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
  • 86 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 86 reviews.

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!
Karen
October 2021
My family and I extremely enjoyed this! Doug was AWESOME! When I come back to Vancouver, I am booking this again. It is satisfying to pull up the traps and see the bounty, identify the different types of crabs, gender, and determine if the crab is of legal size.
Claire
October 2021
My boyfriend and I had an amazing day with Doug. We learnt so much about crab fishing and was super excited every time we reeled our traps in to find crabs inside. So glad we finally did this experience and would 110% recommend to everyone.
Cassy
September 2021
The highlight of our time in Vancouver. Don’t miss this! Authentic and a ton of fun for couples, groups, kids, etc… Doug is a great guide and person. Was very patient and knows his stuff. We caught tons of crab and learned a lot.
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.

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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