Fishing in Port Hardy British Columbia

PORT HARDY FISHING TRIPS AND CHARTERS

SALMON FISHING IN PORT HARDY ON VANCOUVER ISLAND

Port Hardy fishing trips for salmon and halibut on the northern tip of Vancouver Island are one of BC’s most affordable fishing getaways. An often forgotten destination, Port Hardy boasts some of the most consistent salmon fishing in British Columbia.

  • An easy to enjoy package that combines awesome salmon and halibut fishing with a pricing that can’t be beat!
  • Our Port Hardy packages are easy to enjoy, fish with the best guides and we’ll take care of your hotel arrangements!
  • Fly-in or drive-in, whatever you’d like to do, Port Hardy is easy to get to but offers remote off the grid fishing.

Accommodation Info | Port Hardy

Unlike some locations there isn’t a huge amount of accommodation options in Port Hardy but we are pleased to offer two styles for the traveling angler; hotel accommodation at the marina or cabin accommodations about ten minutes out of town. Both are great options depending on what type of trip you are looking for. The cabins are very nice but keep in mind you will need a vehicle to drive to town. If you don’t have a vehicle we suggest the hotel accommodations, they are steps from the boats and there is a pub and restaurant onsite.

PACKAGE RATES | PORT HARDY SALMON FISHING

These are easy to enjoy, affordable trips that will put you into great salmon and halibut fishing with the top guides in Port Hardy. This is the most remote drive-to location we offer, located on the northern trip of Vancouver Island, where crowds are few and fishing is bang on all summer long!  These are flexible packages, you choose your dates and what accommodations best fit your group and we take care of the rest. We can easily customize a Port Hardy package to your group size, itinerary and budget.

TWO DAY / THREE NIGHT FISHING PACKAGE

$775pp
Two full days of guided fishing in Port Hardy aboard private boat
Hotel or cabin accommodations based on availability.
Not included is travel to Port Hardy, fishing licenses, GST & Hotel taxes and gratuities.

THREE DAY / FOUR NIGHT FISHING PACKAGE

$1100pp
Three full days of guided fishing in Port Hardy aboard private boat
Hotel or cabin accommodations based on availability.
Not included is travel to Port Hardy, fishing licenses, GST & Hotel taxes and gratuities.

FOUR DAY / FIVE NIGHT FISHING PACKAGE

$1450pp
Four full days of guided fishing in Port Hardy aboard private boat
Hotel or cabin accommodations based on availability.
Not included is travel to Port Hardy, fishing licenses, GST & Hotel taxes and gratuities.

Starting price based on a group of four anglers per boat. Small and larger groups more than welcome, please contact for detailed package pricing and availability of dates.

Fishing Info | On the Water in Port Hardy

The salmon and halibut fishing on Vancouver Island’s north tip rivals that of any fly-in location in British Columbia. Within a short run you’ll be fishing the protected waters of northern Vancouver Island’s eastern shores. Salmon migrating south use this area as a major feeding station and the geography of the area lend well to fishing in calm waters.

This is an area of the BC coast that just produces fish all season long, with solid numbers of chinook and coho salmon rolling into the waters of northern Vancouver Island starting in early June right through until late September. Port Hardy and the surrounding area has also long been a mecca of halibut and bottom fishing.  The nutrient rich ocean supports a very healthy halibut fishery that can be accessed without any long runs or open ocean fishing, a major bonus when fishing this part of the BC coast. Being able to combine consistent salmon fishing with awesome halibut and bottom fishing is a major reason that these Port Hardy fishing packages we offer are as popular as they are!

BOAT & GEAR INFORMATION

While in Port Hardy you’ll be fishing in fully-equipped 23′-25′ covered sport fishing boats built for fishing on northern Vancouver Island. All boats are are fully equipped with the latest technology and fishing gear and are Transport Canada certified.  Larry Weber and his crew make up Chromer’s Port Hardy guide staff. Larry was born and raised on northern Vancouver Island and has a great knowledge and appreciation of the area. You’ll be hard pressed to find a guy more passionate about salmon fishing than Larry and all of our guests rave about their days with him and his staff!

PORT HARDY DAY CHARTERS

Maybe you’re just looking for a day trip for some fishing while in Port Hardy and don’t need accommodations. No problem, we offer guided day trips with northern Vancouver Island’s top saltwater guiding operation. Book with us and we’ll get you hooked up and send you all the information for your day, making for easy travel and no worries fishing plans.

TWO PERSON CHARTER

$515pp
Full 8 hour day of guided offshore fishing in Port Hardy on a private boat. All equipment and care of catch included.
Not included is travel to Port Hardy, fishing licenses, GST taxes and gratuities.

THREE PERSON CHARTER

$335pp
Full 8 hour day of guided offshore fishing in Port Hardy on a private boat. All equipment and care of catch included.
Not included is travel to Port Hardy, fishing licenses, GST taxes and gratuities.

FOUR PERSON CHARTER

$275pp
Full 8 hour day of guided offshore fishing in Port Hardy on a private boat. All equipment and care of catch included.
Not included is travel to Port Hardy, fishing licenses, GST taxes and gratuities.

FIVE PERSON CHARTER

$250pp
Full 8 hour day of guided offshore fishing in Port Hardy on a private boat. All equipment and care of catch included.
Not included is travel to Port Hardy, fishing licenses, GST taxes and gratuities.

Here’s What Our Clients are Saying….

Bringing great fishing trips to people is what we’re all about, here are just a few testimonials from folks who’ve come salmon fishing with us. See more of what people are saying about their experiences with Chromer Sport Fishing on our Client Reviews Page.

“The trip was a good one, Jeff was the nicest guy. I will definitely use you guys again if I get back to British Columbia. Thank you for your service!”

Mike – Denver,  Colorado
“After shopping around for a while we found Chromer Sport Fishing on Trip Advisor and sent them a message. Glad we did, they took care of getting us booked into a fishing trip in Campbell River that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. All around excellent service by both Chromer and our guide Curtis Smith, you have our recommendation, thank you.”
Walt – Edmonton, Alberta
“If you’re looking for a salmon fishing trip in British Columbia then Yos and Tom at Chromer Sport Fishing are the way to go. Local guys with a ton of guiding experience who have all the connections to make your trip a success. We’ve used their services for booking trips but have also fished with both of them personally and they are as good as they come. I can’t recommend their services and knowledge enough, they have most certainly become the go-to for any of our fishing plans and they should be yours too.  Thank you guys, a testimonial from the heart, you owe me a beer ;)”
Bill L. – Brampton, Ontario

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing in Campbell River

What happens to the fish we catch?  Guides will clean, fillet bag all your fish for you to take home and enjoy. If you’d like to have them vacuum packed, frozen or boxed for transport there is a small seafood shop called Hardy Bouys that fish can be dropped off for processing.

When is fishing the best in Port Hardy?  Port Hardy enjoys a long season of fishing, starting in early May right through October.  If you are flexible we tend to recommend either July, August or September, this will give you the best possible salmon and halibut fishing on your trip.

What are the water conditions like?  Generally in the summer months the sea conditions off the northern tip of Vancouver are very nice and comfortable for most. The trips do fish some open water scenarios but most of the fishing is done of the northeast section of the island which is the most protected area.

How is the halibut and bottom fishing off of northern Vancouver Island?  Pretty much as good as you’ll find anywhere in British Columbia, this area is well known for its halibut and bottom fishing opportunities. If pounding the bottom is high on your priority list then this is a fantastic trip to do that.

Location & Travel Info

Port Hardy is located on the norther tip of Vancouver Island but is easily accessed easily by driving or flying from Vancouver. Getting there is simple, the drive time is about seven hours from Vancouver which includes a two hour ferry ride from the mainland (Vancouver) to Vancouver Island. Have a look at this driving map to Port Hardy for more details. There is also the option to fly, with daily flights from Vancouver to Port Hardy which makes for extra easy travel plans. Once you book your trip with us we’ll send you all the travel information, what to bring and we’re always only a phone call away to assist with travel plans.

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