Location
Haida Gwaii/North Coast
BC, Canada
Fly-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
saltwater,
Guided + Unguided
11 hours/day
6:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing
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Overview

Cruise the Inside Passage of B.C. and experience some of the most exotic scenery in the world and enjoy British Columbia salmon and halibut fishing that is second to none.

Welcome to North America’s Original Tugboat Cruise. This is a one week wilderness fishing and luxury cruising adventure aboard a 1941 vintage tugboat with only 12 guests.

Pacific Tugboat Adventures pioneered the concept of “Follow the Fish” and cruises every day to enjoy world class salmon and halibut fishing on British Columbia’s beautiful Inside Passage. Majestic fjords with calm water, velvet forests, waterfalls, whales, eagles, bears and wolves offer a true paradise for nature lovers. Guests are pampered by a dedicated and friendly crew with tantalizing meals, fine wines and all the comforts of home. Each two guests share a private stateroom and have the use of their own 18 ft. catamaran Skiff. Professional guides take care of keeping you on the fish while you’re captain’s itinerary is set to enjoy the bounties of this infamous coast including wildlife excursions, clam digging, Dungeness crab, wilderness hikes, historical sights and secluded beaches. Step aboard for unbeatable scenery, wildlife and fishing on a legendary tugboat adventure.

What makes us unique:

  1. We “Follow The Fish” daily anchoring in the hot spots of the north and central coast regions of Prince Rupert and Bella Bella, British Columbia, during peak fishing for trophy BC salmon and halibut.
  2. Keep an eye out for the elusive Spirit Bear as we travel the waters of the Great Bear Rainforest.

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

Not specified

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Dungeness Crab
  • Halibut
  • Ling Cod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Dungeness Crab
Halibut
Ling Cod
Rockfish
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)

Our season runs from June 1 to Sept 5.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$1,015.83
CA$1,384.58
£811.42
€894.20

PER PERSON

5 nights / 6 days fishing
US$6,095.00
CA$8,307.49
£4,868.55
€5,365.24
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NOTES

Prices include fishing licenses and all applicable taxes.

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

11 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Complimentary beer and wine.

Other:

We supply everything for the saltwater angler including a valid fishing license. We do arrange return flights from Vancouver for all guests, approx. US$600.

Deposit required: $2500

Balance due: 6 months prior to trip date.


If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason we will transfer your booking to a different date in the same or following year.


Payment Methods Accepted
Credit cards:
PayPal:
Check/cash:
Wire transfer/bank draft:

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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
6
0
155.2
Feb
6
0
99.3
Mar
7
1
129.1
Apr
10
3
95.7
May
13
6
61
Jun
15
9
55.7
Jul
16
11
57.7
Aug
17
11
81.8
Sep
15
9
141.5
Oct
11
6
212.6
Nov
8
2
202.5
Dec
6
1
182.9

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
42
32
6.11
Feb
43
32
3.91
Mar
45
34
5.08
Apr
50
37
3.77
May
55
43
2.4
Jun
58
48
2.19
Jul
61
52
2.27
Aug
62
52
3.22
Sep
59
48
5.57
Oct
52
42
8.37
Nov
46
36
7.97
Dec
42
33
7.2

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Our 1941 heritage wooden Tugboat, the MV Parry is lovingly maintained and beautifully appointed with comfortable two berth cabins, fireside lounge, spotless bathrooms and showers plus a busy galley serving unbelievable food and desserts. Creature comforts are provided with bathrobes, extra pillows, hairdryers and a complimentary selection of wines from around the world.

The skipper and crew are eager to pamper you and the shipboard atmosphere is totally relaxing. Guests are encouraged to visit the pilot house and take a turn at the wheel or a tour of the spotless engine room and watch the smooth operation of this antique engines.

Details

Corporate buyout:

US$60,950

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

12

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

1-2 mins

Amenities

  • An extensive library of local, cultural and marine reference reading
  • DVD movies and extensive music collection
  • Complimentary beer and wine
  • Ship to shore radio communication, intermittent cell service

Meals

One of the main highlights of your trip will be the sensational food creations from our talented chef. We use only the freshest and highest quality ingredients available so that your trip will be a culinary delight as well as a scenic adventure. Included on our menu is a varied selection of fine wines from around the world along with fresh baked desserts and homemade breads. Tantalizing appetizers are prepared daily after fishing and light snacks, coffee and soft drinks are available at any time. We happily acknowledge that you are likely to gain a few pounds on your trip and recommend that you start your diet later!

Other Activities

As you cruise through the majestic fiords and picturesque channels, choose to go ashore beachcombing, clamdigging or maybe a wilderness hike to a secluded lake. Whales are your companions and often provide close encounters of the magnificent kind as we travel side by side. Explore the shore line and river estuaries viewing the abundant wildlife studying the fauna or just taking in the serenity of being alone in the remote reaches of the Inside Passage. You will visit ghost towns, historical sights and waterfalls. If you like to read the tugboats have an extensive library, relax all by yourself with your choice of book in the lounge or on the upper deck as the other guests enjoy some fishing. Westwind’s crew will be happy to go along and provide some local insight or to just guide you towards your pleasure and let you enjoy on your own.

BOATS

Description

Our state of the art fishing skiffs are 18 foot welded catamarans, equipped with whisper quiet Honda 4 stroke outboards, radios and fish finders. Our skiffs are designed to comfortably accommodate 2 or 3 anglers safely.

Details

Bathroom:

Heated cabins:

Ratings and Reviews

Travel Planner

Travel destination:

The last significant city or town before the final leg of the journey to the lodge. If you are flying, this is where you'll fly to.

Prince Rupert or Bella Bella, BC

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is included in all packages.
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Details

Pacific Tugboat Adventures’ daily mobility and seasonal relocations add to the questions of where do the Tugboats operate and how to get there. We have chosen two separate regions in the remote northern British Columbia coast, each for their abundance of salmon runs, spectacular scenery, natural wildlife and seclusion.

Prince Rupert – June/July

Prince Rupert is serviced by Canada’s international Airline, Air Canada and can be accessed from all major cities in the USA and abroad. We have travel agents who offer special adventure rates from the United States to Prince Rupert. We recommend considering these options as the savings can be significant.

Pacific Tugboat has also made arrangements with Vancouver Airport and Prince Rupert area hotels that offer you a special tugboat rate while also shuttling you to and from your connecting flights, storing your frozen and professionally packaged catch and offering you free vehicle parking while gone on your tugboat adventure.

Bella Bella – July/August/September

To ease your travel plans, Pacific Tugboat Adventures in association with British Columbia’s largest regional airline, Pacific Coastal Airlines has reserved space for all guests on very comfortable land based aircraft for flights from Vancouver B.C. to the Bella Bella airport. The flight is a little more than an hour. A fifteen minute shuttle after landing takes guests to the vessel at dockside where Pacific Tugboat Adventures’ crew is waiting to greet you. You need only make arrangements to get to Vancouver B.C. which can be easily accessed from anywhere in North America.

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