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Tonquin Fishing Charters

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335 Lone Cone Road, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3184
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Brilliant day thanks John

Catching a Pacific salmon mooching was right at the top of my bucket list and I did it in style... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DelElliott
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9th annual saltwater classic derby winner

1st place for halibut in the 9th annual saltwater water classic. Captain John on the megabite was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aaron B
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Tonquin fishing charters wants to offer you an experience of a life time, here in Tofino BC on Vancouver Island's west coast providing some of the worlds best salmon/halibut fishing charters. Our trips are all privately guided to ensure the best time possible with Tonquin fishing charters. You can enjoy a private trip to Hot Springs cove with prawn and crab fishing on the way home! Plan your charter to fit your needs, We welcome kids on board to experience a fishing experience they will never forget!Born and raised here in Tofino BC, Owner/Operator John Nikiforuk grew up fishing off the local docks of Tofino catching bull heads, snagging crabs, and of course winning the legion derby for biggest bull head! Later in his teenage years he was lucky enough to have an older brother with a boat, they would fish every chance they had! John gives the upper hand with his knowledge and years of experience working on his families commercial Prawn and Tuna boat. Now as a Tug boat captain since 2006 and a sport fishing guide since 2007, here in the local west coast waters Johns marine experience is second to none.
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335 Lone Cone Road, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
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+1 250-725-3184
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"commercial fisherman"
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"already planning our next trip"
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"huge fish"
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"family outing"
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"rock fish"
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"an absolute blast"
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"an excellent guide"
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"top of the line"
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"his craft"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Catching a Pacific salmon mooching was right at the top of my bucket list and I did it in style with our excellent guide John Nikiforuk.A 25lb Chinook plus several other Chinooks and Cohos for April and I plus other species. John is one of...More

Thank DelElliott
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st place for halibut in the 9th annual saltwater water classic. Captain John on the megabite was unbelievably good at putting us on the fish. We released multiple fish that we're too large to keep up too 100+ lbs for halibut and ended up winning...More

Thank Aaron B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

John is the best guide we could ask for and made our trip in Tofino really memorable. We caught a lot of fish ranging from salmon, cods, crabs, and rock fish. His experience on the sea is the key to catching this many fish as...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

My husband and I just got back from a long weekend in Tofino, BC and, while I usually procrastinate like no other when it comes to writing reviews, I felt it would be irresponsible as heck of me not to get on this one right...More

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

On May 20th a group of 5 of us went out with John Nikiforuk on the Mega Bite. John was an awesome guide, his experience on the water and his passion for catching fish is like nothing we had ever experienced. John knew the exact...More

Thank Jeff A
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

With Johnny as your guide you will have a great experience. He keeps a well maintained boat and works hard to find the fish . He is my first choice for fishing off Tofino

Thank Steve T
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

John is one of the most experienced guides in the area and a charter with him will provide a great experience, whether you are a seasoned sports fisherman trying to land a Tyee salmon or a first timer John knows the where to be out...More

Thank Grant S
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Love fishing so it was a highlight fo me. Caught more fish than expected,but no halibut. Would do it again , for sure.

Thank turagaxx
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

Four of us went out fishing with John on the Mega Bite for a 6 hours fishing. The weather was rough, but within an hour and half, we landed 4 huge halibuts. We were amazed by John's guidance, technique and experiences that helped us land...More

Thank Teresa M
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

If you like fishing regular Johnny is your man. 2nd year in a row of amazing fishing and have the 3rd reserved already. Bottom line is Mega Bite puts meat on the deck.

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sam5v
April 9, 2017|
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Response from john N | Property representative |
HI, The cost for two people for 6 hour trip is $750 for and 8 hour trip $1000 and we offer a day trip(10hrs) at $1200 rates are in Canadian dollars and do not include tax.
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