With our experienced captains, Noel and Kevin, we offer you the best fishing charter in St. John's, Newfoundland and hands-on experience on one of our vessels - the Smuggler’s Run or the Smuggler’s Two. You'll get an intimate  boat tour and head along the craggy cliffs into the vast Atlantic Ocean where you can try to spot whales and icebergs. We'll pass by Signal Hill, Cabot Tower, St. John’s Harbour and the most easterly point in North America, Cape Spear.

You’ll hear lots of stories and legends about the fishers of Quidi Vidi . You'll even get to try your hand at fishing or jigging a cod – a tradition for over 500 years. Return to the wharf a few hours later and learn how to clean, gut, then eat your fish right on the spot. Delicious!

We are happy to customize a boat tour for small groups of 4 people or for large groups up to 12 people - just drop us a line kevin@qvcharters.com or call Kevin at 709 764 8687


The Smuggler’s Run has a capacity of 12 guests.
The Smuggler’s Two has a capacity of 4 guests.

All necessary Transport Canada safety equipment is onboard and certified. A mandatory safety demonstration will be given on the wharf before each vessel departs. Charters available for both vessels.


Our captains are Kevin Battcock and Noel Browne Junior.

Kevin Battcock

An avid sailor and outdoor enthusiast all his life, Kevin holds a certificate from Transport Canada for Small Vessel Operator Proficiency as well as Marine Duties with respect to Small non-pleasure Vessel Basic Safety (MED A3). Kevin is the captain of the Smuggler’s Run – 40 foot Hatteras.

Noel Browne Junior

Noel Junior has been on the water for decades. From his time at the University of New Brunswick studying marine science to his involvement in the commercial fishery, the ocean is his second home. Noel worked both as as fisheries observer and as a harvester for two decades.  He recently completed a Fishing Master Class 4 certification and holds a number of safety certifications including confined space rescue and high angle rescue. Noel is the captain of the Smuggler's Two.

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