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

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(53 reviews)
Ucluelet
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $519

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (29)
The wife's 55lb halibut
Can't ask for better than this maybe a couple more
Chinook and Ling Cod
+26
Angler rating
32
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
81%
Friendly captain
79%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
72%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
72%
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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
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - 4 People Max 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
Overall

Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 30, 2021
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Aaron H.
Burnaby, BC
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Two full-day trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - 4 People Max on July 15, 2020
Mark began our trip by warning us that the fishing had been slow lately.  He proceeded to work hard to connect us with some...
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Ian A.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - 4 People Max on August 29, 2022
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Ka Y. N.
Langley City, BC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Halibut and huge salmons in 4 hour

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) - 5 People Max on June 30, 2020
Thank you Mark
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