“This was a day of excitement we will never forget!”
“He brought us to the fish everyday we were out.”
“What a thrill!”
“Of all the amenities on his boat, the best was the depth and fish finder!”
We are a family owned and operated charter business out of beautiful Sooke B.C.
Reel Life Charters began with the dream to develop an operation that would provide fisherman and surfers with unparalleled ocean experiences. We wish to extend our knowledge and lifestyle to bring an exciting experience for you while also bringing awareness to our ocean and its astounding biodiversity.
I’m not, and never have been a fisherman…BUT…while on the West Coast what better activity is there? I was given the opportunity to try my luck at deep sea fishing. An early start (early bird gets the worm) and we headed out to sea. Travis, our captain of Reel Life Charters, took us out over the waves, set our lines, encouraged and taught us about fishing and the area as we trolled the waters in search of that 25 pound salmon! Of all the amenities on his boat, the best was the depth and fish finder! We therefore knew the length of the line and where to cast our lines in hope of landing the big one. In a short time we got a bite; the salmon was strong and a real fighter! With help from Travis, I hauled in a wonderful 8 pound salmon. What a thrill! A few more bites (the big one got away!) but we did manage to bring in another salmon! The five hours at sea ended too quickly…maybe I am a fisherman after all!
On March 30-2016 at approximately 4pm while fishing from Travis’ boat, Miller and myself hooked onto a very large halibut. This beast took over an hour to bring along side the boat and another 20 minutes to establish measurements! This halibut was not legal as it measured over 60 inches in length and we estimated its weight at over 150 pounds! The three of us could not lift this monster fully out of the water. This was a day of excitement we will never forget! Thanks Travis!
We have had several great times fishing with Travis! He brought us to the fish every day we were out. His love for fishing and the ocean is evident and he enjoyed passing on his knowledge to us and techniques he uses on the boat. We are so thankful to be able to go fishing in world renowned fishing grounds with such a skilled captain and passionate fisherman.