Haida Gwaii Fishing Charters
Haida Gwaii Fishing Charters’ Michael Mayr is very familiar with the water and the fishing grounds off Haida Gwaii’s West Coast and Skidegate Point. This charter business ensures all the equipment and gear they supply to clients is reliable and performance tested. Their vessel is a west coast specific Hourston 18 foot deep V hull designed and built in BC to handle the conditions inshore and offshore.
Carrying all the latest amenities such as electronic downriggers, ice-filled fish hatches and all the required Canadian Coast Guard certified safety features, Haida Gwaii Fishing Charters has everything you need for your next adventure. They offer sport fishing charter adventures, whale watching and sightseeing tours and can accommodate overnight west coast camping trips.
Clients get to see and feel the full Pacific Ocean experience with Haida Gwaii Fishing Charters’ unique charter tours of the rugged coastline. The world class fishing waters and the whales, sea lions, eagles, bears and deer provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Meet Michael Mayr
Meet Michael Mayr
Michael loves living on Haida Gwaii because of the pristine and remote setting. His love for wilderness living, hunting, fishing and an appreciation of the arts brought him to the island permanently in 2009. He enjoys fishing and hunting and the fantastic quality of life that Haida Gwaii offers, especially the relatively easy access to wild foods like fish and deer. As an aside, Michael adds that he has held the record since 2011 in Haida Gwaii's Paul Bentley Memorial Fishing Derby with a 42 pound spring salmon.
Haida Gwaii offers unique opportunities for entrepreneurs to enhance the local economy, particularly for sustainable tourism. "This is the best place in the world for salmon fishing, bottom fishing and whale watching," says Michael.
The independence that comes from owning Haida Gwaii Fishing Charters offers Michael the chance to be his own boss and setting his own hours. Creating a custom job for himself allows Michael to have the freedom to run the business in a sustainable and ethical manner.