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2016 Guest Comments


June

Thanks for a fabulous trip! Great hosts,great food, great fish. Spectacular displays for Orcas, porpoises, and humpback whales.  Won’t ever forget!

Bob and Frederica, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Another amazing adventure, fantastic fishing plus incredible wildlife shows.Thanks for being such great hosts, so much fun and beautiful food.

Dirk and Tricia – Coquitlam BC

July

My first fishing trip ever and it exceeded my expectations. As a rookie I caught more fish than I thought possible. Great food and wonderful hosting.

Gloria and Bill – Vancouver BC

Thanks for another fantastic adventure on Thunder 1. You are such wonderful hosts. It’s great to bring friends and have them enjoy it so much. Hope to be back soon.

Kerry and Sue – Edmonton

August

Our second trip, they keep getting better. Fantastic hosts, even know where the fish are ha ha. Deb your culinary skills are amazing.

Doug and Dave – Prince George and Quesnel

Thanks so much for a great family trip. Fun experience, great food and hosts.

Bob – Mapleton Utah

2015 Guest Comments


June
“Had a great time! Saw lots of wildlife, fish, new area the Portland Canal- made new friends Fantastic!!”

Pat – Kelowna


June
“Merci Beaucoup Deb and Doug! Great time my family will never forget this trip! Life Time Memory! Hope to see you next year.”

JP, Yvan, Lise


July
“This was our first family fishing trip, it was amazing. Feeding the eagles was awesome, all the meals were fantastic, and learning to fish was fun, thanks.”

Ally, Tia, Tim, Brie and Reece – Whitecourt Ab


July
“Deb and Doug, your passion for the sport of fishing truly shows everyday. Your energy transfers to everyone on the Thunder 1. Thank you so much for making my first fishing trip one I will remember for a life time.”

Gary – Grande Prairie Alberta


July
“Thanks Deb and Doug. Another fantastic holiday venture. The fishing was fantastic, the food was superb, the hosts were beyond expectation. Thanks again already looking forward to next year!!!”

Dan – Fairview Alberta


July
“Thanks Doug and Deb for introducing us to your beautiful part of the world. The great fishing was only outdone by your incredible hospitality. May and I learned so much about the skills of fishing from a real master. Your teamwork together is a real lesson for us old married couples!! Thank you both for the fishing trip of a Lifetime.”

Live with no regrets. May and Randy – Sherwood Park Alberta


August
“Doug and Deb. This trip so far exceeded what we hoped it would be, it’s crazy. Without a doubt the best fishing trip I’ve ever been on. Great scenery, wonderful food, navigation and of yeah – I almost forgot – unbelievably good fishing. “

Doug and Dave – Prince George and Quesnel BC


August
“Thank you so much for this wonderful experience. You are a wonderful couple, the food was excellent too, but most of all the fishing was great!!! Lots of salmon, we caught our daily limit in two hours, WOW!! We hope to be back soon, all the way from Texas.”

Love Dan and Sandy


August
“Another great experience with great friends, all made better by the hosts. Weather, fishing, food a first class experience. Doug and Deb your charter has proven to me again this is the only way to go.”

Elton – Edmonton Alberta


September
“A superb adventure!! Ron has always talked of the Thunder 1 and it is everything he spoke of and more!! Lots of laughs, great fun on the water, excellent meals and great hosts. Thanks for having us aboard, we will be back.”

Ron and Donna – N Saanich BC


2014 Guest Comments


June 14th
“This was our first family fishing trip, it was amazing. Feeding the eagles was awesome, all the meals were fantastic, and learning to fish was fun, thanks.”
Ally, Tia, Tim, Brie and Reece – Whitecourt Ab


July 1st
“Thank you Deb and Doug. Great food, great fishing, great trip.TYEE!!!!”

Kolten, Harvey, and Peter – Fairview AB


July 1st
“Thank you Deb and Doug for another great trip. Great Hospitality, exceptional food and superb fishing. Have been thinking about this trip since last July and looking forward to another adventure in 2015. Thanks again.”

Danny


July 16th
“Greatest whale watching trip ever! Fishing was fabulous and once again best food in BC. Thanks for a great time and a special thanks for enjoying the whale with us still not sure who was most excited.”

Ted, Wayne, Bill and Vern


July 22nd
“The best fishing trip I have ever been on. You guys are fabulous hosts. Deb your cooking is superb and Doug an exemplary teacher. Thanks”

Ian – Olds AB


July 28th
“Thank you Doug and Deb for the amazing trip again this year. The food was awesome and the fishing was great as well. Hopefully I’ll be back again sometime soon to do it again.”

Ben


August 9th
“Another amazing Adventure aboard the Thunder 1. Wow 16 Coho in the bin before 10:30 am. Halibut heaven!!! Wales everywhere putting on a great show. Thank you Deb and Doug for a wonderful offshore conference.”

Jerry & Holly – Edmonton AB


August 9th
“The fishing was fantastic again this year, Deb you are an amazing chef can’t wait for your cookbook. Doug you are a great Captain and love your sense of humour. Fish On!!!”

Love Judy & Ron – Edmonton AB


August 15th
“Fish On!! Has new meaning since our most excellent salmon and halibut run on the Thunder 1. Thanks Doug and Deb for our best family action adventure.”

Janice & Earl – Houston TX


September 3rd
“Thank you for a wonderful trip aboard the Thunder 1. The fishing was great, the hospitality fantastic! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience and memories. We will talking about this trip for a long time and hopefully can come back again. The scenery and whale watching was fantastic!”

Jim and Linda, Curtis and Kristine – Edmonton AB

2013 Guest Comments


Doug and Deb
I knew you were the best when I selected you from all the others at the Edmonton Show. Communication, patience, meals and the fishing were the Best!! You even turned the weather favourable. Deb you are a first class Chef! It is a trip that Dennis, Dave and I will remember for a lifetime. We will be back.

Elton, Dave and Dennis


Great fishing and food along with awesome hosts! Couldn’t have gotten a better fishing trip adventure anywhere. Thanks Deb and Doug.
Cliff, Rod and Bill


Thanks Deb and Doug for making our 1st fishing excursion such a memorable one. The whales , eagles and sea lions were an added delight to the fishing. Thank you for the amazing meals and great conversation you are both wonderful hosts.
Don and Anita Dewinton AB


Deb and Doug
Thanks so much for the trip of a lifetime. Great fishing, great food and super hospitality. Can’t wait till next year!!

Danny


Another great adventure on the Thunder 1. Amazing fishing, Coho, pinks, Springs and Halibut. Gourmet food as only Deb can prepare. Can’t wait till next year. This is an amazing piece of earth, hope we all get to enjoy it for a long time to come.
Thanks so much.

Fish Head Kerry


Wow! Great fishing trip Doug and Deb. Fishing was awesome, food was outstanding, and your hospitality unmatched. Oh and your patience was amazing too! So many laughs and great stories, some fish , some not. We will be back next year having forgotten all we learned but ready to learn it all over again. We would love to see Kyla again too! Thanks for the wonderful adventure.
Doug Mills, Calgary AB


Now that’s Livin!! You made us feel right at home with your wonderful hospitality. Thank you for a magical 4 day trip we loved every minute of it. Company and food and the fishing.
Judy, Chestemere AB.


Thank you for your hospitality. Prince Rupert and area is without question one of the most amazing places on our wonderful earth. Please continue to take care of it for all of us because without question we will be back to see you and this wonderful area.
Brian, Castlegar BC


Our 7th experience on the Thunder and it gets better every time. Fantastic hospitality, food 2nd to none, weather perfect and fishing exceptional.
JB and David, Edmonton AB


Ho Hum. 8 salmon, and 2 halibut each. 4th trip and aside from the superb onboard meals, and fantastic guiding it was just your average amazing fishing experience aboard the Thunder and should be atop everyones must do list. Thanks again for the great food and fishing and company!
Ted and Curtis Edmonton AB


A chance to slow down and just be together as a family, all taking place in paradise. What more could we ask for? Thanks for sharing yourselves and your home with all of us. Perfect weather, fishing, food, music and scenery were all part of the perfect piece of paradise you shared with us. Of course we hope to see you again next year.
Shar and Chris Edmonton AB


Hell of a trip. Want to come back “please”. Great boat , skipper and Chef. Will start diet tomorrow.
Bob, Prince George BC


2012 Guest Comments


“Thank you very much for these wonderful and unforgettable days. You spoiled us for four days with luxury, great food and the breathtaking scenery of the west coast. The fishing was great. I hope to be back one day.”
Rainer, Edmonton AB


“Good food, good friends, and good fishing!! Thanks for my first halibut and the pin to remember it always. I will definitely recommend Captain Doug and Deb!”
Jennifer, Edmonton AB


“Deb your meals were out of this world as was your expertise at the wheel and on the back deck! Doug you are well suited for this game, friendly, accomplished and happy to share your expertise with all of us!! Thanks too for your sense of humour and patience. For me personally, an unforgettable 4 days. A trip I will talk about for a long time.”
Paul, St Albert AB


“Great Trip!! Outstanding crew and lots of fish. We will be back. Thank you Doug and Deb for your hospitality.”
Bob N, Franklin Tennessee


“Thanks again for another great trip, so many things to be thankful for and so many special memories. We not only have great fishing and great food on our adventures with you, but we always experience and learn something new. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!”
Norm and Arlene, Calgary AB


“What a wonderful time I had. You are such gracious hosts. Deb your cooking is phenomenal, thanks for sharing your recipes, canÕt wait to get your cook book. Doug you are such a patient teacher glad I was able to land a couple of fish (even wearing my bathing suit) Thanks for the trip of a lifetime. “
Judy H, Edmonton AB


“A complete and heartfelt Thank you seems to be not enough yet covers it all. Thanks for sharing your wonderful world of the Pacific Northwest with all of us. Spectacular in all ways. The Perfect Trip! Fishing, Whales, Food, Sunshine, Views, the Crest, but most of all a chance for all 6 of us from CP @ A to become closer friends and appreciate each other. As a plus our circle of 6 became a circle of 8 as we got to know you Deb and Doug. Thanks for All”
Shar, Edmonton AB