Species of Salmon

Species of Bottom Fish

Day Trips

All-Inclusive Canadian Fishing Trips

Fishing at Sointula Lodge

There are few better experiences for anglers than fishing on the coast of British Columbia. At Sointula Lodge, we offer high-quality, all-inclusive Canadian fishing trips for every type of angler. Our calm, protected waters are rich with aquatic life and offer one of the most unique saltwater fishing experiences on the British Columbia Coast.

All five species of Pacific salmon, halibut, lingcod, and other bottomfish can be caught just minutes from our dock. The untouched watersheds are ideal for fly fishing with species like resident rainbow trout, chinook salmon, and more. Or if you prefer to venture out into open water, our fishing package includes a day on the high seas for salmon and bottomfish angling.

Our 4-day and 5-day all-inclusive fishing packages on Vancouver Island offer access to remote coastal fishing grounds, premium fish processing, luxury accommodations and dining, wine and spirits.

Anglers can fish daily with our fully-certified, experienced guide equipped with top-of-the-line rods, reels, and gear. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or fishing for the first time, Sointula Lodge’s all-inclusive Canadian fishing trips will create lasting memories.

Rates for Fishing Trips

Trip Enhancements

High Seas Day

Want to hit the open water for a day of fishing? Your boat can hit the high seas for a day of targeting bottom fish and salmon off the northern tip of Vancouver Island. This is included in the fishing package at no extra cost.

Great Bear Rainforest Fly Fishing

Experience some of the best fly-fishing Canada has to offer. Remote untouched watersheds home to feisty wild Sea-run Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, and Resident Rainbow trout, make for an unforgettable fishing experience in the Great Bear Rainforest. Target huge Chinook Salmon, hard-fighting Coho Salmon, and acrobatic Pink Salmon on the fly. Whether quick-stripping large clouser patterns through dense kelp patches, or buck tailing herring patterns behind the boat, this proves to be one of the more unique and exhilarating fisheries on coast. A day of fly fishing is included in the fishing package, just let us know if you’re interested and we can chat about what gear to bring.

Private Boat Package

We typically place 3-4 people per boat. If you’re a solo traveler or booking as a group of two and would like a private boat, there is a $1500 USD surcharge for the private boat. If you book 3 or more people, you automatically get a private boat for your group.

Our Boats & Equipment

Our fleet consists of five 27’ custom built NorthRiver Sea Hawk OS’ vessels built in 2021 and 2023.The boats have fully enclosed heated cabins, private bathrooms, suspension seating as well as Transport Canada Approved safety equipment for your comfort.

All of our boats are equipped with state of the art Lowrance Radar, GPS, and depth sounder units to make sure you can find the fish and stay on top of them. Our vessels are powered by 250HP yamaha outboards, and our top of the line fishing rods and reels ensure you don’t lose that fish of a lifetime.

Sointula-Lodge-docks-and-boats

(Photo credit of fish species:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Fishing Policy & Limits

Guests can either release or catch and harvest their fish within British Columbia tidal water limits. Your guide will brief you on catch limits. You may visit the current British Columbia regulations guide if you are interested in learning more about the regulations for fishing in Area 12.

Your Catch

After your day of fishing, we’ll weigh in your catch for bragging rights. Our team will professionally process your fish while you hit the deck for happy hour. Upon departure from Sointula Lodge, we’ll load all the fish you caught into an insulated box for the ride home. Your fish boxes can be checked as luggage on commercial flights. In the last couple years fish caught at Sointula Lodge have flown as far as France, Norway, Bahrain and Australia!

Fish filleted, frozen and prepared for the trip home.