Your Campbell River fishing charter begins with a reliable 24 foot Northwest Aluminum Craft operated by a fully licenced guide. Your safety and comfort are our main priorities.
Our boat has a heated, enclosed cabin with seating for up to six people. You’ll be in a sheltered and pleasant environment en route to your destination, and once there, you’ll have the option to be in or out of the weather.
There’s an onboard toilet and freshwater sink, as well as USB charging outlets for your convenience. Yeti coolers are provided.
Equipment & Electronics
The vessel is powered by a single 300hp Yamaha engine and a 25hp Yamaha trolling motor. It’s equipped with quality Lowrance electronics, including 4G radar.
Operators have all applicable Transport Canada certifications: Small Vessel Operator Proficiency; Marine Emergency Duties A3; Restricted Operator’s Certificate – Maritime; and Marine Basic First Aid.
Our boat participates in the Small Vessel Compliance Program, and as such carries and maintains all Transport Canada required safety equipment.
Your Experience Matters
Great fishing guide, Chris knows all the good spots, has the proper equipment, knowledge and skills, his boat is outfitted with up to date, top of the line equipment, and you will not have to worry if the boat is capable enough, Chris is easy going and can turn first time fisherman into fish fighting machines, highly recommend, and the photos you will get of the fish are a great touch to Bragg to family and friends about the fish you got into the boat.
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)
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)
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.
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!
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!
Great day on the water today. Chris runs a first class operation. He runs a new NWAC boat equipped with very good reels (wide arbor for deep trolling), rods, riggers and motors. The boat is solid, steady and comfortable. He will work an area hard, then be willing to move on, or change gear if no action after a while. He communicates well. No surprises. His concern about angler safety is present right from the start. The dock and cleaning station were well equipped and handy. He kept our fish in ice. We lucked out today with a couple nice spring salmon and numerous humpback whale sightings. In one area, the bait was thick and the animal kingdom was feeding, from salmon, to whales, sea lions and birds. I have fished with many guides over the past 20+ years in the PNW and would definitely recommend Chris.
What a blast. Captain was super knowledgable about fishing, and we caught 4 big chinooks. Really enjoyed chatting with him, and it was clear he was focused on making sure the group had a good time. Boat was perfect for a group, lots of space to spread out and a good mix of inside and outside space. I’ve done several fishing charters in the past, and this was by far the best.
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.
My family spent two fabulous days on the water with Outsider Charters in Campbell River. Comfortable, spacious boat. Chris is a great guide; professional, knowledgeable and personable. Chris also took care to show us the beautiful scenery of the ocean and the islands near Campbell River. We had a great time! I think we’re hooked! Thank you, Chris.
What a blast. A day with Outsider Charters is a day well spent. I’ve been on a few fishing trips, but this ranks the best. Excellent knowledgable guide who has time and focus on you and your needs. Comfortable extremely clean boat with excellent fishing equipment . . . Chris is convivial, humorous and a first rate fish guide. If you want to have a fishing adventure of a lifetime, use Outsider Charters.
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.
Last day of the season! Excellent day fishing around Campbell River with Outsider Charters. Chris the guide was very knowledgeable of the area and boat and equipment used was top quality. Weather was great and we managed to catch a view fish despite being out of season. Overall a truely rememberable day and I recommend fishing with Chris to anybody.
1st class salmon fishing trip. We had an awesome day on the water. Chris is an excellent guide, made sure we had a lot of fun, and got everything we wanted out of our fishing trip. The boat is really well setup and with Chris’s help we caught a whole range of fish and managed to fit in some sight seeing. Definitely recommend Chris and Outsider Charters.
Fantastic day on the ocean! I’d like to give kudos to Chris and Outside Charters. We enjoyed a great day salmon fishing. Chris is knowledgeable, friendly and has one of the nicest and best equipped fishing boats on the west coast. The full cabin was nice to be able to get in out of the elements . . . Highly recommend booking a charter and we will definitely use him 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!!!