race for the blue 2020 sept. 11-19th

Race for the Blue is excited to be back in 2020. The tuna frenzy will take place from September 11th – 19th, 2020. Follow Tofino Resort + Marina on Instagram or Facebook to ensure you stay up to speed on the event.

$25 000 Grand Prize

+$ 30 000 in daily prizes

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Anticipation has been building. And yes, Tofino Resort + Marina is excited to host the 3rd annual Race for The Blue Tuna Shoot-Out after seeing impressive growth in year 2.  Come experience the excitement of the blue water and Pacific albacore tuna fishing while supporting a sustainable fishery in B.C.’s rarely-visited offshore paradise. Join us for a week of action from September 11th to 19th and discover the Pacific at its finest, out of sight from land with the vast blue below.

thank you to our 2019 sponsors

2020 Entry Fee

$1,500 per boat


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  • Swag bag + 4 team jerseys
  • Four tickets to #Tuna Tuesday dinner (additional tickets available for $35 pp)
  • Four tickets to the awards presentation + wrap-up party (Additional tickets available for $49 pp)

additional info

Preliminary Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 11th

7:00pm: Mandatory Captain’s Meeting at the Marine Adventure Centre, followed by meet & greet in The Hatch Waterfront Pub.

Saturday, Sept. 12th – Monday, Sept. 14th

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina

Tuesday, Sept. 15th

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina between
TBD: Mandatory #TUNA Tuesday Dinner with Chef TOJO in the Upper Hatch

Wednesday, Sept. 16th – Friday, Sept. 18th

6:00pm – 8:00pm: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina

Saturday, Sept. 19th

TBD: Weigh-in’s in the courtyard of Tofino Resort + Marina
TBD: Awards presentation & wrap-up party in The Upper Hatch

Rules & Regulations

Please ensure you have read the Race for the Blue 2019 Rules & Regulations PDF document;

Read the rules here: Race for the Blue – 02 -Rules & Regulations


4-fish Albacore Tuna aggregate $25,000

Largest single Albacore Tuna

Daily biggest Albacore Tuna

*All awards will be for the vessels, not individual fishermen. It is the responsibility of each vessel’s captain to allocate prize earnings. 

Rare Encounters

We hope all of our vessels encounter Tuna, however, the blue water of the Pacific is home to rare and endangered wildlife that you may not normally see close to the coast.

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