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Chris is the fishing boat captain…and he is fantastic! Good humoured, accommodating and proficient. His primary focus is on finding the bait shoal and fish to catch. That would seem obvious but sadly some guides have other intentions. So, you will find and catch fish on this charter! The boat is excellent! Wide and stable with a great fishing deck, there is room for a group to move and fight the salmon. The rigging and gear are top notch, you’d expect nothing less from a true enthusiast like Chris. And if so inclined, feel free to toss out a few “Big Lebowski” quotes because the Dude abides. (I did not catch the biggest fish today so I’m not posting those pictures out of spite, here is the fish I caught instead)
Awesome Family Fishing Trip We had a great family salmon fishing trip with Chris. He was excellent from the first contact. We appreciated the time he took to share information and answer our many questions. All 4 of us had a great time, each catching multiple fish with each of us getting a nice keeper. We would definitely recommend Chris with Outsider Charters for anyone looking for an awesome fishing experience. It seemed he did everything possible to make it a great experience for us and we are sure he will for you as well. Thanks Chris!!
Top notch captain and a top notch experience. Explained every detail and possible scenario and found the fish. I have hired charters in the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico and Captain Chris and Outsider provided the best experience I have had to date for me and my family. I would recommend for the grizzled seasoned angler and for the first time fishing family alike.
Luckily, we were able to book a last minute charter with Chris. He runs a super tight boat, clean, and has an excellent safety plan in place, which includes an in depth orientation on how things work. We went out looking to land some big ones, and had a fish on the line within 5 minutes. It was a beautiful (and very tasty) ling cod. Throughout the 5 hour trip, we had some great conversations with Chris, and some excellent fishing…
I have had my all time best fishing days with Outsider Charters over the past several years. He is safe and extremely knowledgeable. He has a fabulous boat and top notch gear and WILL catch you fish if there are any about! I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone … from novices to experts!
We had the absolute best time catching salmon with the fellow who runs this charter. He was professional yet engaging and was the best teacher and genuinely tried his best for us to have a successful and fun fishing trip. Highly recommend this charter for your fishing needs, we will most definitely be back next year
Had the most incredible wildlife experience of my life – a pod of orcas came right to our boat and swam around us for ages. It was breathtaking! Also visited small islands in the Strait, saw lots of seals and sea lions. It’s the second time I’ve been out with Chris and I would recommend it to anyone even if fishing isn’t really your thing. Can’t wait to go again!
Definately a worthwhile trip to take. From lots of salmon and bottom fish to experiencing the breathtaking scenery and wildlife capt. chris has you covered. The moment you step onto the more than comfortable boat you can tell your in good hands . The boat and equipment are spotless and well kept . His jovial manner and knowledge of the area are an amazing bonus to the great fishing.
Picked Outsider at random off of the web and it was like winning the lottery! Chris was a fantastic captain and host on a clean, well equipped, warm and comfortable boat for our five hour fishing/whale watching trip. The four of us are still talking about it . . . we had a great day on the water. There were even whales! Highly recommended, and thank you Chris for a great day.
Incredible day of fishing on one of the nicest charter boats in Campbell River. We had non stop action all day. My only complaint is my arm was a little sore by the end of the day from reeling in all the fish and my beers kept getting too warm because there was no time to drink them. …haha. Can’t recommend Outsider Charters enough.
Wow, what a day! Been trying to catch a salmon since I moved to the northwest over 40 years ago. Chris made it happen, & talked me through bringing it in & on the boat; a 16 lb chinook. Chris’s expertise and soft spoken guidance made for a great day of fishing. Will definitely use Outsider Charters again.
I’ve fished on the inside and outside of Vancouver Island for several years, and the trip this year with Outsider Charters was the best experience yet. The boat was spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room for myself, my wife, and our three young children. Our guide Chris was patient, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to be around. He made sure we enjoyed ourselves, and we all caught our limit both days we went out. Can’t say enough about this experience . . . Highly recommended!
Trophy Catch 👍 Very professional, well informed with patience for younger children. Gave us our money’s worth and more. Great photographer comes with package. Last minute booking was made possible. Instructions for fishing and safety were paramount. Fantastic friendly experience. Highly recommended.