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Address: 1645 Cedar Road, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3A0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-726-7263
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Fish Tails or Fish Tales?

We did a 6 hour trip with Big Bear on Sep 4. It was a 25th anniversary gift for my husband who loves fishing and I was keeping my fingers and toes crossed that he would not be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2014
Karen F
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Delta, Canada
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London, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I had booking in August this year, and received email they were not running the charter. I received confirmation of refund but no money came back. I let them know I work for Visa and I am just going to file a dispute for a charge back and get my money back and would give them one more opportunity to... More 

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MrHiggins99, Owner at Big Bear Salmon Charters, responded to this review

Hi Peter All clients received notice their full deposits would be returned as expeditiously as possible along with a detailed letter outlining the process. As you are aware the service provider for payments and credit return is not Visa but a credit card processor. All refund payments were submitted to the credit card processor June 17th. They apparently have up... More 

Vernon, British Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Booked a 2 day charter in Oct 2014, they closed their doors in Nov 2014 but did not let me know until June 19/2015. Still fighting for my deposit of $600 to be returned, but all I get are promises.

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MrHiggins99, Owner at Big Bear Salmon Charters, responded to this review

Hi Allen Big Bear Salmon Charters had all intentions of being 100% operational for another great season in 2015. We operated numerous charters up until May 2015 when we learned the building and docks we leased were under immediate foreclosure. We did secure a brand new office in Ucluelet, however we could not secure any dock space for our fleet... More 

Delta, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We have a 1 day fishing expedition booked with Big Bear Salmon Charters in July. Just found out that they are no longer in business. No notification from them to that effect and no refund of our $300 deposit. Very disappointing when companies conduct themselves this way. We are also repeat customers.

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We did a 6 hour trip with Big Bear on Sep 4. It was a 25th anniversary gift for my husband who loves fishing and I was keeping my fingers and toes crossed that he would not be disappointed, since Gord (our guide) warned us that it had been kinda slow that morning. We couldn't have asked for a nicer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I took my parents out for a day of fishing for my dad's 65th birthday and had a fantastic time. Gord was our guide, and he was extremely knowledgeable and friendly (we're definitely beginners and he was also really patient). He had a real passion for fishing and was energetic and enthusiastic. The boat was immaculate and they have top... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ucluelet may be hard to pronounce but spending quality time in this coastal village is easy. And if fishing is in your plan, I strongly suggest you consider Big Bear Charters. Darren runs this first class outfit and is an outstanding guide. I picked this particular charter business in part because of their excellent reputation for customer service and man... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Poor results on fishing. Our first fish was caught on an anchovy and then the guide changed gear and low quantity and quality from there. They seemed hesitant to use bait. Will not be using this group again.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Four of us again went t to Ucluelet to try our hand at salmon fishing, this year not as fruitful as last with regards to take home, but with the new more comfortable boat (Weldcraft) we had a great time, Brought in over 10 fish and enjoyed seeing a grey whale as well. Thanks Darren for another great time.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Well it started by talking with the sweet and acomidating Cat always smiling and very helpfull .As soon as I walked down the dock and saw that boat I knew this was the place .Then I met Darren he just oozed confidence I knew this was the real deal .For me I love fishing but I also like the entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been on some other charters before. Darren with Big Bear Salmon Charters was far the best I have fished with on the west coast of North America. Its like he knows where the fish are. Just by watching him and his techniques makes you know your in good hands. Had the best time of my life with Big... More 

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