Langara Floating Fishing Lodge - British Columbia
King Salmon and Halibut Fishing
Langara Island lies just 30 nautical miles south of Alaska, off the northern tip of Canada's majestic and remote Haida Gwaii ~ Queen Charlotte Islands. This remote island is the centerpiece to one of the richest marine environments on earth. Luxury floating lodge, world-famous salmon fishing, and spectacular wildlife viewing in North America. 2021 is Langara's 37th year in the sportfishing industry.
Langara Fishing Adventures
In 2019, one of Langara's guests landed a near-world-record Chinook salmon of 77.2-pounds before being released.
All five species of Pacific salmon can be found at Langara Island. The star attractions here are Chinook salmon, ranging from 12 to 70+ pounds, and coho salmon, from 7 to 20+ pounds. At certain times of the season, it is not uncommon to catch three or even four different salmon species in one day.
King Salmon: The Langara area record is a 78-pound king salmon. Mooching or slow trolling with herring is the preferred method. Plugs or spoons are also effective. Success can be found in virtually any location around the Island and at depths from near-surface to 300 plus feet. Kings are available all season long.
Silver Salmon: An increasing number of anglers are enjoying fly fishing for silvers in the ocean waters around Langara Island.
Solid numbers of silver salmon (Coho) from late June through September.
Halibut and Lingcod are generally abundant in the Langara Island area all season long. They are found at depths ranging from 60 to 150 feet nearshore to 300-500 feet offshore. The gear consists of stout rod and star drag reel with herring, squid, or salmon head for bait. The Langara area halibut record is 307 pounds. Lingcod are found in numerous locations around Langara Island in depths from 50 to 500 feet. When initially hooked, they fight similar to salmon. Gear includes salmon or halibut rods, with jigs or herring as bait. Lingcod are an extremely durable fish with a very high survival rate when released.
Langara Fishing Facts:
Season: Late May to mid-September.
Travel Time: Langara's entire fishing area is just 5-25 minutes from the Lodge, so it’s easy to break up the day with some time off the boat.
Some of their very best salmon fishing is literally within sight of the Lodge docks. Even their deeper-water bottomfishing spots are no more than 20-25 minutes away.
Langara's Fleet: 20' and 24' custom-designed, double-hulled, welded aluminum with 75-115 HP Yamaha outboards, and 27'-29' Grady White Express Cabin Cruisers with twin 255 HP Yamaha outboards. All boats have Raymarine GPS/fishfinder, AIS global positioning system, VHF radio, and recommended safety equipment.
Equipment: For salmon fishing, 10-foot mooching rods with single-action reels, and 25-pound test line, level-wind reels are also available. For halibut and other bottomfish, stout 6-foot halibut rods with level-wind reels and 50-pound test line. They also stock a limited supply of fly fishing gear for guests interested in ocean fly fishing. Of course, you're always welcome to bring your own rods and reels.
Bait: Herring is the bait of choice.
Mustang Flotation: All guests are provided with a Mustang Survival’s Catalyst Flotation jacket/pants and rubber boots.
Fishing Licenses: are not included in the package and are about $35.00 Canadian (2020).
Fish Care: Your catch will be filleted, vacuum-packed, and flash-frozen at the Lodge, and on the day of departure, packaged in insulated Styrofoam boxes with a waxed cardboard outer box. These boxes should keep your catch frozen for up to 24 hours and are suitable for transport on any airline — just treat them as extra pieces of luggage.
Langara Floating Fishing Lodge
Langara Fishing Lodge, a floating lodge, is nestled in the sheltered waters of Henslung Cove, just minutes from the fishing grounds. Langara Fishing Lodge
combines the atmosphere of a classic on-the-water lodge with first-class service and fine restaurant-style dining. The docks are just steps away from the Lodge, providing immediate access to the boats and great fishing grounds.
The Lodge accommodates up to 65 guests in very comfortable double-occupancy rooms with a private bathroom. The Liveaboard also has hot tubs and a steam room. From the docks, you can stroll Henslung Cove's scenic shoreline. The dining room has the feel of a fine restaurant, plus several spacious lounges, including the main lounge with a full-service bar.
Dinners: Each evening features a different menu with up to six different entrées, accompanied by a selection of fine wines.
Alcohol: Alcohol served with meals is included in the package. Alcoholic drinks ordered outside of meals will be added to your tab.
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Getting to the Lodge:
Your Langara adventure begins in Vancouver, BC, with a 90-minute 737 flight departing at 7:30 a.m. to the town of Masset in BC's remote Haida Gwaii Islands. Upon arrival in Masset, you'll take a scenic helicopter flight to Langara Island and the Lodge. The total flight time for both legs of the journey is under 2.5 hours. (Both the roundtrip 90-minute flight Vancouver to Masset and the helicopter flight are included in the package.)
After a lodge orientation and lunch, guests can expect to be fishing by early afternoon.
Langara Fishing Lodge
The allowable limits for each species are subject to change. As of April 16, 2021, the current limits are:
SALMON: The total limit is 8 salmon per person; within that limit of 8, you can retain up to 4 spring Chinook and up to 8 of any other species (Coho, Chum, Sockeye, Pink).
HALIBUT: The total limit is either 1 or 2, depending on the length of Halibut you choose to retain — you can retain a total of 1 Halibut if its length is between 90cm – 126cm (between approximately 20-60 lbs), or you can retain a total of 2 Halibut if both are under 90cm (up to approximately 20 lbs); the daily limit is 1. The total limit for the duration of your trip is 1 or 2 Halibut, depending on the length of Halibut you choose to retain.
You can retain a total of 1 Halibut if its length is between 90cm and 126cm (35.4″ – 49.6”) — up to approximately 60-pounds.
Or, you can retain a total of 2 Halibut if both are under 90cm in length (35.4”) — up to approximately 20-pounds.
The daily limit is 1 Halibut, unchanged from recent seasons.
These over/under sizes are both increased from last season, so guests will find it easier to land Halibut that fit within these lengths — in 2018, the oversize was up to 115cm in length (45.3″), the undersize was up to 83cm in length (32.6″).
LINGCOD: The total of 2 in possession.
ROCKFISH: The total of 3 in possession. This excludes Yelloweye Rockfish and Bocaccio Rockfish, which are non-retention.
Within these retention limits, there is no weight limit for how much fish a guest can have shipped back.
2022 USD Rates
Lodging and Meals Only:
Please note that lodging and meals are priced per person, while boat and guide options are priced per boat.
Rates do not include 5% sales tax.
Saturday - Tuesday: Lodging and meals only: 3-nights and 4-days $4,325.00 per person
Tuesday - Saturday: Lodging and meals only: 4-nights and 5-days $4,725.00 per person
Add Guided Fishing to Your Package:Add 4-Days of Guided Fishing:
Split between 1 to 2 guests: $1,735.00 per 20' Console boat
Split between 1 to 4 guests: $2,125.00 per 24' Console boat
Split between 1 to 4 guests: $2,445.00 per 27' Console or Cabin
Split between 1 to 4 guests: $2,995.00 per 30' Grady White
Add 5-Days of Guided Fishing:
Split between 1 to 2 guests: $2,125.00 per 20' Console boat
Split between 1 to 4 guests: $2,525.00 per 24' Console boat
Split between 1 to 4 guests: $2,915.00 per 27' Console or Cabin
Split between 1 to 4 guests: $3,625.00 per 30' Grady White
UnGuided Fishing Options:
Split between 1 to 3 Guests: 4 or 5-days for 19’ Console boat $495.00 per boat
Roundtrip air travel from Vancouver, B.C., to Haida Gwaii via 737 plane; helicopter transfer to the Lodge, double-occupancy accommodations, all meals and beverages at the Lodge, including alcohol with meals; use of marine clothing (2-piece Mustang Catalyst jackets and pants, rubber boots) all fishing equipment for all targeted species; private boats (if fishing guided, no restricted hours for guide services); and fish care, including vacuum-packing, flash-freezing and Styrofoam box shipment to Vancouver, with no weight restriction for shipped fish.
Packages Do Not Include:
Pre-trip or post-trip accommodations in Vancouver B.C., additional fish processing such as smoking, canning, etc., alcoholic drinks ordered outside of meals (added to your tab); gratuities, fishing licenses and salmon stamp (available at trip check-in), 5% G.S.T., use of boats (add the option of unguided or guided), specialty fish processing (smoking, canning, etc.), items purchased at the lodge, Global Rescue, travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
LANGARA FISHING LODGE
Deposit: Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of a 50% deposit. Full balance is due 90 days before the start of your trip.
Cancellation Policy: Deposits are non-refundable; however, with at least 90 days’ notice before departure, they will transfer deposits to a trip later in the season or following year, pending availability.
We recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance.
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Click here for a PDF of Langara's Covid-19 Operational Plan.