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" Thanks for a great trip Greg & Nathan. Beautiful day capped off with a great fight with a 25 pounder on the fly rod! Lots of fish & crabs. See you again. All the best! "
Andy, Vancouver
" Once you go Hymax, you'll never have a better climax! 1st time out nailed a 47 lbs King! You're the best. Thanks for the great Honeymoon memory. "
Chad, Aspen, Co
"Our 3rd Hymax experience. It was really fun, Whales, Bears, a few fish, it was such a fun day!"
The Gill Family, St.Louis
HYMAX Charters

Thank you for stopping by Hymax Charters.

The Crew;

Owner/Skipper Greg McKay

- 60 Ton Master Limited
- 100 Ton Fishing Master IV
- Licensed Tug Boat Master
First Mate Lorenzo
- 10 Years Hymax Charters

Homeport is in Tofino, British Columbia on the west coast of Vancouver Island.

From here we can access some of the healthiest offshore and inshore fishing grounds in the Pacific Ocean.

These waters have made Tofino one of the most important commercial & recreational fishing ports on the west coast of Canada.

Our vessel is moored at the all new Tofino Resort & Marina.

Ph: (250) 266-0147


The Tofino fishing scene is spectacular!
Fish the protected waters of Clayoquot Sound, or the more productive off-shore waters. As you cruise out of Tofino Harbour past the lighthouse, you enter a unique offshore eco-system that supports huge schools of bait fish. Teaming balls of Herring, Pilchards, Neddlefish, Squid, and Krill attract and support the legions of bigger game fish. This thriving rugged environment creates catch opportunities found nowhere else on the Coast.
We target Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Halibut, Tuna, Snapper and Rock Cod. In addition we usually set and check the Crab and Prawn traps when leaving and returning to the harbour.

Private Charters

A private charter is the ultimate West Coast fishing experience.

A reservation is made and the boat and date(or dates) are secured for your group or family. A full day trip is 8-10 hours, a half day trip is 4-6 hours. My regular clients usually book a full day to ensure the best chances getting their limit of salmon and halibut.

I encourage you to plan on booking a minimum of 4-6 hours. There is no penalty for ending a trip early, you can return to the harbour at any time for any reason.

I am easy going, but very serious about catching fish and providing a comfortable atmosphere on board. My mission is to fill the cooler with fish & for you to have a safe, positive experience with Hymax Charters.

Rates per hour (2020)

  $199.95 per hour 1 to 2 people
  $214.95 per hour 3 people
  $229.95 per hour 4 people
  $244.95 per hour 5 people
  $259.95 per hour 6 people
  $274.95 per hour 7 people
  $289.95 per hour 8 people
  $304.95 per hour 9 people
  $319.95 per hour 10 people
  $334.95 per hour 11 people
  $349.95 per hour 12 people

Deposit and Cancellation Policy
30% deposit required to guarantee reservation

Fuel Surcharge
5% fuel surcharge will be applied

Derby's Available For Charter
- Tofino Saltwater Classic
- Tofino Legion Derby
- Fishing for the Future Derby
- Alberni Salmon Festival & Derby

** Follow this link to obtain your required Sport Fishing License **

The Victory Features:

  • 12 passenger capacity
  • Large aft fishing deck
  • 4 down riggers
  • 2 heads
  • Large heated interior
  • Roomy flybridge with seating for 6
  • Twin 600hp Caterpillar diesels
  • Large or small groups, Families, Stags, Wedding groups, Corporate groups, Nature tours, Custom charters

  • The VICTORY is for clients who want the best. Built to high end yacht standards and completely outfitted with the best of everything. She is a refined offshore battle wagon, and a proven fish killa. The ultimate Sportfisher. The extra comforts and exceptional sea worthiness of this fine vessel will keep you and your group happy all day long. I searched long and hard to find one of these particular hulls, she is a very renowned and celebrated Pacifica 44 in mint condition. You will not find a nicer charter boat.

    Wedding Groups


    The Groomsman
    A private fishing trip or sightseeing trip is a great mixer for new family and friends and will leave a long lasting fun memory for everyone. Over the years I have hosted many wedding party groups onboard the Hymax. Bachelor parties, bachelorettes, stag and doe's, groomsmen outings, honeymooners, as well as mixed groups of couples, singles and kids from the wedding party. The Hymax is very clean and comfortable for entertaining and can accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Other Wedding Service Providers in Tofino

  • Red Can Gourmet [Catering]
  • Smashing Glasses [Event Rentals]
  • Michael Farrow Photography [Photography]
  • Crab Apple Floral Design [Florist]
  • Rare Earth Wedding Event Production [Wedding Planner]
  • Resorts Specializing In Weddings

  • The Wickaninnish Inn
  • Tofino Resort & Marina
  • Black Rock Resort
  • Western Tin Wis
  • Long Beach Lodge Resort

  • Catch Dinner

    Cook Your Catch at 1909 Kitchen with Canada's Top Chef winner Chef Paul Moran. Have Paul and his team prepare an unforgettable seafood feast for your crew. Simply drop off some of your catch at the end of the charter trip, make a dinner reservation, come back and enjoy. The restaurant is located at the Tofino Resort and Marina (right where the Victory is moored).

    The 1909 shows off beautiful views and a warm atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating. Cost 39pp includes sides.

    Fishing for Albacore Tuna 25 miles offshore.

    Sea LionsKiller Whale (Orca)

    About Myself

    The Best West Coast FishingI have been a professional mariner on the west coast for 32 years. And a professional guide for 20 years. I have always made my living working and surviving on the ocean.

    I spent my earlier adult years commercial fishing BC's most remote coastal areas. Mostly as a commercial diver harvesting Geo-Duck clams, Sea Urchins, and Sea Cucumbers. I've also been involved in commercial Prawn Fishing, the Herring fishery, and the commercial Sockeye fishery.

    I am also a licensed Tug Boat Master and now spend my winters running tug and barges around Vancouver Island. From April through till the end of October I focus on running my charter business out of Tofino.

    * 60 Ton Master Limited

    * 100 Ton Fishing Master IV

    * Licensed Tug Boat Master

    Contact Info

    Greg McKay

    Direct (250) 266-0147

    Affordable accommodations Tofino
    Affordable accommodations Tofino

    Tug Boat Inn is located in Tofino, a 10-minute walk from Clayoquot Sound, 4 km from Chesterman Beach, and 16.1 km from Long Beach. The property is 2.7 km from Maquinna Provincial Marine Park and 9.7 km from Radar Hill.

    Wickannish Interpretive Centre is a 5-minute walk from the villa, while Tofino Botanical Gardens is 2.7 km from the property.

    Book early to secure your dates with you're private charter.

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    "Unbeilevable day aboard Hymax! As usual Greg and Nathan were amazing. Limited out on Springs and Crabs. Found a great fishing hole. Caught fish every pass! Tight Lines!"
    Andrew, North Vancouver
    "Wow, what a perfect way to spend the day in this beautiful landscape, catching amazing fish and in wonderful company. Thanks for your warm hospitality Greg & Nathan. Hope to see you again soon."
    Dawn, Belfast, N. Ireland