We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Salmon fishing in Ucluelet”
Review of Big Bear Salmon Charters - CLOSED

Big Bear Salmon Charters
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Salmon fishing from Downtown Ucluelet was wonderful, Our Guide Darren was very professional and friendly, very knowledgeable about the area and extremely good guide with over 20 years of experience. We limited out for Chinook Salmon both days, The weather was not the most favorable, but with the experience of the guide we felt most comfortable and safe. the survival suits were clean and warm. The lunch provided was tasty. Afterwards the fish were all cleaned, packaged and ready to go. Darren suggested a fish packing place nearby and offered to drive us there, WE will return again.

1  Thank 480traveller54
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (43)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

36 - 40 of 43 reviews

Reviewed July 17, 2013

I have been on a lot of fishing charters, but I have never experienced anything close to the service, and all around experience of www.bigbearsalmoncharters.com. I was very impressed when I first arrived they brought me inside their nice office, made us coffee, provided top of the line survival suits and boots making us feel that it was safe and we were well taken care of. Their boats were incredible and very clean. Our Guide Darren was incredible and took us to the best spots and made sure we all caught a nice salmon. This is something I am very excited to return to every year. Thanks again :)

1  Thank island4life
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 1, 2013

My husband and I shared our trip with 2 other men from Parksville. Took 2 dramamine pills but didn't help with the seasickness. The seas were rough going out...but calmed down later in the morning. The company provides a water proof jacket with a hood, pants and boots...but we really needed more underneath other than our jackets and light sweater...should have had a good hat, a heavy sweater, and possibly gloves as it was cold and wet. We caught many salmon about every 10-15 minutes or so... many threw the hook...and had to throw many back since they were wild. All-in-all we all brought back two 25+ inch and one 15 inch salmon. Great day though.... A word to the wise for Americans fishing and wanting to have the fish smoked and sent back. Trilogy, the Ucluelet/Tofino processor charges a minimum of $180 for the paperwork, customs, and shipping...the smoking is an add on of $3.50/lb for hot smoked and $4.50/lb for cold smoked. Of course, you can take your fish with you for free!

2  Thank twofidalgo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Just returned from a day on the water with Steve from Big Bear. Great Day! We wanted to land some nice Halibut and Steve knew where to take us even though we couldn't see a thing in the early morning fog. It wasn't much longer and we had a 40 lb and 25lb halibut in the boat. We tried for some Salmon after that to limited success. The early afternoon turned beautiful and the views of the coast opened up. Beautiful! All in all a great day on the water. Steve was very good with our kids and ensured they got lots of action on the lines. Be sure to come prepared for motion sickness! We did not and even in fairly calm seas we regretted it.

2  Thank Fraser131313
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 4, 2012

We went fishing with Big Bear Salmon Charters on Friday - August 3, 2012. It was just the two of us and we were paired up with a father and son from Qualicum Bay. We decided before we left the dock that we would share our catch evenly among us 4 fishermen. Our Captain and Guide Brett Thomas was fantastic! He knew where all the fish were and we had success from the moment our first lines went into the water! Between the four of us we caught 10 salmon, 4 rockfish and 1 super sized halibut!! We felt really safe out on the water with Brett as he is extremely knowledgable about boats and the water out on the open ocean. He was hands on and we all learned something new about fishing.
Big Bear Charters also has awesome boats for the trip and easily accommodates four people comfortably for the trip. Bonus was a bathroom you could stand up in that was clean and private.
(This is very important if you are a woman like me)
The boat was clean and well maintained and perfect for fishing!
After we returned to the dock in Ucluelet we divided the fish between us and Richard & his son Kent. Over 40 pounds of fish fillets each! Yummy!! Freezer load!
We would highly recommend Big Bear Fishing Charters for fishing out of Uclulet, BC. You will catch fish with guys!!

Roxann & Trevor Hurtubise, Parksville, BC

3  Thank Roxann H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Big Bear Salmon Charters also viewed

Ucluelet, Barkley Sound

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing