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Bigger isn’t always better.
Atlantic Mackerel may not look like a trophy fish, but boy are they ever fun to catch! We like to catch them using rods, but we also offer hand-lines if that is your preference.
Mackerel put up a good fight due to their sleek, compact and streamlined bodies which are designed for fast swimming. And because they’re a schooling fish they’re often hooked, one after the other, providing a lot of fun for the fishing enthusiast.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $39.95 per person. Minimum 2 people
This is a tour of the now-resettled remote communities of Grand Bruit and Petites, with a bonus stop in the still-active fishing village of La Poile. It includes a full day of boating with interpretation and close up views of sea birds, marine life and possibly whales. You will look for beach-combing critters like otters and wild game such as caribou, moose and bear which often frequent the shoreline.
La Poile is one of the last surviving isolated Newfoundland villages that is completely dependent on the commercial fishery for survival. Our skipper is from La Poile and knows the area intimately. You will learn about lobster and crab fishing, and you will try for a cod or mackerel. If you long for fresh air and would like to feel as if you've stepped back in time, this is the excursion for you.
Duration: 8 hours
Cost: $199 per person. Minimum 6 people
All shark fishing gear provided for customer use. We use fresh bait to lure mako and blue sharks and release them using humane hook release tools and methods after they are caught. This is a catch and release fishery only. Please reserve this excursion at least two weeks in advance of the requested shark fishing excursion day.
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: $699 per trip. Maximum 4 people
You love to fish? We love to fish. Skipper George will interpret and coach you through fishing for mackerel and/or cod (during recreational season) in the cold, clean Atlantic Ocean just off historic Port aux Basques. Included are demonstrations in fish cleaning and filleting, and interpretation of the commercial fishery on the Southwest Coast of Newfoundland. We have the gear; all you need to do is practice calling, "Here fishy, fishy."
Duration: Maximum 2 hours
Cost: $69.50 per person. Minimum 2 people
Departs: 7 am, 2 pm & 6:30 pm Mon-Fri. Saturdays, 2 p.m.
Our adventure to Channel Head Island starts at the main wharf in Port aux Basques. It includes an interpretative tour along the coastline and a search for eagles, whales, seals and other wildlife that are common in this area. The walk to the top of the island suits most fitness levels and sightseeing desires. We are currently captivated with this small isolated island. Picnic alongside Channel Head Lighthouse and chat with Skipper George about the commercial fishery during a demonstration in nautical knot-tying.
We've timed this excursion to give you an up close view of the Gulf ferry as it sails by en route to Nova Scotia. It makes for great photo opportunities.
Duration: Maximum 2 hours
Cost: $65.50 per person, includes picnic lunch or $52.50 per person if you prefer to bring your own picnic lunch. Maximum 8 people
Departs: 11 am every day, July-October
"I've lived here all my life and I have not had a more exciting time than when me and my husband went fishing cod with George. The fish came in fast and there were lots of laughs. I highly recommend it." ~ Nancy Matthews, Port aux Basques, NL