Top 6 Fishing Lodges In Tofino, Canada - Updated 2024

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A tiny district within Vancouver Island, Tofino is located on Canada’s West Coast. Dubbed “Tuff city,” this enchanting destination in British Columbia was once a logging and fishing hotspot. You can also go surfing in Pacific Rim National Park or walk through Tofino Botanical Gardens to see some stunning flora.

Overlooking the turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean, the town is a gem for anglers of all levels who’d like to cast out their rods and explore the local ecosystem. In winter and spring, fishers may indulge in trap fishing for dungeness crab and spot prawns. On the other hand, the advent of Fall brings possibilities for groundfish fishing, including halibut, rockfish, and lingcod, to name a few. To enhance your fishing expedition with your dearest ones to this magical place, here’s a curated list of the top fishing lodges in Tofino, Canada.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location with easy access to fishing spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 12, 2024.

1. Beachfront hideout with WiFi (from USD 383)

If you’re an avid angler craving a memorable seaside vacation, this beachfront hideout is one you need to check out. It’s nestled on the scenic shores of Tonquin beach. By staying here, you’ll enjoy proximity to the UNESCO Biosphere of Clayoquot Sound, where you may cast for different species, including salmon.

During high tides, you may enjoy fishing right off the rocks in front of the house. After a fun fishing expedition, retreat indoors and wind down to a host of amenities like WiFi, cable TV, and board games, to name a few.

Stayed at this property?
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great sunsets the interior very well appointed and comfortable
comfortable living space for 6 adults
the beds were super comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed
the house has a nice open living room and comfortable bedrooms
the beds were comfortable and the kitchen well-stocked with the essentials
house was well equipped and clean
this house was very comfortable clean and well equipped
good quality suite very clean cozy with the wood fireplace and good quality beds
the property itself is very clean and well-maintained and the kitchen was well-stocked with utensils and cooking implements
hosts were helpful without being intrusive
very pleasant and helpful host
the owners are very helpful friendly and non-obtrusive
manager was very helpful even lent me some garlic when i forgot it would definitely book there again
cathy is an excellent host and responded promptly to all questions upon booking
a great location in every way
the location of this cabin is absolutely amazing
we had a wonderful stay at this location from the location to the comfortable beds and linens
great location with a semi-private beach
a great walk into town
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2. Oceanfront rental on Jensen's Bay (from USD 518)

Rent out this charming accommodation and enjoy a serene oceanfront location on the shores of Jensen’s Bay. By staying here, you’ll only be 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) from Tofino town, where you may browse tour operators and charter your fishing trips.

Moreover, the world-famous Chesterman Beach is only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away, with unique storm-watching and tidal features. At the beach, you can hope to catch cutthroat and rainbow trout. The rental itself also has plenty of great perks, such as a laundry room, allowing you to pack lightly, and a wrap-around sun deck, where you may grill your catch.

Stayed at this property?
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
being able to lie in bed and look out to trees and water was really special
really appreciated all of the games well-stocked kitchen and home-like setting
the kitchen was very well stocked for all of our cooking needs
enjoyed the view beautiful building construction and cleanliness of the place
they were always quick to respond and helpful
i would like to talk with owner thanks
communication with the owner was easy
lovely house helpful host close to beaches
super close to town and beaches
great for families and ideal neighbourhood within walking distance to the best beaches
very peaceful location but easy to get to chesterman beach and tofino
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3. Bright cottage with water views (from USD 632)

Discerning anglers looking to find the perfect fishing base for their upcoming adventure in Tofino ought to check out this charming rental. Found stark on the unceded land of the Tla-o-qui, it offers guests the pristine surroundings of Clayoquot, a quaint fishing playground known for its numerous fish species, including halibut and tuna. You can even try crab fishing when here.

Spacious enough for a small group of friends, this vacation home measures 2400 square feet (223 square meters) and features an open living space with vaulted ceilings. You’ll also love the views of the ocean and mountains from both floors.

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Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
360 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of natural light tastefully decorated immaculate beautiful view and comfortable
the kitchen was magnificent with all necessary equipment and beyond
the view was awesome the kitchen was well-equipped
beautiful views from master bedroom living room and dining room
the living area is spacious and comfortable with views of the water and surrounding islands
the space was extremely clean spacious and bright
it was very comfortable and clean
the place was spotless and had everything you would need for a relaxing stay
the place was clean and well equipped and the owner very responsive
clean and well located---we walked almost everywhere so were really able to enjoy the outdoors
jonathan was super responsive and helpful throughout our stay
kind and available jonathan and his wife are charming hosts
jonathan is a great host i highly recommend you stay at their airbnb if you’re visiting tofino
communication with the owners was smooth & we would definitely rent from them again
good location for walking downtown
the location is excellent within walking distance to restaurants groceries and shopping
beautiful home walking distance to town
the location on the edge of town perfect
good location for access to town and not far to drive to the beaches
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4. Charming oceanfront home (from USD 274)

Imagine getting up to the soothing sounds of the ocean waves while the piercing rays of the sun brighten up your room as the birds chirp melodiously, beckoning you to a day of adventure. Well, in this oceanfront home, this is precisely how you’ll be starting off your days.

It’s nestled in Tonquin Beach. From here, you’ll be able to cast your line effortlessly and fish or catch crabs. Furthermore, the host provides fishing gear, crab traps, and life jackets to make your expedition worthwhile.

Stayed at this property?
Tofino, B.C, Canada
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really enjoyed this property secluded quiet with lots of room
we also like the kitchen and bbq
kevin is a great host
the owner was friendly and caring
the host kevin was so helpful and kind
kevin was helpful and available
great location on the water
this was a great location to get away too
would definitely rent this location again
great location great property very clean
it’s a short walk to the main part of town and has a beautiful view
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5. Green Cedar Retreat (from USD 124)

Treat your significant other to a delightful fishing expedition in the comfort of this stunning retreat. It’s located in a quiet spot just a 5-minute walk from Mackenzie Beach, and the host can link you with the best companies for fishing trips. You are likely to catch different types of salmon or tuna while fishing in Tofino.

And after an exciting day outdoors, you may retreat to a well-appointed space with many modern conveniences like an equipped kitchen where you can prep your favorite dish and a flat-screen TV where you may laze with a movie. Also available is a shared deck, which makes an ultimate spot to wind down and barbecue your fresh catch.

Stayed at this property?
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
296 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
felt like a hotel room with towels and soap/shampoo laid out on the bed which was incredibly comfy
great kitchen (we only made tea though)
the room is very nice and had everything we needed
we loved the hot tub and the room was very cozy
loved my room and the bed was super comfy would love to stay here again
the house was very clean and comfortable
room was clean and met our needs
the suite is nice clean and cozy
the room was very clean
great place exactly as advertised - clean awesome location
hosts made great recommendations and were quick to respond to any questions
the hosts were incredibly helpful and we really valued their advice and input
david is really helpful and responsive
bianca and david are great hosts
the managers kevin and catherine are very welcoming and friendly
amazing location and great place
great location close to the beach
great location for getting around tofino
fantastic location close to tofino yet nestled away in a nice forested spot
the location is very good if you have a car or a bike
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6. The Tofino Float House (from USD 807)

Boasting panoramic views of Tofino Harbor, this lovely home exudes boat-like vibes and is more like a floating resort with a host of superb facilities. Inside, it has a warm and inviting ambiance, thanks to its wooden construction with exposed beams and vintage lamps.

A beautiful home away from home, this two-story rental has everything you’d wish for a lovely fishing vacation. The top story features two queen rooms and opens out to a sundeck. Downstairs is a full kitchen for you to whip up meals. Note that for avid anglers, the host can arrange for fishing charters, and transportation to and from the floating house is included. You can catch Chinook salmon throughout the year, while other fish can be seasonally available.

Stayed at this property?
Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
54 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 8 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
best way to experience tofino cons - spotty wifi
the open space kitchen easily facilitated lively group dinner prep and concurrent social bantering
bathrooms are clean and modern
the place is clean and spacious
the play is cozy and clean
host was super
oren was a great host and the float house was stunning
oren is the true definition of a super host
i highly recommend oren as a host and the float house as an accommodation
oren was a fantastic host always available and ready for shuttles to and from the house
amazing location and amazing house couldn't ask for a better location in tofino to spend a vacation
couldn't have asked for a better trip location or host
cannot recommend this place higher the location is phenomenal and is a great unique experience in tofino
awesome place well equipped and comfy
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Enjoy fishing in Tofino

Tofino offers plenty of fun-filled recreational opportunities, especially for tourists from all walks of life. For a memorable fishing adventure, reserve your stay in any of these top fishing lodges in Tofino, Canada.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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