Saltwater Fishing

As you cruise past Amphitrite Lighthouse and in to the Barkley Sound, you enter a unique offshore eco system that supports huge schools of bait fish (Herring, Needlefish, Pilchards, Krill, and Squid) that attract and support larger game fish.This rich and thriving environment creates catch opportunities not seen anywhere else on the West Coast.

Long Beach Charters offers a variety of fishing adventures that direct for Chinook salmon, Coho Salmon, Halibut, Snapper and Rock Cod year round. In addition we sometimes set and check Crab and Prawn traps when leaving and returning to Ucluelet Harbour.

Our expert guides have over 30+ years of combined commercial fishing and sport fishing experience and will make sure you come in with your desired catch.

4 HOUR
½ DAY
SALTWATER
FISHING CHARTER$595.00 + GST

Salmon & Rockfish

6 HOUR
SALTWATER
FISHING CHARTER$845.00 + GST

Salmon & Rockfish

8 HOUR
FULL DAY
SALTWATER
FISHING CHARTER$1095.00 + GST

Salmon & Rockfish & Halibut

8 HOUR
FULL DAY
SEAFOOD SAFARI$1245.00 + GST

Salmon & Rockfish & Halibut & Crab & Prawns & Oysters

Our rates are based on 1-2 persons occupying the vessel with guide.
$75.00 + GST
Charge per additional guest will apply.
“FISHING IS GOOD”$120.00 + GST per hour

Often times while at sea, guests will request additional hours to fish or watch wildlife. We’ve made this payment process simple to accommodate our independent guide rates and fuel expenses.

This can be applied to any tour, subject to tour schedule and availability on the day of charter in addition to tour rate.

A separate rate applies when booking our wildlife and scenic tours.

CHARTER DETAILS

Have a desired species you want to direct for? Let our experienced guides know. We’ll focus our time making sure you go home with your desired catch.

ALL TRIPS INCLUDE:

Boat and Guide time

All required Fishing Gear, bait, and tackle

Cleaning of fish & packaging to take home

We can also arrange for fish to be smoked, canned and shipped if you desire.

WHAT TO BRING & WHAT TO AVOID:

Wear sunscreen, bring a hat and/or sunglasses.

Come dressed for the weather with layers to adjust to weather.

Avoid coffee and heavy meals prior to departure.

If you get seasick you can pick up “The Patch” or gravol from any local drugstore and take 12 hours prior to departure to increase effectiveness.

DEPARTURE TIMES

MORNING TRIPS

4 Hour – 8 Hour Charters

Departure times between 6:00AM and 7:00AM and may vary to accompany seasonal marine weather.

We are back at the dock roughly between 2:00PM and 3:00PM.

Please allow an additional half hour as we will fillet and prepare your catch for travel at the dockside cleaning station.

AFTERNOON TRIPS

4 Hour – 6 Hour Charters

Flexible departure times and will vary to accompany seasonal marine weather.

Our latest departure time is 3:00PM.

Please allow an additional half hour as we will fillet and prepare your catch for travel at the dockside cleaning station.

BOOKING INFORMATION & POLICIES

Fishing Charters more than 5 persons require an additional boat and is subject to contractor availability and not guaranteed. An additional charter charge may apply to accompany sub-contractor daily rates. Please inquire when booking 6 persons or more for an accurate quote.

Your credit card will be charged upon confirmation of the booking for 50% of the full charter amount. The remainder of the balence will be invoiced and due 60 days prior to your departure date.

Customers are eligible for a 90% refund of the deposit 60 days before departure date and subject to lose the full deposit if cancelled after the 60 day period.

Any bookings made between the departure date and the 60 days will be charged the full charter amount upon booking.

We only process Visa and Master Card. 

You will receive a brief message by e-mail confirming you made a booking that displays the number of passengers, date, departure times, where to meet, where get fishing licenses, what to bring etc.

Our staff emails you this official confirmation typically within 48 hours of your booking. Please let us know if you will be traveling with a cell phone, as that number can be useful in-case we need to contact you. Also, the name of your accommodation in Ucluelet or Tofino and your arrival and departure dates/times are helpful to know.

If there are any small children in your group please tell us how old they are.

Your safety is our priority. Our guides are very knowledgeable about local waters, tides and weather patterns. We will check Environment Canada weather reports before heading out on your charter. In the event that Long Beach Charters must cancel a departure due to weather conditions, you will have first opportunity to reschedule your trip or to collect a full refund. If you decide to change your plans andwish to cancel your adventure, you can cancel by phone up to 72 hours prior to the appointment.

February, March, and April – Fishing provide scenic inshore adventure on the waters of Barkley Sound. You’ll be fishing winter Chinook (8-18 pounds) amongst frolicking gray whales, sea lions, and soaring eagles! An abundance of rockfish and lingcod have accumulated over the winter and 50+ pound halibut have begun their inshore migration.

May and June are the months to venture offshore, stalking Chinook to 20+ pounds and halibut averaging 20 pounds – unless you’re surprised by a “leviathan” hundred-pounder! Coho appear during this period, and continue their run into September and October.

July and August are red-hot months for salmon, and continue to provide excellent halibut adventures. This is when we see the runs of mature Chinook, with fish averaging 35+ pounds and possible “Walter Class” encounters of 50+ pounds.

September is the best month to avoid crowds and enjoy the remaining runs of mature Chinook and Coho. Some of the biggest Chinook and Coho (15+ pounds) can be caught at this time. Halibut continue to offer opportunities.

October to January can bring stormy weather. But there are still winter Chinook to be found. So if you’re the rugged type, or you can’t manage a getaway any other time of year, we’re open for business!

Before departure from the dock you must provide proof and a printed copy of your individual Tidal Waters Fishing License for British Columbia and obtained Salmon Stamp.

This can be done so at The Department of Fisheries and Oceans website https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/licence-permis/application-eng.html

Or in Ucluelet at the Grey Whale Deli open summer hours 6:00 AM- 4:00 PM for an additional service fee of $10.00

NAME DATE TYPE OF CATCH WEIGHT (LBS)
1st place * 10/09/2019 * *
2nd place * 11/09/2019 * *
3rd place * 19/09/2019 * *
4th place * 24/09/2019 * *