Sidetrack Charters fishing adventures
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fishing on the Sidetrack Charters Ranger Tug R-25

The Boat, the Ranger Tug R-25

Salmon fishing year round.
Charter groups for up to 6 people.

salmon fishing boat

The original SIDETRACK I was a 1963 Westcoast wooden ex-troller. It was bought and rebuilt with a passion and a design for charter fishing. It suited this purpose for nearly 20 years, but the cost of upkeep made it necessary to finally be replaced.

Finding a replacement vessel that kept the character, comfort, and romance of the old westcoast style was a tall order and the Ranger Tug R-25 'fit the bill'.

The R-25 has the sturdy hull design required for cruising the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Northwest. It was designed and built "for comfortable coastal cruising". With a full stand-up washroom, refrigerator, stove, galley, and a warm teak interior, it's not your typical charter fishing boat.

The cabin is outfitted with large panoramic windows and the cockpit is rebuilt and personally refitted to 'fish'. The overall length of the vessel is 28 ft. and its beam is 8' 6" wide.

"It was better than my dreams ... 100 lbs of fish!"

Bill and Mary Ann Rudnick, Los Alamitos, CA

Power is a quiet 150 HP Cummins supercharged diesel. It boasts two full steering stations complete with state of the art chart-plotter, GPS, depth sounder, and radar at both stations.

The Ranger Tug R-25 meets and surpasses all Canadian and International Safety and Stability requirements. It is US Coast Guard and Transport Canada certified.

Port Boat House
Find Ranger Tugs at Port Boat House - Port Alberni.
See photos and video of the boats on their site.


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Contact us to book your fishing charter today & have an experience of your life.

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Phone: (250) 812-1918

two men showing off the salmon they caught while charter fishing near Victoria BC

salmon fishing boat

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