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Tonquin Fishing Charters

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Tofino, Canada
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About Tonquin Fishing Charters
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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Chris R wrote a review Aug. 2020
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I've had many fishing guides over the years and John @ Tonquin is hands down the best. We caught around 300lbs in one day, and had to throw a bunch back. I'd highly recommend Tonquin to anyone looking for an amazing time fishing in the Tofino area.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kim C wrote a review Jul. 2020
Coldstream bc15 contributions3 helpful votes
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Thanks so much John for the fantastic day of fishing with you on the mega bite. Fished west coast before and this was one of the best times out there by far. We felt very comfortable on the boat with the large rolling waves , your experience on the water and fishing was very evident. The crab feast we ate when back at hotel was to die for . Friends are in shock at how much we pulled out in one day and asking who we went out with, the recommendations are already out there and more to come. We will be back coming back to tofino to fish with you again next year. Already looking forward to it .
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Pierre G wrote a review Jun. 2020
Vernon, Canada3 contributions
"Hey Johnny, any half days available this weekend" we phoned in on Friday afternoon?! "Saturday is booked, Sunday is calling for gale force, let me do some research and get back to you" he says. Not good news when Halibut is the goal. Damn. "Hey Pierre, can you be on the dock for 6 am Sunday, there's a window early morning I think will play out? But only a few hours, gotta be on it, can't promise anything." "No Problem Johnny, see you then." The window worked out, we limited out on Hali early morning, winds picked up big time and we moved in, limiting out on 3 other species for 11 am. John proves again, the client is number one, he always finds a way to make it work. A great plan, some hard work and faith, by noon we were on the dock with a cold beer, another years worth of fish for the family secured. Thank you Johnny for continuing the tradition!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Sarah Cyr wrote a review Jan. 2020
Trois-Rivieres, Canada6 contributions
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We take a day with Captain John and it was fabulous! It was the first time that we was fishing sea food and of corse it will not be de last one. Thanks for the amazing trip we will see you again for sure. We recommend Tonquin Fishing Charters for everyone !
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Pierre G wrote a review Nov. 2019
Vernon, Canada3 contributions
This was our third time with Johnny, "its a bit slow, not a lot of action" was the word for how things were recently. As per our previous trips we came to fill the cooler and again Johnny was on board, full of energy, ready to work. On the rods, fresh baits, minimal down time, move if we have to move. And again we came back cooler full, first on our half day, and again for our full day. Love it, great value, the freezer is full, Thanks Johnny!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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