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Known world wide as “The Salmon Capital of the World” Port Alberni offers anglers easy access to the amazing Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound, Bamfield, The Broken Group of Islands and beyond to the open Pacific Ocean. The Alberni Inlet is home to some of the world’s largest salmon runs, numbering well over ONE MILLION fish annually. Port Alberni’s world- renowned Somass and Stamp River systems are home to hundreds of thousands of returning Sockeye Salmon every year. Sockeye Salmon are known the world over as the tastiest of all the five salmon species. This amazing annual event provides an angler with Sockeye Salmon fishing action that one can only dream about.

In Port Alberni, our salmon fishing charter boats regularly hook into as many as 10-25 of these tasty sockeye salmon during most June and July mornings. Arriving with or just behind the Chinooks are enormous numbers of feisty Coho Salmon. These acrobatic salmon are pound for pound, one of the most exciting salmon one can hook into. Chinook Salmon return every year to the Alberni Inlet by the tens of thousands in early summer then move on to Port Alberni during the mid to latter part of August and into September. The majority of these salmon are in the 25-35 lb range. Chinook Salmon are the largest of the five salmon species, and can be a handful for even the most experienced angler.

Our local Port Alberni guides operate fishing charter boats that are clean, comfortable and equipped with top notch fishing gear, electronics and washroom facilities. Guiding in the Alberni Inlet is their specialty. We also offer salmon and halibut fishing charters offshore from Port Alberni for those who want to venture out into the open Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Vancouver Island B.C. There you will encounter open water fishing and large migrating runs of wild Pacific Salmon as well as Halibut, Rockfish and Lingcod.

These offshore sport-fishing charters are often ones that you will talk about for years, with sightings of marine wildlife like Humpback and Grey Whales, the mighty Orcas, Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, Bald Eagles, seals, huge Stellar & California Sea Lions and much more! Port Alberni is known around the world for it’s amazing salmon and halibut sport fishery.

Accommodations are very plentiful in Port Alberni, with an abundance of amazing resorts, first- rate full service hotels, comfortable motels, cozy B&B’s, RV parks, private vacation rental suites and cozy B&B’s. If you require travel or accommodation information or assistance in booking your fishing charter, in Port Alberni or need help planning your vacation to this outstanding sport - fishing destination, please contact us from our reservations and contact page

Custom canning, smoking, freezing, processing and shipping world wide of your catch can be arranged through St Jean’s Cannery.