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
    $1,850
    price breakdown
    $1,850
    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
    $1,540
    price breakdown
    $1,540
    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
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $875
    price breakdown
    $875
    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
    $875
    price breakdown
    $875
    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
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
24 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.

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

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Eron J.
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Loads of Fun on a Half day trip with Yale and Capt Mike.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on July 18, 2020
Perfect for kids and family,  Sit with the captain,  fun small talk,  teaches kids all about the boat equipment as well...
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Bachelor party had a great time!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on October 10, 2020
We had a bachelor party group of 5 and we all had a great time! the captain and his assistant were very accommidating, helpful,...
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4 Hrs w/Capt Chuck

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Kids' Adventure (PM) on June 7, 2020
Top shelf crew & great w/kids on everything from casting, baiting & getting the fish on the boat. They had a great time & crew...
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Fishing with Charles

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on February 7, 2021
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Excellent day!!!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 15, 2020
I can’t say enough good things about our trip. The captain and crew were extremely helpful and cordial and nice and we just...
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