Best Kept Secret on the West Coast


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“Best Kept Secret On Vancouver Island”

Yes you guessed it  WestView Marina & Lodge is truly blessed to have such productive Fishing/Catching in one of the most beautiful environments on the West Coast of Vancouver Island Canada.

WestViews location is no more than a long day drive accessible from most places in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. It is also seaplane accessible from Vancouver & Seattle.

WHY is Salmon and bottom fishing so GOOD in Esperanza Inlet/Nootka Sound?Let’s first address Salmon. Location, Location, Location - There are literally thousands of migrating schools of Chinook (Spring/King) and Coho (Silvers) Salmon coming down Vancouver Island on the “Super Salmon Highway”. Yes that is the 60 fathom/300ft continental shelf contour which comes off Brooks Peninsula and moves south. There is no other port closer to the Highway than the mouths of Esperanza Inlet and Nootka Sound - Tahsis. These salmon tend to stop to gorge themselves on bait fish which are very plentiful in the area. Lots of protected fishing waters close to the open ocean and lots of migrating salmon makes for BEST and most productive Salmon Fishing/Catching on the entire west coast and that includes Alaska. Add to the Salmon formula a highly successful local salmon enhancement program that has been in place for six years. River and stream rehabilitation projects, Volunteer hatchery programs and a collaborative agreement with the local federal hatchery all have resulted in the release of approx. 6 million Salmon fry released to local waters annually.

In total the projection is that 2.5 million Chinook Salmon will be returning down the west coast of Vancouver Island this season. We are perfectly positioned to intercept them.




 Halibut, Ling Cod, Yellow Eye Rock Fish and other

Bottom Fish Are abundant in our local area.

Why- the answers are quite simple. To start with the same huge balls of bait that attract all the Salmon are also available to most all the bottom fish. Every day in our 5 month season there are reports of Halibut, Ling Cod & Rock Fish being caught while trolling for Salmon. There is also a substantial Herring Spawn in the mouth of both Esperanza inlet & Nootka Sound. This annual event draws lots of Halibut into the area for easy catching.

The daily and possession limits are very generous here. That converts to lots of Bottom Fish in the box when you target them.

Local Possession limits- Chinook 4, Coho 4, Halibut 2, Ling Cod 6, Rock Fish 6- That is a lot of fish.

Bring big coolers when you fish/catch with us you will need them to take all your fish home.


MAY Halibut, Ling & Spring Special – available May 1st – 31st

4 nights Lodging, 3 Full days of Guided Fishing, All your meals while you are with us.

Party of 2 - $1900 CA dollars, approx..$1400 US dollars* per person

Party of 3 - $1500 CA dollars, approx..$1025 US dollars* per person

Party of 4 - $1200 CA dollars, approx..  $875 Us dollars* per person

Only your party will be on the boat, *when paid for with a major US Credit card, 5% tax will be applied

This is a GREAT DEAL. There are a limited amount of these SPECIALS available. Reserve NOW to get your dates.   


What happens in Tahsis stays in Tahsis:

When you said…… “We could be friends with benefits.”

I assumed that you owned the local liquor store.


From the Tiki Bar:

Hi Folks the 2016 season is stacking up to the best ever for Fishing/Catching of Big Salmon. For those of you who have been around a while this is a repeat of 2004 when Gene Gilden caught a 58.8lb Chinook. Also during that season 30lb+ were on the board every day as the largest Salmon of the day. In fact is, it was not unusual to have multiple 30lb+ & 40lb+ each day.

We are booking up for reservations earlier than we ever have been in our 24yrs. So if you need moorage, Lodging, ECO or Fishing Charters. Please make them soon so we can meet your request.

Thank You.See You Soon Cathy & John

 BC Outdoors Sport Fishing featuring West View Marina;broadcast date and times are as follows:


All times are Pacific Standard Time

 WFN                                                                    WILD TV:

Saturday-April 16 @ 11:30PM & 8:00PM     Monday, April 4 @ 5:30AM 

Monday-April 18 @ 6:30AM & 12:30PM      Wednesday, April 6 @ 9:00AM

Friday-April 22 @ 10:30AM & 6:30PM        Friday, April 8 @ 2:30AM

                                                                       Sunday, April 10 @ 12:30PM

 John & Cathy Falavolito   250-934-7672 or 1-800-992-3252

Owner Operators Westview Marina & Lodge

“The Best Kept Secret on Vancouver Island”

Successfully Serving the Cruising and Fishing Public for 24 Years or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.