We're West Coast Fishing and Wilderness Experts
Our 32-foot cruiser, the Starfisher, is based in Port Hardy, B.C. We're experienced anglers, boaters and campers, familiar with the waters, wildlife and scenic beauty of Vancouver Island.
Owner, David Connor has spent his life working on the west coast, much of it on the water.
"Some kids went into hockey or music at an early age. I simply loved Fishing! Halibut, salmon, red snapper and ling cod have been my target locally and game fish species around the world whenever I escape on a vacation. In addition, I spend a great deal of my winter free time steelheading.
Now I spend my summers running Starfish Charters and enjoy giving other anglers the thrill of landing that BIG FISH - whether a salmon, halibut, ling cod, or red snapper. Other species landed by our guests include: various Sole, Cabazon, Albacore Tuna, Skate, Greenling and the many species of Rockfish that school about the reefs."
On our fishing charters, we target Chinooks (king) in the early season and as the summer heats up the Coho (silver) become large part of the action.
We like to think of Starfish Charters as a family oriented venture. David's son Richard is now responsible for another boat, the "Ocean Star", and they frequently pair up to host family fishing trips or large groups.
"In addition to fishing, our charters involve some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, awesome wildlife encounters and an all around appreciation of a truly balanced eco-system. As an amateur naturalist, I share my knowledge of the B.C. west coast and Vancouver Island. Every day of the summer our guests enjoy whale watching. We encounter Humpback, Minke and Gray whales. Every week the Orcas cruise by. Make sure to bring a camera!"
How many Starfish do you know?
When fishing the waters off Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, you'll find the shores and shallows are dotted with starfish.
Some of the species you may see are:
- Sunstar starfish
- Sunflower starfish
- Rose starfish
- Vermillion starfish
- Blood starfish
- Pink starfish
- Mottled starfish
- Leather starfish
- Basket starfish
- Six-rayed starfish
- Purple starfish
- Bat starfish
- Brittle starfish
Our fishing charters / wilderness tours are an ecological adventure. Starting from our home base in Port Hardy, we introduce you to the native flora and fauna of Vancouver Island, B.C.
We also specialize in bird-watching and help enthusiasts spot the many species found among the islands on B.C.'s west coast.
for World-Class Salmon, Halibut
and Red Snapper Fishing