Royal Bay Fishing Charters & Marine Services is  located in Spirit Bay 4901 East Sooke Road in Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada 

A seaside community on Southern Vancouver Island located 35 minutes from Victoria, B.C.

ITA BC Angling Guide Certified.

"Tidal angling guides (TAG)" organize and conduct fishing trips or expeditions in tidal waters for outdoor enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists and resort guests. They have knowledge of small vessel operations, safety and marine regulations, fishing techniques and equipment, and the environment in which they work. They are employed by private companies and resorts or may be self-employed.



Royal Bay Charters is a new company founded by Gerry Morrison, your Guide, born and raised here in Victoria Westshore. Over 30 years experience fishing these local waters, safely and successfully, ensures a rewarding "Catching Experience"!  For those that know father Jerry and Uncle Alan Morrison, top notch experience has been passed along. 

The company promotes Charter Fishing, Marine Services with 3 ton mobile crane (multi-use) and Consulting Services for Boat Operation, Marine External Hoisting, General Construction and Management Operations Processes (on contract basis; 15 years experience).


Gerry Morrison will be your Certified Captain and your Tidal Water Certified Guide when you book your charter. Gerry has commercial and sports fishing experience along with many years construction management experience. He has traveled many places, caught fish in each of the places, so the conversations will be entertaining! Captain Gerry will be your host and your Guide to coordinate a positive experience.


For larger groups, we can schedule five (5) hour morning and/or a five (5) hour afternoon trip to accommodate your plans. We can also bring on more Guide Boats to meet large group requirements. We can even take it one step further and coordinate accommodations, shuttles, tours, pub crawls or whatever you have in mind! 


Please email me directly at I would love to host your positive experience fishing, tours or sightseeing. "Let's Go Catching!"


The Fish

Depending on the time of year, and what is around, Here is what we target: Salmon, Halibut, Cod, & Crabs.

Departure from East Sooke, Cheanuh Marina on Beacher Bay. 

Spring (March-May)

  • We will usually fish for Winter Springs (Chinook, King Salmon or Blackmouth as they are also called), and Halibut. Winter springs are generally targeted near the  bottom, using lures designed to imitate small bait fish.  These fish, averaging 5 - 20 pounds can be caught any day close vicinity of the marina.


Summer and Fall (June-October)

  • For the summer season Victoria offers some of the best fishing in the Country.

  • Within 15 minutes of departure from the marina, you will find some some of the best fishing grounds.

  • Summer and Fall we see trophy sized Chinooks along with Pinks & late fall Coho.

  • Late fall is the best time for Coho Salmon as well as winter Springs (Chinook).



Presently, a 2007 Trophy Pro 24 ft walk around with an Alaska Hardtop. The boat is equipped with a private head (toilet) room below. Equipment includes modern GPS, Sonar, VHF Radio, Transport Canada approved safety equipment, electric Scott down riggers, the latest fishing tackle, rods and reels!  For parties larger than four guests we can schedule morning and afternoon excursions or hire more boats to accommodate your wishes.

This boat is very solid and all of the boat servicing is performed by                    (Alpine Marine) in Langford, BC to ensure reliability on the water.



Royal Bay Charters and Marine Services Inc. owns and operates a 3 ton Isuzu mobile crane truck with 30 ft of main sectioned stiff boom. This small crane can lift, load, transport, fit into tight spots, light enough for docks, Ferry cost friendly (Gulf Islands) and can lift out Boat Engines, Masts, Buoys or aid in any marine maintenance, dockside or on land.

Rate is $85/hour.


Captain Gerry Morrison

Chinook Salmon

Pacific Cod

Pacific Crab