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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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
77%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
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GENE U.
Vancouver, British Columbia
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HALF DAY TRIP WITH CAPTAIN MARK.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 2, 2021
My wife and I really enjoyed our half day out with Captain Mark. We later wished it was a full day, including some halibut...
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Cynthia D.
Calgary, AB
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Great day in the water with Mark!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on July 10, 2021
We had an amazing trip! Mark was very professional, and safety conscious! He made sure we kept only legal fish and other fish...
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Trevor J.
Campbell River, BC
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2-day trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 1, 2021
We had a great trip with Captain Mark. I went with my three teenage boys and Mark was really good at helping them learn how...
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Dean B.
Parksville, British Columbia
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Great day fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (PM) on August 29, 2021
Mark is a great captain with an excellent boat. He has a ton of experience and knows the area well. He is caring, thoughtful...
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Tim M.
Bellingham, WA
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8 hour trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 22, 2021
Was a beautiful day. Captain Mark was very pleasant and helpful. Caught fish but not the monsters I would have liked but Captain...
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