About Us

West Coast River Charters

We Deliver Unforgettable Fishing Adventures!

Established in 1995, West Coast River Charter’s was formed by owner and head fishing guide Nick Hnennyj.  Born in Port Alberni, Nick has fished the waters of Vancouver Island his whole life and as a professional guide for the last 22 years and been guiding for 26 years.

Located near the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is the gateway to world class Salmon fishing in the waters of Barkley Sound.  Port Alberni  is also home of the Stamp, Somass and Sproat River systems.  The fishing action is year round and always exciting, making  Port Alberni the Ultimate Fishing Town.

At West Coast River Charters we pride ourselves on showing you the best fishing experience possible.   Our modern fleet is well equipped and fishing gear meticulously maintained. Bring your fishing license and leave the rest up to us.  Nothing gets a bigger smile out of us than knowing we’ve helped create a lasting fishing memory.

Shaun L.
One of the greatest fishing adventures I have ever had the good fortune to go on.  The fishing was great, our guide was top notch, took us right to the fish and we had a blast.  Every single minute of it!
Shaun L. Vancouver, BC