We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 335 Lone Cone Road, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-725-3184
Website
Description:

Tonquin fishing charters wants to offer you an experience of a life time,...

Tonquin fishing charters wants to offer you an experience of a life time, here in Tofino BC on Vancouver Island's west coast providing some of the worlds best salmon/halibut fishing charters. Our trips are all privately guided to ensure the best time possible with Tonquin fishing charters. You can enjoy a private trip to Hot Springs cove with prawn and crab fishing on the way home! Plan your charter to fit your needs, We welcome kids on board to experience a fishing experience they will never forget!Born and raised here in Tofino BC, Owner/Operator John Nikiforuk grew up fishing off the local docks of Tofino catching bull heads, snagging crabs, and of course winning the legion derby for biggest bull head! Later in his teenage years he was lucky enough to have an older brother with a boat, they would fish every chance they had! John gives the upper hand with his knowledge and years of experience working on his families commercial Prawn and Tuna boat. Now as a Tug boat captain since 2006 and a sport fishing guide since 2007, here in the local west coast waters Johns marine experience is second to none.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 75 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
The most amazing fishing trip...

Brilliant fishing trip, John was excellent, had so much confidence in him and he couldn't have put us more on the fish if he'd tried... Cannot recommend John and his boat highly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
elisecatchpole
,
Reading, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 74: English reviews
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Brilliant fishing trip, John was excellent, had so much confidence in him and he couldn't have put us more on the fish if he'd tried... Cannot recommend John and his boat highly enough, and can't wait to get back out there...

Helpful?
Thank elisecatchpole
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing and kind guide who helped us catch a lot of fish! 100% recommend! Professional and kind! Great boat and gear as well

Helpful?
Thank DerekN93
Cochrane, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My brother Jade and my two Sons Matthew and Tristan caught a boat load of fish with Johny. Great day with my brother and my sons. I will be back fishing with Johny and highly recommend him to anyone serious about catching fish. Really a good guide and good equipment. Thanks Johny Lorne Simpson

Helpful?
Thank bhatresources
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

John and Amber were great hosts for both the fishing charter and the house unit we rented from them. They were very accommodating in finding a day that worked for us and the unsettled weather. It was worth the wait! I wanted my kids to have a great experience and we all did. The fishing was great fun and John... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gerald E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We booked a fishing charter with John for an afternoon from 2-7. He was knowledgable and extremely skilled. He taught us a lot about sea fishing- we caught 5 salmon and a bunch of cod and rockfish. We are absolutely coming back to do a full day with John next year! In fact I think it's the only reason to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lindsay S
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Another great day on the water with John. We limited out on halibut, Ling Cod and Vermillion. This talented and personable guide found the fish while many others did not. Thanks John for a great day and 90 pounds of fillets! Bill Baker Orillia, On.

Helpful?
Thank Billoncouch
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

John was great - pleasant and very patient even with a novice fisherman who lost the first few salmon that bit due to lack of experience. We eventually got our limit. A good day!

Helpful?
Thank John S
Gabriola Island, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

John combines encyclopedic knowledge of his profession , the patience of Job with clients and a genuine down-to-earth enjoyment sharing his obvious love of fishing. My son Ian and I limited on halibut (one tipping the scales at 61 pounds), salmon, rock-fish and ling cod as well as 5 sharks that John released to swim another day. We spent 10... More 

Helpful?
Thank hoagbd2420
Carroll
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My husband had an all day trip booked with a guide in Ucluelet, which was booked several months before and confirmed the day before the charter. My husband showed up on time at the dock for a 6AM charter only to wait around for an hour and find the guide to be a no show. Figuring the whole day was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gail C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have love fishing and have been fishing for over 60 years. Our trip with John Nikiforuk of Tonquin fishing charters was the best fishing we have ever had. Not only because we were very successful at catching salmon halibut cod red snapper plus other species of fish but John is unique in his knowledge of the... More 

Helpful?
Thank kootenylake10

Travellers who viewed Tonquin Fishing Charters also viewed

 
Tofino, Clayoquot Sound
 

Been to Tonquin Fishing Charters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tonquin Fishing Charters staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?