STS Guiding Service - Mission

STS Guiding Service is a charter with a long-standing tradition. Founded by Captain Vic Carrao in 1994, it is based in Mission Marina, located some 50 miles east of Vancouver. With a fleet of more than 20 boats and guides, they are certainly the largest operator in the region.

You will be fishing aboard one of the many 24-25’ Hells Canyon Marine jet boats that are part of Captain Vic’s fleet. These have all the necessary safety and navigation gear, and plenty of space for up to four prospective anglers. These boats are custom built and designed to be able to traverse waters as shallow as 6’’ but also run smoothly in rougher conditions.

STS Guiding Service offers both freshwater and saltwater fishing trips. Some of the fish you will be targeting during these trips are Pacific Salmon (all five species), Snapper, Halibut, Trout, Sturgeon, and more besides. Fishermen of all colors are welcome and gear for fly fishing is also included in the price. From trolling to jigging and plunking, the captain will make use of the best technique to catch whatever you want to catch.

If you’re looking for a longer adventure, you will also find lodging packages that include accommodations, breakfast, lunch, as well as world-class fishing.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, and anything you catch will be cleaned and filleted afterward for your convenience. You will need to bring a valid fishing license or buy one on the boat separately. Make sure to also bring a pair of polarised sunglasses, and you’ll be good to go.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour River Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $557
    up to 2 persons
    + $41
    each additional person
    Fishing Fraser River for Salmon or Sturgeon is one of the best ways to spend a full day on the water. The captain will make sure the trip is tailored to your needs. The trip includes all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle. You can bring your own lunch or order one through the captain for an additional $20 per person.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour River Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $478
    up to 2 persons
    + $41
    each additional person
    This six-hour Sturgeon fishing adventure yields the best Sturgeon when fishing the Fraser River. The trip includes all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle. You can bring your own lunch or order one through the captain for an additional $20 per person.

About the Captain

Vic Carrao
Mission, British Columbia, Canada
6 Fishing Reports
4 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2017
Been in the fishing industry for over 35 years, working in retail, tradeshows and guiding for the past 25 years. Sponsored by Penn, Abu Garcia, Fenwick, GibbsDelta Tackle. Let us show you why STS has become the leader in the fishing industry.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Halibut
Lingcod
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Rockfish

Salmon (Chinook)
Salmon (Chum)
Salmon (Coho)
Salmon (Pink)

Salmon (Sockeye)
Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Hells Canyon Marine (Jet boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by 2 400HP Marine Power engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
4.50
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Costi in action.
8.1 feet Sturgeon.
4.3 feet Sturgeon.
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Constancio L.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Very successful fishing trip with a knowledgeabe captain. I recommend this 100%.
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Scott J.
Medicine Hat, AB
 4.00
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8hr trip with Capt Chris

VERIFIED   August 27, 2018
Had only one day to try for a “bucket list” sturgeon. Had a good sized one (7-8’) take the bait & rocket to the...
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