Pacific Venture Charter Service

Pacific Venture Charter Service is a business with a long and proud tradition of running trips out of Oceanside, California. Captain Charles White has decades of experience fishing in the Pacific and he’s always more than glad to share this knowledge with his guests. You can definitely count on him to show you a great time on the water.

Your boat for the day will be a 43’ LOA vessel that’s powered by a pair of 210 HP Cummins engines. She’s got plenty of room for up to 6 people to fish and enjoy themselves in comfort. In fact, she’s the only 6 pack charter boat in Southern California with Seakeeper stabilization technology, specifically designed to virtually eliminate boat roll. Not only that, but she’s got a spacious flybridge with seating for 5 people, as well as a toilet that comes in very handy on longer trips.

Depending on what you’re looking to do on the water, you have plenty of options in these waters. Shorter trips are best for going after fish that make great table fare, such as Rockfish, Halibut, or Calico Bass. On the other hand, those after the big fish can go further offshore to target the likes of Mahi Mahi, Striped Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Everything you could possibly need for a productive fishing adventure is included in the price of your trip. From rods, reels, and terminal tackle to fish cleaning services after the trip is over. So just get a valid fishing license and come on down. When you fish with Pacific Venture, you’re taking part in a tradition more than a quarter-century in the making!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $2,050
    This trip is for all the big game fanatics out there. When Tuna, Yellowtail Amberjack or Mahi Mahi are here, you'll be fishing out at 24 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,850
    This trip usually involves fishing nearshore and offshore at up to 8 miles out looking for bigger fish. You'll start the day with Rockfish so everyone can catch fish for two hours, then move offshore for larger fish or back to the coast for Bass and Halibut.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,125
    Shorter trips are a lot of fun for the whole family. With targets like Rockfish and Calico Bass, you're fighting for a very delicious dinner.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,125
    If you're not a huge fan of fishing in the early morning, this might be just what the doctor ordered. Your targets will include species like Rockfish and Calico Bass, great additions to your dinner table.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Kids' Adventure (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    If you're looking to show the young ones what fishing is all about and get them started at an early age, this the trip for you! Capt. Charles has a great deal of experience with the little ones, and he'll make sure they're having fun.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Kids' Adventure (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $900
    Fishing closer to the harbor for bass and other fish
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About the Captain

Charles White
Oceanside, California, United States
Angler's Choice
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
30 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
Ran on my first powerboat at 11 yrs old, and first ocean boat at 21 yrs. Lived on a boat with my wife of 47 years and our two children for a year. I have fished a lot of Marlin Tournaments for 36 years, and have ocean fished most of my life. To support the family I have been a realtor, 28 years as a painting contractor while running the charter boat. It has been a lifetime on the ocean and I enjoy sharing the experience with families and rookie fisherman.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Halibut Halibut
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Rockfish Rockfish
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)

Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Uniflite with a Seakeeper Gyro (Flybridge) originally built in 1975, and restored in 1998. Powered by 2 210HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

Oceanside Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

Bass are biting
Bass are biting
July 22, 2021
Calm waters Calico and Sandbass are biting today
Freshly Painted
Freshly Painted
July 16, 2021
All freshen up in the fishing area and ready for the summer season
Lots of fun and great eating
Lots of fun and great eating
July 9, 2021
5 hour 1/2 day in the morning. Calm seas and great fishing 25 fish total.

Customer Reviews

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Relaxing trip
Relaxing trip
Lots of Rockcod Today
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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John H.
Carlsbad, California
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5 hour pm trip with Captain Chuck and Yale on crew

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on June 5, 2021
In just three words: Safe, Efficient, Fun. >Safe: I commercially fished tuna, shark, and swords for several years in...
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James C.
Fullerton, CA
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Relaxing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  9 Hour Trip on July 24, 2021
Wanted a relaxing day and was happy.  Wished we could have caught some bigger ones but enjoyed the day in the water with friends.
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Todd E.
Oceanside, CA
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Kids' Adventure (AM) on July 21, 2021
We had a blast.  The kids enjoyed the whole thing.  Chuck and Yale were great!
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Sam W.
Durango, CO
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Crushed It!!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 8, 2021
Chuck and Josh did an excellent job getting on the fish and keeping us on the fish.  Four of us fishing and each of us caught...
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Henderson, NV
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 22, 2021
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FAQs about Pacific Venture Charter Service

Pacific Venture Charter Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Kids' Adventure (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Kids' Adventure (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,125 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,125 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,850 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,050 per group - 9 Hour Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Pacific Venture Charter Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (SeaLand no smell)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Two)
  • Bed (Two bunks up forward)
  • Flybridge (Seating for 5 people)
  • Live Bait Well (Two tanks center fish deck)
  • Kitchen (Two burner stoves, microwave)
  • Refrigerator (And freezer inside plus 7 cu ft freezer outside)
  • Multimedia System (DVD)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Keep all fish on ice after catch)

Trips booked with Pacific Venture Charter Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Winter you pick the time to leave.)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (To bait your line and help catch)

Pacific Venture Charter Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Within 2 miles of shore )
  • Offshore Fishing (24 miles offshore)
  • Reef Fishing (Kelp beds along the coast)

Pacific Venture Charter Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Spining reels)
  • Heavy Tackle (Trolling gear)
  • Bottom Fishing (Custom set up to make it easy)
  • Trolling (6/0 Reels for Mako Shark)
  • Spinning (For Bass fishing)
  • Jigging (Yellowtail)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Trolling for Sharks and looking for floating kelp f)

Top targeted fish species with Pacific Venture Charter Service include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Calico Bass
  • California Sheephead
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Rockfish
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack