Guest Testimonials

Danny Jackson

Danny Jackson

At FOX Sports Television, Queen Charlotte Safaris is by far our favorite destination. The majestic, breathtaking beauty of HaidaGwaii combined with the abundance of Chinook “King” Salmon and unparalleled bottom fishing strengthens our desire to return year after year.

Professional, courteous staff and sumptuous, five star dining is always part of the Queen Charlotte Safaris experience.

Be sure to pack your need to unwind.

Danny Jackson, Producer
FOX Sports West Television
Angler Chronicles


Stu Holmes

If you are looking for a world class fishing adventure, I recommend, and without hesitation or reservation, Queen Charlotte Safaris. QCS is a family oriented lodge located in the Haidi Gwaii (the Former Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia.
I have fished many other lodges in Canada and Alaska, and QCS, bar none, remains at the top of my list. I just completed my fifteenth year fishing in Cartright Sound as a QCS guest. Valerie and her staff will stop at nothing to make your stay at QCS the memory of a lifetime. Valerie can control everything except the weather and the fishing, and as to the latter, the fish are always there. Even when the weather (read wind) is tough, the guides can put you into wind sheltered inlets. You will catch fish.”
Stu Holmes, Claremont, CA.

Art Pearce and Donna Lenherr Kinney

Art Pearce & Donna Lenherr Kinney

“Queen Charlotte Safaris is a special place; from the incredible fishing, to the cozy and welcoming feel of the lodge serving delicious meals, to meeting new people. Located on the Queen Charlotte Islands: an unbelievable adventure in itself!
The overall experience is so powerful that it has brought us back 10 years (Art) and 6 years (Donna – started later)!”

Art Pearce and Donna Lenherr Kinney


Jaime Glimp

Queen Charlotte Safaris is a great place to relax and be totally taken care of while you fish for some of the worlds best Salmon, Halibut, and Lingcod. If you like to be outdoors and ocean fishing it’s the best deal out there! The lodge is comfortable fun and the food is great. The staff work really hard to make your time enjoyable and you cannot beat the calm, clean, natural, isolation of Haida Gwaii Island. I can’t wait to go again!”
Jaime Glimp, Buellton, CA.


Al O’Brien

I can’t say enough about the wonderful adventures I have had over the past few years with the Queen Charlotte Safaris organization on the Queen Charlotte Islands in Canada. The whole package which includes the Salmon and Halibut fishing, seeing the wild life such as the whales – eagles – bears – deer – and the beauty of the trees and mountains are totally second to none. The lodge accommodations and the food is all 5 Star. I promise to return each and every year together with family and friends for more great adventures.
Al O’Brien, Tuscon, AZ.


Bruce Leavitt

Year after year we choose to return to Queen Charlotte Safaris because of the success we have each and every year. Valerie and her staff are so much a part of our wonderful outdoor experience that they seem like family to us. It feels like a family reunion for us each time we return. The accommodations are excellent and the food, without question, is fit for a “King”. I have been fishing the West Coast of British Columbia for many years and know that the areas we fish with Queen Charlotte Safaris are among the most beautiful and productive anywhere on the West Coast. We are treated to the thrilling catch of Tyee Salmon, Coho Salmon, Cod, Snapper, and Halibut. Their boats are well maintained and captained by very helpful, knowledgeable and experienced West Coast Fishermen with excellent tackle for landing the big one! I would recommend Queen Charlotte Safaris to any fisherman, from the beginner to the most seasoned angler. Good Luck and may all your lines be tight lines.
Bruce W Leavitt, Burnaby, BC


Hanne Mintze

Three fishing vacations at Valerie’s Queen Charlotte Safaris have convinced me that EVERYONE should experience this first-class lodge at least once. Valerie is hospitable, organized and smart. The lodge is run like a family resort – warm, friendly and welcoming. Staff is superb; rooms are cabin-like and comfortable. The food is prepared by graduate chefs making each meal an adventure. And you can’t beat the company of bald eagles perched in the trees outside the lodge. Fishing boats are first rate with skilled skippers, first class tackle and personal attention and who can argue with return baggage of 150 lbs of gorgeous salmon, halibut, cod and snapper? Valerie is the best!
Hanne Mintz, Los Angeles, CA.


Kathleen Rankin

Valerie owns and operates a Fishing Resort Experience that I recommend to add to your Bucket List!The experience is of Number One Quality from the minute the vacation is booked. Valerie pays attention to every detail and all one needs to do is sit back relax and enjoy the fun!
Kathleen Rankin, Boise, ID.


Joyce & Dennis Smith

For our wedding anniversary, Dennis and I were going to go to Hawaii until we were talking to Valerie in Las Vegas at her booth for QCS. Her excitement about the fishing safari won us over…we dropped our plans for Hawaii…and we are so glad we did. The experience fishing with QCS was amazing. Valerie and her Director of Sales & Marketing, Sharyl ensured our trip was the best ever, making sure every accommodation was perfect, and it was. In fact, we got to fish with Sharyl and her fiancee Dan…Sharyl and I are now known for the ‘Fish Dance’. Additionally, the staff at QCS are professional and friendly…couldn’t have had it any better. We highly recommend everyone to experience fishing with QCS…we will definitely do it again. Thank you Valerie, we love you!
Joyce and Dennis Smith. Simi Valley, California USA.


  • P.O. Box 899
    Buellton, CA 93427
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  • June 1st - Sept. 1st
  • Box 160, 535 Beach Rd
    Sandspit, B.C  V0T 1T0
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It's that time of the year again folks! Queen Charlotte Safaris invites you to stop by our booth's at the NFR in Las Vegas. We will be at two locations:

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Dec 7-16 at Mandalay Bay
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Dec 7-17 at Sands Convention Center Booth #767

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