What to Expect
We want your west coast fishing trip in BC to be unforgettable. Whether you’re here for the first time or a longtime resident our goal is to give you a singular experience you can’t find anywhere else. Leisure Suit Charters strives to offer customers a fully transparent experience with no surprises.
A typical fishing charter day starts with meeting up on the Port Hardy or Port McNeill dock at 6 am. Once all guests have arrived, A quick safety briefing gets underway. A discussion of the day’s fishing plans follows, with notes on weather conditions and slack tides.
Guests board the boat and the charter heads off towards the salmon grounds of choice for the morning bite or more. Once the fishing gear is set up and deployed, fresh coffee from a French press is served on the back of the deck.
After salmon fishing runs its course, the charter moves to halibut fishing and rods are baited and set. Guests can then enjoy a freshly grilled barbeque lunch on the deck, while fishing or lunch can be enjoyed in a private bay.
The day sets with trolling salmon or catching bottom fish. Back at the dock, Larry will guide guests as needed with cleaning and bagging the day’s catch. Local company Hardy Bouys will also smoke or vacuum pack catches to help preserve freshness.
Accommodations will be reserved and ready for overnight guests.
Q: What is included in the costs?
Q: What type of boat will we be on?
Q: Is there a washroom onboard?
Q: What should I wear?
Q: Where do we stay if we book a multi-day package?
A: There is the standard hotel, Bed and Breakfasts, Cabins and Air B&B’s available in Port Hardy and Port McNeill. We work closely with the premier local accommodation providers for all of the above. Please enquire about our favourites.
Q: Where do we meet up and leave from?
A: When fishing in Port McNeill, we depart from the North Island Marina on 1488 beach drive. When operating out of Port Hardy, we are moored at Bear Cove Marina at 6770 Bear Cove road.
Q: What happens if the weather is bad?
Q: Are fishing licenses included?
Q: Can I bring alcohol onboard?
Q: Is seasickness a concern?
Q: Should we tip our guide and if so, how much?
Q: What is the booking and cancellation policy?
A: There is a 25% deposit required at the time of booking, with the remainder due upon arrival. If you need to cancel or change your booking, 60 days in advance notice is required. In the event of short notice cancellation, the deposit is non-refundable; unless we can re-book your booked dates. If you plan to return on a different date in the same season, we will apply your deposit toward your next trip.
Do you still have questions?
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