Benefits of Twins!
Why we run twin 150hp Optimax's it offers the ultimate safety imagine being 25 miles offshore with a 9.9hp back up motor to bring you in with heavy winds and big seas. Your looking at many hours and the seas don't wait as they build! With twins and your back up being 150hp your in good hands all the way to the dock.
Why a 24 Searay Laguna is our boat of choice!
Well Searay is a top notch boat builder for one and the other is the layout and design. The boat weighing in at close to 5000 lbs dry is very maneuverable topping out at approx 50 mph. The ride is smooth dry the helm and cockpit are very roomy. Fish wells are enormous and we need them most fishing boats have poor storage which will include a cooler in your way but not with our vessel.
Our Vessel and Gear
Ucluelet Charters fishing boat is a 24' Searay Laguna built to fish the offshore banks. The boat is powered by twin 150hp Mercury Optimax outboards. Dependability is very important to us, and these 150's are proven workhorses in our waters. Our boat offers a very roomy cockpit and fishing deck with large fish lockers. You will find our boat clean, comfortable with all safety equipment to Transport Canada standards. Ucluelet Charters is a fully licensed and insured.
We only use gear and baits that work. We use natural baits like anchovies or herring, although we often use plugs and hootchies when fishing deeper waters. We use light weight rods fished off electric downriggers, with or without flashers. The reels are single action "mooching" reels, so you can feel the fish actively fight... the blistered palms are just part of the fun! Heavy duty rods and star drag reels are used when targeting Halibut.
We all have our favorite fishing tunes! The boats equipped with a great stereo bring your CD's or an Ipod and we will plug it in! Tunes great fishing and great people well it doesn't get any better than that!