STS Guiding Service - Harrison

STS Guiding Service is a charter with a rich and long history. Captain Vic Carrao started the business in 1994, and over time has had it become the largest such business in the region. At the present time, his fleet consists of more than 20 boats and guides, all ready to give you the trip of a lifetime.

You will be fishing aboard one of several 24-25’ Hells Canyon Marine jet boats that Captain Vic has in his fleet. They have all the required navigation and safety gear, as well as plenty of space for up to four anglers. All boats are custom built and designed to be able to traverse waters as shallow as 6’’ but to also manage smoothly in rougher conditions.

You can choose between saltwater and freshwater trips, depending on your preferences. You will be targeting fish such as Pacific Salmon (all five species), Snapper, Halibut, Trout, Sturgeon, and more on these trips. Those who fish on the fly will be happy to know that gear for fly fishing is also included in the price.

However, if you’re looking for a longer adventure that spans several days, take a look at the lodging packages that include accommodations, breakfast, lunch, as well as world-class fishing.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle come included in the price, and anything you successfully catch during the trip 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. Bring a pair of polarised sunglasses, and you’re all set.



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  • Private trip
    Fraser Canyon Sturgeon Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Oct 15
    $1,479
    This unique adventure goes deep into the Fraser Canyon near Hope BC, same town that the famous TV Show (Highway to Hell) is filmed. This 132km ( 80Mile) jet boat trip will take you deep into the famous Fraser Canyon. While on this adventure we also fish for sturgeon, include a barbeque lunch and enjoy some amazing scenery and big whitewater. This is truly a trip of a lifetime. Max number of people is 10. Price is based on 6 people, each additional person is $309.75 up to 10.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing (MAX 3)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 15
    $794
    You'll fish for Trout and Salmon on the fly within an hour drive from Vancouver BC. You'll fly fish several rivers that include remote wilderness experience. The captain will supply all fly fishing tackle including waders and rods, reels and fly. Max 3 people per trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour River Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $585
    Fishing Fraser River for Salmon or Sturgeon makes for a fun and exciting way to spend the day. The captain will make sure the trip is tailored to your individual 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
    $502
    This six-hour Sturgeon fishing adventure will have you fishing Fraser River for the best Sturgeon you can find. 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.
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About the Captain

Vic Carrao
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
6 Fishing Reports
6 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 Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Rockfish Rockfish

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

Salmon (Sockeye) Salmon (Sockeye)
Sturgeon 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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
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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Aubrey S.
Vancouver, BC
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Fish of a lifetime

VERIFIED   6 Hour River Trip on November 6, 2020
Captain Chris went over and above for us to guarantee the greatest day sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River. He knew where...
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Lacey M.
Houston, TX
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6 Hours with Renee

VERIFIED   6 Hour River Trip on July 9, 2019
Great trip start to finish. The river was less than ideal due to Mother Nature, but we still loved it. Renee(guide) was very...
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Elena R.
St Petersburg, SPE
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour River Trip on July 1, 2019
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Kelowna, BC
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Fishing with Vic

VERIFIED   8 Hour River Trip on June 24, 2020
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FAQs about STS Guiding Service - Harrison

STS Guiding Service - Harrison offers the following trips to customers:
  • CA $631 per group, additional CA $53 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour River Trip (6 hours)
  • CA $735 per group, additional CA $53 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour River Trip (8 hours)
  • CA $998 per group, additional CA $105 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Fly Fishing (MAX 3) (8 hours)
  • CA $1,859 per group, additional CA $310 per person after 3 guests - Fraser Canyon Sturgeon Adventure (8 hours)

When you book a trip with STS Guiding Service - Harrison, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with STS Guiding Service - Harrison include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water.)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

STS Guiding Service - Harrison offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Three to four miles.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

STS Guiding Service - Harrison offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with STS Guiding Service - Harrison include:
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Chum)
  • Salmon (Coho)
  • Salmon (Pink)
  • Salmon (Sockeye)
  • Sturgeon