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
29
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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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Ashlee C.
Port Alberni, British Columbia
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 August 23, 2020
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John B.
Nanaimo, 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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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 19, 2020
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Wanyi (. L.
Burnaby, British Columbia
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 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 4, 2021
Mark is very punctual and maintains a very tidy ship. He is careful and cares about passengers’ safety. The day...
Wanyi (. L. does not recommend Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures
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Brent L.
Mount Vernon, WA
Good
2.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Poor
1.0 / 5
Crew
Bad
2.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 23, 2022
Knowledgeable fishermen but Real grouchy old guy.  Likes to push his weight around. Doesn’t seem like he likes dealing with...
Brent L. does not recommend Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures
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Barry R.
Victoria, BC
Very good
3.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Bad
2.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

Cranky Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 1, 2021
This 4 hour morning trip for my girlfriend and I was our 1st time in Uculelet and her 1st fishing trip ever. I was hoping this...
Barry R. does not recommend Mark's Reel Fishing Adventures
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