Premium Saltwater Charters
Why Tofino Fish Guides?Comfort and stability
Our 27 foot Pursuit vessel is build to yacht grade standards insuring a smooth and stable ride on the open ocean. Flush toilet, back rest seating for up to five. Quiet, clean twin 200 four stroke engines power the boat.
Your safety is important to us
Our vessel is Transport Canada Blue decal certified and registered as a small commercial vessel. Guides Derek Fraser and Lochie MacKenzie are highly experienced in the Tofino area. The Red Sky is equipped with radar, a life raft, and auto inflate collar life jackets are available.
Premium fishing equipment
Enjoy fishing with well maintained rods and reels of the highest quality available. Islander and Avet reels, Shimano and Sage rods. Rain gear is available upon request.
Experience and commitment
The 27 foot "Red Sky" is our first boat out. Additional boats are available. The guides we work with are the finest in the area, experienced fisherman, boat owners, and year round residents of Tofino.
Full or half day?
A full day charter offers the opportunity to spend ample time trolling for salmon and jigging or trolling for halibut, or gives you more time to focus on one species. Having the whole day also ensures that your group will have the advantage of fishing through at least one slack tide and often two. Half-day charters are a good alternative and provide fantastic action. It is always nice to fish the morning bite, but for those who don’t care for early mornings while on holiday, an afternoon trip can provide excellent action.
Family friendly - Children 15 and under fish free when accompanied by an adult.
If you would like to book a charter please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include preferred date(s), First and last name, email, cell (optional). We will then email you a receipt with deposit and total amounts. We can also be reached at 250.266.0587
November 1 - May 14
April and May are excellent bottom fishing months, February - early May is prime Spot prawn season. Prawns, crab, winter Chinook salmon year round.
May 15 - June 14 and October 1 - 31
Great bottom fishing - Chinook in spring, Coho in October
June 15 to September 30
Albacore tuna trips available August 10 - September 20. Max 3 guests, full day charter, $500 add on.
- NO FUEL SURCHARGE
- We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express
- Government sales tax (5%), personal fishing license, optional gratuity not included
- 1% donation to match Tofino Fish Guides in contributing to the Tofino Charter Fishing Fleet - 1% for the fish campaign. All contributions go to local salmon enhancement and stream restoration.
- 1% reconciliation donation to local First Nations community initiatives
- Prices in Canadian dollars
- Full day and morning charters depart at 6am/ afternoon charters leave the dock at 1pm
- Bait and tackle included
What to bring
- Personal Fishing License and salmon stamp - can be purchased online at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans website. Please print your license and bring it with you on your charter. *Electronic copies are not valid.
- Food and Beverages - You are welcome to bring food and beverages of your choice. RedCan Gourmet lunches can be ordered by calling 250.725.2525
- Layered clothing - It is better to dress warm, as it is often cooler on the water.
- Rain gear - Always important in Tofino, please bring it if you have it. Some hotels offer rain gear. If you are in a pinch we can provide it.
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Seasickness medicine - If you are concerned about motion sickness, we find the best approach is to take a motion sickness med before bed the night prior to the charter and a second one in the morning. This seems to produce the best results.
- Please avoid wearing hiking boots or shoes with heavy marking soles. It’s OK if that’s all you brought. Thanks!
Where to goSaltwater charters depart from the Trilogy dock and the Tofino Resort and Marina in Tofino British Columbia. Directions are as follows: Enter Tofino on Hwy 4 (known as Campbell Street in town) turn right at the Tofino Resort and Marina/ 1909 Restaurant/ The Hatch Pub, (Just before the Long Beach Surf Shop) go down the steep hill and keep left at the bottom into the Trilogy Fish Company parking lot, right for Tofino Resort and Marina. Slip 9A down the ramp by the pub at TRM.
630 Campbell Street Tofino, British Columbia
Fish processingAfter your charter your guide will dress your salmon and halibut and can prep dinner fish.
Fish that will not be enjoyed in the first few days should be properly prepared for storage; cryo or vacuum packing prior to freezing is essential to maintain the exceptional quality of your catch. If you are set up to process your own fish, that is fantastic, if not Naas dockside seafood offers professional fish processing directly off of the dock. Once processed, transport the fish in your cooler, if you don’t have one Naas can supply one for you.
Naas dockside shop and processor (replaced Trilogy fish company)
- Naas is a locally owned fish processor, seafood shop, and Kelp product shop.
- Fillet and portion, vacuum packing, flash freezing services
- Pick up in your own cooler, Naas provides cooler, Naas can pack for air travel, shipping available.
2022 Naas pricing
2.75/lb finfish/groundfish (everything but Tuna) on dressed fish (cleaned head on)
3.25/lb Tuna, whole fish
Shipping is available for $75 handling fee (includes air to Vancouver) plus cost from carrier fees from Vancouver to anywhere withing Canada and the United States
St Jeans Cannery
Good option for smoking and canning, alternative for fresh pack.
Depot is at Tofino Resort and Marina, sent to Nanaimo to process, shipped from there to your home/business. free pick up is available from St Jeans stores.
St Jeans website