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“A good one for your bucket list!”

Tonquin Fishing Charters
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Owner description: Tonquin fishing charters wants to offer you an experience of a life time, here in Tofino BC on Vancouver Island's west coast providing some of the worlds best salmon/halibut fishing charters. Our trips are all privately guided to ensure the best time possible with Tonquin fishing charters. You can enjoy a private trip to Hot Springs cove with prawn and crab fishing on the way home! Plan your charter to fit your needs, We welcome kids on board to experience a fishing experience they will never forget!Born and raised here in Tofino BC, Owner/Operator John Nikiforuk grew up fishing off the local docks of Tofino catching bull heads, snagging crabs, and of course winning the legion derby for biggest bull head! Later in his teenage years he was lucky enough to have an older brother with a boat, they would fish every chance they had! John gives the upper hand with his knowledge and years of experience working on his families commercial Prawn and Tuna boat. Now as a Tug boat captain since 2006 and a sport fishing guide since 2007, here in the local west coast waters Johns marine experience is second to none.
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Campbellriver
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17 reviews
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“A good one for your bucket list!”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

My husband has had the time of his life 2 years in a row with John from Tonquin Fishing charters, both times saw whales and beautiful scenery as well as catching his limit of all species of fish! Johns friendly service and his skills make this an awesome experience, John will clean your fish and assist you with having your catch professionally cut and vacuum packed and ready to go for your trip home, a very convenient , reasonable service. Next year we are all going out!

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Amber N, Owner at Tonquin Fishing Charters, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
We love having you ever summer hope you get to fish on the mega bite this summer!!
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“Best Day of Fishing EVER!”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

We booked an afternoon trip with John on June 26, 2012. Beautiful day, fairly calm waters and an amazing guide. John is very friendly and knowledgeable and with his expert guidance we managed to catch a 63 pound halibut as well as our limit of spring salmon. John was punctual, organized, and incredibly efficient. He makes sure that your lines are in the water for every possible moment. He is absolutely passionate about fishing and we strongly recommend him!

Visited June 2012
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Amber N, Owner at Tonquin Fishing Charters, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for the review, we look forward to having you both out again and fish on our new boat MEGA BITE!!
here's to many more big one this summer!
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Campbellriver
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“experience of a life time.... put this on your bucket list!”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

An awesome day out fishing with John, my guide, a very knowledgable and enthusiastic guy. He knew where to catch them, and I got my limit of salmon in only part of the morning, had the rest of the day to catch the other varieties of seafood these abundant waters offer! I highly recommend John as your guide, Nice boat too, loaded with all the gear needed, clean and very organized.

Visited August 2011
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Amber N, Owner at Tonquin Fishing Charters, responded to this review, May 2, 2012
Thank you for the Review! Hope to see you again!
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“Wow-- you have to do this!”
Reviewed April 5, 2011

Our family of 4 (kids 11 and 13) went out with Joel on a beautiful sunny day for a great charter. We were the first charter of the year, and lucked out on the weather, but were also so lucky to have Joel as our guide. Joel was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. We had a great day out and came back with enough seafood to last us a while! Joel was great in involving our kids in pulling in the traps and teaching our kids about how to bring in the prawns and crabs. A great day - we will definitely be doing this again!

Visited April 2011
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Amber N, Manager at Tonquin Fishing Charters, responded to this review, May 2, 2012
Thank you!!
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