Unreel Fishing Charters

Unreel Fishing Charters offers fishing trips off the coast of Nanaimo, Canada. If you want to experience some of the finest saltwater fishing in the world, this is a great chance. You will be fishing for Salmon with Captain Blake. On full day trips, you can also go bottom fishing for Lingcod and Rockfish. Blake will take you out on the waters and make your trip memorable.

Your vessel for the day is a 25’ walkaround of Pursuit make. Powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine she can reach the speeds of up to 36 knots, and get you quickly and safely to fertile fisheries. The boat is rigged with top-of-the line Lowrance HDS, a fishfinder, and an ice box, has a V-berth and a flush toilet. She also hosts the top-shelf Shimano and Rapala rods, Trophy and Penn reels, as well as Scotty high performance electric downriggers. The boat has a full canvas enclosure, and is made to provide safety and comfort to anglers onboard.

Vancouver Island boats a variety of fish, including Chinook and Coho Salmon. Chinook is one of the strongest fighters in the water, and can grow really big. You will need to hold your tight, as these fellas can pull your line in a split second. If you’re careful, you may land your dream catch.

You need to bring a valid saltwater fishing license when coming onboard. If you manage to subdue the local fish, Captain Blake will clean and fillet your catch, so that you can have a tasty meal afterwards. Before you head out, make sure to pack your necessities, dress comfortably for the trip. You may want to bring seasick medications, snacks, drinks, and sunglasses. You will also want to bring a camera - with all the lush wildlife around the area, your pictures will look great.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $644
    up to 4 persons
    + $77
    each additional person
    Our most popular charter, experience a full day of fishing the great local waters off Nanaimo. We will be targeting Chinook and Coho Salmon and Lingcod on this trip with the hopes of landing a trophy Chinook over 20 pounds! We can also drop crab traps at the beginning of the charter if requested. Captain Blake will provide rods, reels, and tackle, lures and bait. You will have your catch cleaned and filleted. Please bring your saltwater fishing licenses, pack your sunglasses, lunch, drinks and cameras.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $322
    up to 4 persons
    + $77
    each additional person
    This 4 hour trip will get you out on the pristine waters of Nanaimo. We will be targeting Chinook Salmon and Coho salmon on this trip with the hopes of hooking into a trophy Chinook over 20 pounds! Top-of-the-line gear is waiting for you onboard, and you will have lures, and live bait at your disposal. Bring snacks, drinks, sunglasses, a cap, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $322
    up to 4 persons
    + $77
    each additional person
    This afternoon outing will take you out on the waters of British Columbia. You will be targeting Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon, with the hopes of hooking into a trophy Chinook over 20 pounds! The gear is furnished onboard, and you will have lures, and bait at your disposal. Bring a salt water fishing licence, snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and a camera.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon Salmon

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Walkaround) originally built in 1996. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Blake Phillips
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Member since June 2017
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Captain Blake Phillips is the face behind the Unreel Fishing Charters. He will take you out on the waters of Vancouver Island to fish for Salmon, Lingcod, and Halibut. He offers a variety of fishing trips to suit your angling skills and needs.
Response time: 12 hours
Response rate: 94%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
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Mark B.
Duncan, BC
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 24, 2018
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Kathy R.
Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 2, 2017
Weather was incredible and the fish were very cooperative. Our first time salmon fishing and captain Blake gave us a trip to...
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Vic R.
Kelowna, British Columbia
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VERIFIED   August 15, 2017
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