Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our FAQ section! We’ve compiled answers to some common questions to help you plan and enjoy your fishing charter experience with Coastwide Sportsfishing in Canada.

Our waters are home to a variety of species, including salmon, halibut, lingcod, Rockfish and more. The specific catch depends on the season and your preferences.

Yes, a valid fishing license is required. You can purchase one online through the https://recfish-pechesportive.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm or inquire about it during the booking process.
We recommend bringing weather-appropriate clothing, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and any personal items you may need. Check our website for a detailed packing list.

Gratuities are not included in the package price but are greatly appreciated for excellent service. Tipping is recommended for $200 per day of fishing.

We provide high-quality fishing gear as part of our charter packages. If you have a favorite rod, feel free to bring it, but it’s not necessary.
Safety is our top priority. If weather conditions are looking unfavorable there are lots of options for us during that day to hide away from the weather and still have a fantastic day of fishing.

Absolutely! Feel free to bring your preferred snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for you on the boat. We ask that you consume alcohol responsibly.

Absolutely! Your catch will be professionally cleaned and processed to your needs, and you’re welcome to take it home. Check fishing regulations for any size or species restrictions. https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/bc-zones-cb-eng.html check area 12 and 11 for up to date limits.

We welcome anglers of all ages. However, please inquire about age restrictions for specific charters, especially for safety considerations.

Booking is easy! Contact us via email at coastwidegibson@gmail.com or call/text +1 (250) 713-5567. You can also use the inquiry form on our website to BOOK NOW.

For any other inquiries or specific concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to providing you with an exceptional fishing experience!


Stories from Our Fishing Trips

Wow! Who knew fishing could be so fun! The owner/operator of this charter took care of every detail and ensured we hauled in our limit of halibut and salmon. Watched whales, porpoises and otters surface from below while eagles circled above. Incredible experience from start to finish – returning home with a cooler of fish! Thanks Gibby and crew!

Kyla Hartnell, Guest
These are the best in Port Hardy!!! They have the best guides and equipment. They always get you to the fish!! We limited out on Salmon and Halibut in one day of fishing. It was truly amazing. Chad is great guy and runs a fantastic operation. If you are going fishing in Port Hardy, these are your guys!!
Kevin McDonald, Guest
Fantastic 3 days of fishing with Wade last week. Chad’s Coastwide is a class act…great service, top-notch equipment, and superb local knowledge. We will be back…
Doug Temoin, Guest
Best saltwater fishing experience I’ve ever had. Love the fact that every day you get to catch salmon, halibut and bottomfish! Good boats, great guides, and a unique business model. Can’t wait to come back!
John Kruse, Guest

These guys are great, will definitely be back as soon as I can. My Dad, brother, and I spent three days fishing with our guide Bryan who was amazing and a lot of fun. Best guide/boat captain I have ever fished with.

Fishing with Chads was great since he takes care of the fishing, hotel, food, etc. The hotel Chad books is literally at the dock, awesome view and convenience! You show up to the boat in the morning and your lunch and snacks are already on board! After a long day of fishing they take the fish to be fileted and freezer packed, too easy.

Caught the biggest salmon and halibut of my life on this trip, and amazing lingcod too. Price was extremely reasonable especially after converting to US currency.

Would go fishing with any of Chads guides but will be asking for Bryan next time I come up!

Brian Moyer, Guest