Whaddya At B'y?
Welcome to Jigs and Reels Fishing Charters. We offer you a fun filled excursion on the water. Whether it be hunting icebergs, fishing for cod or exploring the islands of Conception Bay, you will have a memorable day.
Located in Portugal Cove Harbour, just 10 minutes from St. John's, next to the Bell Island ferry, Jigs and Reels caters to smaller parties of 4 or less and offers a variety of intimate tours to fit your budget and schedule.
Our skipper and boats are compliant with Transport Canada's Small Vessel Compliance Program (Blue Decal). All crew is trained in Small Vessel Operator Proficiency, Marine Emergency Duties and Emergency First Aid.
Prior to departure, passengers will receive a dockside emergency briefing and PFD which MUST be worn at all times while aboard.
Check out the tours below and we look forward to seeing you soon.
What To Expect
Our experienced captain, Skipper Chris, will ensure you have a fun, safe experience on the water aboard our 20 ft centre console fishing boat. You'll get a private boat tour along the rocky cliffs of Conception Bay, where you'll see eagles, whales and other wildlife on the way to our fishing spot. Depending on the time of year, you may even spot an iceberg.
Upon return to the wharf, we will fillet your fish on-site and package it for you to take home. You will have the opportunity to take advantage of our Cod Tongue Sampling and Screech-In Ceremony for those that "Come From Away".
A Quick Flick Tour (1.5 hrs)
Is designed for those with a tight schedule and not wanting to pay the higher cost most charters charge to get on the water. Tour is a 15 minute run to the fishing grounds, one hour fishing and 15 minutes back to port. Cost is $225 + HST per group, 4 people maximum.
Waltz Around The Cape (4 hrs)
Want the big fish? You have to go the distance. After a 45 minute ride to Cape St. Francis, you'll be fishing with the big boys at the mouth of Conception Bay. Along the way you will likely see eagles, whales and other marine life. Cost is $450 + HST per group, 4 people maximum.
The Berg Hunter (1.5 - 3 hrs)
Embark on your journey to have a close-up encounter with a 10,000 year old giant while you sip an Iceberg beer. If you're lucky, it may e possible to harvest a "bergy bit", ice made of the most pure water on the planet, frozen 10 millennia ago. Cost is $400 + HST per group, 4 people maximum.
The Traditional Newfie (4 hrs)
Take a step back in time and fish the way it was done in the old days. Jump in a traditional Newfoundland dory and Skipper Chris will row you out to the fishing grounds where you will catch your fish on a hand line. Upon returning to shore you will take part in a Screech-In Ceremony where you will become an honourary Newfoundlander. An official certificate is included to take home. Cost is $450 + HST per group, 4 people maximum.