Operating out of the Harbour Quay Marina in Port Alberni, SilverFox Marine Charters offers both, single and multi-day marine adventure charters on the west coastal waters of beautiful Vancouver Island, BC. Join us as we travel into Barkley Sound to enjoy nature at its finest, with fantastic wildlife viewing and photo opportunities of whales, sealions, bears and eagles.
Our multi-day marine adventure charters, give you the luxury of living aboard the vessel, with the advantage of being able to move to different locations through out Barkley Sound. During our multi day adventures, you will have the opportunity to fish for a variety of species including Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Red Snapper, Prawns and Crab. You will walk the boardwalk of the coastal fishing village of Bamfield and explore beautiful Brady’s beach. You will share in the history and culture of the Huu-ay-aht’s by participating in the Kiixin cultural tour, visiting the only known remaining complete traditional first nations village on the southern BC coast. Providing a true west coast experience, we will explore the sandy beaches of the Broken Group Islands, which consists of over 100 islands, islets and rocky outcrops scattered in the sheltered waters of Barkley Sound.
Silverfox Marine charters offers everyone a chance to truly experience all that Barkley Sound has to offer.
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 first travelled down the Alberni Canal and into Barkley Sound back in 1990 and was facinated with the marine life and scenary. Paul has experienced the BC coast working as a commercial diver in the aquaculture industry and believes Barkley Sound is one of the most beautiful places coastal Vancouver Island, British Columbia has to offer. Paul is passionate about our coastal environment and history and looks forward to sharing with you an experience that will not be soon forgotten.
Paul Barnes is Transport Canada Certified:
• 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
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 each individual. For group bookings over 4 people, a charge of $125 to be applied to each addtional person. (Day Trips Only)
Annually we do about 10 overnight trips a year, starting at the beginning of May, to the end of September. Our most popular package is our 4 night / 5 day all-inclusive overnight charter.
Overnight Trips include 3 meals during the day including a Continental breakfast, cold luncheon, and fully prepared evening dinner.
Group: 4 persons max.
Trip Length: 2 - 5 days
(depending on package)
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.