• Tuna Charters in PEI

    If you looking for tuna charters in PEI, David Sansom is a local tuna fishing captain who has helped tourists catch giant bluefin tuna in PEI for many years now. Contact PEI Tuna Fishing Charters and experience a fun filled day catching giant Blufin Tuna aboard the Tide & Time!

    Go fishing for Bluefin tuna off North Lake, PEI where some of the largest tuna in the world have been caught. There is nothing like reeling in a 800 – 1100 pound giant Bluefin tuna. You can go ahead and scratch that one off your bucket list if you are an avid fisherman!

    Private Group Tuna Charters

    You can signup for a private group tuna charter any time from July to September! If you are wondering what to bring, all  tuna fishing gear and equipment are provided by the crew of the Tide & Time tuna charters. However, it can get a bit breezy at sea so it may be wise to bring extra clothing to stay warm.

    David Sansom will be happy to book your private group tuna charter! Put together a group of friends of up to 6 people and have the boat all to yourselves for the whole day if you would like. Deep sea tuna fishing is so much fun. You will have the adventure of a lifetime watching seals, whales, and birds as we travel off the coast of PEI to where the giant bluefin tuna reside.

    Tuna Fishing Charter Package

    • $1,500 + tax group rate (1 – 6 people) / day
    • Available from July – October.
    • Stand-up gear or fixed pole
    • All tackle provided
      (or you can use your own gear if you wish)
    • Lunch & beverages provided

    Book a tuna charter in PEI today (902) 393-8690!

    Tide & Time Tuna Charters participates in the catch and release tuna fishery using barbless circle hooks only. This means there is zero damage to the fish with a 100% success release rate.

    It is great for friends, families, golfing buddies, fishing buddies, reunions, parties, and corporate events. Call the Tide and Time Tuna Charters in PEI to book your next tuna fishing charter (902) 393-8690 or email to reserve your spot!

    PEI Bluefin Tuna Fishing

    One of the best things to do if you are planning a trip to Prince Edward Island this summer is to go tuna fishing off North Lake PEI. This area is one of the best tuna fishing grounds in Atlantic Canada.

    The giant bluefin tuna follow the herring to the waters off North Lake PEI to feed on. So the tuna are large and plentify in this area of PEI.

    Some of the tuna fishing that have been landed weight in at 800 to 1100 pounds quite often. It is a rare occurrance that a tuna fishing charter comes in without catching any giant bluefin tuna. Most private tuna charters in PEI often catch several Bluefin tuna on a single deep sea fishing trip.

    Tip: Don't forget to bring your camera!

    The charter leaves from North Lake, PEI and sails out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It won't be long before you see dozens of Bluefin tuna jumping in the waters off Prince Edward Island, so don't forget to bring your camera along to capture the day.

    PEI Bluefin Tuna Fishing at its Finest!

    Northern Prince Edward Island runs from Tignish (MacLeods Ledge) on the western side of PEI to North Lake on the eastern end. The Tide and Time Tuna Charters prefer to fish tuna on the western end of the Island between Malpeque and MacLeods Ledge, the Bluefin tuna capital of the world.

    Bluefin tuna cannot get any bigger than what you'll find in this area of Atlantic Canada. MacLeods Ledge definitely has the largest tuna in the world as they follow large schools of herring to North Lake PEI. Each August, the herring come to this area to spawn. The giant tuna gather to feed on the herring for a month or two every year in this area of Prince Edward Island.

    You will be simply blown away by the amount of marine life on the MacLeods Ledge. Giant Bluefin Tuna, Sharks, Whales, Seals, and Mackerel gather here because of the rich feeding grounds in the Bay of St Lawrence.

    Kate and Rod Smith

    Had a great time with TSN’s Kate Beirness and Rod Smith who came out for a tuna charter with the Tide & Time Tuna Charter crew while visiting for the Kraft Hockeyville 2013 Morell Project.

  • Bluefin Tuna Fishing In PEI

    If you are thinking about going Bluefin tuna fishing in PEI this summer then "PEI Tuna Charters" would be happy to hook you up!

    Tide & Time Tuna Charters in PEI is a Maritime tuna charter business in North Lake, PEI. If you love fishing in any respect you will certainly enjoy this amazing tuna fishing sport. There is nothing like the excitement of battling one of these monsters of the sea.

    North Lake PEI is fast becoming the place to catch Bluefin Tuna!

    Bluefin tuna migrate to Atlantic Canada each year and some of the largest tuna seem to want to stay around the North Lake PEI waters. So if you are onboard a tuna fishing charter boat like the "Tidy & Time" with captain David Sansom, you are sure to catch a big one, often as large as 1000 pounds!

    Giant Bluefin Tuna

    David Sansom is a local tuna fishing captain aboard the Tide & Time tuna fishing charter boat located in Prince Edward Island. David has many years of lobster fishing, crab fishing and tuna fishing experience here in Atlantic Canada. Anyone who has gone out tuna fishing with David Sansom experiences first hand the thrill of catching a large bluefin tuna.

    Every summer and fall in PEI, anglers gather from all parts of the world to come to North Lake PEI to catch giant Bluefin tuna. Giant bluefin tuna fish are one of the most powerful fish in the ocean and are found in most areas of Atlantic Canada, especially off the waters in North Lake PEI area.

    His PEI tuna fishing charter business is well  known for catching 1000 pound Bluefin tuna in PEI only a few miles offshore. Every summer and fall in PEI, anglers gather from all parts of the world to come to North Lake PEI to catch giant Bluefin tuna.

    Giant bluefin tuna fish are one of the most powerful fish in the ocean and are found in most areas of Atlantic Canada, especially off the waters in North Lake PEI area. If you are looking to find out more about catching a giant tuna, contact David to book your PEI tuna fishing adventure today!

    Phone: (902) 393-8690  / Email:

    What Fishing Gear Do I Need?

    Wether you are a tourist, a beginner, or long time big game sport fisherman, PEI tuna charters will provide all the gear that you will need to catch tuna from the fishing rod, tackle, bate, and any other equipment that is required for tuna fishing.

    You don't have to bring anything on board with you, well except maybe a lunch and some water. Dress accordinly tho as you may be gone for hours at a time. Below are a few things we suggest that you allow for:

    • 6-8 hour day
    • A light lunch, snacks, beverages
    • Fishing gear, tackle, bait provided
    • Camera to take pics

    Some tuna range upwards of 800-1100 pounds and take about 2-4 hours to land on average. The secret to landing the big one is to tire them out, while bringing them closer and closer to the boat. Once they ready the boat, David and his crew will gaff the tuna and make sure it lands on board the Tide & Time tuna boat for a weigh in.

    For Tuna Charter Pricing information, please contact David Sansom at (902) 393-8690.

    Charter pricing is group rated for 1 – 6 people and is more affordable if you bring a few friends to split the costs. The tuna fishing charter business in Prince Edward Island runs from July to mid October each year. Now would be the time to book your next PEI tuna fishing charter.

    What To Expect Aboard A Tuna Charter Boat

    There is actually no typical day when you go tuna fishing, so we'd like to explain what you can expect during a day out on the water aboard the "Tide & Time" tuna charter boat.

    Once you and your group are relaxed onboard and the captain has explained the safety procedures, the PEI tuna fishing charter boat will head out of the harbor and eventually bait the hooks and cast fishing lines into the waters off PEI.

    Live bait is kept onboard in "live well tanks" for you to use as this seems to be what the tuna love most. The bait fish is caught on our journey to the tuna fishing grounds so it is as fresh as it can be. You are welcome to join in the fun of catching the bait fish. This is quite often, as much fun as catching tuna. You never know what type of fish you will pull on board. Cod, trout, bass, salmon, and other types of fish have typically been caught while trying to catch the bait fish for the tuna.

    Heading out in to deeper waters now, where the tuna are often located, you should keep a sharp eye out for the tuna jumping out of the water. Looking back you can still see the coast, so while you are in deeper waters, you are not miles from land.

    The tuna can bite at any time, so the captain likes everyone to be on their toes and always be aware of where you are on the boat so that everyone doesn't get in each other's way. Thinking in terms of safety, makes for a better overall experience when tuna fishing.

    Then first thing you know it, the reel is screaming as the line starts peeling off as the tuna takes the bate. The speed at which the tuna travels is hard to believe, often at speeds of 50 km/hr or more.

    Below is a video of David Sansom taking out a group of tuna fishermen catching giant Bliefin tuna in PEI.


  • PEI Tuna Fishing Charters

    If you are interested in catcing giant Bluefin Tuna off PEI, this summer should be another great season for PEI Tuna Fishing Charters aboard the "Tide & Time"!

    If past seasons where any example of what type of tuna fishing adventure to expect, fasten your seat belts! The tuna fishing boat "Tide and Time", located in PEI,  is one of the best tuna fishing charters in PEI, Canada.

    Dave Sansom, your experienced tuna fishing guide, has caught countless numbers of Bluefin Tuna in the waters off PEI in recent years as is well known for finding the big ones! Tuna fishing is becoming more popluar each year in the Maritimes and is a great fishing experience for all ages and groups including private or corporate. Dave can  take you on a tuna fishing charter for a half day or a full day, it's your choice.

    Tuna Fishing Charter Reservations

    Tuna fishing reservations are recommended because it gets so busy at times, and you don't want to lose out on your spot if you're only in the area for a short few days on vacation. 

    PEI has one of the largest populations of Bluefin Tuna in the world and Dave knows where to do to find the Tuna migrations. There are many migrations of tuna off the waters of PEI, so it would stand to reason that an experienced tuna fishing captain would know where they would strike next. It is a fairly short ride to the fishing grounds and the tuna can strike at any time. Live bait is trolled along behind the boat so a bluefin tuna can bite at any time.

    In the past the Tide and Time Tuna Charter Boat has only gotten a few miles from shore and Bam, tuna jumping everywhere. The PEI tuna fishing season runs from June to October each year and can leave as early as dawn or early afternoon if you prefer. So contact your PEI Bluefin tuna fishing charters with your preferred dates and don't forget to book your tuna fishing charter in pei for the upcoming tuna fishing season in Atlantic Canada.

    1000 Pound Tuna

    There have been many 1000 pound tuna caught off PEI in the past few years, and they seem to get bigger each year! Catch and release is the current method of fishing aboard the Tide & Time Bluefin Tuna Fishing boat.

    The Tide & Time Tuna Charters participates in the "catch and release" tuna fishing industry and uses only barbless circle hooks, so there is a zero chance that the tuna will be damaged during a catch.

    PEI is one of the hottest places for giant Bluefins! Our Bluefin Tuna range from 100-900 pounds on average and have been caught over 1000 pounds with some close to 1100 pounds. Experience is definitely not an asset when it comes to catching Tuna fish. Novices of all kinds, adults and kids included, have caught huge Bluefin Tuna off Prince Edward Island. But, you have to be prepared for a fight, some lasting up to 2-3 hours before landing the big fish. It is sure to get your adrenlin pumping!

    If you are interested in hiring Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters, contact us right away to resever your space aboard the Tide and Time!

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    We'd be only too happy to answer your fishing questions and can get you booked aboard the Tide & Time this summer!

    Tide and Time Tuna Fishing Charters PEI
    Captain: Dave Sansom
    Phone: 902-393-8690

  • Fishing with TSN’s Kate Beirness and Rod Smith

    Had a great time tuna fishing in PEI back in August 2013 with TSN’s Kate Beirness and Rod Smith who came out for a PEI tuna fishing tour with Tide & Time Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters while visiting for the Kraft Hockeyville 2013 Morell Project.

    See more photos from Kate and Rod's fishing tour and many others in our Photo Gallery.

  • Two Giant Catches from August 2013

    Gordie Snyder provided Tide & Time Tuna Charters in PEI with a couple of great videos of the tuna fishing adventures he and his friends had with us back on August 25, 2013.

    A great day out on the waters off PEI saw two impressive catches of both an 850 lb and a 1,000 lb monster Bluefin Tuna! Check out their videos of their time out on the water with PEI Tuna Charters.



  • Swimming with a Bluefin Tuna

    Check out Nolan fighting a giant bluefin tuna aboard Tide and Time Tuna Fishing Charters in PEI on September 4, 2013. Nothing like catching a giant Bluefin tuna in PEI!