About Denali Fishing Charters

If you’re looking to experience an awesome Vancouver Island salmon fishing trip in Campbell River, British Columbia, you’re in the right place.

Hey, I’m Calvin Parker, and I’ve been ocean fishing out of Cambell River for over 40 years.

I’ve been a salmon fishing guide for a number of years now and have a good understanding of the waters here and where the best place to go is. We also have top of the line gear to give you the best experience possible.

Meet Calvin, Your Guide

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Calvin Parker is a 3rd generation fisherman who has had a passion for fishing from a young age. At 14, Calvin began guiding at the world-famous Dolphin’s Resort, where he still works as a contract guide today.

Calvin provides his guests with an exciting, memorable & safe West Coast experience through the enthusiastic eyes of a local with decades of experience. Enjoy world-class fishing while relaxing in the beauty & serenity of Campbell River’s local waters with someone who treats you like family.

Calvin is a member of the Campbell River Guide’s Association & the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce.

Our Boat

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  • Model: Pursuit 2460 Denali.
  • Engine: Inboard Volvo Penta.

Boat Features

  • Heated, Covered Cabin.
  • Toilet.
  • Fully Insured & Certified Commercial Fishing Vessel.
  • Cuddy Cabin.
  • BBQ on board.

Our Gear

  • G-Loomis, Fenwick rods.
  • Nautilus, Islander reels.
  • Scotty downriggers.


“I have the pleasure of knowing and fished with Calvin for well over 30 years. His reputation providing great service and top production on saltwater fishing outings is widely recognized by his fellow charter operators and current and past clients alike.

Calvin has spared no expense in providing a flawlessly maintained, comfortable and well-appointed boat as well as a full complement of the most modern high-end fishing gear and tackle. 

His knowledge of local coastal waters is extensive and his list of marine charter certifications exceeds the usual government requirements. Calvin is known for his innovative salmon fishing methods and his consistent results.

His love of the sport and longtime experience gives him the ability to be successful using some of the older light tackle and traditional methods of Campbell River fishing, as well as the usual currently accepted methods. Years prior to his becoming an independent charter boat skipper and top salmon fishing guide, Calvin was employed as a guide at the Dolphins Resort (“Famous for Fishing”) in Campbell River (“Salmon Fishing Capital”).

At Dolphins Resort he was always a top producer and a highly requested guide. Calvin’s reputation for timelines, energy, and preparation is well known among his peers. He is a committed family man and great with kids. He knows how to provide a memorable experience to both seasoned fisher people and first-timers.

Calvin is definitely in the upper echelon of fishing guides and is sure to provide a safe, comfortable and exciting outdoor adventure.”

Bob Mackenzie

Resort Manager (Retired)

Dolphins Resort

Campbell River, B.C

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What will I catch?

A: While there are no guarantees, We’ll fish for: Salmon – Chinook (Kings), Coho (Silvers), Sockeye, Chums, and Pinks. Ling Cod, Halibut, Prawns and Dungeness Crabs can also be expected.

Q: What’s the best time of year to fish?

A: Fishing isn’t just a summer sport! Some of the best fishing in British Columbia happens in the Winter.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: Since each tour is catered to your individual wants & needs, but you can view our general rates here or contact me for more information here.

Q: Will I see wildlife?

A: The Campbell River area is densely saturated with wildlife which gives you a very good chance of spotting bald eagles, sea lions, otters, humpback & orca whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins or even bears!

Q: Is your boat accessible for children & the elderly?

Yes!! Pursuit makes a low profile boat for easy access and a safe comfortable ride.

Q: What qualifications & certifications does our guide have?


Q: Can I keep all the fish I catch?

Within possession limits, yes! Your catch will be iced down immediately once back at the dock, and your fish will be professionally cleaned and bagged. If you require further processing, we work closely with a commercial processor within walking distance from our dock

Q: How do I get to the boat?

We are located at the Coast Marina: 1003 Island Hwy, Campbell River, BC.