For those who prefer not to fish, we’re pleased to offer private, small-group charters — perfect for wildlife viewing or touring the Discovery Islands.
You’ll have the whole boat to yourselves, with all the benefits of a fully covered and enclosed cabin. See the ocean the way you want to.
Witness the incredible diversity of marine wildlife that thrives in our area: killer whales, humpback whales, sea lions, dolphins, bald eagles, seals, bears, porpoises, and more.
Campbell River is your jumping off point to experience the ruggedly beautiful geography of the Pacific Northwest. Rainforest, coastal mountains, sweeping seascapes. Put yourself in the middle of it.
Resident and transient orca frequent our waters, as do humpback whales. There’s nothing quite like observing these unique marine mammals in their natural environment. And if you come across a pod of pacific white-sided dolphins, you’re in for a treat.
Go where you want to go, when you want to go. Our four or eight hour private ocean tours give you the flexibility you need.
Contact us if you have a specific need or special purpose charter in mind. We’re happy to accommodate if we can.
Hear From Our Customers
A great day out with Chris and Outside Charters. Orcas, eagles, dolphins and fish! Chris worked hard to find the fish and he delivered a hard fighting 77 cm chinook on a day when the fish were elusive. A beautiful, well outfitted boat in pristine condition. Thanks Chris. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you. We’ll be back!
These last couple days out on the water were nothing short of eventful. My first time ever fishing on the ocean did not disappoint! Chris was wonderful, did an amazing job of teaching me exactly what to do when I really had no idea. Teaching boat safety but allowing us to enjoy ourselves along the way. Thank you for such a wonderful weekend filled with lots of laughs and lots of fish! We will be back (maybe sooner then we think)
What an amazing day on the ocean! Our guide Chris was extremely competent at finding salmon and coaching us on how to reel them in. Boat is comfortable and clean, equipment is state-of-the-art and the fishing day was both successful and highly enjoyable. Even had time to see some local wildlife as we explored different fishing areas. I strongly recommend Outsider Charters and Captain Chris for any fishing group.
Outsider Charters was a great choice for a coastal waters fishing experience. Chris is an outstanding guide, paying attention to every detail for a very positive experience. Wicked boat, clean and comfortable and the gear he uses for salmon and jigging for cod is top notch. Not a bad day on the water when you catch your limits, see some humpback whales and do some touring around the islands. Awesome day!
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!
Trip of a lifetime! I spent two days fishing with my son and two of our best friends. We could not have had a better experience. Chris is an amazing guide. We caught some good sized fish, saw whales, seals, and dolphins, and even saw a bear on a nearby shore. The boat is very comfortable. We will definitely be back!!!
We had a fabulous 8-hr day of fishing with Chris! He’s a patient, kind, and responsible guide. We soon felt like we were fishing with an old friend, who knew exactly where to take us, and we caught our limit. Then we spotted two pods of humpback whales, and Chris was as excited as we were to observe these remarkable creatures, always respecting their distance. Our day was the best of both worlds — catching fish and observing nature. Highly recommend him anytime!
I have been fishing British Columbia for many years, and Outsider Charters provided the best fishing experience I have ever had. Chris proved to be highly professional, extremely knowledgable, and very friendly and courteous. Chris had no problem finding us plenty of fish, and after easily limiting out, he quickly brought us to a large group of humpback whales where we had a once in a lifetime viewing experience. I could not recommend Chris’ Outsider Charters Inc. strongly enough. A pure delight.
Outsider Charters Inc. provided an excellent fishing experience. It was our first deep sea fishing trip. Chris made us feel comfortable from the beginning, explaining the basics of fishing, step by step. It was clear he was very experienced, enjoyed what he did, and made it fun. We even were fortunate to see 3 Humpback whales who circled around us the entire time on the ocean.
What an incredible day on the water! My previous and limited fishing experience years ago was good, but nothing like Chris provides. He found the fish, talked us through the experience of reeling the salmon in , and had us feeling like veteran fisherman by the end of the day. His boat has it all. Toss in some great conversation and spotting some Humpback Whales and it made for a day to remember. Highly recommend Outsider Charters and can’t wait to go back.
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