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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Jordan D.
Surrey, British Columbia
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 8, 2022
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Cynthia D.
Calgary, AB
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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Tim M.
Bellingham, WA
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 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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Dean B.
Parksville, 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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Great day fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   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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