Our Captain Is Not This Good Looking!

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Last Updated
12 April 2017 09:07 AM


Kincardine Harbour

Dock C Slip 520

Very End of  Dock
Closest to Lake
By The Boat Launch

To Parking Lot Use:

100 Station Beach Rd,
Kincardine, ON N2Z 2X9

(N  W-

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Did We Mention That We Love To Fish!





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Rick, Chris & Penny Dwinnell

Big Fish, Big Boat, Big Comfort!
Successfully Chartering Since 1998!

"Arrive As Our Client & Depart As Our Friend"


Yabba Dabba Doo!

We Are Extremely Thrilled & Proud To Announce That We Are Moving On Up!

Our New Fishing Machine for 2017 Is a 40 Foot 1988 Silverton Sports Fisherman!

That's Right Folks! 40 Feet! 10 Feet Longer & 4 Feet Wider Then Our Previous Vessel!

Current Maximum of 12 Passengers - Arranging Government Inspection For Increase To 22

Click Here For Addition Vessel Details

Home/Mailing Address:

1090 Huron Terrace Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 1E5

Contact Us

Phone: 519-386-6440 or 226-336-8385 (Local From Kitchener Area)

Toll Free: 1-855-595-8513

Email: fish@dwindlesdream.com  or  Contact Form

Harbour Address For Charter Departure:

100 Station Beach Road, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2X9
(N  W -

"Happy Wife Equals Happy Life! So Take Her Fishing!

The Best Benefits Of Our Service


We Simply Love to Fish!


Our Pride Shows!


We Are Good At What We Do!


We Do Everything In Our Power to Ensure You Enjoy Your Time With Us!


Our Greatest Thrill Comes From Our Clients Catching Fish!


We Are A Full Time 7 Day a Week Operation! (Since 1998)


Largest Fishing Charter Boat On Lake Huron!

"Experienced or Novice We Make It A Very Memorable Time With Us"

Whether You Are Entertaining Friends, Family, or Customers We Will Provide A One Of A Kind Private Yacht Experience!

Birthdays - Engagements - Anniversaries - Stags - Customer Appreciation - Employee Appreciation - Girls Day Out or Any Other Occasion!

We Can Help Make Any Occasion An Exceptional Event To Remember! Fish On! Fish On!

You Are Always Welcome To Visit Us At The Dock To View What We Have To Offer!

"Arguably The Best Fishermen On The Canadian Side Of Lake Huron!" (A lot of our talented fishing friends may not agree but you will, Hee Hee!)

We are members of the Ontario Sportfishing Guides Association (OSGA) and exceed all of their fishing, safety and navigational requirements. In fact your Captain is a Director on the OSGA Board!

We are also a registered charter boat with the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby.

Our 40 foot vessel is fully equipped with all the top of the line fishing gear required for your fishing adventure. The boat was built and outfitted for fishing and is perfect for customers to enjoy landing a trophy Salmon or Trout.

Please No Bananas

Click Picture Or Above For Details!
They Bring Bad Luck!

We believe in this superstition which last year may have contributed to our
1st Mate's IPhone answering calls from the bottom of Lake Huron!

We won the
2013 Fish Kincardine Derby and had 3 Prize Winning Fish in both the 2016 & 2014 Events!

We have had many top 15 fish over the years in both the FKD & Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby!

Winning Fish Crew! Fish Kincardine Derby 2013!

Chantry Derby Tickets While Fishing With Us Cost $10.00 Each. Valid During Charter Only!
Everyone Onboard Must Have One.

Standard Derby Tickets Also Available. (Valid For Entire Derby) Top Prize $15,000.00!

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Read About Us In Canada's Great Outdoors

Kincardine Times News Article On Fishing With Us Friday 11 July, 2014

Read About Us On World Fishing Network TV (WFN)

Our Family Fishing Charter Service operates on the clean waters of Lake Huron off the shores of beautiful Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. (Where you can eat what you catch!) We target Chinook, Coho Salmon, Rainbow, Brown and Lake Trout. A few incidental catches have included Pink Salmon, Walleye and Perch.

Our customers' needs are first and of the utmost importance to us and our entire crew is committed to meeting these needs. As a result, a high percentage of our bookings are from repeat customers and referrals.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you one of the best services in our industry.

You will fish in comfort on board our very roomy 40' Silverton Fly Bridge Sport Fisherman Vessel!

The ladies will appreciate the convenience of our Head (Washroom), Comfortable Cabin and Galley including a Microwave! They can even sun themselves on the Fly Bridge or Bow! Almost all the comforts of home!
Please remember that you may enjoy a "hot meal" with the use of our microwave oven!

Have a Smartphone, MP 3 Player, IPod, CD etc. Bring it along and we will play your favourite music for you. Captain Rick

In fact we can play a DVD Movie for you or the children if you wish
(Just in case they need to settle down from all the Fishing Excitement)

We are on the water a great deal of the time and know where the fish are likely to be!

Fantastic boat for any Corporate or Large Group Requirements! Plus, we will impress the normal 4 Person Charter. I like to say we could have a dance in the cabin!

We have room for 20 people with a stand up head (bathroom), fridge, microwave and running water.

We do everything humanly possible to ensure you enjoy your "Fishing Adventure" with us!

Departure times are completely flexible to meet your needs.

For the avid fishermen we recommend "The Earlier The Better". This means 5:00 A.M. during the summer and somewhat later in the other months! This allows us to catch the early bite which usually occurs at dawn.

We recommend 7 a.m. be your latest morning departure time for any month of the season.

All fishing and safety equipment is supplied; please bring along your fishing license, soft soled shoes, proper attire for the elements, lunch & refreshments. (No Bananas Please) We also recommend a cooler to pack your fish. A small optional gratuity to our cleaner will result in your catch being cleaned professionally as fillets, steaks or otherwise prepared as per your request.

Our Success Rates: 2016 - 100% ... 2015 - 100% ... 2014 - 98.5% ... 2013 - 98% ... 2012 - 97% ... 2011 - 96% ...
2010 - 96% ... 2009 - 97% ... 2008 - 95% ... 2007 - 98% ... 2006 - 98%!

Give Us A Try! You Will Be Glad That You Did!


We always have two Crew Members which ensures you have a Captain at the helm & a Co-Captain operating the fishing equipment & assisting you in catching fish. Both also complete additional tasks to ensure your trip is safe & enjoyable!


It is our opinion that one person cannot operate the vessel and fishing equipment at the same time. In fact it is impossible to offer clients safety and the best chance of catching fish with only one crew member.


Our methods result in improved service and safety to our clients, not to mention a better catch ratio! The only arguments you may hear are our father & son crew discussing whom the best fishermen is! (Trust me, its the Captain!)


Remember, we pride ourselves at being good at what we do! We are not satisfied unless we are the best boat on the water!


Our aim is for a safe & enjoyable trip with guests fighting fish! This of course is why we insist on two crew members!


Hours include travel time to our fishing area which is usually 10 to 20 minutes. We are very lenient on this and you will likely be on the water for 5 1/2 to 6 hours.


Please note hours begin at the scheduled departure time.


Our vessel is outfitted with top of the line safety, navigational & fish finding equipment including 6 Cannon Digi Troll Downriggers, 2 Outriggers, 4 GPS/Fishfinders, 2 Government Registered VHF DSC Radios, 2 Cell Phones, Autopilot, SOLAS 38 Person Life Raft, Fire Suppression System, Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fume Detector and powered by 2 Chevy 350 Inboard Motors.


We exceed the Canadian Coast Guard Safety Regulations, our vessel is inspected annually and we are fully Charter Insured.


Your Captain is First Aid/CPR trained & has attained the following Marine Certifications:

Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Safety Certificate (SVOP)
Small Non-Pleasure Vessel Marine Emergency Duties Certificate (MED A3)
Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime) ROC(M) with DSC Endorsement
Canadian Coast Guard Search & Rescue (SAR Level 1)
Canadian Power Squadron Piloting Course
OPP Marine Basic, Advanced (Launch 2) Operator, Safety & Navigational Courses

We have fished Salmon out of Kincardine since 1988 and began our Charter Service in 1998.
Your Captain has experienced British Columbia & Newfoundland Salmon Fishing! Plus, Tuna Fishing in Panama and the Dominican Republic!


For Added Safety We Are Equipped With A SOLAS Approved 38 Person Life Raft
SOLAS - "Safety Of Life At Sea"

Out & Enjoy Your Heritage Of This Great Natural Resource!

Did We Mention That We Simply Love To fish!

Corporate Charters

Flexible hours to work around business meetings or days end activities. We can provide food and refreshments. Maximum number of people is 12. (Will be increased to 22 after government inspection) All we need to know is when and how many... we'll take care of the rest.

We will also arrange corporate or any large group "Multi-Boat Charter" for you. Just tell us of your requirements and leave the rest to us. A corporate or family "Derby Day" is a fantastic way to have some fun and enjoy a little friendly competition!

Fishing on a charter boat allows you to fish all the hot spots with no time or research invested. Your guide stays current with all the most productive lure and baiting techniques in the immediate area. This equals more fish for you and your group! Angler participation is encouraged with fish cleaning available at the end of your trip.

Picnic tables, BBQ's etc. are available at the Harbour for your use. Many enjoy a fun Derby for their clients! Remember, we aim to please so if you have any special requests just let us know!

Accommodation assistance is available upon request.

Rates 2017

Charters Offered Daily For Groups Of Up To 12 Persons At The Following Rates:

(Click Here For Complete Rates Break Down)

(Groups Will Be Increased to 22 After Required Government Inspection To Carry Over 12 Persons)


Half Day Charter (5 Hours) Groups of 1 to 5 Persons $700.00 ($140.00 Each For 5 People)
(Additional Persons Over 5 Are $120.00 Each)


Full Day Charter (10 Hours) 1 to 5 Persons $1,300.00 (Additional Persons $200.00 Each) 


Contact us for a Family Rate Quote!


Additional Hours May Be Arranged at $125.00 Per Hour (Per Group)


Boat Tours (No Fishing) $500.00 For Up To 20 People (2 Hours) (Click Here For Additional Information)


Funeral At Sea $400.00 (20 Person Maximum) (Click Here For Additional Information)


A Deposit of $100.00 is required. {Refunded if cancelled by us due to weather, safety reasons or with 1 week notice of cancellation by you.


Payment may be made via cash, cheque or credit card online below or day of charter via our Square Reader. (Credit Card Payments incur slightly higher cost for handling fees) (2.75%)


Any applicable Taxes are included in price! 


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Cost Of Charter Slightly Higher Due To Handling Costs - PayPal Account Not Required

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Please note that during Derbies if you do not have a Derby Ticket our price will increase up to $30 per person or $70 per family depending on which derby we are in.
(We offer $10.00 Tickets For Chantry Derby)

This will enter you into the
Fish Kincardine Derby or the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby with a chance to win $15,000.00 in this one folks! We also now offer $10.00 Tickets Valid Only During Your Charter.

This change is a result of clients not joining the 2012 Chantry Derby which resulted in us not being able to weigh in a 12.8 Lb Rainbow Trout which would have won a $3,200.00 prize package. Also happened in the 2007 Fish Kincardine Derby which resulted in us not being able to weigh in a 17 Lb Lake Trout that would have won $5,000.00 for 1st Place!

2017 Fishing Derbies

Fish Kincardine Derby - Friday 19 May To Sunday 28 May
($5,000.00 1st Place)

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby - Saturday 29 July To Sunday 13 August
($15,000.00 1st Place)

2017 Ontario License Free Fishing Week

Canadian residents can fish in Ontario without buying a fishing licence, during:

Ice Fishing Weekend February 18 - 20, 2017

Family Fishing Week July 01 To 09, 2017

Click Here or On Picture For Complete Details

Gift Certificates

Treat Your Special Person To A Fun Filled Charter with Dwindle's Dream!

"They Make The Perfect Gift For That Special Person in Your Life"

Father's Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, Retirement, Corporate Incentives,
Client Appreciation, Weddings, Stag & Doe's, Guys Trips, Girls Trips Etc.

Dates can be left open & scheduled when your plans are confirmed.

Let us know what you would like on your Certificate & leave the rest to us!

Simply send your request via Email or give us a call!

We will also keep your secret if you wish!

We Are Proud Members Of:

Ontario Sportfishing Guides' Association

Fish with the Best!

(Association of Professional Ontario Fishing Charter Captains)
(Your Captain Is On The Executive Board)

Lake Huron Fishing Club

The Lake Huron Fishing Club is a conservation based Sports Club formed in 1983 by a dedicated group of anglers on the Ontario shore of Lake Huron.

Thousands of hours of volunteer work are completed each year by Club Members operating two fish hatcheries, stream enhancements, environmental improvements, projects in schools, endeavors to protect the fishing rights of all citizens and assisting government agencies on assessment, enforcement etc.

Great Lakes Sportfishing Council

The Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council is a confederation of organizations and individuals who share a concern for the present and future of sport fishing, our natural and stocked resources and the ecosystem in which we live. 
Our active roles in these professional organizations confirms our commitment to offer you
the most safe and enjoyable fishing holiday in Ontario! We are equally dedicated to the conservation and longevity of our exciting and pleasurable fishery! We love to fish!

Pro Staff Affiliations

In July of 2004 we were proud to be chosen as members of the Shark Cannonballs Pro Staff! We are very impressed with these balls and how they track and attract fish! Would not be without them! Click the above link or on the logo to visit their website.

In May 2015 we were very proud to join the Fishbum Outfitters - Fishing Clothing Field Staff. These folks have outstanding top of the line fishing related clothing. You have seen us wearing their products for the last couple of years.

We are very proud to have been chosen to join their team. Click the above link or on the logo to visit their website.

Why Charter

Chartering is a Bargain! You can charter several times a year for a fraction of the cost of maintaining and outfitting a big water fishing boat. Fishing with a full time, experienced Captain and First Mate puts you where the fish are, in comfort and safety.

Fishing is a time honored activity suitable for anyone. Getting out into healthy fresh air on the open water applying your skills and patience to land that big one is a memorable experience. For families - a great adventure where everyone can participate. For the boys’ - or girls’ day out - you’re going to have fun and have lots to talk about. For the experienced fisherman - you’ll learn the local tricks and get some great fresh water action. For business entertainment - you will find that this adventure gives you a great way to build and maintain relationships.

Boat Tours (No Fishing)

All cruises depart from the Kincardine Marina.

Celebrating a Birthday, Anniversary or just want a relaxing day cruising on Lake Huron? Your out of town guests will be amazed at how beautiful Lake Huron can really be.

Enjoy a relaxing cruise for up to 12 people at trolling speed for $400.00. (2 Hour Minimum)

  • 2 Hour Minimum $400.00 For Up To 10 Guests
  • Additional Hours $150.00 Each Hour For Up To 10 Guests
  • Additional Guests Add $20.00 Per Person Per Hour
  • If you have other requirements just let us know.
  • Funeral At Sea

    Celebration of Life Ceremonies by Spreading Our Loved Ones Ashes at Sea is a Peaceful and Graceful Way to Pay Respects to Our Loved Ones.

    A funeral at sea is a dignified, simple alternative to a conventional funeral. Scattering ashes in the sea is a time-honored tradition that is seen as more refined and less costly then funeral parlor-based services.

    We will provide you with a peaceful and private means of completing this ceremony.

    On your arrival you and your guests will be escorted to the vessel and be briefed on our safety procedures.

    Offshore, the ceremony will begin with the vessel circling left meaning “Turning Back the Hands of Time”. Weather permitting the vessel will come to a full stop with engines off and your family and friends will complete your final farewells.

    The ashes will then begin their new journey, to be carried by the current, forever.

    The vessel will circle the ashes to the right meaning “Time and Life Goes On” completing the figure eight infinity sign. The vessel’s bell will be rung eight times meaning “End of Watch” and as you hear the bell, you may toss your flowers as a gesture of "Letting Go" which ends the ceremony. 

    We will provide you with certificate of the exact time and coordinates of your Celebration of Life.

    You may of course change this to any procedure which is best for you.

    Cost: $400.00

    Scattering Cremated Ashes in Ontario:

    The practice of scattering cremated ashes is an integral part of religious burial ceremonies for several faith communities in Ontario. Any individuals or families who wish to scatter the cremated ashes of their loved ones on Crown land and Crown land covered by water in Ontario can do so.
    Individuals and families are permitted to scatter cremated ashes on unoccupied Crown land, and those Crown lands covered by water. There is no need to obtain government consent to scatter cremated ashes on or in such areas, which include provincial parks and conservation reserves, and the Great Lakes.

    Thank you for considering Dwindle's Dream for your next fishing adventure!

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