Built for Speed Charters

Built  for  Speed Salmon Fishing Charter was established in 1995 and will make your Salmon fishing adventure easy and comfortable.  All equipment, gear, tackle and bait is provided with covered dry seating and washroom facilities on board.

Departing from Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, B.C. Canada, we are centrally  and strategically located in the heart of all the most productive hot spots in Vancouver, Howe Sound & the Salish Sea. Being only minutes from prime Chinook/King Salmon feeding grounds can be the difference in making your trip productive.

Salmon fishing in Vancouver is a year round activity, all 5 species migrate through local waters from springtime to fall.

Built for Speed Salmon Fishing Charters will create great memories & excitement while providing everything required to make your Salmon fishing experience a success.

Local Vancouver Salmon fishing is best in the morning. Our  trips leave Horseshoe Bay between 6am and 7am and last 5 hours.  Afternoon trips are available. All gear, tackle, bait & safety equipment is provided. Built for Speed is a 24 ft Express  Cruiser  that can accomdate up to 4 people.   

Captain Chris Speed

Captain Chris Speed has been Salmon fishing the waters of British Columbia for 25 years.  Built for Speed Salmon Fishing Charters was established in 1995 and is in its 23rd year of operation. This has allowed Captain Speed to learn the unique patterns of Pacific Salmon in the Salish Sea, Howe Sound & Vancouver.

As well as a wealth of knowledge with regards to the marine industry and the coast of British Columbia, his years of guiding and salmon fishing experience will contribute to making your experience memorable while fishing for that trophy Pacific Salmon.

A  member of the British Columbia Sportfishing Guides Association, Captain Speed holds:

  • a 60 Tonne Master Captains Ticket
  • current Red Cross First Aid  Level C Certification ( training )
  • Radio Operators Certificate
  • Marine Emergency Duty Tickets
  • Certified Tidal Angling Guide Certified [CTAG}

The Vessel

Built for Speed is a 24ft Zeta deep V wood/fiberglass constructed express cruiser.  Crafted locally by reputable British Columbia boatbuilder Zeta Marine, Captain Speed has personally modified and rigged Built for Speed with only the highest quality hardware & Salmon fishing equipment. The a 8'6" beam, deep V hull, with 4-person custom cushioned seating area make for a very comfortable ride in all sea and weather conditions.

There's a canvas raincover/dropcurtain to protect you rain or shine ,  an on-board heater for colder days and both a cooler and 12Volt fridge to keep drinks and snacks chilled. A private washroom is on board.

Built for Speed is powered by a 2017 Mercruiser383 MPI Inboard & BravoIIIleg, a safe reliable power package. Fishing on the Mercury 15HP4Stroke is fumeless and quiet.

The vessel is fully insured, Transport Canada inspected and carries all safety equipment  required to meet all requirements for charter operation.

Standard/Horizon VHF radio, AM/FM stereo IPOD ready, a host of quality controls & hardware.

Along with a huge range of fine salmon trolling tackle  for all species and conditions​, Built for Speed is rigged with 4 Scotty electric high speed HP2106 downriggers for excellent depth coverage. Fishing rods are 10.5ft soft tipped rods, quality Islander MR3 reels.

Rates and Information

Our Location

We're located in Sewell's Marina


# People

1 or 2 Guests

3 Guests

4 Guests


5 Hours

5 Hours

5 Hours


$560 plus 5% GST

$590 plus 5% GST

$620 plus 5% GST

* each additional hour is $95 per hour


July 20th 2017
The Vancouver local saltwater fishing has been steady the last few days. Some nice Chinook/King Salmon are starting to show more and more each day in multiple locations. There have also been some very good days on Coho mixed in with a few Pink salmon. Overall the fishing is improving each day, with more fish showing up daily. The great part of fishing in late July and into August is the variety, which means one can Coho fish for a couple hours early on and then try for some of the largest Chinook of the year that will start to appear as we go into August. Fish into the 20 to 30lb range are common this time of year. Call Captain Speed anytime for more details on when to book a charter or with any questions. Tight lines!
July 10 2017
The local Vancouver Saltwater Salmon fishing has really turned around in the last few days. Nice size Chinook/King Salmon to 25lbs have been caught, Coho/Silvers have shown up along with a few pink Salmon mixed in. Morning fishing has been best. A lot of baitfish in the area has been a big reason for the increase in fish. As we go further into July the Pink run will increase each day, as well some of the largest Chinook of the year will be showing up daily. Mix this in with Coho and we will have an excellent July.
June 22nd 2017
The local Vancouver Chinook Salmon fishing has been spotty this week. The Wind has kept anglers from getting to a few spots that would be holding fish. We had a couple days this past week that were more productive than others. With calmer waters forecasted we will see an improvement in numbers of fish caught. These Chinook Salmon were from Fathers Day which was very productive! A good day on Built for Speed Fishing Charters.


What to Bring

What to Expect

  • warm clothes including rain gear (if rain is in the forecast )
  • sun hat, sunglasses
  • camera
  • snacks and drinks
  • Cooler to carry your catch home with you
  • fishing license ( you can apply online)
  • all the gear, tackle and bait to make your charter a success
  • latest in GARMIN depth sounder/GPS Map technology forfish locating & mapping fish waypoints/navigation.
  • SCOTTY BLACK BOX fordownrigger positive current control to attract fish into the vicinity ofthe boat which provides a distinct edge in catch rate and productivity.
  • Standard/Horizon VHF radio, AM/FM stereo IPOD ready, a host of quality controls & hardware.
  • 4 Scotty electric high speed HP2106 downriggers for excellent depth coverage
  • huge range of fine  salmon trolling tackle for all species and conditions

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What Our Customers Say

After my seventh booking with Chris, I doubt that I will ever book with a different guide.

I can't tell you how much my dad and I enjoyed the charter,

"Thank you so VERY much for going above and beyond 

Thanks for an awesome fishing trip

"Thank you so VERY much for going above and beyond 

just wanted to thank you again for the great morning of fishing

just finished vacuum packaging our Sockeye