4 hour fishing trip in local waters
Your fishing charter starts with a pickup at Brechin Boat Launch in the Nanaimo harbour, either at sun up or 2 hours prior to a tide change (contact us regarding tides). On the way out we will drop a crab trap and then we are off to the fishing grounds, which are near by. You can either fish for salmon or bottom fish. On the way in, we will check the crab trap to see if we can add to your catch of the day. Drop off is back at Brechin Boat Launch.
If you prefer, you can be dropped off at any other public dock in Nanaimo Harbour or visit Nanaimo's famous Dinghy Dock Pub.
There is a ferry from the Dinghy Dock Pub to downtown Nanaimo. Please refer to the Dinghy Dock link above for ferry information.
Please note- you will need to make arrangements to get back to your vehicle if you are not dropped off where you boarded.
Full day fishing based on the Salmon runs
This charter is salmon fishing at its finest. These charters are based on when the salmon begin to run and are subject to Department of Fisheries and Oceans opening and closing dates. Experience some of Vancouver Island's best salmon fishing charters where it is common place to have more than one salmon on at a time. Sockeye salmon fishing charters in the protected waters of Port Alberni Inlet start around June. Fishing charters for chinook, pink, coho, sockeye, or chum salmon north of Campbell River starts in late August and runs into the end of October. Included is return transportation from Nanaimo. You will need to bring lunch and warm clothing.
3 Hour Crabbing and Boat Tour
If you just can't resist the thought of fresh cooked crabs this tour is for you. Come join us for a 3 hour combination crabbing adventure and Harbour Tour. We start the trip by going out and dropping the crab traps, where you will learn all about how to set the traps and how to catch crabs (this is a skill you might be able to use many times again). Once the traps are soaking we will go on a 2 hour harbour tour in and around the Nanaimo harbour(See Harbour Tour). After the traps have soaked for a few hours we will return and pull them and hopefully add to your dinner plans. For those new to this experience we can clean your catch for you and provide cooking instructions.
You will need a fishing licence prior to getting on the boat in order to keep your crab catch. Please refer to the links at the bottom of the page regarding how to get a fishing licence. We provide all of the necessary fishing equipment and we will professionally clean your catch. We can also make arrangements to have your catch smoked or canned at Nanaimo's St. Jeans Cannery and then have it shipped to you.
Tidal Fishing Licences
You require a tidal waters Recreational Fishing Licence, with the Salmon Stamp, BEFORE you arrive at the boat. They are available at the local sporting goods stores or online Here