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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $589
    Enjoy this trip with your family and friends. Fish for Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, and who knows what else. All the necessary equipment will be provided to make an outstanding catch possible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $381
    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
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 41 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 15
    $314
    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!
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About the Captain

Travis Dezall
Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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135 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) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)
Salmon (Pink) Salmon (Pink)

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
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Ice Box

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
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Michael M.
Duncan, British Columbia
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Morning charter with Reel Life

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 10, 2021
My dad and I booked a last minute charter with Reel Life and it was a very fast and easy booking. The charter itself was great,...
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Abbotsford, BC
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Half day trip with captain Travis

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on September 1, 2021
The captain was a beauty.  Very knowledgeable and lots of tips. I had my first chinook on before he had the last rod out and...
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Beautiful fish

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 30, 2021
Unfortunately 2 days to go and we could had kept this 20 plus lb Spring. Unfortunately the slot size doesn’t allow for today,...
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Half day trip with Gary

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 13, 2021
Awesome time! Highly recommend. Slow start to the day and Gary was working hard on not only getting us on the salmon but the...
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Full Day with captain Gary

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 4, 2021
Had a great day out with captain Gary.  He has a great, positive attitude and works hard to keep everyone on the boat happy. ...
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FAQs about Reel Life Charters

Reel Life Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $400 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • CA $485 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • CA $750 per group, additional CA $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

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)