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Address: 1877 McNeill Dr., Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-956-3104

Fishing: Salmon, Halibut, Prawning, Also Crabbing & Whale Watching...

Fishing: Salmon, Halibut, Prawning, Also Crabbing & Whale Watching

  Family oriented

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Awesome time !!!!

I had a great time fishing with John .We landed 2 , 40 lb halibut . John definitely knows his business. Also a credit to Mryna , she,s a great hostess . Thanks John and Myrna... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
John S
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

I had a great time fishing with John .We landed 2 , 40 lb halibut . John definitely knows his business. Also a credit to Mryna , she,s a great hostess . Thanks John and Myrna . Will see you next year for sure .

Thank John S
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Fishing trip was great, previous review seemed to mention lack of facilities suitable for women, but my experience was such that when the need arose, like all good mate's, their back was turned. Had a wonderful time, caught a spring and hooked a Hali, but with out the skipper helping me snag it, would have lost it. We would go... More 

Thank Christopher N
Nanaimo, Canada
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I know catching fish requires some luck; I have fished enough to understand sometimes the fish win. Eight hours and nothing, the captain didn't even bite when I asked about cod, snapper, or other bottom reef fish. I hope you like cigarette smoke because you will be guaranteed to get your fill. Did not even ask if we minded. (4... More 

Thank GRK5335
John Z, Owner at JZ's Fishing Charters & Tours, responded to this review

Had to wait awhile to respond...Funny... fish that was on, didn't reach the boat.. as I understand you fished for years...!! Halibut...Hit, But didn't hook...? Salmon.. (Chinook) Hit...Run with the LINE.. For some reason Lost...??? As for SMOKING...No one said a word.. smoking a cig an hr. makes me a chain smoker The boat as you see in the Pic.... More 

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Had great time. Great guide,great fishing,great times. Lots of whales. 40 lb halibut was a scraper among all the other fish we caught. Good times.

Thank Grant A
Smithers, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

John was a great guy but delivered no fish. Boat was too small for 5 people on board to fish. The toilet situation is not suited for women ( porta potty right out in the open) If you are allergic or hate the smell of cigarette smoke this is not the charter for you. Captain John is a chain smoker.... More 

Thank howiee65
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Day started on time (as usual!) 6:00am and Johhny 5 was on the water. Day was overcast and cloudy to start, but didn't matter as John was on his game. Never a dull moment with the humour, stories and 3 REALLY NICE CHINOOK! 26lbs, 16lbs and 14lbs all. Always attentive to out safety and enjoyment, truly the best charter and... More 

Thank M34ME
Campbell River, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you ever want the best fishing adventure John and Myrna are the people to have as excellent fishing guides. We had the time of our lives. Caught halibut, salmon and got to eat fresh crab, and we had alot of good laughs. Thanks again. Steve and Deb Dearden

Thank stedea99
New Hampshire
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95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

I found John's card posted on the local breakfast cafe, checked Trip Advisor and found he had top notch reviews, so I called him. I had only short stay in Port McNeill and he was able to fit me in the same morning I called. I knew right away that I was going to have a fun day. John is... More 

Thank Paul D
Campbell River, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The weather tried not to cooperate but John as usual made sure we came home with fish and beautiful fish to boot.Thank you again.

Thank Maggie P
Campbell River, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

John was awesome... he promised Halibut and delivered... the best fishing experience i have had and i have had a few,great day on the water:)

Thank Paul M

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