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Giant Bluefin Tuna Fishing Canada Prince Edward Island Canada

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Tuna Fishing Prince Edward Island

If you are a trophy angler searching for record-sized Tuna, then Prince Edward Island Bluefin Tuna fishing in Nova Scotia is the place for you. The Giant Bluefin Tuna surrounding the Island are beasts and will test any angler to their limit. These giant Tuna grow over 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. You will be fishing the Atlantic Ocean, the area around Prince Edwards Island is renowned as a Bluefin Tuna hotspot with some genuinely monstrous fish working their way through here.

Fishing off Prince Edward Island started to kick off in 1967. Back then the Bluefin Tuna were known locally as Horse Mackerel. Locals classed them as nuisance fish as they tore the fishermen’s nets to pieces. Some years later, the word started to spread around the sportfishing community, which lead to a boom in fishing charters. All were taking anglers fishing to target Bluefin Tuna. The monsters caught were more than 1000lb. Nowadays, Bluefin Tuna fishing Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island is known globally as the “Tuna Capital of the world.” It will not be long before the world record falls again and we are confident that Prince Edward Island will be the home to the new record.

Where is the best Bluefin Tuna Fishing

If you embark on a Bluefin Tuna Charter fishing trip, you will be blown away by this spectacular destination, creating a phenomenal amount of re-bookings on return from customers. The Island is a province off the coast of Nova Scotia in Eastern Canada. The local people’s friendly nature, delicious fresh seafood, dreamy blue water, and the giant Bluefin Tuna fishing attracts thousands of visitors each year. The Atlantic Ocean that surrounds Prince Edward Island is a vast sea full of true giants waiting for you to tempt them with tasty fish bait. If Tuna fishing holidays appeal to you, then we have some fantastic saltwater destinations worldwide that offer the same excellent fishing opportunities.

When targeting these giant fish it is possible only to catch one fish a day, but this fish could well be the monster you have dreamt about with an average weight of 750LB, and sometimes trophy fish of over 1000LB are landed. Prince Edward Island or PEI offers the angler the best chance of a true giant and could well be classed as the best in the world.

Prince Edward Island Bluefin Tuna Fishing

Bluefin Tuna fishing in Nova Scotia, primarily regarded as one of the world’s best fishing experiences. You will be deep-sea fishing from a boat skippered by one of the very best Bluefin Tuna charters out there. You will be fishing with heavy tackle, designed for the mighty Bluefin Tuna. You will be fishing with Mackerel baits, either using a kite or by chumming the fish close to the boat.

When out big game fishing and a shoal of these Tuna surrounds you it is like watching cars drive through the water, their sheer size and power moves so much water and when there are lots of fish over 700LB swimming around the boat a carefully placed Mackerel bait will be all it takes. It will sometimes be possible to almost hand feed these giant Tuna but make sure that when they take your rigged up bait you are ready as they do not hang around. Once you hooked your prize, the fun can begin. The governing body for fishing in Prince Edward Island have stringent rules to protect the Tuna stocks and enforce a fight time, and this has to be adhered to at all times. We have written a blog explaining about is big game trolling fishing right for me this may help you decide if the holiday is right for you

Prince Edward Island Best Skipper & Boat

We use the very best newly custom-built 45ft fibreglass fishing boat, 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 we use at prince Edward island also has radar 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 presented to the Captain, whose charter landed the largest Bluefin Tuna during the competition. Good friend Ken listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having landed the biggest giant Bluefin Tuna ever. The Tuna weighed in at an unbelievable 1496LB! You will be fishing on board Scott’s boat, which will be your private Prince Edward Island Bluefin Tuna Fishing charter for as many days as you have booked. His team will ensure that you are fishing in the correct areas. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced angler, Scott will teach you how to land one of these giants successfully. All tackle, equipment, and training will be provided to ensure you have the best time.

Scott Bruce originated from Prince Edward island bluefin tuna fishing, Canada and is the third generation of the fisherman who has spent their lives fishing in this area. They have made their livings from the Lobster and Tuna fishing off Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia’s coast. Being raised in this environment, Scott learned the life skills needed to be a successful fisherman, and he soon found himself fishing even in his spare time. Scott enrolled at St. Francis Xavier University, where he got his Bachelor of Science degree and a major in Physical Education. It wasn’t long before the salty air was calling Scott back and in 1997 he found himself in possession of his very own fishing boat so he could fish for Lobster and Tuna and the rest is history.

Accommodation

The Rollo Bay Inn is full of charm and is decorated in a very tasteful way. The Inn has been offering accommodation since the mid-’90s. With it being newly renovated, it still has managed to remain a charming guest house.

As you drive towards the main entrance, you are greeted by beautiful white pillars. Giving the entrance a grand feeling. Once you have opened the crafted double doors, you are transported back to olden times with dark wooden furniture that carries on the sleek style of this fantastic Inn.

This stylish Inn boasts a good selection of rooms available. From seven standard twin rooms with comfortable double beds. To six slightly larger rooms which comprise of one queen bed. Also, two very unique suites for those who like to have more room. All the rooms have very picturesque views of the surrounding landscapes. Each room comes with free WiFi and cable TV. Allowing you to keep up to date with news from around the world.

Food & Drink

A daily breakfast is included and can be taken on the large terrace in the warmer months. The breakfast consists of a buffet-style set up of fresh meats, cheeses, cereals, toast, jams and other spreads. Plus coffee, juices and tea are all available.

You can dine in during the evenings or jump in a taxi to the local town. Here you will find plenty of restaurants. Also with it only being a 5-minute drive to Souris and Îles de la Madeleine, you can choose from the many different dining options.

Prince Edward Island

With the Inn located only a short drive away from some stunning beaches, evening walks are a must while staying here. You can visit many different types of shops and stroll down the beach promenade located in Souris.

There is an excellent ferry service from this little town that can take you to other parts of Prince Edward Island. For those of you who like your golf, there is a stunning well-manicured golf course a few minute’s drive. So as you can see this lovely little town will keep you busy when you are not out on the water.

Rollo Bay Inn from outsidecomfy beds at fishing hotelseating area at the hoteloutside area at Rollo bay

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Itinerary

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The below itinerary is flexible should you require additional fishing days or additional free days to explore; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

Arrive Halifax Depart Halifax

Arrive Charlottetown

On arrival make your way to the hire car pick up point to pick up the hire car. You will be giving driving instructions that will direct you to your accommodation which is around 1hr 30minutes away. It is important that you have a hire car as you will need to drive yourself down to the marina each day for your fishing. Also in the evenings, as the accommodation is remote, you can then drive to the local town where you will find many restaurants.

Overnight accommodation: Rollo Bay Inn (Twin room) S/C

Days 2 to 6: Fishing Days

Over the next 5 days, at the pre-agreed time, you will make your way to the Harbour to meet your Captain for your full days fishing. The boat crew will then sit you down before heading out on the ocean to explain how things operate on the boat. They will explain the best way to handle these fish once hooked and more importantly how to fight them. The crew run a strict barbless circle hook so the fish can be released as soon as possible.

Overnight accommodation: Rollo Bay Inn (Twin room) S/C

Day 7:

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

Overnight accommodation: Rollo Bay Inn (Twin room) S/C

Day 8:

At a prearranged time you will leave your accommodation and make your way back to the airport in time to drop off your hire car and take your return flight home.

Depart Charlottetown

Arrive Halifax Depart Halifax

Day 9:

Arrive UK

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from July to October.

Bluefin Tuna

Season: July to October
Peak: September to October
Weight: 400lb to 1500lb
Average Weight: 750lb

Package Details

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£4,862
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Included

  • All international flights
  • Hire car
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Access to a professional guide
  • State of the art fishing boat
  • 5 days of guided fishing
  • Bait and tackle
  • Canadian taxes

Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Fuel for the car
  • Personal items
  • Canadian eTA
  • All meals
  • Local tips

Optional extras

  • Flight upgrades
  • Extra day fishing
  • Single room upgrades available

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If you group size is larger than two then please contact a member of the Sportquest team who will advise you of the most up to date prices

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Departing Returning Days Price Availability
15/07/2022 31/07/2022 9 £4,862 Enquire Now
01/08/2022 31/08/2022 9 £4,862 Enquire Now
01/09/2022 30/09/2022 9 £4,862 Enquire Now
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01/10/2022 31/10/2022 9 £4,862 Enquire Now
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Price Notes

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Reviews

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.

Response 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

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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

Response from Sportquest Holidays

You are welcome Terry

Regards

Peter

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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

Response 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

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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

Response 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

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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.

Response 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

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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

Response 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.

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Lauren

Thanks Paul for helping me organise this surprise birthday present. my partner had the best time and I am still hearing about how long it took to get the Tuna in. Perhaps next time we should look at something for me.....

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Lauren, thank you for your kind words. It was sometimes a little tricky to get this organised without your partner knowing but we got there in the end. Hope he loved and will try and catch up with him in the next couple of days. If he doesn't mind, I will try and get some pictures off him and we can use them on our website....

All the best Paul

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Larry

Top marks

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Larry, thanks for your feedback and it was really great to speak to you on your return. You mentioned that you may want to go back, let me know as soon as you can as I know they are getting tight on peak dates.

I will call you again in the next couple of weeks

All the best Paul

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Terrence

Thanks for the holiday. Everything went well but could have done with a bigger hire car

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Terry, Sorry that you got a small car. When we book the cars it always states "or car of similar size' We will make a point next time to specify a certain size. Thank you for your feedback

All the best Paul

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Gary

We managed to get a Tuna of estimated 900lb to the boat with lots of help from Scotts crew. Great experience and with us only ever doing Marlin fishing once before, this Tuna fishing was something else. Seeing all those Tuna swimming around the boat was mind-blowing. They were like the size of small cars swimming around. Thanks Sportquest and please send me a memory stick out

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Wow Gary, told you they were big. Scott and his crew are very good and only ever hear good things about them. I have only ever seen videos of the Tuna swimming around and would love to see it for myself one day. Thanks for your feedback and speak to all soon.

I will get a memory stick out to you

All the best Paul

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Sidney

Well, what can I say. Scott is very good at his job and with us being fairly new at this type of fishing he soon had us acting like we were experts. The boat is great and so is the fishing. The Rollo Bay Inn is a little basic but served a purpose. Thanks

Response from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Sidney, thanks for your feedback. Yes the Inn is a little basic but its fairly near everything including the harbour. So glad Scott looked after you guys. I was emailing him each evening to make sure things were ok and he seemed to think you all were enjoying yourselves.

Where to next then?

All the best Paul

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