Crab Fishing Adventure

West Vancouver, Canada

Experience hosted by Doug

6 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

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
  • 79 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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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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 79 reviews.

Tanya
August 2021
Super fun and easy, an awesome way to spend the day! Doug was great and super friendly. We were lucky with the weather and even caught some crabs to take home! Looking at buying my own crab trap now.
Jedidiah
August 2021
Very fun experience! Even though we didn’t end up keeping any crab, it was an experience we would not forget! Doug was very helpful and knowledgeable about this whole crab fishing. We were so glad that we did it!
Camille
August 2021
A really nice experience! you will fish a LOT of crabs (you won’t be able to keep the vast majority of them, but it was still so nice to pull the catch and see so many!). Doug was really friendly. We were unlucky with the weather but still had a blast!
Angie
August 2021
My partner and I wanted to experience something unique during our BC trip and we’re so glad we across this one! Doug is the source for all your questions! Cannot recommend this experience enough. Oh and YES the crabs tasted delicious when we cooked them!
Jenny
July 2021
It's our first time in Vancouver and we couldn't have chosen a better experience! Would give it 10 stars if I can! Crab fishing was amazing! Doug showed us everything we needed to know and even told us additional info about crabs and crab fishing. Highly recommend this experience!
Ada
July 2021
Great experience in Vancouver! Doug is very knowledgeable and super easy to talk to. We stayed there until four and got a couple crabs that are big enough to take home (with Doug’s help). Crabs are delicious!

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Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

BC Tidal waters fishing license (AKA Pacific region license)

Dress for weather