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Are fishing licenses included with our charter?
Saltwater fishing licenses are the only piece of the puzzle we cannot supply. They can be purchased at Method Marine fuel dock, 380 Main Street in Tofino or online at this link.
What happens to the fish we catch?
The bounty from your days efforts will be cleaned, filleted and packaged. If desired arrangements for processing,smoking or shipping can be made through one of our local canneries. A delicious way to preserve your catch!
What do I wear?
We do our best to provide up to date weather reports and advise of any present or approaching conditions that warrant special clothing. It is always a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater and pants when on the water. Proper footwear is strongly encouraged and Flats or dress shoes are not recommended and rubber boats or non slip shoes are ideal.
Should I be worried about sea sickness?
A If there is anxiety around sea sickness or you are aware of someone in your party being vulnerable to sea sickness an anti nausea aid is recommended. In order to be effective it should be administered 24 hrs prior to trip time. Consult a pharmacist for suggestions right for you.
Is there a washroom on board?
Yes. Not to worry there is a full washroom facility in the cabin of the vessel.
What is the Captains experience level and are they qualified?
All our operators have the necessary certifications to ferry passengers. All captains have training in vessel operation and navigation, marine specific first aid, emergency response and safety procedures along with radio and communications certification. All training is done according to federal laws regulated through Transport Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard.
What kinds of safety equipment do you have on board?
Our tofino fishing charters carry all mandated safety equipment and more. We are certified through Transport Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard to operate in coastal and offshore waters. We also participate in a non-mandatory safety program. The ‘Blue Decal’ program includes compulsory annual inspections of our vessels and insures certifications are up to date.
Is your company environmentally aware?
We are constantly insuring our carbon footprint is minimized to the fullest extent. We run brand new low emissions motors on our boats, don’t discharge bilges at sea, recover all trash and recyclables on board our boats and we are participate in local and offsite environmental cleanup programs with an emphasis on ocean wise practices.
Do you catch and release
Fishing guides and instructors are stewards of a fragile resource and the fisheries on the West Coast require us to implement measures that protect it. As a result we neither encourage nor participate in ‘catch and release’ sport fishing. This doesn’t mean we don’t release fish but rather we don’t set out targeting any species of fish with the intent of releasing them. Catch and release processes have proven to be associated with high mortality rates in fish, due to stress, infection and blood loss.
What about cancellations and refunds?
A Trips cancelled by the tour operator or due to foul weather will be reimbursed with a full refund. Trips cancelled by guests outside of 30 days will be issued a full refund. All trips cancelled due to weather conditions will be refunded in full. However this rarely occurs.