Boat and Gear

Invictus Charters is Transport Canada certified and industry insured . We hold a Marine First Aid Certificate, WCB Occupational First Aid Certificate, Canadian Power Squadron Certificate, Industry Canada Marine Radio License, Transport Canada Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Certificate as well as Transport Canada Marine Emergency Duties A-3 Certificate. Captain Gerry holds a Certified Tidal Angling Guide designation – the highest standing in North America – by The Sports Fishing Institute of British Columbia and is one of the first to hold such a prestigious standing.

Invictus Charters operates a 22′ Silver Streak ‘THE ISLANDER’ which is fully equipped with a Yamaha 150 HP motor, a Yamaha 8 HP high thrust trolling motor,  Lowrance Depth Sounder, GPS – 1 fixed and 1 portable, and a fixed and portable VHF Radio. (We like backups!)

The Islander is equipped the wide variety of  fishing equipment.  For salmon our inexperienced guests use SHIMANO ‘Charter Special’ level wind reels spooled with Maxima 30 lbs monofilament for ease of operation.  Our intermediate guests use SHIMANO ‘4000’ reels spooled with Maxima 30 lbs monofilament for quick and responsive intervention on charging fish.  Our professional guests use beautiful Islander single action ‘FR 4‘ reels matched to Fenwick IMX Graphite 11 1/2 foot downrigger rods and spooled with Berkley 30 lbs Hi-Viz monofilament.   Depending on your experience we have you covered.  When halibut fishing we use 6’6″ Graphite Halibut Rods matched to Shimano ‘TLD 20’ Halibut Reels spooled with 80 lbs spectra line which have been hotrodded to ensure the most amazing action.  When deep fishing is required we use Scotty ‘1101 Depthpower’ electronic downriggers which gets us into the fishing depth – fast and accurate. 

Should we wish to fish for crab we use Grey River Stainless Steel Crab Traps. When we fish for prawns we use commercial Grey River Stainless Steel Prawn Traps.  To make the job of hauling these traps to the surface we use Ace Line Hauler ‘Brutus’.  Simply put: we only fish the best!

Invictus Charters can take you on scenic excursions around Nanaimo or other Vancouver Island areas.  We also offer Crabbing and Dinner Excursions.  Let Invictus Charters know what you desire and we will make suitable arrangements.


Please visit our Book a Trip page for rates and how to contact us.