If you have never been on a fishing charter before we understand you will have some questions, so we have compiled a list of Q&A's to help you. If you still have questions please don't hesitate to contact us by email or phone.
Where are you located?
We are centrally located in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
What type of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, as well as major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and Interac E Transfer.
Do you only offer day charters?
We have several different fishing charter packages available. We offer half day charters, 3/4 day trips, full day charters and multiple day charters.
Are there washrooms on the boat?
Yes our boat is equipped with a flushing marine toilet enclosed in the cabin area.
Will we see any wildlife while on the fishing charter?
While out on your fishing charter, there is a high possibility you will see any number of marine animals. Including Seals, Otters, Sea Lions, Orca Whales, Porpoise, Humpback whales, White Sided Dolphins, Jellyfish, Pacific Octopus, Bald Eagles and many others. In our West coast Vancouver Island areas during our boat trips to the fishing locations you can often see black bears, brown bears, Cougars, Wolves and Elk on the shores.
Can a charter be extended past the reserved amount of time?
This is a fairly common request and the short answer is yes! Unless you are on a half day charter and there is another charter booked right after you, you can extend the charter by the hour. Hourly rates apply.
Can we keep the fish we catch?
The short answer is yes! Although at certain times of the year certain species are closed for retention in specific areas. There are also size limits for each species. Don't hesitate to ask when you set up your trip what fish are allowed to be retained.
What happens with our fish after the charter?
At the end of your trip we will clean and fillet or steak your fish for you. If you wish to have your salmon smoked or canned, we can arrange that through St. Jeans in Nanaimo. If you are from out of town and staying at a hotel, most hotels will hold and freeze your fish for you. This goes for most lodges as well.
Will we get seasick while on the fishing charter?
This answer varies widely depending on the area we are fishing and the sea conditions. Also if you have a history of motion sickness. Most of the time on the east and south coast we only experience waves when the wind picks up and currents change. Most people do not have a problem with this but if you think you might, there are numerous types of sea sickness medications that are available over the counter. We can recommend various medications but your best bet would be to ask a pharmacist for help.
Do you supply all the rods and tackle?
We supply all the fishing rods, tackle and bait for your fishing charter. We supply high end Shimano, Shakespeare, Penn, and Trophy gear.
Is the charter weather dependent?
In short answer, yes. We will do everything we can to make your trip happen but sometimes there are issues with the wind and weather that are out of our control. We pride ourselves in providing a safe and enjoyable trip, if we feel the weather will impact that significantly we will have to postpone, cancel or reschedule a trip.