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“Westcoast fishing at it's finest”

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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
“Westcoast fishing at it's finest”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Fishing with Johnny April 26th, 2013 was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had on the water. There were 4 other boats on the water that day and our catch was more they all of the other boats combined total. Johnny really knows how to fish and you can see it in his passion for what is his livelihood and hobby. We caught 4 halibut (let one go based on limit) and four Spring Salmon up to 20lbs...for April that is incredible. I recommend Tonquin Fishing Charters to family, friends, children and for business entertainment as I did. Thanks to the entire crew at Tonquin, it was a once in a lifetime chance that I will never forget.

Visited April 2013
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Amber N, Owner at Tonquin Fishing Charters, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for coming out to fish with us on our new boat! We look forward to having you back again!! Awesome fishing for April!! Enjoy the catch!
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McKinney, Texas, United States
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“Awesome fishery..Awesome Guide!”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

I had the pleasure of fishing with Capt. Johnny this past August, 2012. I have been fortunate enough to have fished everyehere from Florida to Martha's Vineryard to California, and many places in between. Without question, Tofino is one of the coolest and best places I have ever fished. Johnny made the two days of fishing an extraordinary experience with his knowledge and friendly service. He is truly a great guide and his passion for fishing and the outdoors is second to none......plus he will flat out put you on the fish! I Highly recommend Tonquin Charters and Capt. Johnny.

CS (Dallas, TX)

Visited August 2012
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Amber N, Owner at Tonquin Fishing Charters, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for the fantastic review we look forward to having you back on our new boat MEGA BITE!!
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Campbellriver
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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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calgary
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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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