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Crabby's Fishing Charters

Crabby’s Fishing Charters is based in between the Comox Valley and Campbell River. This gives you access to the best fishing grounds in both locations, so you can spend less time traveling and more time reeling in a catch to remember! Join Captain Chris Steinbach aboard one of the finest boats in the area, and enjoy the fantastic fishing of British Columbia’s spring and summer seasons.

You will fish aboard a 28’ Osprey originally built in 1997 and restored in 2017. Powered by twin 200 HP Evinrude engines, this vessel boasts a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots. On board you will find a fully private, flushing toilet and an enclosed cabin to shelter you from the elements. This boat has a deck that is twice the size of most boats in the area, giving you and your group plenty of room to cast lines comfortably.

While fishing from April through September, you will have a chance to catch a variety of species, many of them excellent for eating. You can find especially large Chinook Salmon in these waters, with some specimens reaching over 30 lbs. You will also have a chance to fish for Rockfish, Halibut, Prawns, and Crabs.

Capt. Chris will help you target your catch using the most effective method, whether it’s trolling for Salmon, dropping traps for Prawns, or bottom fishing for Rockfish and Halibut. While casting lines you can enjoy spectacular views of mountains and waterfalls, and you may even spot a few whales, dolphins, or bears.

You will find that Crabby’s Fishing Charters provides quality gear and top notch service. You may keep your catch and Capt. Chris will clean and fillet it for you. Packing guests’ fish on commercial grade ice and supplying top of the line fishing gear are the little extras that set Crabby’s apart! Just be sure to bring a Canadian fishing license.

Book your trip today and come experience coastal fishing in British Columbia at its finest!



About the Captain

Chris Steinbach
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
2 Fishing Reports
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since September 2017
My name is Chris Steinbach, and I am the owner/operator of Crabby’s Fishing Charters. I take pride in running a consistently top-producing charter boat in our area. I like to think I work a little harder than my competition to put fish on the deck!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon

Boat Specs

Osprey (Pilothouse) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Evinrude Etec engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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, 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Michael with a nice one!!!
Great spring day fishing!
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100%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
63%
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Michael B.
Devizes, ENG
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A wedding anniversary present.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 26, 2019
My wife and I were over from the UK celebrating our wedding anniversary. We are both keen anglers and always wanted to catch...
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Cheryl L.
Stratford, ON
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Half day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 30, 2019
Chris was very knowledgeable, friendly and clearly experienced.  The boat was well equipped.  We weren’t fortunate enough...
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Keith P.
Kalispell, MT
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Great spring day fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 5, 2018
Spent 6 hrs fishing with Chris on the Inside passage way near Salmon point on Vancouver Island.  Fishing was a bit slow with...
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Gerard K.
San Diego, CA
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Capt Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 7, 2018
Never met Capt. Chris before.  Got to be one of the best. He was very competent and knows how to catch salmon. Great trip....
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Fiona D.
Houston, Texas
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 7, 2019
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FAQs about Crabby's Fishing Charters

Crabby's Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • CA $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • CA $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Crabby's Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (we run two for saftey,Garmin & Raymarine)
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box (fish are always kept on commercial ice!)

Trips booked with Crabby's Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Trophy rods and Avet reels)
  • Live Bait (Prepared beforehand)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Crabby's Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Around 5 miles out)

Crabby's Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Crabby's Fishing Charters include:
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)