WardoWest Tofino Sportfishing

WardoWest Tofino Sportfishing

WardoWest Tofino Sportfishing
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Boat Tours • Fishing Charters & Tours
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5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
5:30 AM - 9:30 PM
About
A world class experience offered from WardoWest Fishing Charters means experienced guides with proven results in two of the best vessels in Tofino, either on our 25' Grady White vessel or 27' Sailfish. Our vessels are stocked with the very best technology and fishing equipment including: Lowrance HDS10 Nav System, Islander Reels, Sage Rods and Scotty High Performance Digital Downriggers. In Tofino we target primarily chinook and coho salmon (with the occasional sockeye, chum or pink), halibut, rockfish, albacore tuna as well as Dungeness crab. Our vessels each have a heated interior and are Transport Canada approved. Give us a call today so we can help you plan the fishing trip of a lifetime.
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
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Ben&Em
8 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
We had Kelly as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and told us lots of cool facts during the trip. We saw sea otters, fish breaching and bald eagles.
Kelly was very helpful and gave us great tips and techniques. We caught 4 lingcods, rockfish, vermillion and some crab to take home! He helped us gut, clean and fillet all of them! Had such a fun time, looking forward to our next trip back!
Written June 15, 2020
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Sadnam K
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Aug 2014 • Friends
Highlight of 2 day weekend spent in Tofino! Paul is quite the energetic guide and knows all the good spots to get a great haul. Caught 3 decent size chinooks and a lot of crabs. Paul also taught us how to fillet the fish after the trip. Definitely recommend to any fishing enthusiasts!
Written August 27, 2014
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Sadnam thank you for your continued support. We really appreciate your business. See you again soon I'm sure. All the best. DW>
Written April 22, 2015
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laurazzzz2014
Boulder, CO50 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
We joined 25 other people to celebrate a good friends birthday. After 3 days we were jonezin to go fishing, however it was Labor Day weekend and it seemed we were out of luck until a network of fisherman got us in touch with the true captain of the fleet. Dave drove from Victoria (5hour drive) to take us on a day we wouldn't forget. We went with another couple who had never deep sea fished, we had in many places but this was a first for halibut and 3 different species of salmon. Dave had a small BBQ grill onboard that cooked the best Halibut I have had. I would suggest Dave or wardowest ant day of the week. Awesome ,Awesome Day.. Thank you Dave it was a memorable day.
Written September 13, 2017
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Hi Laura, Thank you so much for your review! We always do our best to ensure our guests have the best time and i'm so glad you had a fantastic trip! It was a pleasure fishing with you and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks again! The Wardowest Team!
Written May 7, 2018
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Duane H
2 contributions
Aug 2017 • Business
I have been fortunate to fish with multiple guides in multiple regions. Dave and his team handled our 10 person outing at the highest level. Exciting fishing, superb hospitality, and an amazing attitude that embodies the Tofino region. What a trip!! .
Written August 11, 2017
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Hi Duane, Thank you for such an awesome review! It was a pleasure fishing with you and we hope to see you again in Tofino for some more great adventures and fishing soon! Thanks again! The Wardowest Team!
Written May 7, 2018
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Alisa D
Seattle, WA10 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
3rd year in a row fishing with Paul and he did not disappoint - we now have a freezer full of halibut, salmon and crab. We saw Orcas and humpback whales. Great experience with Paul - highly recommend WardoWest.
Written August 6, 2017
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Hi Alisa, Thank you for this great review! It's always been a pleasure fishing with you and we hope you book another trip with us again soon so we can share some more great memories! Thanks again! The Wardowest Team!
Written May 7, 2018
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adrianalat30
Basingstoke, UK4 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Amazing honeymoon deep sea fishing trip which turned into lucky wildlife adventure. The Captain Dave worked hard to help us catch huge salmon. Great company and atmosphere, love was in the air all the time:)
Adriana &Jaimie x
Written August 2, 2017
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Hi Adriana, Thank you for such a great review and we're so glad we could contribute to a great honeymoon! It was a pleasure fishing with you both and we hope to see you again in Tofino soon! Thanks again! The Wardowest Team!
Written May 7, 2018
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bksnaza
Castle Rock, WA1 contribution
Jul 2016 • Family
Completely amazing time, booked a 3 day charter and only needed 2 days to have our limits for our return trip home. Shawn our guide is not only great at fishing he made it a great 3rd day when we visited the hot springs.. Mark our house host was very accommodating.. We will return next year, great time, great town, and extremely good restaurants!!!
Written August 8, 2016
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Thank you for such a lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Red Cedar Retreat and hope we will see you again this summer for some more great fishing experiences! Thanks again! The Wardowest Team!
Written May 7, 2018
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Zhouhan W
West Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
It was back to the mid-July and we we were considering a two day fishing trip with wardowest. We have fished all round North America, but I would absolutely go with them next year!

This was not our first time with these folks. We went last year with paul and caught some nice cods although fishing was really rough. Paul really tried his best which they deserved a 4.9 out of 5.

Again this year, when i first called Brandon, he picked the phone up real quick and solved the fishing date problem. There were only two of us and we caught our limits on lingcod, snappers, chinook plus a real nice halibut on the first day. Paul treated us real nice and very happy to answer about areas around tofino and their fishing experiences.....

On the next day, two of our friend came and they have never gone fishing before. Again, we caught a whole bunch of snappers, salmon, and lingcod although we lost a 30 pounded giant chinook. Our friends said they had such a wonderful day and it was worth to come to Tofino.

Thanks to Dave, Brandon and Paul again to make this two day fishing trip so successful with a huge army of fish and we will come back again next year.
Written August 9, 2015
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Thanks for the great review. Paul loves his cod fishing and so do you, i figured it was a good fit. :) We are very happy to take you guys out year after year with an army of fish to take home. All the best. <DW
Written September 22, 2015
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fire2020
Bremerton, WA40 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
This is the 2nd year in a row that I've fished with WardoWest (Dave, Paul, and Kass). Last year we had 4 people (ages 14-64). We had such a great experience, we grew the party to 8 people (ages 15-65) this year. If you haven't fished with WardoWest, you haven't experienced 'blue ribbon' fishing.

Accommodations: WardoWest has a fabulous house in a quiet neighborhood about 5 minutes from the marina where they keep their boats. All of the beds are comfortable, the house is spotless (thanks Kass), cooking in their remodeled kitchen makes eating some of the days catch a truly memorable experience.

Boats and Gear: comfortable, safe, plenty of room for 3-4 people per boat. Great salmon and halibut gear. Huge variety of bait and lures to make sure we're giving the fish what they're hankering for.

Guides: Dave and Paul are some of the most respected guides in Tofino and after being out with them for a day, it is easy to see why. Their commitment is happy customers and they go above and beyond to ensure that is the outcome for all. They know the waters, they know the fish. Both Dave and Paul do an excellent job helping both experienced and inexperienced deep sea fishers to to be successful. Dave and Paul worked their butts off. They did all equipment set-up, hook baiting, gaffing/netting, handling and cleaning the catch. They have a processor who meets the boat at the dock and flash freezes the catch.

The Catch: We booked 3 days of fishing. It was perfect. Tofino is having unbelievable weather this summer. Lots of sunshine and warm temps. Unfortunately this slowed down fishing.
-Day 1: Our first day we only got 6 halibut (largest 40 lbs) and 8 salmon (Chinook/Coho-largest Chinook about 16 lbs). The slowdown wasn't Wardo's fault. (note: we did better than most of the other Tofino guides.
-Day 2: Dave and Paul announced that they had found a spot for day 2. It was a 35 mile ride, no problem in their boats. NOTE: we've never experienced fishing like this, both Chinooks and Cohos. We limited in both, often with 2 and 3 on at the same time. The Chinooks were averaging about 12-20 lbs. Great fights, even better eating. The best way to describe fishing was all of our arms and wrists ached. Sometimes we couldn't even get our bait through the swarming Cohos.
-Day 3: We split up and went to 2 different locations. Our boat went to Hot Springs Cove. Not to be missed if you haven't been. We had GREAT fishing nearby. Limited on Chinooks (10-20 lbs), 4 beautiful Cohos (7-10 lbs), 3 decent ling-cod (8-12 lbs) and a couple of red rock fish. And to top it all off, we were graced with 2 humpback whales who swam by about 150 yards from our boat. A PERFECT day 3.
Written June 29, 2015
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Thank you Thank you Thank you. Cant Thank you enough. Building relationships with people like yourself is why I started this business. Well and of course my passion for fishing. Stoked to come visit you in the off season. All the best. DW>
Written September 22, 2015
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Trevor L
Salmon Arm, Canada2 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
My wife and I went for a day trip beginning of september and it was the highlight of our 5 day holiday on the island. We caught our limit of coho and got to see some awesome scenery on this perfect day. Dave went above and beyond for us to make sure we had a great experience, Wardowest will be my first choice next time I plan a fishing trip to Tofino. Thanks again for the awesome day!
Written October 17, 2014
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Thanks Trevor, glad you enjoyed the coho fishing in October. We would love to take you out again on your next visit to Tofino. Hope you had a great year. All the best. DW>
Written April 22, 2015
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