Andrews West Coast Adventures

Andrews West Coast Adventures invites you to experience what Vancouver Island has to offer. Departing out of Nanaimo, Captain Andrew will take you to the angler’s dream - right on top of the hottest Salmon, Lingcod, and Halibut bite!

Come out for a half or full-day fishing excursion catered to your wants and needs. The waters in and around Vancouver Island are home to a variety of fish. You will be able to take strong fighters Chinook and Coho Salmon off your personal bucket list. Troll for Salmon, jig for Halibut and Lingcod, and who knows - you might even catch Crabs and Prawns!

Andrews West Coast Adventures will take you where the fish are aboard a 25’ Fish Rite performance fishing boat. This seaworthy vessel has a 150 HP Yamaha engine and a Yamaha kicker motor, which will power you to the best fishing grounds in the area. The boat is outfitted with the latest Lowrance navigational and fish finding electronics, which will save your time while you search for fish. There are also two Scotty 2106 High-Performance downriggers for a professional trolling experience. As well as that, there is a portable toilet available on board.

The boat can comfortably accommodate up to four passengers. However, Captain Andrew prefers to have up to three anglers for the best fishing experience. All aboard!

All trips come with quality equipment to make a great catch possible. You will be provided with Shimano rods and Islander mooching reels, as well as a selection of lures by the best brands. This combination is hard to beat! When you return to shore, Captain Andrew will complimentary clean and process your catch of the day. You will only need to purchase a fishing license before you make your first cast!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Barkley Sound / Alberni Inlet
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $714
    up to 3 persons
    + $127
    each additional person
    Experience the famous Barkley Sound / Broken Island Group and Alberni Inlet. This trip puts you in some very fishy'est water in the world. Salmon, ling cod, halibut are roam the sheltered waters of Barkley Sound. Seeing Orcas, Humpbacks, Grey whales are common on this trip. Departure times are somewhat flexible for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Nanaimo Area
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $635
    up to 3 persons
    + $127
    each additional person
    The package includes up to 8 hours on the boat, all tackle & gear provided, catch cleaning and processing included. You will be fishing for Salmon, Halibut, and Lingcod. The GST tax has been already included in the price. DEPARTURE TIMES ARE FLEXIBLE
  • Private trip
    Parksville / Qualicum Beach
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $397
    up to 3 persons
    + $96
    each additional person
    Parksville / Qualicum Beach offers some of the Islands best salmon fishing. Catching salmon from 8-30 Lbs is common throughout the summer months. In August the BIG chinook return to the Big & Little Qualicum Rivers. These fish are tanks returning to go spawn. Most of these returning fish are minimum 15 Lbs with many in the 20+ lbs class. This trip would start and end at the French Creek Marina, which is located between Parksville & Qualicum Beach. Departure times are flexible !!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Nanaimo
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $318
    up to 3 persons
    + $96
    each additional person
    A 4 hour trip will get you 4 hours of fishing for Salmon, Lingcod, or Halibut, and catch processing. All gear is provided. Flexible on start times. It is preferred to have only 3 people on board for the best fishing experience. The GST tax has been already included in the price. Call or message to discuss departure times as they are flexible
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About the Captain

Andrew Luch
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
22 Reports
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2017
Captain Andrew Luch has over a decade of experience in fishing the water of British Columbia. Andrew was born in Winnipeg Manitoba and started his career as a freshwater lake guide. His repertoire includes the waters of the West Coast and fishing for Northern Pike, Walleye, and Bass on Dogtooth Lake in North Western Ontario. Andrew never stops learning and improving his skills. He fishes various river systems for Steelhead and the ocean for Salmon and bottom fish. Andrew is involved in the fishing community on Vancouver Island. The greatest joy for me is seeing my guests catch fish. I truly care about making your trip the best trip for you. I also have 2 Go pro cameras on board that record you while you play your fish. Then I compile all footage and make a video of your day on the water with us.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab
Halibut
Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook)

Salmon (Coho)
Salmon (Sockeye)
Shrimp

Boat Specs

Fish Rite (Performance fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Anna with a big hatchery Coho
Barry and Anna had a great day with lots of coho
Trip of a life time
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Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Anna P.
United States
 5.00
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Fantastic trip, thoughtful captain

VERIFIED   August 15, 2018
I’ve done other trips in BC and Andrew was the best captain and guide. He was thoughtful, wanted to make sure we are safe...
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Doug H.
Vancouver, BC
 5.00
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Trip of a life time

VERIFIED   August 1, 2018
We have been waiting a lifetime to salmon fish and Captain Andrew helped us fulfill our dream. He knows the fishery well and...
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Jawoon K.
Regina, Saskatchewan
 5.00
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First experience in Canada

VERIFIED   July 18, 2017
It’s amazing. Exellent weather, boat and captain.
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Joel B.
Union City, California
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Captain Joel Brier

VERIFIED   August 6, 2017
Great trip.  Attentive crew. Great boat
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Fishing Reports

Late Hawgust Hogs

August 27, 2019

Late August "HAWGUST" is here, and so are the BIG Chinook. These big mature fish are heading back home to their local rivers, and they are very aggressive before hitting the fresh water. This beautiful Chinook hit like a… Read Full Report →


West Coast Showdown !!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 09, 2019

Took a great group from Winnipeg out to beautiful Barkley Sound. It did not disappoint us at all. The crew got their limits of Chinook each day and also got a few nice Coho Salmon to boot. The big… Read Full Report →


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