In 1994 Island Outfitters started charter boat fishing out of Victoria. Today they offer fishing adventures out of Victoria, Sooke and Port Renfrew. With a fleet of 5 fully equipped charter boats ranging from 25ft to a 30ft Grady White and six (Ward, Darren, Ian, Dan, Zane, and Rob) fully licensed and certified guides, they can offer outstanding fishing year round for Salmon and Halibut. If you need accommodation, they have a beautiful 1500 sq ft house in Port Renfrew that accommodates eight guests, each with their own bed.
If freshwater fishing is what you are after, check out Ward and Darren’s Cowichan River cabin on 5 acres of prime fly fishing riverfront. Depending on what time of year, you can take a guided trip with Matt, Nelson or Ward, all licensed guides, and fish for rainbows, browns, steelhead and salmon, drifting down the river in a 16 foot Willie or Koffler Drift boat. We also offer jet boat charters for coho and steelhead on numerous Vancouver Island Rivers. Let us know what you are looking for and we can arrange a fishing trip that specifies your needs.
What to Bring
For both Port Renfrew and Victoria we recommend you bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and clothing suitable to the weather conditions. An extra layer of clothing can come in handy, as it can get cool out on the water.
During winter months, gloves may come in handy. Depending on the time of your charter, bringing a snack or lunch is also a good idea. With advance notice, a lunch can be provided for you.
We highly recommend that you bring a camera or video camera to capture the special moments that can occur during your charter…
Aside from snapping a shot of your catch, you never know when you might encounter sightings such as killer whales (orcas), gray whales, humpback whales, porpoise, sea lions, and other marine mammals when out on the ocean. Licences are sold separately from your charter, and can be provided for you by your guide.
At Island Outfitters we understand the importance of your catch! That is why we take deliberate care to handle your fish properly, ensuring it’s freshness for dinner table. Your entire catch will be carefully cleaned, dressed, and bagged by your guide promptly upon arrival back at the dock.
a beautiful cabin for when the fishing day is over!
For both Port Renfrew and Cowichan trips, We have accommodation handled! Island Outfitters has well-equipped cabin accommodation that are the perfect home base for your next chartered fishing trip.