Location
Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands
BC, Canada
Drive-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, freshwater (rivers),
Guided
8 hours/day
2:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
4.7/5
84 reviews

Overview

Experience the beautiful and remote northwest coast of Vancouver Island at Rugged Point Lodge. Rugged Point Lodge is located in Kyuquot Sound on the northwestern shore of Vancouver Island, minutes away from the continental shelf, the Salmon Highway and our inshore fishery. Salmon, halibut and lingcod are only a cast away.

No roads, no crowds, big fish!

That’s what makes Rugged Point Lodge so special. Spend a full day ocean fishing on our fully guided Grady White Boats and then relax and enjoy our boutique accommodations with your very own private chef at our fishing lodge.

Rugged Point Lodge can get you to the best salmon fishing on the west coast of Vancouver Island. We fish for Chinook at Spring Island, only two miles from our dock. Kyuquot Ridge is also nearby, featuring reefs, rockpiles and gravel bars where salmon swim year-round. We can also get you to the “Salmon Highway” – 50 Fathom Edge – where migrating Chinook first head inland on their way to their home rivers.

Our guides have numerous halibut fishing spots ranging from 130 – 300 ft deep. We anchor while halibut fishing and all of our boats are set up with a third downrigger for a chum bag, two speed reels and top of the line Okuma 6’ 6” rods. We aim to catch the nicest halibut we can within the legal size limits.

What makes us unique:

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Halibut
  • Ling Cod
  • Tuna
Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Halibut
Ling Cod

Our season runs from Jun 21 to Aug 31.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$557.24
CA$700.00
£404.24
€472.58

PER PERSON

3 nights / 4 days fishing

3 guests per boat

US$2,228.97
CA$2,800.00
£1,616.95
€1,890.32
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $112.00 per person
3 nights / 4 days fishing

2 guests per boat

US$2,706.61
CA$3,400.00
£1,963.44
€2,295.39
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $136.00 per person
4 nights / 5 days fishing

3 guests per boat

US$2,786.21
CA$3,500.00
£2,021.19
€2,362.90
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $140.00 per person
4 nights / 5 days fishing

2 guests per boat

US$3,104.64
CA$3,900.00
£2,252.18
€2,632.95
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $156.00 per person

NOTES

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

This lodge charges in $CAD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $CAD, 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?

8 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:

Deposit required: $1000

Balance due: 30 days before the date of your charter


  • For cancellations 90 days prior to your trip, 100% of money paid can be transferred to another trip date during that year (subject to availability).
  • If you are unable to re-schedule your trip for the same year, then 50% of all money paid will be transferred to the following year (subject to availability).
  • Cancellations within 60 days of your trip may result in loss of your payment and trip dates.
  • Rugged Point Lodge is a small company and cancellations are very costly.
  • Cancellation insurance is available at most travel agencies.

Payment Methods Accepted
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Wire transfer/bank draft:
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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 73 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
7
2
193.9
Feb
7
1
111.4
Mar
9
2
126
Apr
11
3
89.6
May
14
6
52.8
Jun
16
9
53.3
Jul
18
11
27.9
Aug
18
11
43.5
Sep
16
9
68.4
Oct
12
6
194.8
Nov
8
3
243
Dec
6
2
210.3

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 73 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
44
35
7.63
Feb
45
35
4.39
Mar
48
36
4.96
Apr
52
38
3.53
May
57
43
2.08
Jun
60
48
2.1
Jul
64
51
1.1
Aug
65
52
1.71
Sep
61
48
2.69
Oct
53
43
7.67
Nov
47
38
9.57
Dec
43
35
8.28

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Nestled between towering Douglas Firs and Western Red Cedar touching the Pacific Ocean, our intimate fifteen-guest lodge is fully equipped with the amenities you need and the wilderness you crave.

The lodge features six private guest rooms with private washrooms and showers, a large main room, dining room, bar area, seating area with wood stove and spacious decks overlooking the ocean.

The three upstairs rooms each sleep two guests, with two twin beds or one king bed for couples. The downstairs three rooms can each sleep up to three guests, with one twin bed and one bunk.

Details

Corporate buyout:

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

15

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

40 mins.

Meals

Everything from scratch! Hot breakfasts are served each morning and packed lunches are sent with you on the boats. Hot soup and fresh bread await you following the day’s fishing excursions, and dinner includes a salad, entree and dessert. Plus, baking and treats are always within arm’s reach!

BOATS

Description

Our fleet consists of five Grady White Boats, two 28ft Sailfish and three 23 ft Gulfstreams. All of our boats are fully guided with gear included. All boats are set up the same, including islander MR3 reels and Penn International Halibut reels. We fish 2 or 3 guests per boat plus your guide. If you are a family of 4, or two couples who wish to share a boat, then we offer packages to fish 4 guests per boat (price change per number of guests per boat).

All of our boats are Transport Canada-approved and all of our guides have their necessary certificates to guide on the ocean and rivers. We also have PFDs for our guests and it is mandatory that they are worn. All boats are equipped with Lowrance electronics, GPS, Radar and VHF Radios. We also have a satellite phone in case it is needed. All of our guides have years of experience in Kyuquot Sound and have spent their lives on and around the ocean.

Details

Bathroom:

Heated cabins:

Ratings and Reviews

Travel Planner

Nearest significant city:

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.
 Drive-in access.

Fair Harbour, BC

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is NOT included.
fair-harbour

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Details

FROM VANCOUVER
Coming from Vancouver, take the Nanaimo Ferry (please make a reservation) and head north past Campbell River, Sayward and Woss. 20 km past Woss, turn left onto the Zeballos Junction. Follow the signs to Fair Harbour.

GETTING TO FAIR HARBOUR
From Campbell River drive north on Hwy. 19 (towards Port Hardy). Pass Sayward (good place for pit stop) and Woss, then 20 km past Woss turn left onto the Zeballos junction, which takes you down a 72 km gravel road (active logging, please drive cautiously). Follow the signs to Fair Harbour. We will be there to greet you.

DIRECT FLIGHTS TO KYUQUOT
Another option is to fly directly into Kyuquot via floatplane. We can arrange return flights departing from Vancouver, Campbell River, and Gold River. This is a great option for time-sensitive travelers!

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