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Prince Edward Island | Canada | Bluefin Tuna

Overview

Tour code: CAN011  

If you are in search of a true specimen, then Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia is the place for you. The Bluefin Tuna that surround this Island are beasts and will test any angler to his limit. These huge Tuna grow in excess of 1000lb’s and are caught regularly by anglers on stand up and fight gear, but make sure you take your “A” game as these fish fight dirty. We have for a long time been looking for such a destination that offers the real specimen hunter a chance to do battle with some of the worlds largest Tuna. You just have to look at our Captain’s stats to understand why we have chosen to work together.

Location

If you have ever researched ‘The Worlds Best Giant Bluefin Tuna fishing’, then it will take you straight to this little Island in Canada called Prince Edward Island. Edward Island is where our accommodation and boat can be found and is a stunning little piece of paradise, that will keep the most energetic of persons busy. The island of Prince Edward is located 200km north of Halifax and is the worlds 104th largest island.

Fishing

The Bluefin Tuna fishing in Nova Scotia is largely regarded as some of the best in the world, you will be fishing from a boat skippered by one of the very best Bluefin Tuna skippers out there,  you will be fishing with heavy tackle designed for the powerful Bluefin Tuna. You will be fishing with Mackerel baits, either by using a kite or by chumming the fish in close to the boat.We use the very best newly custom-built 45ft fiberglass fishing boat and are powered by a 430 horsepower Cummins engine. Onboard it is equipped with top of the line electronics including a 3D bottom charting plotter. The boat also has radar and is equipped with “structure scan technology” . The captain, Scott, is proud to be the two-time winning boat captain of the Canadian Tuna Cup Tournament. This award is presented to the Captain, who’s charter landed the largest Bluefin Tuna during the competition. Good friend Ken is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having landed the largest Bluefin Tuna ever, weighing in at an unbelievable 1496 pounds!

Guides

You will be fishing from a  boat that is skippered by one of the best Bluefin Tuna skippers available along with some highly experienced deckhands. This will ensure that you have the best Bluefin Tuna fishing experience available.

For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will help you to plan and book the perfect fishing holiday.

Accommodation
Nova Scotia Cottage

This charming little house is surrounded by some of the best views on the Island, giving you great access to the Harbour, where your days fishing will start. Inside this lovely typical Canadian Cottage, you will find 2 bedrooms with two beds in each room, a bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen, giving you everything to make your stay enjoyable and effortless.

Board: Self catering
Rooms: 2 x twin rooms
Telephone: In cottage
Internet: Free WiFi
Power: 120 Volt
Species Information
Bluefin Tuna
Season: July to October
Peak: September to October
Weight: 400LB to 1500LB
Average Weight: 750LB

Itinerary

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The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either more fishing days or free days, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1

You will depart from the UK (alternative routes available) and arrive in Halifax.

From Halifax, you will fly to Charlottetown.

On arrival, you will be met by a Sportquest Holidays representative, who will then transfer you to your accommodation.

The rest of the evening you are free to relax.

Overnight accommodation: Cottage (Twin room) S/C

Day 2 - Fishing Day

At the pre-agreed time, you will make your way to the Harbour to meet your Captain for your full days fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Cottage (Twin room) S/C

Day 3 - Fishing Day

The boat we use to target these giants has been completely designed with this type of fishing in mind. There is a huge area at the back of the boat giving you plenty of room to move about.

Overnight accommodation: Cottage (Twin room) S/C

Day 4 & 5 - Fishing Days

Our Captain has won many awards for Giant Bluefin Tuna fishing and has been guiding trips for many years. One just has to look at his achievements to understand you will be in safe hands.

Overnight accommodation: Cottage (Twin room) S/C

Day 6 - Fishing Day

This will be your final days fishing. Our guide will pick you up from the marina and head out to target the Tuna for one last time.

Overnight accommodation: Cottage (Twin room) S/C

Day 7

This is a free day to relax and explore or alternatively book an extra days fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Cottage (Twin room) S/C

Day 8

In the morning you will be picked up and transferred back to the airport for your return flight. If you have a hire car, make your way back to the airport to drop off your car.

You will depart from Charlottetown and arrive in Halifax.

You will then depart Halifax back to the UK.

Day 9

Arrive UK

Prices

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Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
15/09/2019 31/10/2019 9 8 5 £3,618 On Request Book Now N/A
15/07/2020 31/07/2020 9 8 5 £3,785 On Request Book Now N/A
01/08/2020 31/08/2020 9 8 5 £3,835 On Request Book Now N/A
01/09/2020 14/09/2020 9 8 5 £3,585 On Request Book Now N/A
15/09/2020 31/10/2020 9 8 5 £3,996 On Request Book Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • Transfers to and from Cottage to Charlottetown
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Access to professional guide
  • State of the art fishing boat
  • 5 days Guided fishing
  • Bait and tackle
  • Canadian taxes

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Personal items
  • Canadian eTA
  • All meals
  • Local tips

Options

  • Flight upgrades

  • Extra day fishing
  • Single room upgrades available

  • Upgrade to the below Hotel:

  • Rollo Bay Inn

Price Supplements

  • 3 anglers sharing 1 boat in 1 twin and 1 single bedded rooms: Deduct a total of £1000 per person off the advertised price

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. The Canadian Government announced that from 15th March 2016 certain visitors flying into Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA).

If you do not normally require a visa to enter Canada (e.g. British Citizens), you will need to get an eTA.

The cost to apply for an eTA is $7 (CAD) per person, which is paid at the time of application.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no departure tax from Canada

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Charlottetown (approx 10 hrs)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Charlottetown – Cottage (Transfer time approx 1 hr)

Questions & Answers

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WHERE IS THE HOTEL?

You will be staying in the Nova Scotia cottage. This charming little house is surrounded by some of the best views on the Island, giving you great access to the Harbour, where your days fishing will start. Inside this lovely typical Canadian Cottage, you will find 2 bedrooms with two beds in each room, a bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen, giving you everything to make your stay enjoyable and effortless.

WHERE WILL I FISH?

You will be fishing the Atlantic Ocean, the area around Prince Edwards Island is renowned as a Bluefin Tuna hotspot with some truly monstrous fish working their way through here.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REACH THE FISHING GROUNDS?

This all depends on where the fish are on the day, sometimes they may be as close as under half an hour steam from the harbour.

WHAT FISH WILL I CATCH?

The main target species here are the Bluefin Tuna which reach truly epic sizes.

HOW MANY FISH WILL I CATCH?

When targeting these very large fish it is possible to only catch 1 fish a day, but this fish could well be the monster that you have dreamt about.

HOW WILL I FISH?

You will be fishing from a boat using Mackerel fish baits, these will either be presented off a kite or close to the boat whilst attracting fish with a chum slick.

DO THE GUIDES SPEAK ENGLISH?

Yes the guides speak perfect english.

WHO IS BEST SUITED TO THIS DESTINATION?

This destination is best suited to the angler who wishes to catch that one monster fish that they have always dreamt about.

WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS REQUIRED?

A basic understanding of playing fish is required, these fish are very strong and powerful and you will not want to be left wondering what to do as these fish run.

HOW PHYSICALLY DEMANDING IS THIS TRIP?

This is a very physical trip, the Bluefin Tuna is a super powerful fish and will test your body to its limits.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO?

The best time for fish for the very big Bluefin Tuna is September through to October.

HOW WILL I GET THERE?

You will depart from the UK (alternative routes available) and arrive in Halifax Nova Scotia. From Halifax, you will fly to Charlottetown where you will be met at the airport and taken to your accommodation.

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?

This charming little house is surrounded by some of the best views on the Island, giving you great access to the Harbour, where your days fishing will start. Inside this lovely typical Canadian Cottage, you will find 2 bedrooms with two beds in each room, a bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen, giving you everything to make your stay enjoyable and effortless.

WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE?

This is a self catering holiday which means that what you eat is down to you.

IS FISHING TACKLE PROVIDED?

All fishing tackle is included and is of a high standard.

IS INTERNET AND PHONE SIGNAL AVAILABLE?

The cottage has free wi-fi and phone signal is good around the cottage.

ARE THERE OTHER ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE?

At nights you are free to explore the local area taking in the amazing wildlife of Prince Edward island.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

We offer you the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all available weeks and prices click the Dates & Prices tab above.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all our own travel we can book just the lodge and fishing for you. If you wish to book or have any questions please feel free to call our offices on 01603 407596.

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Reviews

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Darren

My arms a just a little longer after doing battle with those Tuna. When you said they pulled hard you were not joking. I would highly recommend any sports angler to try this at least once in their life time. Plus we witnessed the skipper almost hand feeding these beasts taking the bait literally inches from his hand. Thanks for making our dreams come true.

The only negative things was that it would be great to have an organised transfer as neither of us like driving abroad and after such a long flight it was the last thing that either of us wanted to do was drive for an hour or so to the accommodation, but saying that it was handy to have a hire car as the accommodation was set in stunning scenery but very quiet area so we headed out every night.

All in all top marks

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Darren I did try and tell you that you should get your self up the gym! It really is an extreme experience and one that I wish I had the time to do myself. Maybe one day.

The transfer part of the holiday is the only bad comment we get for this destination but we have tried to book taxi's and they have not turned up and we can not find a good reliable ground handler that sticks to what they say. We know its not ideal having to pick up a hire car but like you mentioned, having the car with you is great for the evenings so you can off and explore a bit.

Would love to see your pictures soon plus I heard you have got some great under water footage of the fish feeding? Would love to see it.

Steve

What a disaster with regards to the flights. We were late leaving Edinburgh making us miss our connecting flight from London. After a quick call to you guys and a further whack on the credit card you had us booked on the next available flight. Once we finally arrived the office of the hire car company was closed and we were stuck at the airport very late in the day. Thank god you gave us an emergency phone number to call. We soon got picked up by our skipper and taken to our hotel.

Apart from the little disaster with the flights, the fishing was world class and we managed to all catch fish of our dreams.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Steve. Thats the advantages of booking with a Travel agent we are always here to help. So glad it all worked out right in the end and you all caught some big fish.

I shall pass on your comments to Paul and he can reply to you when he returns from Norway

Best Regards

Mel

Mark

Hi Paul, what a trip we have all just experienced. Not many fish but still the size of the two we caught were absolutely huge. The first fish was 900LB + we could not believe the size of these fish and the sheer power they had. Learnt some great new techniques like kite fishing..... what a way to fish and may try it at home for other species we will let you know how we get on with it.

Everything went well and hopefully they may find my Ipad one day

All our best, Mark, John, Simon and Leon

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Mark the skipper of your boat phoned us the night you guys caught the big one saying you were having a great time. He commented on how the fishing was a little slow and I thought having two fish over 700Lb between you was pretty good going. I will try and catch up with you soon as I know how busy you normally are.

Cant wait to see the pictures of you guys with that Tuna, speak soon

Paul

Patrick

Awesome trip guys thanks for making a childhood dream come true. My brother caught the biggest Tuna of the trip at an estimated 850LB and it looked every part of that.

The accommodation was very good, a little quiet for us but we were there for the fishing. Thanks Sportquest

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Pat, we did hear you guys had a great trip. I believe you caught at least one fish a day!! And a huge congratulations to your brother what a fish.

Yes the accommodation is a little remote thats why we recommended a hire car so you can take a look around the place. Whats next for you guys? Maybe a big shark trip?

Speak with you soon

Paul

Ahmed

From the first day in Panama and PEI in Canada I have a good time and I maid what I need I have 700lb black marlin and 966 lb Bluefin tuna both Captains they have good knowledge also the food is very good .

I will do it again.

thanks a lot for this trip.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Ahmed

A massive congratulations for achieving your targets and in great style. Would of loved to have seen that Tuna what a fish…….

We would be more than happy to have you any time soon

Look forward to getting the pictures

All The Best

Paul

Terry

Thank you Sportquest for organising this trip for me. I had a great time and met lots of other anglers to have some beers with in the evening. As a single angler i can highly recommend this resort

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

You are welcome Terry

Regards

Peter

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