Offshore Tuna Fishing Trips

Offshore Tuna Fishing Trips
Thirty miles offshore during a small window every summer thousand and thousands of Albacore Tuna are thriving with our reach by speed boat. Using commercial style gear and fishing the same grounds you too can experience a fishing event of a lifetime!
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Vancouver Island Tuna Fishing is a specialty late season Kyuquot fishing trip during the last week of August and early September.

Albacore Tuna

BC Tuna Fishing David Murphy Kyuquot
 
Albacore Tuna is a considered a delicacy. The quality of these fish are at their peak.
 

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BC Albacore Tuna Fishing Boat Full of Tuna  
If the conditions are right and we find the fish you are in for one action packed day.
 

Tuna Fishing Rigs

Tuna Gear
 

Over 40 miles offshore each way, an incredible journey to an incredible fishery.


Pacific Ocean Sea Surface Temperature Map Example

Limited Time Warm Water Window

Satellite Technology tells us when the right temperatures exist

The weather is pivotal and can not be predicted to any degree of accuracy weeks in advance. NOAA has decades worth of current temperature data and the most likely week where the stars have aligned annually off Kyuquot is the last week in August.  This is the same time the Pacific Commercial Tuna Fleet fishes these very same waters.

Water Clarity is equally essential. The "BLUE" water is also visible on satellite systems measuring surface chlorophyll levels.  This indicator will also be used on a daily basis to find the Tuna water.



Kyuquot Sound Guide Fleet at the Ship Dock   Kyuquot Sound Fleet heading out of the bay   In Kyuquot Sound Getting Ready to head out in the Grady


Your Action Packed Four or Five Day Plan:  

Serviced by top caliber equipment and talented crew with great food!

To give you the best opportunity we have made these trips one day longer than our normal program to give you a better window at getting on the offshore Tuna waters. Generally the weather is good and the warm water currents are the closest the last week of August. Our objective will be to get you into two full days of Tuna fishing out of the five day package. 
  • Day One - 3pm arrival Fair Harbour, Shuttle to lodge, Dinner, evening Salmon fishing
  • Day Two - 8 to 10 hrs guided fishing, (Tuna or Salmon/Halibut/ Groundfish)
  • Day Three - 8 to 10 hrs guided fishing. (Tuna or Salmon/ Halibut/Groundfish)
  • Day Four (optional) - 8 to 10 hrs guided fishing (Tuna or Salmon/ Halibut/ Groundfish)
  • Day Five - Morning Salmon/Halibut/Groundfish fishing, Brunch, Shuttle back to Fair harbour by Noon.

*Season - only during the last week of August

*Success is subject to water temperatures, clarity and Weather Conditions as determined by Head Guide on actual fishing days.

*This package is a combination trip that includes Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod and other Groundfish.  In the event that circumstances preclude Tuna fishing the trip will not be canceled, delayed or transferred.  The usual other species will be sought after.

*Your safety is our #1 priority and no risks will be taken.  The trip is over 30 miles one way to the fishing grounds and will only happen if the conditions are calm at time of departure AND if the short term forecast is for calm seas later in the day.  Its a big trip!



2017 Tuna Package Trip Calendar -SOLD OUT (waitlist welcome)

Start End Days Trip Length
26 Aug 29 Aug Sat-Tue 3 nights/4 day
FULL
29 Aug 01 Sept Tue-Fri 3 nights/4 day
FULL
01 Sep 05 Sept Fri-Tue 4 nights/5day
FULL
   Pacific Albacore Tuna

 

Drive In - Rates - 4 day Tuna/Salmon/Halibut/Bottom Fish Package

Fair Harbour Pick Up - 4 DAY PACKAGE  trips include speed boat transfer to/from lodge
 Triple Occupancy - $2195 per person****                     Add $150 Per person per day of Tuna
 Double Occupancy - $2795 per person****  Add $150 Per person per day of Tuna

              ****Plus $150 per person per day for each day offshore TUNA day (likely 1 day of combo pkg)
 

Drive In - Rates - 5 day Tuna/Salmon/Halibut/Bottom Fish Package

Fair Harbour Pick Up - 5 DAY PACKAGE   trips include speed boat transfer to/from lodge
Triple Occupancy - $2950 per person* includes up to two days of Tuna Fishing
  Double Occupancy - $3650 per person* includes up to two days of Tuna Fishing

  *Plus taxes & gratuities, prices in Cdn dollars

 Transfers Provided - Rates (Campbell River or Comox pick up)

Campbell River or Comox Pick Up  
call for details Includes Speed Boat Transfer to Lodge
call for details Includes Speed Boat Transfer to Lodge


Fly In - Rates

Campbell River

Seattle

Vancouver

Not Available due to fish load

Not Available due to fish load

Not Available due to fish load

  *Plus taxes & gratuities, prices in Cdn dollars



Trip Includes:

  • Round trip speed boat shuttle to and from Fair Harbour

  • Accommodations based on triple or double occupancy

  • All Meals

  • Cleaning, Filleting, bagging and storage of catch

  • Rain Gear

  • There will never be any fuel or other surcharges

Not Included:

  • Custom processing of catch and gratuities

  • BYOB - No need to purchase premium marked up liquor

  • Taxes and Gratuities


 

Ensure your spot!

 

Book Your Trip!
Call us day or evening at 1-877-218-6600 or 250-723-8022 or
email murphy@island.net
 
Questions welcome anytime!
  Confirmations
Your trip is confirmed upon receipt of a $600 deposit per person.
 
Full balance is due 90 days before your trip.
 
  Cancellations
We know things can change and are flexible subject to availability.
 
Let us know 90 days before and we will find you another spot this or next year.