Crab Fishing Adventure

West Vancouver, Canada

Experience hosted by Doug

  1. 6 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Top-rated Host
Doug's rated 5 stars by 98% of guests.

What you'll do

First you must acquire a
“one day” Pacific fishing license for the day you’d like to fish crab. These are available online and you must have one to use my equipment (contact me for assistance). On fishing day we’ll meet in a beachfront neighbourhood of Vancouver. I will take you to the dock where I then give a lesson on baiting and setting your traps. You will also learn to identify your catch by species, size, and sex as It is necessary information to follow the legal parameters. I provide you with upto 2 traps each to use and I supervise as you set the traps. We soak the traps for a minimum of 15 minutes at which point you retrieve them under my supervision and we examine the catch. Once you are comfortable with the process I leave you alone to fish at your own pace. When you are finished (stay as late as 4pm!) for the day the traps will be prepared for storage and collected by myself. Any legal crab you catch are yours to keep. You’ll be targeting two species: Local Red Rock Crab are not available commercially and have some of the sweetest meat in their claws that you could ever eat in your life!! Pristine, Dungeness Crab are world renowned and the West Coast of North America is the only place to get them fresh out of the ocean!

- Smaller groups or kids, $225. Ask me!

- 25% off adventures for
group of 4
Other things to note
It’s very important that you have the B.C. Tidal waters fishing license. You can’t catch crab without it!
First you must acquire a
“one day” Pacific fishing license for the day you’d like to fish crab. These are available online and you must have one to use my equipment (contact me for assistance). On fishing day we’ll meet in a beachfront neighbourhood of Vancouver. I will take you to the dock where I then give a lesson on baiting and setting your traps. You will also learn to identify your catch by species, size, and sex as It is necessary in…

What's included

  • Equipment
    *2 clamshell crab traps per person
    *Bait for each trap
    *Measuring...

Meet your Host, Doug

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 93 Reviews
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On a 2012 coming of age road trip with my brother, my main goal here in Vancouver was to catch my own crab. We looked like quite the amateurs our first day on the dock and accordingly caught zero crabs! After great advice from those in the know and years now of experience, I still learn something on every pull of the trap. It’s such a simple endeavour but there’s always something new to learn and you never know what will be in your trap when you pull it up!
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$59 per person
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Where you'll be

From Downtown Vancouver you will pass through the forests of Stanley park followed by the absolutey epic north shore via the iconic Lions Gate bridge to the fishing dock at the West Vancouver waterfront with beautiful views of Vancouver and Vancouver Is

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 93 reviews.

Jansen
November 2021
Wonderful experience! Had alot of fun fishing, even though we went off season. Not that many to take home but you are still able to catch (and release) alot of smaller crabs for the fun of it. Would definitely try again!
Harry
November 2021
Doug was a great host. He was super friendly and knowledgeable, and made the whole crab fishing adventure a fun and educational experience. Plus, I ended up bringing home my day’s limit for dinner. Would recommend to anyone who has six hours to kill in Vancouver.
Rowan
November 2021
Doug is very personable and knowledgable, we had a fantastic day and caught one keeper, which made it back to Edmonton, AB in our suitcase! I highly recommend this experience to everyone if you're looking for something unique and fun!
Janice Lulu
October 2021
This was my husbands favorite part of his birthday celebration in Vancouver! Doug was very accommodating with our schedule and personalized our private crab fishing. He is knowledgeable and super friendly and made this experience exciting and memorable. He goes at your pace so this is a great experience for people of all ages and levels of experience and physical strength. The view was breathtaking. We got a dozen crabs and luckily two were keepers. One dungeoness and one red rock crab. They were the best we ever tasted! Thank you Doug for the wonderful experience! My husband and I loved it and will remember it forever!
Alyssa
October 2021
We had an amazing day (even in the pouring rain)! Doug was very friendly and well-prepared, and his extensive knowledge and experience made everything as easy as it could be for us. He made battling the rain as good as it can be! We caught lots of crabs and had good conversations all day. We would highly recommend trying this experience out, you won’t regret it!
Moli
October 2021
Doug was super knowledgeable, responsible and friendly. He was flexible on time as well. The experience was fun and enjoyable. We ended up catching 2 crabs and luckily 1 of each kind. Doug taught us all the way from setting up the bait to wrapping up the crabs. Definitely worth it!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

BC Tidal waters fishing license (AKA Pacific region license)
Dress for weather
Camera
Water

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.