There’s just a few things you need to do to get ready for your upcoming salmon fishing trip with us. First, make sure you know where we’re located there’s a map below. Secondly, make sure you get your fishing license, instructions and purchase link below as well. Then a few other details to help plan your day.


Boats are moored on Granville Island, minutes from downtown Vancouver. Please meet at 1814 Mast Tower Road on Granville Island. This is a small office steps from the boats.  Depending on your charter start time you will be met at the Bon Chovy Fishing Charters office by one of our guides or the office manager Nick. If you’re early they may be down at the boat getting things ready but will be there for your start time. If you need to get a hold of anyone on the day of fishing please call head guide Jeff Copeland at 604.763.5460.


All anglers need a British Columbia Tidal (saltwater) Fishing License to fish with us. Licenses must be purchased online prior to your trip and be printed, signed and with you the day of fishing. If you have a member in your group under 16 years of age their license is free but still needs to be completed through E-License website. If you want to retain (keep) salmon then you will need to include a Salmon Conservation Stamp. This can be included with the purchase of your license.  To purchase your license online visit the Saltwater Fishing E-License website here.



We suggest taking a look at the weather prior to your trip and dressing accordingly. Vancouver weather is variable, a windproof jacket and some lightweight layers are key to staying comfortable on the water. There is plenty of space for a carry bag so bringing some extra clothes is not a problem. All boats have coolers onboard and you are welcome to bring food and drinks, including adult beverages for your day on the water. Rarely do people get seasick on our trips but if you are prone to it then we suggest taking a non-drowsy Gravol before disembarking.


If you would like to take your fish home you are certainly welcome to. Fish will be filleted and bagged by your guide at the end of the day. If you are travelling to the United States you can bring sport caught fish, fresh or frozen, across the border without issue. If you would like your fish vacuum packed, boxed or flash frozen those services are offered by Finest at Sea, a small fish shop located steps from the boats. Be aware that in peak periods same day service is not available. Most guests drop off fish and pick it up upon departing Vancouver. Please ask your guide for more information.


If you need hotel accommodations in Vancouver we can get you booked into the Granville Island Hotel at our preferred rate, saving you money! Even if you’re just fishing a day with us, but are looking for nice accommodations while in Vancouver, we can still offer you our unbeatable rates.  Have a look a the Granville Island Hotel website and then contact us with dates and required rooms and we’ll let you know our pricing.

Thank you!

Thank you for planning your Vancouver salmon charter with us, we appreciate your business. If there is anything we can do to make your trip better please let us know. After fishing we hope you considering leaving us a positive Trip Advisor review, it helps a small business like ours more than anything. Enjoy your day on the water, thanks again!
Yos Gladstone

Owner | Operator | Licensed Guide