Your Top Sooke Fishing Charter Choice. We operate 365 days of the year and are excited to get you and your group on the fish.

Fishing Charters and Tours In Sooke, BC

The boat, ‘Seas the Moment’, is ideal for Sooke fishing groups of up to 4 people and our guide, Bob, has over 14 years of experience in the Sooke area. 

Got a group of more than 4? We’ve got you covered! Let us know your party size and we’ll take care of the rest.

Our Sooke fishing charters are family friendly, a great way to connect with friends or family, say thank you to clients, or reward staff or team members. Whatever your reason, whatever the season – put us in charge of the fishing and you won’t be disappointed.

Your Top Choice for Sooke Fishing…

  • You’ll enjoy a clean, comfortable, warm and safe environment

  • You’ll get right into the action – no wasting time troubleshooting or fixing the boat

  • Family friendly and professionally certified

Your Guide:

Our lead guide, Bob Iles, has been guiding in the waters around Sooke for 14 years; suffice to say he knows the ocean and he knows where to find the fish!
Bob holds current SVOP (Small Vessel Operator Proficiency), MED A3 Marine Emergency, ROC (Radio Operators Course) and Power Squadron Training.

The Boat:

Her name is Seas The Moment and her details are:

  • 26.5’ Pursuit with twin 200HP Suzukis
  • State of the art electronics
  • Transport Canada certified
  • Comfortable seating for four with full rain cover for all
    • Big picture windows and heat means no special clothing required
  • Private head (bathroom)
  • All safety and first aid equipment
  • Plenty of space on the deck to play your catch!

Fishing Charters:

  • Groups up to 4
  • Family friendly
  • Professional certified guide

At any time of the year you can get out to prime Sooke fishing grounds in mere minutes from our home at Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina. Our guide will put you where you need to be for an unforgettable day of fishing for salmon, halibut, cod and crab – depending on the time of year of course!

Whatever time of year you choose to get out on the water and fish near Sooke, there’s something to be found! Sooke is a year-round fishing destination and our boat ‘Seas The Moment’ is ready to do just that while providing comfort and opportunity to her guests. On board seating is protected from a rainy day by full plastic roof and walls, along with a private head (bathroom), stereo system and plenty of deck space to land your sea monster.

Of course, you’ll always have the added bonus of wildlife viewing throughout the day as the waters near Sooke are rich with marine life and birds of all kinds.

March to May

Halibut prime time! These fish range from 20 to 200+ lbs, don’t worry there’s plenty of space on the boat and time in the day to haul in a lunker.

June to Sept.

Chinook salmon is in abundance, although these guys can be caught all year round, this is the time of year for the big guys to appear.

FYI: Chinook over 30lbs in weight are what we call ‘Tyee Salmon’

Aug. to Nov.

Coho salmon action time! This is when these guys are getting ready to spawn and are packing on the pounds so they put up a good fight and make a great catch.

Nov. to March

Winter Spring Salmon put up a great fight throughout these months. Weighing generally up to 20lbs they put up a great fight.

Tours:

Harbour Tour: Join us for a 2 hour evening harbour tour where we take you on a floating journey around Sooke Harbour on our comfortable vessel. Learn about the local First Nations history, aquaculture in the area, the critical role salmon play in the ecosystem and the important historical role the Sooke Basin played with the logging industry.

You may also see wildlife life including birds, seals, sea lions and occasionally whales. For those wanting to take the experience to the next level, we offer crab trapping on the tour. Ask us when you book!

Our vessel provides comfortable seating for up to 4 guests, a private head (bathroom), and a stereo for some cruising tunes. Your guide, Bob, knows all the best spots to spy on nature so be sure to bring your camera, you won’t want to miss out on what’s sure to be a tour worth capturing.

 

Crabbing Experience:  Imagine stepping off the boat with your freshly caught Red Rock or Dungeness crabs and then having a cooking demo just steps away, it’s possible! This trip includes a short harbour tour plus dropping and monitoring of crab traps along the way. After hauling in the traps to see how many crab you’ve caught, we’ll demonstrate preparing crabs including cracking, cleaning and cooking at the BBQ area on the dock.

Please purchase a crabbing license at the business centre in the Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina’s lobby the day prior to your tour. This experience is two hours long and is family friendly!

Rates:

Half Day Fishing Charter 4 hours, includes up to 4 guests $500
Full Day Fishing Charter 8 hours, includes up to 4 guests $750
Harbour Tour up to 4 guests $150
Crabbing Experience up to 4 guests $200

Please book at least 24 hours in advance by calling 778-352-3474 or email us at charters@truekey.ca.

Accommodations:

Our home base is at the Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina which also offers great rates on fully equipped 1-4 bedroom townhomes, each with views of the ocean, outdoor decks or patios, BBQ and everything you need to relax after a day on the ocean. Did we mention the two outdoor hot tubs at the Resort?

Not only is the Resort conveniently located to where we’ll meet you for your time on the ocean it’s also conveniently located only minutes from downtown Sooke, a short distance from hiking trails, beaches and more.

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Booking Details

Full day Sooke fishing charters run a bit over 8 hours, this depends on the fishing and ocean conditions. All charters include bait, fishing gear, personal safety equipment, and post charter we’ll take care of cleaning and cutting your catch, to your liking, right at the marina.

Fishing Licenses

Each guest must have in their possession a Tidal Waters Sport Fishing License to fish for any species of finfish or shellfish in British Columbia’s tidal (salt) waters. Salmon fishers must also purchase a Salmon Conservation Stamp.

You can purchase your license directly from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) at www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sportfish 

You will need a valid credit card and a printer – remember to print your license once you’ve paid for it – and bring it with you.

Annual tidal waters sport fishing licenses and Salmon conservation stamps are valid April 1st  – March 30th of each year.

What Should I Bring?

It’s a good idea to dress in long pants and a long sleeve top – it can get breezy on the ocean even on a sunny summer day or fog can roll in. Sunglasses and a hat are a must as well. If you love to wear shorts, we ask that you please bring a pair of pants, just in case.

You’ll want to capture all the memories you’re sure to make out on the ocean so don’t forget your camera.

Food is an important thing to bring with you for day, please no bananas on board the vessel, and be sure to bring a variety of snacks and beverages along with your lunch to keep you powered up all day!

Booking Policy

Full payment is due at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is fully refundable up to 14 days prior to arrival.  If a reservation is cancelled inside the 14-day window the payment will be retained with the option to re-book within the same calendar year.

In the event True Key Adventures has to cancel, you will have the first opportunity to re-book your trip or receive a full refund.

Or call us at 778-352-3474 and we’ll get started planning your unforgettable adventure!