Frequently Asked Questions

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What types of wildlife are we most likely to see?

You can expect to see lots of eagles, osprey, seals, sea lions, mink, otters, deer, bear and if you are a bit lucky, even a killer whale or two.
What types of fish can I fish for and how big am I likely to catch?
We fish for salmon, cod, snapper, prawns, crab and shellfish. As for size, we leave that up to you! Of course, we have seen our share of big ones, too.

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What permits or licenses do I need to fish in your area?

Daily fishing licenses are available locally for both local fishers and visitors to the area.

What are some of the best sights you are likely to show me?

Desolation Sound! Copeland Island marine park! Lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, sunsets what sunsets!
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How large a group can your boat handle?

The Carrousel comfortably accommodates up to 12 passengers on a cruise. Each of the two bedrooms has a queen-sized bed and there is a living room/lounge aboard.

What measures are in place to ensure safety?

Rest assured that safety is primary in our operation. We use only the best quality and most current equipment available. All our safety equipment is Canadian Coast Guard approved.

Do you have seals, sea lions and whales in your area?

Yes. Definitely. And yes, if you are a bit lucky.
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Do you have all the equipment we need to fish?

We have the best of everything you will need, from lures and bait to rods, reels and fish finders!
Can we arrange a hiking or camping expedition through your company?
Absolutely! We work closely with other tour and guiding operators in the community to provide a wide range of wilderness opportunities. Just give us an idea of what you would like and we can organize your entire visit.
What if the weather is less than perfect?
Great question! Weather is the one thing we have no control over, of course. You will be comforted with the knowledge that we operate mostly in closely protected waters where weather has much less impact. Whatever the weather, you will be comfortable aboard the Carrousel.

How far ahead do I need to book my trip?

The sooner, the better! Pristine Charters operates from mid-April to October, with July and August being the busiest. So book early to reserve your special date!

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Why might we want to take a cruise with Pristine Charters?

Here are some of the most popular reasons:
  • Romantic honeymoon dinner cruise
  • Rewarding employees for performance or long service
  • Staff party or excursion
  • Family event or reunion
  • Showing off the spectacular local scenery to guests from out to town
  • To truly get away from the rush and hubbub of city life and never-ending responsibilities
  • Fishing, sightseeing, diving and all the other reasons we have listed on this site
  • Just because you deserve it!!

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