis

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 16, 2022
The objective of the day was to introduce my kids to salmon fishing while in Victoria for vacation. Objective was met. We had...
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Naomi S.
Oakville, ON
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Travis

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 29, 2022
The lower equipment rating is because the boat is older and not luxurious.  However, the fishing equipment is new and in good...
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Doug K.
Surrey, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day in Reel Time

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 30, 2022
Travis is a true professional! He was none stop helping set the lines, holding course and making sure we had the best chance...
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Gary B.
LAKE TAPWINGO, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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RELAXD FISHING

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 9, 2022
THE TRIP WAS VERY RELAXING .  TRAVIS WAS VERY NICE AND KNOWLEDGABLE.  IT WAS AGEAT AFTERNOON MY SON CAUGHT 7 FISH.
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Wade B.
Plain City, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Travis

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 7, 2022
Beautiful day on the water with a great Captain. Thanks Travis!! Grilling salmon tonight!!!!
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FAQs about Reel Life Charters

Reel Life Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $450 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • CA $450 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - Winter Half Day AM (4 hours)
  • CA $550 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • CA $1,000 per group, additional CA $75 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Halibut (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Life Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Reel Life Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Reel Life Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing

Reel Life Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Reel Life Charters include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)