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.

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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

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Sea dog Baxter scaring away the salmon.
A great day out on the ocean.
Just when you thought it was safe.
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Uldis K.
Port Alberni, British Columbia
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on 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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Susan W.
Victoria, BC
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 7, 2020
Just a few tips to help those who decide to go sport fishing. Even if you think you won’t get seasick, assume that you will...
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Port Coquitlam, BC
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Half-day trip with kids

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 28, 2020
We had an awesome day on the water with Mark.  He was great with the kids (and the adults), and did whatever he could to find...
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Peter B.
Ucluelet, BC
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 28, 2020
Mark was the best.  He was very nice and super funny.  My girlfriend and I had such a fun time and felt super comfortable...
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Rick C.
Port Alberni, BC
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Awesome day!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on 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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