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“Nice & educational afternoon on the water”

Central Island Adventure Tours Ltd.
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Owner description: Central Island Adventure Tours is located in Nanaimo, British Columbia and we supply local fishing charters and boat tours through the Gulf Islands and remote camping drop off and pickup services at local islands.
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We were staying near Parksville and wanted to take a sightseeing boat ride, not a fishing trip this time. The only one I could find nearby was this one with Central Island Adventure Tours. The web site indicated that they did them only at 10 AM and it was already 9:15. On a whim we called Craig and asked if he might be doing another one in the afternoon. We were so pleased when he told us that he could schedule a sightseeing trip at any time of the day as long as he was available. Because the weather forecast warned of clouds and rain on the only other days we could go, we arrange to meet him that afternoon at 5 PM. We met him as planned at Brechin Boat Landing (be sure and pay to park and allow for extra time). Craig is a very interesting, well travelled man who gives a wonderful tour. He answered our questions well and gave very interesting explanations about the islands, the rock formations, the wildlife (sea lions and bald eagles) and history of the area. He is very friendly and easy to talk too. As it turned out the afternoon became cloudy, but, no worries, he has a windshield that protects you from the wind and he also can enclose the passenger area in case it rains. Fortunately, we dressed in layers for a cold because we ended up peeling off some of our layers. We appreciated that he was very conscientious about safety. You must go out with Craig either to sightsee or go fishing...that would be great fun too!

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Reviewed 17 August 2015

My 16yr old son and I spent the day fishing with Craig and had a great time! We caught some fish and some crabs and Craig was awesome. He showed my son the difference between the fish and what we were allowed to catch/keep and also showed him how to clean the fish when we got back to the dock. We also lucked out and saw a pod of transient whales passing thru. Would highly recommend Central Island Adventure Tours!

Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I took my son fishing with captain Craig on the weekend and we had an awesome experience. Craig was professional, courteous, and most important he put us on the fish. I would strongly recommend this charter for anyone seeking a salmon fishing charter in the Nanaimo area.

Thank Kendal P
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

We had an excellent tour with Craig, we selected a more sight seeing trip as opposed to straight up fishing, and it was so much fun, we dropped crab traps, collected oysters, had lunch at Salt Spring, and watched a pod of Orcas roll right under the boat, memories to last a lifetime for sure. Craig was timely, pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable, we really enjoyed our day with him, and would recommend him to others! thanks so much!

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Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

We had an awesome experience with Criag! He was very friendly and easy going. We got one 16 pound salmon and hauled up some crab pots which he put out earlier and had a great feed of crab as well. Over all great experience and would recommend Craig to anyone!

Thank Victoria_Patti
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