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Tonquin Fishing Charters

#18 of 47 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Tofino Features Animals
335 Lone Cone Road, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
+1 250-725-3184
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Excellent Experience

First time deep sea fishing. Went out with my family and caught my limit in cod, rock fish, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah J
Return trip to Tonquin Charters

As I had hoped last year, after a phenomenal fishing trip aboard the Mega-Bite with John and my son... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gabriola Island, Canada
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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
+1 250-725-3184
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time deep sea fishing. Went out with my family and caught my limit in cod, rock fish, and salmon, plus a cooler full of crabs. Johnny, our guide, was friendly, professional, and obviously an expert. We felt that we were in good hands.

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I had hoped last year, after a phenomenal fishing trip aboard the Mega-Bite with John and my son Ian, I made a return to Tofino with both of my sons this time, one of whom travelled to BC from South Korea. We all limited...More

Thank hoagbd2420
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't say enough great things about John and our time on the ocean! I purchased a half day charter with Tonquin as a gift for my fiancee, who loves to fish. It was my first time fishing in the ocean and we both had a...More

Thank dem22017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just returned home after a wonderful fishing experience with Johnny at Tonquin Charters. I had fished with a charter out of Prince Rupert previously. Fishing with Johnny was 100% better in every way. Johnny is personable and made sure everyone was comfortable and having...More

Thank binglee1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about fishing with John. He worked all day to make sure we had the experience we were looking for - he never stopped moving and spent every second trying to maximize our chances of putting fish in the boat. He was...More

Thank redpoppy342
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third time out fishing with John, he knows where to find the fish and we've always had the time of our lives during all 3 trips. Great time and filled our freezer too! Can't wait for next year!

Thank RubyK1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time "be out there in the ocean". John gave us a truly remarkable trip. We really appreciated it. John was very professional and helpful, he was punctual and did a comprehensive preparation before we boarded. He helped us got lots of...More

Thank Zhenghe Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have fished with John yearly for the past 5 years. I have always had an amazing and wonderful time and every year I come home with a freezer full of fish. We call John the "Fish Whisperer" because he catches fish when others don't....More

Thank Mimolette31
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Set out right on time, picked up license, and despite large swells on the outside we made a day of it thanks to excellent guiding and a little help from the Coho. The bites were not everywhere but Johnny made it fun, easy and was...More

Thank Roadquip
Reviewed 29 June 2017

When I first was looking a fishing charters in tifino. I did not know who to book I went on line to read reviews and being who I am I don't really believe what I read all the time. But it turned that I booked...More

Thank Q654ZTkevinm
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9 April 2017|
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.