CHARTERS & TOURS

 

PLEASE NOTE: it's common for our guests to do both fishing and whale watching during a charter as the two activities are easily combined and fun for the whole family.

 
Nice chinook/spring salmon

Nice chinook/spring salmon

Coho salmon

Coho salmon

Nice coho/silver salmon caught near Flower Island.

Cooler full of fish

Cooler full of fish

The cooler fills with the day's catch.

Trolling at sunrise

Trolling at sunrise

The day's catch

The day's catch

Nice day's work on the Strider.

Coho salmon

Coho salmon

Nice coho/silver salmon.

Salmon and halibut

Salmon and halibut

Salmon and halibut in the cooler.

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jana 35

Lingcod

Lingcod

The day's catch

The day's catch

Good day out on the water.

Fishing

The waters around Malcolm Island are great places to fish for salmon (chinook/spring, coho/silver, sockeye and pink), halibut, and other species during the summer months. Captain John has 40 years' experience guiding in Canadian waters, so no experience is necessary. We serve beginners as well as experienced fishermen, and all gear is provided. 

You must arrive with a valid fishing license,
available online from BC Fisheries, or obtainable at some area sporting goods stores.

 

When you fish with North Island Adventures, you get:
 

  • 40+ years of guide experience

  • gear for all the types of fishing in this area

  • fishing for salmon, halibut, lingcod and other ground fish

  • your fish cleaned

  • custom processing available for packing, freezing, smoking, etc.

 

Maximum: 4 Adults or 1 family

 
Orcas

Orcas

Spyhopping Orca

Spyhopping Orca

Tail Slap

Tail Slap

Adult orca and calf

Adult orca and calf

Pod of orcas in Johnstone Strait

Pod of orcas in Johnstone Strait

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Orcas along the shoreline

Orcas along the shoreline

Humpback whale

Humpback whale

Humpback tail

Humpback tail

Feeding humpback whale

Feeding humpback whale

Pacific white sided dolphin

Pacific white sided dolphin

Whale Watching

Our area is home to Northern Resident orcas and mammal-eating Bigg's (transient) orcas. The resident orcas typically begin to arrive in July and stay through September to feed on salmon runs. Most days there are orcas to see in Johnstone Strait, Blackfish Sound, and other locations in the area. The growing number of humpback whales in the Blackfish Sound area means that there are nearly always big whales to be seen as well.

 

The Strider is a great boat for whale watching and has a hydrophone and audio system that enables you to listen in on any calls being made by the orcas or humpbacks.

 

Combine fishing with whale watching on your charter to get the best of both worlds.

 

Maximum: 6 Adults or family group

 

Click to play this orca audio captured by the Strider's hydrophone.

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Orcas in Johnstone StraitNorth Island Adventures
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Mama grizzly and cubs

Mama grizzly and cubs

Cubs are hungry

Cubs are hungry

Mama bear gives in

Mama bear gives in

Nursing cubs

Nursing cubs

Lunch time is over

Lunch time is over

Foraging for mussels

Foraging for mussels

Foraging for mussels

Foraging for mussels

Foraging for mussels

Foraging for mussels

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Grizzly bears in an estuary in Knight Inlet.

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Bear Watching

On days when the timing of the tides is right, we can take you and your group to an estuary where grizzly bears feed on the salmon runs.

 

Contact us for information and dates of availability.

 

Maximum: 6 Adults or family group

 

 

Water Taxi and Specialty Charters

If you have transportation needs to move people or cargo to various locations in the Broughton Archipeligo area, North Island Adventures can provide fast and efficient transportation for you and your gear. 

 

Contact us for information and availablity.

 

Maximum: 6 Adults or family group

 

Photography Trips

You and your photography group can get spectacular photos of orcas, humpbacks, grizzlies, eagles, seals, sea lions, dolphins and other wildlife in our area. Arrange a day on the water and let us know what you'd like to see. We'll put you in the best locations to get the types of shots you want.

 

Maximum: 6 Adults or family group

WHAT TO BRING ON YOUR TRIP

 

  • cameras

  • rain gear/layered clothing (a normal day begins with a chilly morning and ends with a warm afternoon)

  • your own food, beverages, and snacks (please contact us for details...we will explain what foods are best suited for a charter and why we will throw any bananas overboard...(we're not kidding)

Captain John Geraghty

Your captain on your trips has over 40 years' experience guiding and navigating waters in British Columbia. 
 

  • Transport Canada certified passenger carrying captain

  • Advanced marine first aid training

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