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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Pat R.
Port Alberni, British Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Had a great day with Mark!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on August 16, 2021
Didn’t limit out, but caught some really nice fish just the same…everyone in the boat caught some!!
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Rick C.
Port Alberni, BC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

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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Tarl S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 9, 2021
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Holly K.
Canyon, BC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 2, 2021
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DON J.
Lethbridge, Alberta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 30, 2021
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