“We booked a fishing charter with John for an afternoon from 2-7. He was knowledgable and extremely skilled. He taught us a lot about sea fishing- we caught 5 salmon and a bunch of cod and rockfish. We are absolutely coming back to do a full day with John next year! In fact I think it’s the only reason to come to Tofino (so touristy). Thanks to Tonquin Fishing Charters we have fish for awhile. We were all really happy with the afternoon and it was super fun!”

Lindsay S.

Reviewed on TripAdvisor August 2016


“My brother Jade and my two Sons Matthew and Tristan caught a boat load of fish with Johny. Great day with my brother and my sons. I will be back fishing with Johny and highly recommend him to anyone serious about catching fish. Really a good guide and good equipment. Thanks Johny”

Lorne Simpson

Reviewed on TripAdvisor September 2016


“John combines encyclopedic knowledge of his profession , the patience of Job with clients and a genuine down-to-earth enjoyment sharing his obvious love of fishing. My son Ian and I limited on halibut (one tipping the scales at 61 pounds), salmon, rock-fish and ling cod as well as 5 sharks that John released to swim another day. We spent 10 hours on the water with a great guy that I now consider a friend. At the end of our day we got a very satisfying look at a sea otter floating on his back and I kind of envied his life there in Paradise. My son David in Korea has promised to join us next year for what I feel will become an annual event. Thanks John for a memorable day…see you next year!”

Reviewed on TripAdvisor August 2016


“John is a first class fishing guide, very knowledgeable and a very nice guy. His beautiful boat (MegaBite) is in great condition and perfect for the Tofino waters.
The four of us had a spectacular day of fishing. I would strongly recommend Tofino travelers book a trip with John at Tonquin Fishing.
You will catch fish and you will have fun!
We are booking again for 2017”

Derek Campbell

Reviewed on TripAdvisor June 2016


This was our second fishing trip with Tonquin Fishing Charters and it was just as great as the first! Captain John took me and three others of our party out on a great morning of fishing offshore for halibut & salmon. He knows were to go and how to catch them. Very pleasant and patient with us, giving helpful tips on landing them when required. I would recommend John & Tonquin Fishing Charters to anyone looking for a great time fishing. When we make our way out to the Tofino area again, we will definitely be making our third fishing charter with them.

“Fantastic Fishing Adventure!”

I had the pleasure of fishing with Capt. Johnny this past August, 2012. I have been fortunate enough to have fished everyehere from Florida to Martha’s Vineryard to California, and many places in between. Without question, Tofino is one of the coolest and best places I have ever fished. Johnny made the two days of fishing an extraordinary experience with his knowledge and friendly service. He is truly a great guide and his passion for fishing and the outdoors is second to none……plus he will flat out put you on the fish! I Highly recommend Tonquin Charters and Capt. Johnny.

Awesome fishery..Awesome Guide!McKinney, Texas, United States

Fishing with Johnny April 26th, 2013 was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had on the water. There were 4 other boats on the water that day and our catch was more they all of the other boats combined total. Johnny really knows how to fish and you can see it in his passion for what is his livelihood and hobby. We caught 4 halibuts (let one go based on limit) and four Spring Salmons up to 20lbs…for April that is incredible. I recommend Tonquin Fishing Charters to family, friends, children and for business entertainment as I did. Thanks to the entire crew at Tonquin, it was a once in a lifetime chance that I will never forget.

Westcoast fishing at its finestVancouver, British Columbia, Canada