Crew

Mike Marriott CEO / SALTWATER FISHING GUIDE

Our go to guide and CEO was born and raised in Ucluelet. After working for several years in commercial fishing and logging, Mike returned to school to get his Bachelor of Science in Biology. When those industries were hard-hit by recession, he started guiding sport fishing charters and opened up Long Beach Charters in 1996. He’s a catch with his easy going personality and determination to get you the big ones! You will usually find him working hard managing the boys at the fuel dock or cooking up some salmon on the BBQ in his front yard. Mike is fully certified by Transport Canada.

Megan Flood OFFICE MANAGER/ NATURALIST GUIDE

Our in house office magician and naturalist guide for our whale watching, bear watching and scenic tours. She is originally from North Bay, Ontario but got a strong case of wanderlust young with a strong passion for Marine Biology. Megan graduated college with a diploma in Environmental Technology. The day of her last exam she packed up her Jeep and didn’t stop until she met the Ocean in Nova Scotia. From there she worked for provincial parks and in the commercial fishing industry for 5 years as an at-sea fisheries observer on the Atlantic Ocean. She came to Ucluelet 6 years ago on a fishing boat doing the same job on the Pacific Ocean and hasn’t left since. Mountains and the abundance of whale species are a sure way to this girl’s heart. You’ll typically find her adventuring down the logging roads towards the lake on her time off or out enjoying the local music scene. Megan is fully certified by Transport Canada.

Brent Maracle SALTWATER FISHING GUIDE

Originally from the Lake Ontario area, Brent began freshwater fishing for Salmon, Walleye and Bass. He was totally hooked, and took a leave of absence from his telecommunications job in 2001 to fish Vancouver Island for the summer. By 2003 Brent was leading fishing charters out of Campbell River. With his first summer guiding under his belt, he made the move to scenic HaidaGwaii. While honing his Halibut and Salmon fishing skills, he has worked up and down the B.C. coast for the past 17 seasons. Arriving in Ucluelet in 2014, he was astounded by the great on and offshore fishing the area has to offer.Brent’s passion for sustainable fishing is contagious. He brings expertise and local knowledge to provide guests with a well-rounded nautical experience. Whether you are interested in exploring the local waters; observing wildlife; or landing the fish of a lifetime, Brent will make sure your Ucluelet fishing adventure is a memorable one.

James Costello SALTWATER FISHING GUIDE

Born in the Kootenays, James started fishing the lakes and rivers of the area young, before moving to the coast and falling in love with all the ocean has to offer. Right out of high school he spent a number of years working at lodges from Rivers Inlet to Langara Island - fishing every chance he got. James moved to the area in 2004 and has spent over a decade playing the waters of Ucluelet and Tofino. His passion for conservation and the outdoors extends far inland as well, and his volunteer role as President of the Pacific Rim Fish and Game Association keeps him up to date on all the local communities’ recreational issues. When not working he can often be found shore-side near his Ucluelet home fly fishing, hunting, or gathering any number of local delicacies with his family. Although new to the guiding team, James is well versed in the fishing world and is fully Transport Canada certified.