Coola Sportfishing Adventures & Guided Tours
Coast, British Columbia, Canada.
Board 42 foot 660 hp Twin Diesel Jet boat MV Nekhani
the Ultimate West Coast Sportfishing Vessel
Canada Approved Passenger Vessel
6 guest capacity overnight and 12 Passenger Day Charter.
Port of Bella Coola is a beautiful coastal town situated amid
the snow capped peaks of the Glacial Fjords. Heading West
to the outer coast from the Port of Bella Coola you have some
of the best Jumbo Spot Prawn, Dungeness Crab, Hot Springs,
Halibut, Coho, Spring Salmon and Lingcod fishing found anywhere
on the British Columbia Coast.
Wilderness region has it all and the Spectacular Fjords and
Pristine Glacial waters are home to many species of Fish and
Wildlife. All Charters are based out of the Port of Bella
Coola and it is about 80 nautical miles from Bella Coola to
the open outside coast. The Port of Bella Coola is about a
5 ½ hour drive West of Williams Lake on Highway 20
and actually the closest Pacific Saltwater Port to Alberta.
# 1: 8 Hour "Glacial
Fjord/Hot Springs Tour"
Most Popular Nautical Day Tour!
Our 42 foot Twin Diesel Jet boat MV Nekhani departs the Bella
Coola Harbour at 9:00 am and heads West out the Glacial Fjords.
Your Skipper Leonard Ellis takes you to several historical
sites built by settlers and talks about the history and settlement
of the area. We cruise by Hanging Glaciers and stop in Bachelor
Bay at the sandy beach and visit Seal Rock. The views to the
East of Mt. Nusatsum and to the West of Bentinck Spire are
spectacular. We cruise into the mouth of the Salmon Spawning
Creek at Green Bay to view the Tidal Estuary in search of
Grizzlies, Black Bears and Wolves. Heading out around the
point into South Bentinck Arm you may have opportunity to
see Seals, Dolphins, Humpback Whales and Killer whales. Arriving
at the Hot Springs you enjoy a beautiful remote Hot Spring
in a natural crevice with crystal clear water and no odor.
After your soothing soak in the hot springs we cruise over
to the gorgeous set of Waterfalls and cool down with the overspray.
For Lunch we tie up in a quiet little emerald green harbour
at the trailhead of the famous Big Cedar Tree. Your Skipper
prepares you a nice onboard barbequed lunch while guests enjoy
watching the Seals and Eagles. In hot weather many people
enjoy a Swim here in the glacial water. Departing the sheltered
bay we cruise up to a vertical granite bluff to view a very
impressive display of ancient First Nation Pictographs that
tell stories of long ago. Heading north out of the Fjord we
keep an eye out for Dolphins and at the end of the day arrive
back at the Bella Coola Harbour just after 5:00 pm.
for the 8 hour Day Tour (9 am - 5 pm), including Barbequed
Lunch is $175.00 per person.
Dont forget your camera, bathing suit and towel!
Payment can be made in cash or cheque. Departure point Bella
# 2 is a 2 Day/1 Night
inside waters Glacial Fjord Tour
2 Includes Fishing for Prawns, Crabs, Hot Springs, Wildlife
Viewing (Seals, Eagles, Dolphins and possibly Whales and Grizzly
2 Day/1 Night price is $695.00 per person. Minimum of 4 guests
and Maximum of 6 Guests on 2 day/1 night overnight Charter.
# 3 is a 3 Day /2 Night
and is the Mid Range Halibut Fishery
3 Includes fishing Burke Narrows (for Halibut), Kwatna or
Dean Channel for Fall Coho. Fishery includes Prawns, Dungeness
Crab and Halibut and Wildlife/Marine life Viewing.
3 Day/2 Night price is $1975.00 per day to charter the vessel.
This charter cost is divided up equally with all anglers on
board. Maximum of 4 Anglers on Board.
# 4 is a 4 Days/3 Nights
Deluxe Big Spring Fishery
4 Includes Fishing for Trophy Spring Salmon, Coho, Halibut,
Lingcod, Prawns and Crabs. This Fishery takes place on the
Outer Coast where we fish St. John Harbour and Milbanke Sound
for the Big Springs. Salmon fishing is at its best on the
outer coast where the Fish are feeding heavily on Herring.
Day/3 Night price is $1975.00 per day. This charter cost is
divided up equally with all anglers on board. Maximum of 4
Anglers on Board
Charters include a visit to local Hot Springs and
as well may include random sightings of Killer Whales Dolphins,
Humpback Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, Eagles, Grizzly Bear, Black
Bear and Wolves.
foot MV Nekhani can sleep up to a maximum of 6 Guests overnight
and is fully rigged with Two Downriggers and Two Outriggers
so we can fish four lines for Salmon. The on Board Viewing
Tower is utilized for spotting Finners and Jumpers. We also
have 4 Crab pots and 8 Prawn Traps aboard that we set and
haul back on the Fishing Grounds.
pack our own ice in large commercial fish totes and dress
and ice our fish down as we catch them. Please bring your
own coolers for transporting your catch home. Fresh ice is
available in Bella Coola.
Nekhani is fully equipped with all cooking necessities
including Weber Barbeque, two burner propane stove and Crab
and Prawn Cooker. We have a nice airtight Woodstove on Board
as well to keep us warm if it is raining. We feed you as much
fresh caught seafood as you like and typically there will
be fresh fish on the barbeque every day.
The MV Nekhani Charter rate is determined by running time,
nautical miles travelled and Diesel fuel consumed.
are subject to the 5% Tax and include all Bait, Tackle, Fuel,
Food and Accommodations.
Tidal Sportfishing Licenses are required by Anglers and can
be purchased here in Bella Coola at the Hagensborg Grocery
store on arrival or online. Please bring your own sleeping
bag. We supply the pillows and pillow slip.
Note* Charter Day rate for the MV Nekhani is generally
divided up evenly amongst the Anglers/Guests on board. If
you do not have enough people in your group to make the minimum
amount required to do the Tour/Charter PLEASE call us anyway
1-888-982-0098 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
as we generally have people standing by who are willing to
share the vessel to make the minimum amount required to do
the Tour. Please have a look at our www.bcgrizzlytours.com
webpage to see our facilities at our Land Based Resort in
A one day deposit is required to book a trip and balance owing
is required ten days prior to departure. It is recommended
to book early for prime dates.
We recommend you stay at the Bella Coola Valley Inn the night
before your departure. Bella Coola Valley Inn reservation
telephone # is 250-799-5316.
depart the Bella Coola Dock at 9:00 am on the morning of your
Charter. We have you back into the Port of Bella Coola by
Sundown on the last day of your Charter.
Your Skipper Leonard Ellis has over three decades of Saltwater
guiding experience in the Bella Coola area and will keep your
hooks sharp and do his best to keep you on the Fish.
Coola Sportfishing Adventures
PO Box 336, Bella Coola
Spring Salmon up to 60 pounds * Coho up to 24 pounds *
Halibut up to legal limit * Lingcod up to 35 pounds *
Red Snapper * Jumbo Spot Prawns * Dungeness Crabs *