Bamfield Fishing Salmon Charters

BamfieldArticle from the Vancouver Sun comparing Bamfield to Ucluelet and Tofino


Fifth Element Charters is not a big BC fishing lodge: and we’re proud of it. Fishing isn’t about cookie cutter experience, it’s about the camaraderie and authenticity of dealing with nature as she was meant to be seen: still wild, the way it was centuries ago, and that’s why we’ve decided to put our halibut and salmon charters in Bamfield, BC. Bamfield fishing is not a cookie cutter experience, it’s a once in a lifetime experience: the Real West Coast Experience.

Bamfield is a distinctive town, a place worth falling in love with. Jokingly called ‘The Venice of North America” since much of the town is only available by water, we feel confident that you’ve never been to a place quite as sublimely beautiful as this. Historically located for its old cable station to Asia, now Bamfield is better known for being the start of the famous “West Coast Trail,” one of the world’s most famous hiking treks.

For the guests of Fifth Element, Bamfield is supposed to be a comfortable spot to relax after the hard day of a deep sea fishing charter. Enjoy a couple of drinks, eat some of your guaranteed caught salmon and just enjoy the ravishing beauty of the West coast of Vancouver Island, whether this is your first time to experience it or your hundredth.


Getting To Bamfield:


Via Plane: The easiest method, and if you've never taken a seaplane it's an extraordinary experience. Click Here for Pricing

Via Ferry: A walk on only ferry departing and returning to Port Alberni on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and some Sundays. Just leave your car in Port Alberni and enjoy the extraordinary scenery of the Alberni Inlet. Click here for Schedule, Fares and General Information

Via Logging Road:  Once you arrive in Port Alberni, follow the signs for Bamfield. You will enter a gravel logging road that is approximately 85 kms. Follow the signs, or alternatively, follow the powerlines to Bamfield. The Bamfield road is marked with red and white kilometer signs numbered from 1 to 85.Total travel time between Nanaimo and Port Alberni is ~ 1.5 hours, and from Port Alberni to Bamfield is ~ 1.5 - 2 hours depending on road conditions, at an (average speed 50 km/hr). This road is usually well maintained, but of course an offroad capable vehicle will make this drive more convenient. If you choose to drive please let us know so that we can send you more detailed instructions.