Our Fishing Boat

Cliffs Chinook Charters operates out of a 25 ft 2500 Aquasport . A 300 hp 2020 Yamaha motor powers the Boat quickly and smoothly to our fishing sites and back to the dock. For trolling, we shift over to a 9.9 hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard that runs quietly.

The Aquasport is clean, comfortable, warm, and safe. She is equipped with the latest navigation electronics to ensure safety as well as the latest fish-finding electronics to aid in locating and catching the big ones.

The boat has been inspected and fully certified as a passenger vessel by Transport Canada.
You will be fishing with top of the line fishing gear and when the big one hits, you’ll have lots of room on the large open aft fishing deck to play it!

The Boat comes with:

  • Primary Power: Yamaha 2020 300HP
  • Trolling Power: 9.9 hp
  • Yamaha 4-stroke outboard motor
  • LCX-111c HD Lowrance Global Positioning System (GPS)/Plotter/Sonar
  • Furono Radar
  • VHF radio
  • Surround Sound Stereo
  • The latest tackle available.
  • Custom Made Sage Rods
  • Abel Mootching Reels
  • Scotty Electric Downriggers (To get the gear down to where the big salmon lurk to be caught by you and your friends.)
  • Hand selected top quality bait
  • Large clear aft deck for playing fish
  • Private ‘head’ (marine toilet)

Charter boat details

Cliff’s Chinook Charters (CCC) specializes in the sportfishing tactics of trolling and jigging. We utilize top of the line tackle and electronics to run a spread of up to 4 rods to give you the most action packed day possible. Finding the fish and capitalizing on opportunities! 

For large group trolling, you’ll be fishing aboard a classic offshore trolling machine with modern technology.  A spacious 28ft Grady White 282 Sailfish equipped with new (less than 200 hrs) twin 225 hp Evinrude G2 outboards will keep you comfortable and safe in all conditions.  Our boat is equipped with a new 15 hp Mercury EFI outboard motor for trolling.  Our boat is equipped with a full hardtop roof, stand-up bathroom, and bluetooth sound system to allow you to play your own tunes.  All fishing gear is supplied for your adventure. We use only the best rods and reels available. Twin modern Garmin GPSMap 1022 electronic plotters are utilized to find the fish and stay on them using DownScan, Clearview, SideScan, GPS, and Autopilot. We can teach you how to run our rigging systems – a great way to start fishing on your own boat is to book a charter with us! 

Our boats are licensed by Transport Canada in operation of a commercial passenger vessel piloted by a captain with SVOP, SDV-BS, ROC-M, and Marine First Aid. We are fully insured and a member of BC Sportfishing Guides Association. 

Packing Checklist

The weather in North Vancouver Island is unpredictable. Temperatures during our season typically hover around 17°C, but can vary between highs of 30°C and lows of 10°C. It’s important to be properly prepared for all conditions. The following list of items are the essentials to making your trip enjoyable and comfortable. It is not a complete list of everything you will bring, but a solid place to start from when packing your bags!

  • Warm clothes for fishing
  • Light long underwear
  • Walking shoes
  • Prescription medications
  • Wool or polar fleece socks
  • Wool or polar fleece sweater
  • Seasickness remedies
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Camera and batteries
  • Fishing license


Fishing License

Please note that a valid BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing License is required throughout the duration of all fishing expeditions. A printed and signed license is to be carried by anglers at all times and can be purchased via the Government of Canada website.


Click the link below to purchase your appropriate BC Saltwater fishing licence: