Fishing enthusiasts will love Prince Edward Island rentals for the close proximity they offer to some of the best deep sea fishing in the area. Darnley, located in Prince County in the western portion of Prince Edward Island, has many lodging options to choose from when visiting this scenic locale with your family. Vacation Homes can make selecting a Prince Edward Island rental easier than ever with its wide range of search tools that you can customize, such as number of bedrooms, location and amenities. Once you've booked your spacious or cozy vacation rental, you'll be all set to get out there and fish!
Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Charters in these parts typically last just over three hours, with many charter companies catering to families. The most common fish caught in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Northumberland Strait is mackerel, from early July to September. Book your charter from various fishing ports along the coastline, such as North Lake, Alberton, Seacow Pond Harbour and Red Head. Many charters allow you to bring home your catch of the day, so bring your fresh fish back to your vacation rental and grill it, fry it or broil it, your choice. And not only that, the captain will fillet it for you once you're back on shore.
Most charter companies supply the rods, tackle and bait in the overall price. And of course, most take off from piers in the area, which may also feature local fish markets not too far away. You can even have your picture taken on board holding your catch, a great memento for your kids to show their friends when they get home. You can usually take your pick of chartering expeditions in the morning, afternoon or evening. Prices vary but hover right around $40 for adults and $30 for children. Group charters are usually available upon request.
Big Game Fish
If big game fish like tuna or shark are your passion, there are charters and tours out there for you. Although the water's blue, mako and porbeagle sharks are plentiful, they don't often venture very close to shore. But shark angling does make for a fun excursion with the family out on the seas. Be prepared for a fight, especially with tuna. It's not uncommon for a tuna to tug on the line for a full three hours before getting away or getting hauled up. Salmon, cod and bluefin tuna are all popular types of fish in these waters.
Most deep sea fishing charter companies feature websites where you can book your reservation before leaving for your Prince Edward island rental. Phone or in-person reservations are also an option, but don't wait till the last minute, especially in the busy summer season. Be sure to reserve well in advance if you can, to claim your spot on a deep sea fishing expedition for your family. Make the best of your Prince Edward Island vacation in beautiful Canada, with your family and fishing rod by your side.