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Reel Time Fishing Charters | Nanaimo
Reel Time Fishing Charters | Nanaimo
  • You Keep Catch
  • Catch Cleaning & Fileting
  • Rods, reels & Tackles
  • 4hr, 6hr & 8hr options
  • 6 person
  • 26′ boat
  • Nearshore Fishing, Offshore Fishing


Reel Time Fishing Charters offers a range of affordable trip options, a captain with more than 2 decades of experience on the water, a stable fishing platform, convenient moorage, and secure parking. Captain Turk’s friendly personality, extensive knowledge of the area, and his love and enjoyment of guiding are just some of the reasons his clients return year after year.

You will be fishing aboard a 26 ft Hourston Glascraft which features a galley (sink, table, fridge, and fully private and enclosed bathroom), a spacious deck for fishing, and a flybridge for optimal views on those nice summer days. The boat can accommodate up to six guests. The captain and the boat are Transport Canada certified and approved.

When it comes to fishing, Nanaimo offers the avid angler an opportunity to land a trophy Chinook Salmon. Other species of fish caught in the local waters are Lingcod and Coho Salmon. The season openings for these fish are as follows: Lingcod – May 1st to September 30, 2024, Coho Salmon – June 1st through December 31, 2024, and Chinook Salmon – January through March and July 15th through December 31st, 2024.

Crabbing is another activity you can enjoy upon request. There are also scenic and wildlife options for those who wish to mix it up a little.

Come and enjoy the serene beauty, the rich history and the exciting fishing Nanaimo has to offer knowing 5% of every trip goes back into Salmon restoration projects through the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

Amenities onboard:

  • Toilet Enclosed
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Ice Box
  • Radar



  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)


types of fishing:

  • Nearshore Fishing (Coastal waters: Nanaimo, Nanoose, Gabriola Island)
  • Offshore Fishing (We go as far as Lasqueti Island)


fishing techniques:

  • Trolling
  • Jigging


Top targeted fish species with Reel Time Fishing Charters & Marine Tours include:

  • Crab
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Salmon (Coho)