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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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experienced guide

John is one of the most experienced guides in the area and a charter with him will provide a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grant S

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 September 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
Reviewed 4 September 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.

Thank TVYE
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Just finished our second annual fishing charter with John, what another amazing time! First off, John is by far the most professional and knowledgable fisherman in Tofino. He knows all the spots, techniques, tricks etc to ensure you have the greatest success on the water....More

Thank Don G
Reviewed 24 August 2017

My father in law and I went out with John on the Mega-Bite for the day and had an absolute blast. Both of us landed huge halibut and some beautiful Chinook Salmon. We were blown away with John's knowledge and dedication to providing an amazing...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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 7 August 2017

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 30 July 2017

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 29 July 2017

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
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10 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.