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
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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)
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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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Uldis K.
Port Alberni, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day charter

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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Robert O.
Peachland, BC
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 27, 2021
Nice boat with good gear. Captain put us on the salmon. I was a bit disappointed that an 8 hour trip ended early , when we...
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Susan W.
Victoria, BC
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Mark

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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