Bon Chovy Fishing Charters

Bon Chovy Fishing Charters run 365 days a year. Operating since 2006, they are the largest fishing charter company in Vancouver, BC. Their captains are full time fishermen, fueled by their passion for the local fishery. You can count on them for a professional experience and a memorable day on the water!

You will fish aboard a Grady White sport fishing boat with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. The Bon Chovy fleet has five of its kind, ranging from 23-30’ in length. All their vessels come equipped with regulation safety equipment, downriggers, and a four stroke engine to get you to the fishing grounds fast. An onboard toilet caters to your comfort. There is room on board for six passengers and children are welcome.

The fishing in Vancouver changes with the seasons, but you are always likely to reel in something delicious. Bon Chovy trips focus on Salmon fishing, with the opportunity to catch a variety of other species depending on the time of year.

While fishing from January to early June, you can drop traps for Dungeness Crab. On the other hand, you can catch Prawns anytime between November and April on the longer day trips. If you come aboard for an extended day trip, you will increase your possibilities even more. This 10 hour trip gives you a chance to fish for multi-species of fish when in season and allows you to travel further if needed.

Top of the line gear is provided for you, featuring the craftsmanship of Islander, Scotty and Shimano. You are primarily trolling but depending on the species, you may target your catch by jigging or bottom fishing.

Bon Chovy Fishing Charters is located on Granville Island, minutes away from all major hotels in downtown Vancouver. They provide all the fishing gear you need. Just be sure to bring a Canadian fishing license.

Book your trip today and come experience endless opportunities while fishing in Vancouver!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip - 5-6 PPL
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,075
    up to 5 persons
    + $38
    each additional person
    This charter gives you 10 hours on the water, a great way to take full advantage of the day's tide changes. This option is especially good in May, June, and July when there is some great Chinook Salmon and bottom fishing over on the Gulf Islands. From August-October they are spending most of their time off of the Fraser mouth for migratory salmon. Tackle is provided.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon - 5-6 PPL
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $871
    up to 5 persons
    + $38
    each additional person
    An 8 hour charter is perfect for those who want to make a day of it. This trip is ideal because you can run a little further if needed, with more time for the bite. Between the months of November and April, you can drop Prawn traps during this trip. Dungeness Crab traps are dropped from January to early June. All tackle is included.
  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip - 1-4 PPL
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $816
    up to 1 person
    + $38
    each additional person
    This charter gives you 10 hours on the water, a great way to take full advantage of the day's tide changes. This option is especially good in May, June, and July when there is some great Chinook Salmon and bottom fishing over on the Gulf Islands. From August-October they are spending most of their time off of the Fraser mouth for migratory salmon. Tackle is provided.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Salmon - 1-4 PPL
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $686
    up to 1 person
    + $38
    each additional person
    An 8 hour charter is perfect for those who want to make a day of it. This trip is ideal because you can run a little further if needed, with more time for the bite. Between the months of November and April, you can drop Prawn traps during this trip. Dungeness Crab traps are dropped from January to early June. All tackle is included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon - 5-6 PPL
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $612
    up to 5 persons
    + $38
    each additional person
    This afternoon Salmon fishing trip is available from April through October. The dock is located about 10 to 25 minutes from consistent Salmon fishing. Departure time is flexible based on tides and other conditions. All tackle is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon - 5-6 PPL
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $612
    up to 5 persons
    + $38
    each additional person
    On this trip you will fish for Salmon, with the possibility to drop traps for Crabs in winter and spring. The dock is located about 10 to 25 minutes from consistent Salmon fishing. Trips in fall/winter typically leave at 8am. Departure time is flexible based on tides and other conditions. All tackle is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon - 1-4 PPL
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $445
    up to 1 person
    + $38
    each additional person
    On this trip you will fish for Salmon, with the possibility to drop traps for Crabs in winter and spring. The dock is located about 10 to 25 minutes from consistent Salmon fishing. Trips in fall/winter typically leave at 8am. Departure time is flexible based on tides and other conditions. All tackle is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Salmon - 1-4 PPL
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $445
    up to 1 person
    + $38
    each additional person
    This afternoon Salmon fishing trip is available from April through October. The dock is located about 10 to 25 minutes from consistent Salmon fishing. Departure time is flexible based on tides and other conditions. All tackle is provided.
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About the Captain

Jason Assonitis
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
35 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since October 2017
I have been fishing as a profession since I was 13 years old. I started commercial Salmon fishing in the early 90s while I was in high school. In University, I studied Resource Management and I would spend my summers guiding off the West Coast of Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands. It became clear that fishing was the only thing I wanted to do, and in 2006 I started Bon Chovy Fishing Charters with my partner Jeff Copeland. I have not missed a single Salmon season since the early 1990s and I do not plan on missing a season anytime soon. I have been fortunate to be one of the busiest guides in British Columbia over the last 15 years. Our company Bon Chovy Fishing Charters is one of the most successful on the coast and we take pride in what we do. Fishing is our job and our passion.

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Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Lingcod Lingcod
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Coho) Salmon (Coho)

Shrimp Shrimp

Boat Specs

Grady White (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003. Powered by 10 250HP Yamaha and Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Wireless Trolling Motor
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
Disabled Accessible

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

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4.73
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
77%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Francisco T.
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   June 11, 2019
A wonderful first fishing trip for my 11-year-old my nephew. Our captain Gordy took the time to teach him how to hold the rod...
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Kamilia S.
Vancouver, BC
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VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
We had for half day with Captain Dimitri salamon fishing. Thank you for this nice day, it’s gonna stay in our memories...
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Full day with captain Gordy . What a great young man !!!!!

VERIFIED   September 16, 2019
Gordy has all the qualities that you would want in a guide,knowledge, ability to teach new fishing techniques to fishermen...
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Marc G.
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Half Day with Captain Gord!

VERIFIED   September 2, 2019
Had a great time on Labour Day! Gord is a great captain ... he worked hard to get us some fish. We were almost losing hope...
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VERIFIED   August 13, 2019
A wonderful fishing trip with my family including 11 and 13 years old sons. We caught four king salmons. Our captain...
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