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Alberni Charters

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2900 Harbour Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7X2, Canada
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A must-do

We went on a half-day trip to fish sockeye and got lucky. A fishing trip is a must-do here and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alexandre M
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We arrived in Port Alberni earlier than anticipated.we were looming for things to do and called... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Penny V
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Interactive scenic cruise experiences for the whole family along the Alberni Inlet to Barkley Sound. Fishing, crabbing, prawning and whale watching are all activities that one will experience. Whatever your pleasure, we will make it happen.
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Hours Today: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2900 Harbour Rd, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 7X2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a half-day trip to fish sockeye and got lucky. A fishing trip is a must-do here and Orest is the man to do it with! Friendly and helpful with a very comfortable boat that has an electric motor on board, which is...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Port Alberni earlier than anticipated.we were looming for things to do and called this boat tour. Orest asked us what we wanted to do and he accommodated us! We told him we were on our honeymoon. He met us on the harbour...More

Thank Penny V
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Orest I, Owner at Alberni Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

Thank You for your kind words.Yes you guys made the time fly on a short evening fishing trip. I am so lucky to get to meet great folks who wish to share a nautical experience and I get to enjoy your company. May I add...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Not just your average fishing charter. I highly recommend the over night stay. Captain Orest took us on a tour of breath taking places you can not access unless your on a boat. We spent a few nights at some great locations that it was...More

Thank Nick L
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Orest I, Owner at Alberni Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2017

Humble thanks, Its a beautiful place Barkley Sound and Ill never forget my first experience in February catching crab on a toasty comfortable vessel. We ate crab that we caught just moments before and enjoyed the magical views around us. Its great to share and...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Super comfortable boat took us to the bounties of Barkley Sound. Salmon trolling, rockfish jigging, crab trapping and oyster gathering. Great photos of eagles. Overnighting was in the warmly heated cabin of the boat while archoured in natural bays.

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Orest I, General Manager at Alberni Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thanks for the kind words. Its always a pleasure to be out absorbing positive ions and sharing the Barkley Sound ... Thank You

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Reviewed September 29, 2016

We flew in from Ontario to explore the beautiful and majestic Vancouver Island and find some of its hidden gems that are nestled amongst the mountainous floral and fauna of the island. We decided on doing some exploring and maybe fishing for a day trip...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2016

Our trip with Alberni Charters was incredible! We only went for 1 day but ended up getting the full package: whale sightings, seals, eagles, and best of all, some big Salmon!! The calm and quiet aboard The Oracle, the beauty of Barkley Sound, and the...More

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Orest I, Owner at Alberni Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2016

Wow, You make my day when a trip connects with those who have heard the call. Cant ask for more than that. It can be the most incredible place on earth in so many ways. Stay with for a few days next time if you...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Well, it's a very comfortable boat with lots of amenities, (cooking, coffee, toast etc.). Felt very safe during the one day trip and the scenery is just outstanding however the objective of the day was to catch Salmon. No Salmon, no catch, no happy!

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Orest I, Owner at Alberni Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2016

"If we understood fishing 100% there would be no fish left very quickly" True conditions are not optimal, a gale the previous day and the gill netters were still out, I asked to meet further up the sound but you passed thanks for the challenge

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

Orst. I want to thank you again for an incredible 2 days of fishing on the Oracle. Your boat was clean and organized. Sleeping quarters were comfy and the fishing was spectacular. Orst gave us a quick safety debrief & in less than an hour,...More

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Orest I, Owner at Alberni Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2016

Its an incredible thing to share the outdoors with other enthusiasts and lovers of the marine experience. My pleasure and thank you very much. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed June 8, 2016

12 of us went out on the boat as part of a stag party. Orest and I spend some time cooking up some deep fried fish while the others were hanging out on shore and I can honestly say that he is a super nice...More

Thank Dan P
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Orest I, Owner at Alberni Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2016

Hi Dan, Thanks for taking the time. Your group was memorable and your chef skills made the trip special. Wish more fellows like you came more often. Team players always welcome. Your salmon and halibut was awesome and the oysters on the fire wow.

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Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Being boaters ourselves and having chartered numerous times we know what it takes to provide a truly memorable experience. Everything found on their website is as they say. The boat is well equipped with more fishing equipment than you could ever use in a weeks...More

Thank Jeff K
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Orest I, Owner at Alberni Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2016

Jeff K, Thank You very much. We both love boating and it was wonderful sharing time on the water. Yes its hard to put into words the grand beauty of the Pacific Coast and the wondrous adventures waiting there. Thank you both!!

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