What A Great Trip!

Our captain, Paul Grimston, was the best charter captain we have had. We have been coming to Ucluelet, Vancouver, BC for many years and have fished with numerous charter boats. Now that we have had such a wonderful experience fishing with Paul, we won’t choose any other charter. Than you Paul for a wonderful trip.

Roger and Carol Olson


Limiting Out On Chinook In 2.5 Hours!

In short fishing with Capt. Paul was not fishing at all. It was Catching! Hooking, fighting, and landing pure chrome fighting power. Paul had gear down on the track before the sun was up and we hit our first double header of the day (we had three!), as the sun broke over the tree tops. Majestic! The fun didn’t stop until we limited out on chrome Chinook in 2.5 hours. Fighting these mighty fish side by side with my dad, who taught me to fish as soon as I could hold a rod, is something I’ll cherish forever. To hear my dad say “well that’s off the bucket list” with the glee of a boy was priceless. All the Chinook we landed were between 20-30 pounds, and after Paul cleaned them for us and brought us to the packers, we ended up with 52 pounds of beautiful red fillets. That’s about 1k$ worth of fish! We decided that was enough for us even though the offer to continue to fish for coho or halibut was on offer. Paul was a great guide and has 20 years of fishing experience on the west coast. He was fun, kind, knowledgeable, and entertaining. A good teacher and a fast friend. Would I recommend Paul and Castaway Charters? Hell Yes!!! And you can bet I’ll be back.

Tom Hicks

Good Times!

Fishing in Ucluelet with Castaway Charters will not disappoint. Paul’s boat is exceptionally comfortable and roomy. His experience is unmatched and he always finds the fish. Each time we have fished with Paul, we have went home with enough fish to last until the next season. The cost of the charter is less than if you bought the fish from the grocery store and the experience is priceless. Its a no-brainer to book with Castaway Charters… See you this summer Paul !!

Adam Sypus

Very Happy With Our Trip And Plan To Go Again!

Booked two days of halibut and salmon fishing with Castaway Charters in Ucluelet on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. With my 11 and 13 year old sons. Paul is a very professional and easy going guide and was terrific with the kids. On day one we caught our limit of halibut plus four Chinook and five coho salmon and three Petrale sole. We probably threw back another 10 coho that were not fin clipped. Day two we caught our limit of Chinook plus Paul caught his limit, all over 20 lbs plus several more coho and one halibut. Paul takes great care of the fish. He immediately bleeds the fish after they have been netted and them places them in a cooler with ice. We were very happy with our trip and plan to go again in the future.
Jan H Portland, Oregon

Dream of 35 Years Fulfilled

Since my earliest childhood memories I’ve wanted to go salmon and halibut fishing. Our trip with Castaway Charters hit the mark. We had an amazing time with excellent results. We returned home with coolers full of salmon and halibut meat. The best part was the way Paul made the trip awesome for my 11-year old son. Catching fish was important, but it was secondary to the amazing, lasting memories I made with my son. The happy look on his face while holding his salmon is priceless to me.

Cody L

First Timer’s Success!

I took my son and his wife fishing with Paul and Castaway Charters. It was their first time fishing in the Pacific. Both caught their limit of Chinook, and got some halibut as well. Paul’s boat is roomy and comfortable for four fishers, plus Paul. Paul is easy going, helps the newbies work their fish, and gives excellent service upon return when he cleans and fillets the catch. He gave us good advice on where and how to get our fish frozen and home.
I’ve gone fishing out of Ucluelet several times on different charters. Paul’s boat, service, and knowledge of the grounds made this trip the best one. Next time I will certainly be booking with Castaway Charters.


True Ucluelet Fishing Experience

Thank you Paul for being an excellent ship captain. I loved that you were as excited to catch fish as we were. If you are looking for a real fishing experience then you found your guy. We caught lots of fish and Paul new exactly where to go.  I highly recommend this charter.


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Thrilled fisherman

First and foremost Paul manages his business with safety and awareness of his clients pleasure. He managed to have our party of 3 all limit out with chinook with 3 in the 20 to 25 pound range and the rest near 15lbs. I have already sent Paul a booking offer to come back in 2021 with my son, son in law and grandson (13) for another trip of a lifetime.
- Allan Denton