Coastal Wilderness Adventures is dedicated to giving the best Vancouver Island fishing charter experience ever. With a host of friendly and experienced Campbell River fishing guides, we can offer you and your friends a spectacular Vancouver Island fishing adventure. We pride ourselves on our collective coastal fishing knowledge, and will use this knowledge to guide you to an experience of a lifetime. Our passion for sport fishing, our drive for conservation and our personal and professional ethics shine through when you embark on a coastal adventure with us.

For years I have been searching for the best fly patterns, finding the best lures and learning the best waters in the Vancouver Island area to be able to give you, the client, a trip that you will never forget. Our local Vancouver Island and Campbell River fishing guides are versed in all methods of fishing, and will instruct you in one of the many productive ways to catch fish in British Columbia.

Curtis Smith

Coastal Wilderness Adventures

Campbell River fishing
Campbell River fishing



In Campbell River Coastal Wilderness Adventures offers year-round salmon fishing charters for all five species of Pacific salmon. Mid May through late October are the prime for a Campbell River fishing trip. Mid may through mid September we target chinook (king) salmon, towards late July and through mid September there is the opportunity for coho, pink and sockeye salmon depending on run size for each year, then mid September through to end of October is prime time for the last run of chum salmon. Campbell River really does enjoy one of the longest salmon fishing seasons on Vancouver Island.
Water conditions in the Campbell River area are very protected, rarely are their rough sea conditions, making Campbell River a nice place to take a family fishing or those not interested is some of the bigger water found elsewhere on the BC coast. Some of the best fishing is minutes from where Coastal Wilderness Adventures have their boats moored, but for the more adventurous anglers you can explore the further reaches. Wildlife flourishes in the Campbell River area and it’s not uncommon to see whales and other marine mammals while fishing.
Campbell River fishing
Campbell River fishing



Coastal Wilderness Adventures is based in Campbell River, British Columbia, known worldwide as the “Salmon Capital of the World”. Campbell River is situated in a prime fishing location, as it is central to many very productive fishing waters of Vancouver Island. The waters surrounding the Campbell River area are sheltered and offer calm seas, along with great salmon fishing. There is no ocean swell, a common cause of sea-sickness.
Campbell River fishing



All of Coastal Wilderness Adventures guides are Transport Canada certified, insured fully and professional on every level. We run 23-28 foot Grady White and Pursuit style cruiser boats, perfected for fishing in the Campbell River area. Each boat has comfortable seating, covered cabins, toilets and many other conveniences to allow for a first class experience on your Campbell River fishing charter.
We run top of the line, electronics, tackle and fishing equipment. We offer single day Campbell River fishing charters to multi-day Campbell River fishing packages to suit your plans and budget. When you book with Coast Wild Adventures we work with many accommodation providers to help you with finding the right place to stay in Campbell River, as well as offering full packages with meals if booked early enough and spots available.
You’ll be in good hands fishing with Curtis Smith and his crew at Coastal Wilderness Adventures, there is good reason why they are the top rated fishing charter in Campbell River!

“My wife and I fished with Curtis and enjoyed it immensely. Curtis thoroughly plans all details each day and has a great ocean boat, his equipment is first class, and his knowledge of the area and the water is exceptional. We have fished with guides for decades and I would rank Curtis in the top 1%”

Howard W – Nevada City, CA

Proud to be the trusted source for the best fishing trips in BC.

Nothing beats local knowledge. Our staff is made up of  BC’s most respected and experienced fishing guides.  We have of the best BC fishing trips right here and our top rated booking services ensure you always get prime dates, the right pricing and honest advice. Have a look at what our clients are saying and we’ll look forward earning your business.

Campbell River fishing



We make planning a Campbell River fishing charter easy, simply fill out the online contact form or call Coastal Wilderness Adventures in Campbell River BC at 1-250-205-0022. They will get back to you right away with seasonal availability and specific pricing. Please let them know you found them through Chromer Sport Fishing, thank you!