We have the keys to the seafood supermarket and are open seven days a week so take your pick. If you’re here to fish for the dime bright Pacific salmon (Chinook, Spring or Kings, Sockeye, Coho or Silvers, Chum and Pink) All five species of salmon pass by or through the Tofino area throughout the course of the year and we can troll, mooch, jig, cast or fly fish for surface feeding Coho in late summer to early fall. Try your luck with the massive and always delicious halibut that lurk in the bottom depths around the sandy inshore shoals and offshore banks, lingcod fishing opportunities are amazing in or around reefs and rock pilings, maybe we have found an epic yellow-eyed snapper hole that’s producing beauty keepers for your frying pan. Clayoquot Sound is one of the hottest spots on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and in British Columbia for Dungeness crab and rock crab; you might even get lucky and catch a rogue Puget Sound crab! (book one of our crabbing cruises (hyper link to crab tour) if you want to skip the fishing and just go crabbing instead) In the late summer and early fall seasons as the terrafin (warm water temperatures) currents arrive they bring with it albacore tuna. If you are a diehard fisherman and have never experienced the thrill of fighting a tuna on the end of an ugly stick then wait no longer. Keep your eye on the rod and stay focused, it makes all the difference and puts fish where we want them in the box! With a bit of luck and a kick ass attitude we consistently turn back to the barn at the end of a day loaded up with delicious critters. Our inclusive packages only require you to obtain a fishing license and get out of bed in the morning!
A friendly reminder for guests selecting this package a hardcopy of your fishing licene is required to retain fish. Online licenses do not suffice so be sure to print one off before we leave the dock!
Very highly recommend! We had the most amazing day on the boat with Brin and caught more than we ever thought we would. Brin communicated with us prior to our trip to make sure we were prepared for the day which was extremely helpful. Our guide knew where all the hot spots were, was very patient with the newbie and was very personable. He had given us the option to go to the hot springs but because the fish were biting we stayed on the water. While we were on our way to and from our fishing spots he made sure to stop for any wildlife. All around amazing experience and can’t wait to go back and catch more fish!
Myself and my two son’s have had yet another great fishing trip with capt’n Brin! This was our third time out with Coastal Charters and our third time catching Salmon of a life time! I am a Charter Captain at home in Hawaii and know what it takes to run a successful business and provide a memerable experience for guests. And that is exactly what Coastal Charters does best!! Thanks again Capt’n Brin for memories that will last us till next year when we return for another epic fishing trip!
Great day with Coastal Charters and our guide Brin fishing for Chinook just outside of Tofino. Although the day started off a little slow for us Brin changed up the tactics and we were able to get the hook on. Not only does Brin operate a safe boat but he brings a wealth of knowledge and confidence and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a guide on the water in the area. At the end of the day he dressed our fish and we were able to get the chef at the Tofino Resort & Marina to cook one of the salmon in their wood fired oven.
Coastal Charters is a locally owned Vancouver Island based business with more than twenty years of working in the hospitality, service and tourism industry. Specializing in fishing charters, Hot Springs Cove adventures, whale watching and wildlife tours on the West Coast in Tofino, British Columbia. If you are searching for the top things to do in Tofino then we are your one stop shop.