The Reel Tofino Experience

We LIVE for the crisp mornings and foggy harbours. We LOVE the salty and unmistakable smell of ocean air. We EXPLORE hidden inlets, secret fishing spots and areas rarely seen by the human eye. We DELIVER tight lines and non-stop excitement. We ARE WardoWest.

Not just a fishing charter…

A Wild West Coast Adventure

WardoWest doesn’t stop at fishing, we want to teach and foster a genuine appreciation for the ocean, wildlife and super-natural environment of Clayoquot Sound with our guests.

Booking one of our charters means you’ll have the opportunity to explore and learn what it’s like to fish and explore an area of the world rarely seen by humans. It’s getting up early and hitting the water with bent rods and lots of action. It’s sharing stories and laughs with our knowledgeable guides. And it’s reeling in the freshest fish you’ll ever have on your dinner plate.

We’re crazy about fishing and have been doing it all our lives – and we can’t wait to share that excitement with you.


The long-term sustainability of our fisheries matters to us. WardoWest is the single largest contributor to the Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society, a volunteer organization dedicated to the restorations of Chinook salmon enhancement in the rivers of Clayoquot Sound.

Our Team


Dave Ward

Guide & Owner

Dave is a young and outgoing West Coaster who has a serious passion for fishing and love for the outdoors. The Captain of the WardoWest ship.


Kevin Walton

General Manager

Kevin grew up fishing in South Africa and moved to England when he was eleven. He is now in Canada enjoying the beautiful scenery, amazing beaches and world class fishing Tofino has to offer. He is a friendly and outgoing person who manages our fleet here at Wardowest. Give him a call today, he’ll happily answer any questions you may have.


Paul Krbz

Guide & Chief Mechanic

Paul is one of the hardest working and respected guides in Tofino. There may not be a fishing boat left in Tofino that Paul hasn’t at one time or another repaired.


Our Boats