Founder & Head Guide
Capt. Pete Mathews is the Owner of WILD WEST MARINE Ltd. and grew up in the
Southern gulf islands sailing, fishing and exploring the BC coast.
Pete has been a professional saltwater fishing guide since 2004 and with a career that spans the coast, he has developed relationships with the best of the best in the industry.
Pete moved to Vancouver Island with his family at the young age of 3.
His mother and father started one of the very first well-known yacht charter companies in BC.
On his father’s side, the family background was in sailing and lifeboats on the Welsh Coast, UK.; on his mother’s side, fly fishing.
Back in 2002, his career began as a BC park ranger making him responsible for 46 protected areas on Northern Vancouver Island; providing a wealth of training and experience he then used to branch into the eco-tourism & fish guiding industry in 2004. Between years as a ranger in remote areas and over 18 years as a fishing guide, this has given him an intimate knowledge of the remote coastal areas of Vancouver Island, including the Brooks Peninsula, Cape Scott, the Broughton Archipelago, Quatsino Sound, Clayoquot Sound, Desolation Sound and the waters surrounding Nookta Island.
Combining these generational passions, opportunities and careers, he has become the well-rounded mariner and sport fisherman he is today.
Captain Pete is a wealth of information and will be happy to share it with you so that you too, can safely explore these rugged remote areas.
Base of Operations
- Comox, BC:
Comox is known as one of the most desirable places in the world to live. The recreational opportunities are endless. Its central location is ideal for taking day trips anywhere on Vancouver Island. There are eleven golf courses within twenty miles as well as a ski hill that boasts the biggest average snow base in North America. World-class mountain biking, many parks, rivers, lakes, caves, wineries, distilleries and of course world class sport fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.
There are many options for accommodations in the area, everything from campgrounds to Airbnb’s to luxury accommodations are available.