My husband and I just made our 4th trip to Queen Charlotte Safaris. This destination is a must for the avid fisherman and fisherwoman. Valerie and her staff make it their mission to ensure each guest feels like part of the family. The attention to detail is great. The lodge accommodations offer a frontage view of the ocean with private en-suite rooms for each guest. Each morning, chef prepares a wonderful breakfast with many choices…lunches are ordered by each guest and delivered to the boats for their enjoyment while on the water fishing. The boats are all jet boats which allow for an early morning start through the passage no matter what time the tide arrives. . Each and every guide is friendly, knowledgeable and focuses on providing a positive experience for their guests. We fished this trip with Codi and had a great time. She put us on huge coho and silver salmon, big Ling cods and the bottom fishing was non-stop. We had to force ourselves to leave the bottom and fish for the salmon. The fishing is second to none! You won’t b disappointed if you book this lodge. We’ve fished all over the world, and will continue to return to QCS.…
I’ve done several fishing trips in BC. QCS is one of the absolute best! Valerie is the perfect host who goes to great lengths to provide a perfect experience. Every staff member is incredible including the guides and the Chef - Amazing food! Fishing was great as was our guide Cori. She was an amazing multitasker who was skilled at finding the specific species we wanted to target. Cori was another example of QCS’s amazing staff who obviously share Valerie’s mission of providing top tier satisfaction. The boats are among the best that I’ve experienced as well. All Jet boats with complete enclosed seating. The house staff were also incredible where they all knew each guest’s name and specific desires. They each gave 100% to ensure an incredible experience. What a perfect trip!!
This was my first visit to Canada and QCS made it an amazing one. The fishing was great and our guide was extremely helpful and fun to spend time with. There was a lot to catch and he made sure we had every opportunity to get the fish we wanted. The lodge staff were also very nice and accommodating. The service was great and the food was always very good. The entire staff at QCS we’re great to be around and I would definitely recommend their charter to those looking to catch some great fish!
From beginning to end nothing was right. Our flight to the island was canceled, Valerie made no real attempt to get alternate travel that we found out later was available because 6 of the group got another plane and got there that night. Next we discovered all the pictures show 30ft red boats, there were only 2 30 foot that she put 3guys on each. We were paired with another couple on a22ft boat. Only 2 fished at a time and one of the other couple had never caught a fish before. The whole boat shares the whole catch so you really don’t get your fish and the fish is processed off site and special requests seemed difficult. The room was minimalist, one double one single sink very small shower and toilet. There was a scheduled power outage one day so we had no lights when we got up and no showers. They did get a generator so there was coffee and food for breakfast. This was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime and it was one disappointed after another. Valerie is a great sales man, check and get everything in writing especially the boat and related information before you book…
Our first time at Queen Charlotte and all expectations were exceeded. The staff and Ed our guide were awesome. Every detail of our trip was seamless. We cannot say enough good things about our trip. The food was five star all the way. The fishing was wonderful. This was a bucket list dream trip and we could have have made a better decision.
This was my first time at QCS, but will not be my last. I've fished Alaska a few times, and while I've had some success, it doesn't compare with the the offerings at Queen Charlotte Safaris. Not only is the fishing outstanding and with more liberal take limits, you can't beat the wonderful hospitality Valerie and her entire staff provides. Her fishing guides are very knowledgeable and helpful at providing a great fishing experience. The lodge staff is equally talented at seeing that you get the best when it come to food and beverage along with a very clean and comfortable lodging experience. Unfortunately, Covid-19 prevent a return in 2020. but I look forward to returning in 2021 and years afterwards. Thanks QCS for making my dreams a reality...
I have been going to Queen Charlotte Safaris since 2006 and it has always been an amazing, memorable experience. The fishing is great, the accomodations excellent, and the food and staff are terrific. Valerie has also helped to coordinate other adventures for us such as kayaking and tours of the islands. I have taken my family there starting when my children were 11 and 9 and they fished and had a great time as well.
This lodge is truly at hidden gem up in Haida Gwaii! The staff and guides were amazing and made us feel right at home. The boat ride thru the Skidegate Channel offered spectacular views on the way to the fishing grounds. The boats are well equipped and the guides were very knowledgeable of the area. The fishing was amazing! We caught everything from Salmon, Halibut, Ling cod and Rock Cod! My biggest was a 32 pound Chinook caught right at the wall. It was nice after a long day fishing to return to the lodge for a great dinner. I can't wait to go back next year.
Great lodge if you are serious about catching lots of fish of four species: Chinook Salmon, Ling Cod, Halibut, and Rock Fish. Coho Salmon are also available but both Chinook and Coho are seasonal. The lodge is comfortable and food service is great. Dinners feature a single entree with sides. Entrees this trip were salmon, dungeness crab, halibut, and steak and shrimp. Substitutions are available. Valerie and her staff do a great job. 3 days of fishing this trip on 30ft aluminum Alaska-style boat with 4 guests. Caught an estimated 750lbs of fish. Local processor cleans, vacuum packs, flash freezes, and packs to order for transport included in your lodge fee.
A true fishing lodge where the staff and guides offer genuine hospitality and friendliness. Knowledgeable staff, comfortable accommodations, and great food. Their boats, guides and the fishing are great. Fantastic lodge views, minutes to the marina and nearby fish processors. Would recommend to anyone.
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