Built For Speed Fishing Charters

Built For Speed Salmon Fishing Charters offers year-round angling adventures in West Vancouver, Canada. Local waters are home to all 5 species of Pacific Salmon. Chinook/Coho/Sockeye/Pink & Chum all migrate thru the area. BuiltforSpeed is located close & central to all of the best local hotspots.

BuiltforSpeed is owned, operated & maintained by licenced Captain, Chris Speed, who has 40years of experience mastering & fishing local Vancouver waters in all seasons. BuiltforSpeed is a 24’ Zeta Marine express cruiser a fully equipped, covered, stable & fast fishing machine. There is plenty of comfortable covered seating space for four anglers to enjoy a day out on the water. The vessel is powered by a 310 HP Mercuiser383 inboard/sterndrive BravoIII leg & a quite/fumeless 20HP Tohatsu trolling motor, dialed down to get the exact speed required when trolling for Salmon. It is also rigged with two modern Garmin 12" fishfinder/GPS, ice-box, private toilet, fridge, 4 Scotty HP downriggers for a professional fishing experience with light 10.5 ft rods & a large inventory of premium tackle rigged by Capt. Chris.

Charters range from 5 hours & can be extended to any length if desired. Departing from Horseshoe Bay it is the premium location that provides an excellent opportunity for Chinook only minutes from the dock. Trolling for salmon is standard practice in Vancouver. You will be provided with quality rods, reels, tackle, lures & bait. Upon your return, your catch will be processed for transportation in order to enjoy at the table.

All trips require a valid printed fishing license with a Salmon stamp. Please bring your snacks & refreshments with you. Remember a hat & sunglasses. Message or call for a detailed fishing report & transportation options or any other questions about booking a guided fishing tour with BuiltforSpeed Fishing Charters.

Book a trip with Built For Speed now and enjoy the excitement & fun of Vancouver Salmon fishing!

Every trip has a 5% GST added.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day – Customized (1 Person)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $503
    An earlier start time is available; please contact the captain beforehand. Staying longer is something the captain might be able to accommodate for you with additional charges of 125 CAD per hour. All trips require a valid printed fishing license with a Salmon stamp.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Customized (2 People)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $521
    An earlier start time is available; please contact the captain beforehand. Staying longer is something the captain might be able to accommodate for you with additional charges of 125 CAD per hour. All trips require a valid printed fishing license with a Salmon stamp
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Customized (3 People)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $577
    An earlier start time is available; please contact the captain beforehand. Staying longer is something the captain might be able to accommodate for you with additional charges of 125 CAD per hour. All trips require a valid printed fishing license with a Salmon stamp
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Customized (4 People)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $614
    An earlier start time is available; please contact the captain beforehand. Staying longer is something the captain might be able to accommodate for you with additional charges of 125 CAD per hour. All trips require a valid printed fishing license with a Salmon stamp
  • Private trip
    Full day – Customized ( 1 Person)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $782
    An earlier start time is available; please contact the captain beforehand. Staying longer is something the captain might be able to accommodate for you with additional charges of 125 CAD per hour. All trips require a valid printed fishing license with a Salmon stamp
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Customized (2 People)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $801
    An earlier start time is available; please contact the captain beforehand. Staying longer is something the captain might be able to accommodate for you with additional charges of 125 CAD per hour. All trips require a valid printed fishing license with a Salmon stamp
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Customized (3 People)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $857
    An earlier start time is available; please contact the captain beforehand. Staying longer is something the captain might be able to accommodate for you with additional charges of 125 CAD per hour. All trips require a valid printed fishing license with a Salmon stamp
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FAQs about Built For Speed Fishing Charters

Built For Speed Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $675 per group - Half Day – Customized (1 Person) (5 hours)
  • CA $700 per group - Half Day – Customized (2 People) (5 hours)
  • CA $775 per group - Half Day – Customized (3 People) (5 hours)
  • CA $825 per group - Half Day – Customized (4 People) (5 hours)
  • CA $1,050 per group - Full day – Customized ( 1 Person) (8 hours)
  • CA $1,075 per group - Full Day – Customized (2 People) (8 hours)
  • CA $1,150 per group - Full Day – Customized (3 People) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Built For Speed Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed private toilet on board
  • GPS 2 Garmin 12" GPS/Fishfinder/Depthsounder in sync.
  • Fishfinder 12" Garmin fishsinder & transducer
  • Refrigerator for drinks/lunches
  • Wireless Trolling Motor 20HP Tohatsu quiet/fumeless trolling motor
  • Ice Box Fridge & Cooler with ice & separate fish ice box

Trips booked with Built For Speed Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (All tackle, bait gear provided)
  • Lures (huge collection of Salmon trolling gear)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Clean/bag/ice & transport ready. Smoking fish.)
  • Snacks (Bring whatever you like)
  • Drinks (bring whatever you like)
  • Fishing License ($15 all must have a printed saltwater licence)
  • Lunch (Lunch/drinks bring your own)

Built For Speed Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Rivermouth fishing in the fall in the saltwater.)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Minutes from local hot spots!)
  • Offshore Fishing (We fish a variety of locations)
  • Reef Fishing (Structure fishing in the winter/spring for Chinook)
  • Flats Fishing (Rivermouth fishing, summer/fall Chinook & Coho)

Built For Speed Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (10ft Iight rods just you & the fish, no weight.)
  • Trolling (Downriggers, light 10.5ftrods make it very sporting)
  • Spinning (Summertime for Coho & pink Salmon in the shalllows)
  • Jigging (Year round, Chinook in winter, Pinks/Coho summer.)
  • Drift Fishing (Jigging while drifting when Salmon are schooling)

Top targeted fish species with Built For Speed Fishing Charters include:
  • Salmon (Chinook)

About the Captain

Chris Speed
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
18 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2017
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Capt. Chris Speed has fished Vancouver area waters for over 40yrs. Creating BuiltforSpeed Charters in 1995 & has guided for over 30yrs in his hometown of Vancouver. Angling for Pacific Salmon thru all seasons in local waters. This gives a true understanding of where to fish 365 days a year. I work in the marine industry, advise many anglers with new vessels that need to be tuned 7 rigged to fish correctly in our environment. I pro staff & represent Scotty Fishing & Marine products supporting all who use the product. Planning each fishing charter & teaching others the finer points of saltwater Salmon fishing is the true passion. Along with providing a safe & comfortable, informative fishing experience. Making service a priority! Come enjoy a great day of true saltwater Pacific Salmon fishing with Captain Speed.

About this listing

Targeted species

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat specs

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Rivermouth fishing in the fall in the saltwater.
Nearshore Fishing
Minutes from local hot spots!
Offshore Fishing
We fish a variety of locations
Reef Fishing
Structure fishing in the winter/spring for Chinook
Flats Fishing
Rivermouth fishing, summer/fall Chinook & Coho

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
10ft Iight rods just you & the fish, no weight.
Trolling
Downriggers, light 10.5ftrods make it very sporting
Spinning
Summertime for Coho & pink Salmon in the shalllows
Jigging
Year round, Chinook in winter, Pinks/Coho summer.
Drift Fishing
Jigging while drifting when Salmon are schooling

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed private toilet on board
GPS
2 Garmin 12" GPS/Fishfinder/Depthsounder in sync.
Fishfinder
12" Garmin fishsinder & transducer
Refrigerator
for drinks/lunches
Wireless Trolling Motor
20HP Tohatsu quiet/fumeless trolling motor
Ice Box
Fridge & Cooler with ice & separate fish ice box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
All tackle, bait gear provided
Lures
huge collection of Salmon trolling gear
Catch cleaning & filleting
Clean/bag/ice & transport ready. Smoking fish.
Snacks
Bring whatever you like
Drinks
bring whatever you like
Fishing License
$15 all must have a printed saltwater licence
Lunch
Lunch/drinks bring your own

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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
All are welcome, kids young & old all are invited.
You Keep Catch
Clean/bag/ice/transp your catch. Smoking available
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch&Release anytime

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (20)
May fishing trip
Speed got it done!
A great day on the water!
+17
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Gary B.
Los Angeles, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great charter and excellent crew

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Customized (2 People) on May 31, 2023
Thank you for taking care of gary and George. They had a great experience and now have more fishing stories :)))
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Matthew D.
West Menlo Park, CA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Chris Speed

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Customized (4 People) on May 20, 2023
Great day on the water.  Chris was an extremely knowledgeable, skilled, and friendly guide.  Would recommend to all.
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Derek S.
North Vancouver, BC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Speed got it done!

VERIFIED   Half Day – Customized (4 People) on October 7, 2022
Cpt Speed….or just Speed as his friends call him exceeded our expectations.  His knowledge of the local waters and its...
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Qi T.
Candiac, QC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – Customized (1 Person) on May 17, 2023
Thanks !
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Christa W.
Surrey, British Columbia
Excellent
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Glad we Found Captain Speed

VERIFIED   Half Day – Customized (2 People) on September 9, 2022
Captain Speed really knows his salmon. Even in dodgy wind conditions, Chris was able to get us on some salmon and send us home...
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