Captain
Mark Durante

Member since January 2019 Ucluelet, Canada
Background
Captain Mark Durante has been charter fishing for 30+ years. He was born and raised on Vancouver Island, and his father was a fisherman. Mark remembers fishing as a little kid and catching his first fish, an 18 pound Coho. That’s when he fell in love with it and used every opportunity to go fishing ever since. He spent most of his career as a captain in the southeast part of the island, and then moved back here to take care of his mother and be closer to his family. His favorite part of the job is watching people catch the fish and seeing the smiles on their faces. He loves working with beginners because of how they get excited. The captain is all about the safety and makes sure he teaches everyone how to not get into each other's way on the boat. He also teaches his clients everything they need to know to reel in their first fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Mark Durante

Ucluelet, Canada
Background
Captain Mark Durante has been charter fishing for 30+ years. He was born and raised on Vancouver Island, and his father was a fisherman. Mark remembers fishing as a little kid and catching his first fish, an 18 pound Coho. That’s when he fell in love with it and used every opportunity to go fishing ever since. He spent most of his career as a captain in the southeast part of the island, and then moved back here to take care of his mother and be closer to his family. His favorite part of the job is watching people catch the fish and seeing the smiles on their faces. He loves working with beginners because of how they get excited. The captain is all about the safety and makes sure he teaches everyone how to not get into each other's way on the boat. He also teaches his clients everything they need to know to reel in their first fish.
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Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures

11 reviews
Ucluelet
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trips from $430

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4.61
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Half day charter
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
88%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Uldis K.
Port Alberni, British Columbia
 5.00
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Half day charter

VERIFIED   NEW  July 23, 2020
Captain Mark was an excellent guide and host for our 4 person crew. Very safety conscious but also mixing in some humour and...
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Rick C.
Port Alberni, BC
 5.00
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Awesome day!!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 25, 2020
Mark is a true professional.  We had one of our kids getting sick on the boat and he took us back to the dock so we could...
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Aaron H.
Burnaby, BC
 4.33
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Two full-day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 15, 2020
Mark began our trip by warning us that the fishing had been slow lately.  He proceeded to work hard to connect us with...
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Ka Y. N.
Langley City, BC
 5.00
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Halibut and huge salmons in 4 hour

VERIFIED   June 30, 2020
Thank you Mark
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Carlos G.
Mexico City, Mexico City
 5.00
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Half Day Salmon Fishing in Ucluelet BC

VERIFIED   September 9, 2019
Great experience, the captain and the boat very profesional, he knows his work.Beautiful scenery
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