Ocean Rambler Fishing Adventures

Ocean Rambler Fishing Adventures operates throughout the year, providing safe, high-quality fishing experiences out of Victoria, BC. Target big Chinook Salmon, huge Halibut, and tasty Crab aboard a reliable boat with an experienced captain. All this among the incredible scenery of Vancouver Island.

The “Ocean Rambler” is a 31’ Bertram sportfishing boat, which was freshly restored in 2017, and can easily carry groups of four out in search of the fish of their dreams. The vessel can cruise at a solid 25 knots to get you to the fishing grounds at speed and provides a solid fishing platform once you get there.

The vessel is equipped with high-tech electronics to sound out the best fish, and a livewell and outriggers to help target them. She also has a comfortable, air-conditioned (and heated) interior, with an enclosed head and lots of space to rest and relax after hauling in monster fish up on deck.

Captain Steve specializes in targeting big Salmon and Halibut and spent many years doing so commercially before starting his own charter business. This has taught him how to properly bleed and ice your catch, to make sure it maintains all of its flavor and texture. You will also be able to set some Crab traps for an even tastier haul at the end of your trip.

On half day trips you will be able to choose the species you want to focus on, while on full days you will be able to go after both! You will be provided with high-quality light and heavy tackle, with the option to bottom fish, jig, or troll, depending on your target species. You will also have the choice of live bait or lures, to tempt in even the fussiest of fish.

You can rely on Captain Steve to make your trip one you will never forget. He has worked for some of the most prestigious lodges in the country and has fished these local waters since he was a child. Add to that an amazing boat with great equipment, and you are in for a very special day, however you choose to spend it.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon AND Halibut
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 5 - Jun 30
    $970
    price breakdown
    $970
    This is a great opportunity to target multiple species. Salmon and halibut in one day! Halibut fishing has been closed early in 2017, but you can still for it if you are happy to pay a quota charge of $8/lb.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon/Halibut (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 5 - Jun 30
    $485
    price breakdown
    $485
    A four-hour morning charter for four people. Target either Salmon or Halibut on this trip, or upgrade to a full day trip to target both! Halibut fishing has been closed early in 2017, but you can still for it if you are happy to pay a quota charge of $8/lb.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon/Halibut (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 5 - Jun 30
    $485
    price breakdown
    $485
    Spend the afternoon fishing for either Salmon or Halibut in this four-person four-hour trip. For the chance to target both Salmon and Halibut, why not try a full day trip? Halibut fishing has been closed early in 2017, but you can still for it if you are happy to pay a quota charge of $8/lb.
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About the Captain

Steven Yakimovich
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
3 Fishing Reports
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since June 2017
Capt. Steve was raised in Victoria, and spent his childhood fishing these beautiful waters. After high school, he started fishing for Salmon commercially. This taught him the best ways not just to catch great fish but also how to handle and store them in order to maintain the highest quality of catch. Capt. Steve spent many years working at some of BC's most prestigious lodges, before starting his own charter business to share his love of these waters with as many people as possible. The most important things for Capt. Steve are making sure everyone has a safe, fun time on board, and ensuring they go home with some amazing fish at the end of the day.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 330HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 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
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

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Salmon/Halibut (AM) on May 3, 2018
Captain Steve was great! Great conversations and good guiding. Brought in 3 fish - only one keeper.  Wish it would have...
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