Meet Your Captain
50+ Years Lake Ontario Boating & Fishing. Salmon Is Our Speciality
With a rich fishing history starting from childhood, Captain Don and his son Will have the experience to make your Toronto downtown Detour unforgettable.
Meet Captain Don, and his son, Will!
Captain Don Sampson has been boating the Toronto Harbour for over 50 years and is a born and raised Toronto Island native.
As Toronto’s seasoned salmon guide for the last 30 years, Don has won and placed in many local tournaments, and is the Greater Ontario Salmon Derby Charter Boat Winner in 2018.
Don is also a community volunteer and an active member at Metro East Anglers, Pen Projects, and the Ringfood Fish Hatchery for Salmon and Trout!
Now, meet Will Sampson – Sports Fishing Guide and Don’s son. Fishing is a family business for the Sampsons.
Will has fished since he was a young lad being drawn into the world for the love of the sport and nature around it. He’s also a decorated fisherman, taking home the trophy in the GSOB Weekly, and north shore tournaments.
Captain Don sampson
Sport fishing guide will
30ft Coronet for Salmon Fishing Adventures
14ft Runabout For Pike & Bowfin
Local Toronto Island Tour Guide
Toronto's Favorite Captain Don
Fish With 30ft of Amenities.
Fully insured. Roomy with full head, fridge, galley couch and tablet below. Spacious Back Deck. All Safety Equipment. Fishinder. GPS. Fishhawk x4d. Autopilot.
Modern Tackle For Any Bite
We’ve got 4 scotty downriggers equiped with plannerboards, shimano reels, and fenwick rods. All our tackle is run with mono ,copper,braid,lead-core and wire lines
we carry all the recent tackle presentations for any bite patterns and conditions.
Inner Harbor And Lagoon Cruise
We use our 14ft runabout for pike and bowfin fishing, island history tours and birdwatchers in the harbor and lagoons. Equipped with all safety equipment and hummingbird finder gps. Casting and trolling from this boat.
Don is fully certified and has the following certificates
- (SVOP) Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
- (SDV-BS) Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety
- ROC(M) Restricted Operators Certificate Maritime (vhf)
- (PCOP) Pleasure Craft Operators Card
- Toronto Harbour Boating License
- (PADI) Cuba Diving Open Water Diver
- Marine Engine Technician Ontario Certificate Qualification
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