“Luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparatioN” -SENECA – ROMAN PHILOSOPHER
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Frequently asked Questions

Can we keep the fish that we WILL catch?


What kind of fish do we target?

Typically, we target Chinook (King) Salmon, Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout depending on the time of year.

Which trip do you recommend?

All trips have awesome potential to catch fish!  We firmly believe that the best bite happens in the early morning and in the hours before and at sunset.  Many trophy fish are caught at dawn and dusk.  The beautiful sunrises and sunsets that you will see in each of these packages is a bonus.  If your’re not free on weekends or short on time – try the Weekday Fishing Escape!

How many people can I bring with me?

We allow a maximum of 4 people per trip so we can provide premium service (ie. adults, children).  We are a safe, small private fishing charter, (not a party boat) and our primary objective is for you to catch fish!  There are no exceptions.

I’ve never been out on a lake before, will I get seasick?

Usually, this is not a problem.  However,  in some circumstances, conditions aren’t exactly “ideal”.  We recommend that you take over the counter motion sickness remedies such as Gravol.  Also, a non-drug device called “Seabands” work well. As always, if we anticipate the lake conditions will not be safe, we will have to cancel your excursion.
Can we eat the fish from Lake Ontario?
Fish from Lake Ontario can be excellent table fare and are great on the BBQ.  However,  we encourage you to refer to the Guide to Eating Ontario Sportfish for provincially recommended consumption guidelines before eating any Ontario fish.
Will you clean and/or prepare our catch?

This is not a service that we offer at this time.

Where is Port Dalhousie and how do I get there?

Port Dalhousie is a 20-30 minute drive from just about any location in Niagara.  We are approximately a 1 1/2 hr drive from anywhere in the GTA.

Will we be safe on the water?
Our watercraft has been inspected and exceeds Transport Canada’s safety requirements for a commercial vessel.  Captain John has over 30 years of fishing and boating experience on the Great Lakes.

I’m not sure about bringing my kids, is this possible?

Yes.  Captain John has young kids of his own and has the right safety gear and patience to accommodate them.  We encourage the introduction of children to the sport of fishing.

Is there a washroom onboard?

No.  However, the Port Dalhousie Pier Marina has a clean and well-maintained washroom, which we encourage you to use before we make way.

What should we bring with us?

-a valid Ontario fishing license  (Ontario residents over 65, under 18, and active members/veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces who reside in Ontario do not need a license.  Thank you for your service! )

-appropriate warm/cool clothes  or rainwear depending on the season and weather conditions

-a camera

-a large cooler (if you wish to bring home your catch)

-polarized sunglasses



Where can I get an Ontario Fishing Licence if I need one?

Licenses can be bought online as well as at retailers such as Canadian Tire or other local fishing outfitters.  Payment will be forfeited and your trip will be canceled if you or anyone in your party fails to obtain an Ontario fishing license upon arrival.

Do you have lifejackets for kids?

Children under 12 are required to wear a Transport Canada approved PFD.  We carry these on board.

What if I have to cancel my trip?

Cancellations made 7 days or more of your scheduled trip will get a full refund.
Cancellations made 2-7 days prior to your scheduled trip will incur a cancellation charge of $100. If a cancellation is made by YOU within 48hrs of your trip, the full remaining balance of your trip will be charged. If we have to cancel due to inclement weather or any other reason deemed necessary at any time, you will have your deposit or payment fully refunded. At your discretion, you will be able to re-book for an alternate date subject to availability. Refunds will not be given if you or anyone in your party fails to obtain an Ontario fishing license if it is required. Seasickness or motion sickness does not warrant a refund of all or any portion of your charter.

Can you accommodate persons with disabilities or special needs?

We firmly believe that removing barriers for persons with disabilities opens the sport of fishing up to everyone.  We endeavor to comply with Ontario’s accessibility legislation.  Please contact us so we can discuss your specific circumstance and strive to find a way to accommodate you before your trip.

When should I arrive for my trip?

Please arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to maximize your time on the water. If you are late, we will wait for you, however, your Fish Catch Guarantee* (if applicable) will not apply and our scheduled return time to the port will not change.

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