The term “fishing charter” can mean many different things. If you’ve ever visited a busy beach town, you’ve likely seen the charter boats packed with a hundred or more tourists each fighting for a spot to cast their line off the side and binging on snacks from the concession stand.
But a luxury fishing excursion is an entirely different experience. With far fewer guests, luxury accommodations, fine dining, and more, you’ll enjoy an intimate, relaxing adventure that’s certain to become one of your favorite vacation memories.
Still on the fence about booking your trip? Keep reading to learn the difference that booking a luxury fishing excursion makes.
An All-Inclusive Experience
From cash bars to snacks to extra tackle and bait, many fishing charters nickel and dime customers every step of the way. While this might mean a lower upfront cost, in the end, you’ll not only wind up spending more than you expected to, but you’ll also be stuck carrying around cash or a credit card while on the water.
When you book a fishing excursion or a private wilderness tour with Sointula Lodge, you’ll get an all-inclusive experience. From meals to gear to excursions to your lodging, everything is included in a single price. This means that upon arrival, you won’t need to worry about carrying around your wallet while you’re casting a line or exploring the backwaters in search of orcas.
If you’ve ever taken a day trip fishing excursion in a tourist area, you know that a cold cut sandwich or hot dog just doesn’t cut it after a long day on the water.
On your luxury fishing excursion trip, you won’t have to worry about eating a cold meal or going hungry while spending hours battling King salmon. Before you even hit the water, you’ll enjoy a delicious, hearty breakfast. After a long day of exploring, you’ll enjoy gourmet, 4-course meals prepared by our expert chefs.
But perhaps the best meals you’ll enjoy during your visit are our famous lunches. On one day, after a full morning of fishing, you’ll head to a private beach for the Beach Bistro, where chefs and staff will serve up fresh seafood like boiled crab and fine wine while you enjoy the incredible scenery. Another day, you’ll be greeted on the water by our almost-famous Burger Boat, delivering fresh, hot burgers and other snacks right to you so that you don’t have to miss out on any time fishing.
Our chefs make every effort to promote local food suppliers who practice eco-safe, sustainable farming, fishing, and harvesting.
While our Lodge might be located in a rustic setting, your accommodations are anything but that. Guests stay in one of our 12 private guest rooms, which are located in either original Cedar cabins or smaller log cabins built with Vancouver Island Douglas Fir trees.
Each room is furnished with comfortable beds adorned with warm down comforters and cotton sheets. Relax in a cozy robe while you sit on your patio and take in the ocean views. Each room features a private bath and offers turn down services and daily room service.
When you’re not fishing, dining, or relaxing in your room, there’s plenty more to see and do during your stay. On-site, take a soak in our hot tub or relax in our Finnish sauna. Or, wind down and work out the kinks with a massage from our local masseuse.
If you’re looking for something a little more active, you can take a remote hike to Bere Point, where orcas are known to rub their stomachs on the beach. Take to the water on a kayak or paddleboard for a leisurely ride. Or cruise the waterfront road into the town of Sointula on one of our bikes.
No Fish-Cleaning Required
While catching fish is the goal, after a fun and exciting day of reeling them in, having to clean and prepare them to take home is the last thing you’ll want to do. While you head to your room to clean up before dinner and relax, our staff will take care of the mess.
Our experienced team will professionally process your fish while you enjoy a happy hour. They’ll place your fish in storage, and when you’re ready to go, pack it into wax boxes that you can check as luggage on your way home.
Knowledgable, Professional Staff
Whether it’s your first time fishing for salmon and you have questions or you want to learn more about the wildlife you see in the water and on the shore, our staff can help. Our knowledgeable, experienced team is there to help with anything you need and ready to answer your questions and ensure you have an incredible trip.
And because our Lodge hosts up to just 18 guests at a time and each of our boats carries just 3 to 4 visitors, you’ll get one-on-one help and guidance during your trip.
Book a Luxury Fishing Excursion for 2021
Whether you’ve enjoyed your fair share of charters in the past or this will be your first, booking a trip with Sointula Lodge means enjoying a relaxing, exciting luxury vacation, no smelly fish cleaning required!
If you’re ready for the trip of a lifetime, it’s time to book your 2021 visit to Sointula Lodge. Contact us today to learn more or to reserve your spot.