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Tonquin Fishing Charters

#19 of 46 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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Tofino's Best Fishing Guide

Tonquin Charters (John) is an expert Tofino guide. I would highly recommend a day of fishing on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, BC
Awesome fishing experience

Johny from Tonquin charter is the most knowledgeable guide I know! From the departure at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tofino, 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

Tonquin Charters (John) is an expert Tofino guide. I would highly recommend a day of fishing on the Mega Bite. You are almost guaranteed to catch fish and to have fun doing it.

Thank DerekCampbell2008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Johny from Tonquin charter is the most knowledgeable guide I know! From the departure at the dock, everything is well set up, the guide is smilling, the boat is clean, gear ready, and let's go!! This guy is effectif like you cannot believe, we wanted...More

Thank floflyfish280
Reviewed 27 February 2017

My wife and I went fishing with John on our honeymoon. John was a great captain who put us on the fish and limited us out on Coho and Chinook. He knew when the bight was on and where to catch the fish. We had...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Brilliant fishing trip, John was excellent, had so much confidence in him and he couldn't have put us more on the fish if he'd tried... Cannot recommend John and his boat highly enough, and can't wait to get back out there...

Thank elisecatchpole
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing and kind guide who helped us catch a lot of fish! 100% recommend! Professional and kind! Great boat and gear as well

Thank DerekN93
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My brother Jade and my two Sons Matthew and Tristan caught a boat load of fish with Johny. Great day with my brother and my sons. I will be back fishing with Johny and highly recommend him to anyone serious about catching fish. Really a...More

Thank bhatresources
Reviewed 1 September 2016

John and Amber were great hosts for both the fishing charter and the house unit we rented from them. They were very accommodating in finding a day that worked for us and the unsettled weather. It was worth the wait! I wanted my kids to...More

Thank Gerald E
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a fishing charter with John for an afternoon from 2-7. He was knowledgable and extremely skilled. He taught us a lot about sea fishing- we caught 5 salmon and a bunch of cod and rockfish. We are absolutely coming back to do a...More

Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Another great day on the water with John. We limited out on halibut, Ling Cod and Vermillion. This talented and personable guide found the fish while many others did not. Thanks John for a great day and 90 pounds of fillets! Bill Baker Orillia, On.

Thank Billoncouch
Reviewed 15 August 2016

John was great - pleasant and very patient even with a novice fisherman who lost the first few salmon that bit due to lack of experience. We eventually got our limit. A good day!

Thank John S
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Can you tell me what the cost is for two people salmon fishing, Thank you
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.