Based out of Harbour Quay Marina, Port Alberni, BC, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island – SilverFox Marine Charters offers eco-tours travelling in and around the coastal waters of Barkley Sound.
During our eco-tours you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of BC coastal First Nations culture and tour of their old settlements. You will have photo opportunities to capture the abundance of wildlife, including whales, bears, and a variety of other marine wildlife. Walk the boardwalks of the coastal fishing villages, or beachcomb the sandy beaches of remote islands, and take in all this beautiful coastal landscape has to offer. While onboard, we will provide great homestyle cooking for all three daily meals.
Based out of Port Alberni, day charters are available throughout the year, leaving the dock at 6:00 am and returning at 6:00 pm the same day.
Day Trips include 3 meals during the day.
Group: 6 persons max.
Trip Length: 12 hours
*Pricing based on 4 person occupancy. For group bookings over 4 people, an addtional fee of $125/person is required.
All anglers must have a licence to go fishing. Many fishing locations do not have an Independent Access Provider, making it best to acquire your licence online before you head out.
Always carry your licence with you.
*Licence cost varies based on the age and residency of the fisher, as well as the term of the licence, which may range from one day to one year.
SilverFox Marine Charters Ltd. is owned and operated by Paul Barnes. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Paul has always been passionate about the outdoors with a keen interest in being on the water.
Paul's first experiences in 1990, into the Alberni Canal and Barkley Sound, left him fascinated with the abundant marine life and its vast and natural scenery. Pauls work previously as a commercial diver in the aquaculture industry gained him a much deeper appreciation for Barkley Sound, its underwater ecosystems, environments and unspoiled scenic beauty the area provides.
Paul looks forward to sharing with you an unforgettable outdoor coastal adventure into the island's history and scenic backdrops.
• 60 T Limited Masters
• Small Vessel Operator Proficiency SVOP 4
• Marine Emergency Duties Med A2
• Marine Emergency Duties Med A3
• Restricted Operator Certificate
• Maritime (Radio) ROC-M 1
• Marine First Aid
• WCB Certified Commercial Diver