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Tofino Fish Guides Ltd. operates out of the Tofino Resort and Marina on the west coast of Vancouver Island in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. From the Tofino harbour, we are a 10-45 minute boat ride from a wealth of productive fishing grounds.

Whether it is offshore on the rich feeding grounds of the continental shelf or amongst the many stunning islands of Clayoquot Sound, there are always fish to be found in the Tofino area. Offshore, the Portland tack is one of the most consistent locations on the coast. Here ocean currents concentrate bait fish along a lengthy drop off, enticing migrating salmon to stop and feed. Only a 30-minute ride from town, this location allows us to optimize our fishing effort. Depending on the year, season and weather, we have a fantastic range of similar options at our disposal. In addition to great fishing, wildlife sightings are common and include humpback, grey and orca whales, sea otters, and wolves and bears.

In addition to being a fantastic location from which to access world-class fishing, Tofino also offers visitors an array of restaurants, accommodations and activities that will complement your fishing charter.

Nowhere on the British Columbia coast can non-fishing members of your party enjoy such a variety of activities while the others take advantage of premium salmon and halibut fishing. Tofino is situated within walking distance or a short drive of Tonquin Beach, Cox Bay, Middle Beach and North and South Chesterman beaches. Pacific Rim National Park is situated only fifteen minutes south of town and is a great place to experience the northwest coast of Canada at its finest. Whether you enjoy a sunset with friends, taking a surf lesson, checking out a tide pool with the kids, or just relaxing in the sun, the west coast is a great place to be.

“Downtown” Tofino offers a fantastic mix of art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, pubs and coffee shops. Everything from scenic fights to ocean kayaking to nearby Meares Island is all at your fingertips in Tofino.

Nothing justifies a fishing charter to non-fishing companions like a day at the spa while you fish. With several fantastic spas in town, relaxing at the spa and bringing in the big one can go hand in hand!

Tofino by Air

From Vancouver:

Pacific Coastal Airlines offer daily flights from the South Terminal of
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to the Tofino Long Beach airport (YAZ) where hotel shuttles,
taxis and a rental car service are available to make the 15-minute transfer
into Tofino.

Harbour Air flies floatplanes to the Tofino Resort and Marina where are boat is moored from the Vancouver Harbour during spring summer and fall.  Whether you reside in or are visiting Vancouver this is as easy as it gets to pop over to the west coast for a few days.

Nearby airports:

Tofino Long beach - 15 minutes from Tofino

YQQ - Comox Airport - Direct flights from Calgary and Edmonton. Car rental, 3.5 h drive to Tofino, Bayview hotel for Comox/Courtney stays

YCD - Nanaimo Airport - Direct flights Calgary/Edmonton/Vancouver/additional destinations. Car rental, 2.5 h drive

YYJ - Victoria Airport - Multiple destinations, 4.5 h drive

YVR - Vancouver International Airport - Pacific coastal airlines to Tofino or half day drive/ferry

SEA - Seattle Tacoma International Airport - Cost effective for US domestic travelers, full day drive/ferry

Drive to Tofino

Tofino is one of only two west coast towns that can be accessed by paved road. Drive time from Nanaimo is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours along Highway 4. From Vancouver, the drive is 5 to 6 hours (including the ferry to Vancouver Island), and 4 to 4.5 hours from Victoria. Have your camera ready; it’s a beautiful drive!