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

Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(48 reviews)
Ucluelet
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $506

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 48 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (26)
8 hour with captain mark
8 hour with captain mark
August fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
79%
Recommend this charter
77%
Appropriate for children
72%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
68%
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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
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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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Jerry T.
Rancho Cordova, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Halibut Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 17, 2022
Mark is true professional with many years experience.  He is safety conscientious and works to be sure everyone has a good...
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PATTI M.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 18, 2022
I’ve never been fishing before. I felt completely safe out on the water with captain Mark. He made sure I knew where all...
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Ben S.
Vancouver, BC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8 hour with captain mark

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 27, 2022
1 makerel. 3 coho 4 chinook. Along with several too small to keep.
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Brett L.
Lacey, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 20, 2022
Caught our limit!
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