2018 Pelagic Trip with seabird guide Mark Maftei

2018 Pelagic Trip with seabird guide Mark Maftei

May 5th and 6th, 2018

This trip will be an all-day excursion to some of the offshore banks and canyons in search of albatrosses, shearwaters, storm-petrels and other pelagic birds. Exact route to be determined based on local weather, fishing activity, and up-to-date recon of where birds seem to be concentrating. Our goal is to bird out to, and then along, the shelf edge near one of the large offshore canyons about 35 miles off the coast.

Tofino Fishing Report – January 2018

Tofino Fishing Report – January 2018

Thankfully the steelhead fishing seems to be firing on all cylinders this season, so there’s a lot of motivation to get out there. Solid numbers of steelhead hit the rivers this fall and the action has been borderline fantastic this year. There’s been some very big fish around this season too, which is a tidbit of information that should not be taken lightly.

It’s a rare year indeed when both quantity and quality are in the same sentence, but this year seems to be the exception. If you don’t mind the cold slog into the January elements I’d strongly suggest making a few trips to one of our local rivers. It’s an excellent way to get away from the in-laws and defeat cabin fever. And if you’re not a local who’s well-versed in the infinite nuances of chasing steelhead in Clayoquot Sound then hire a guide, trust me you’ll thank me later.

GREAT BEAR WILD With Ian McAllister

GREAT BEAR WILD With Ian McAllister

Join Ian McAllister for an evening of exploration, research and wildlife conservation. Ian is a conservationist, filmmaker, photographer and writer who has spent the last 30 years working to protect B.C.’s coastal wilderness and wildlife. Ian has written ten books on the Pacific coast and is currently directing a large screen IMAX film on the Great Bear Rainforest. A co-founder and the Executive Director of the non-profit Pacific Wild he is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Tofino Fishing Report – December 2017

Tofino Fishing Report – December 2017

The strange calls began a few weeks ago.

I was puttering around the house one day, trying to look busy as a storm raged outside, when all of a sudden my pants started playing Christmas carols. Searching for the source of the sudden burst of holiday music I reached into my pocket and pulled out my cell phone. Sure enough, a classic version of “Deck the Halls” was playing from the speaker and “No Caller ID” blinked across the screen, signalling an incoming call.  

“Hello?” I said suspiciously, cautious of potential telemarketers.  

A faint, childlike voice with a thick Nordic accent answered back on the other end.  

“Ah yes guud, is dees da Keptain Jarsh Temple?”

“It is…”

“Ah yes guud, my name is Alabaster und ve haf been lukeing fer yew. Vell it seems like yew are da keptain wiff da feeshing out uff da tewn uff Tofino.  Und ve wood like ta book un feeshing trip wiff yew in Decemburr.”

Guide Scholarship - Sponsored By Ocean Outfitters

Guide Scholarship - Sponsored By Ocean Outfitters

Do you imagine a career that allows you to work outside in nature? Are you interested in conservation minded tourism?

The recipient would receive full funding for all certificates required to hole a guiding position. Including:

  • Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC Level 1 or higher
  • 40hr Wilderness First Aid or higher
  • SVOP - Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate
  • MEDA2 or MEDA3
  • ROC - Radio Operator Certificate