Lake Erie - Western Basin



Lake Erie - Western Basin

About Us


It's a Family Affair

Captain's John & Jared Sim are the most experienced charter fishermen on Lake Erie. This family owned business has been in operation since 1975 in the famous Western Basin.  The Chante fleet are drifting and casting specialists for Walleye, Small Mouth Bass and Yellow Perch. This father & son duo combine old school and new school techniques that consistently produce limits of fish. 


Come Casting in Canada's Deep South

Looking for a little island time? Come for the fishing experience of a life time off Pelee Island at the Chante Fish Inn. You will receive expert instruction on board and first class hospitality on shore. Casting for your dinner is every true anglers dream. The Chante fleet consists of three 27 foot Sport Crafts with open sterns for optimal casting and cruising pleasure. This is where fishing traditions begin! 


Trust us we're Captains!

We are Transport Canada Safety approved with Small Vessel Operating Permits for each Captain. In addition, we are proud members of the Ontario Sport Fishing Guides Association. We also provide charter service for Parks Canada & Parks Ontario and volunteer each year with our local O.P.P. Kids Camp. Check out our official sponsors: Rapala, Berkley and Angling Outfitters in Woodstock, ON. Be sure to read our summer Walleye feature in Ontario Out of Doors Magazine. 

Available Charter Packages

Day trips from Kingsville or off Pelee Island


5 hours dock to dock. Rods, reels, tackle and bait all supplied. Lunches and fish cleaning services are extra. $150 plus HST per person with a minimum of 4 in your party. Maximum is 6 per boat with 3 boats available for larger groups of 12 or more.  

Executive Overnight Package


Overnight accommodations on Pelee Island at the Chante Fish Inn. $285 per person plus HST.  4 hr evening fish followed by a fish and steak dinner. Breakfast and another 4 hrs fishing on day 2. Fishing cleaning is included. Fuel charge of $100 per boat on all overnight trips as of May 1st 2018.

3 Day Island Tour


Two nights on Pelee Island. 3 days of fishing with combination species trips available upon request. $450 plus HST per person plus $100 fuel charge. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and island shuttle service provided to tourist attractions.  



The Chante Fish Inn located at 115 Homeward Road, Pelee Island, Ontario has full facilities available. We have all the amenities to make your island stay enjoyable. Sleeps up to 18 people for multi-boat trips. All trips are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions at the discretion of the Captain. 

What to Bring


All customers must purchase a valid Ontario fishing license prior to departure. Bring foul weather gear, snacks and drinks for on board, shoes, sunglasses, hat, bug spray and a cooler with ice for your packaged fillets. For Overnight trips be sure to bring a pillow and sleeping bag as linens are NOT supplied. 

Getting Here


GPS Location: 586 Cedar Island Road takes you to our home port of Cedar Island Marina in Kingsville, ON. Look for our CHANTE CHARTERS sign and go over the bridge and turn right, you can't miss our boats! On Pelee Island we are docked at Scudder Marina.

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$100 FUEL CHARGE ON ALL OVERNIGHT TRIPS & $200 per boat deposit to reserve your date.

Chante Fishing Charters

Box 53 Kingsville, ON, N9Y2E8