July 11th, 2007
We’re experienced Salmon fishermen and we love fishing the west coast of Vancouver Island.
A few years ago we started looking around for a boat that we could take to Bamfield, Ucluelet, Tofino, Tahsis, etc. and we couldn’t find what we were looking for. There were lots of professional guides and charter services to choose from, but that isn’t what we were looking for. We’re more that capable of running our own boat and didn’t really want or need to pay for guiding services.
The State of The Vancouver Island Rental Market
In the few cases where rental fishing boats are available are available on Vancouver Island, they are limited to a very small geographic area (not trailerable) and they are typically “low end” boats. We wanted to rent a serious fishing boat, not a 16′ 1983 fiberglass boat with a 50HP 2-stroke and no electronics!
We Are Our Ideal Clients
Salmonboat.ca is the product of our frustration at not being able to rent a decent fishing boat that could handle the west coast of Vancouver Island. That being the case, we really are our ideal clients so we have great insight into what our customers are looking for. As such, the boats are equipped with all the options that we desire in a fishing boat. We think you’ll find that these are serious fishing machines that will help you to catch the big one!