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.

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(53 reviews)
Ucluelet
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $508

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (29)
The wife's 55lb halibut
Can't ask for better than this maybe a couple more
Chinook and Ling Cod
+26
Angler rating
32
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
81%
Friendly captain
79%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
72%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
72%
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George F.
Condor, AB
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

We did 2 days with Mark

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) - 5 People Max on August 4, 2023
First day we went for salmon caught 2 coho, Chinook we caught 6 we lost a half a dozen fish which spit out the hook 56 lbs...
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Mark O.
Canada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Exprience with Captain Lyle

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 20, 2023
We felt very at ease with experienced and accommodating Captain. Caught numerous species entire trip as he made the effort...
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Kelly L.
San Diego, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day - incredible experience

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - 4 People Max on August 8, 2023
Mark was knowledgeable and determined to see that we caught fish. We caught multiple Chinook, lingcod and a rockfish. We also...
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Tim H.
Cumberland, BC
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

A nice guy, maybe a little outta touch.

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - 4 People Max on June 26, 2023
My problem is primarily with the booking. I booked through fishing booker and it seemed to be super helpful. Set the date....
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Evan C.
Surrey, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Summer salmon slam!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 6, 2022
What a day! Luck was on our side or was it the hard working captain? A gloomy day turned to sunny skies and the ocean was glass....
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