Captain Clowers - About Time

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Captain Clowers Charters LLC is your ticket for a fantastic fishing trip out of San Diego, CA. Whether you’re a professional angler who wants to go far offshore after the big boys, or an angler just starting out who prefers stay closer to the shore, Capt. Alan Clowers is your man. He’s been on the water since the age of 5 and knows the fishery like the back of his hand.

His boat, the “About Time”, is a real beauty. She’s a 36’ Riviera flybridge that runs on a pair of 370 HP Cummins engines. With a spacious interior for your to lounge in on longer trips, comfort is guaranteed even on longer trips. She can easily fit up to 6 prospective anglers, so feel free to bring friends and family along for the ride.

If you’re looking for someone to take you out in the Pacific to go after some prize gamefish, look no further than Capt. Alan. Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sharks - you name it, he’s caught it. You can also stay in the bay and fish for the likes of Bonefish, Bass, Halibut, and more, it’s entirely up to you.

All the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle come included in the price of any given trip. This also includes fish cleaning services for your convenience. A continental breakfast is served on all trips. It’s great fishing year-round, come and see for yourself!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    32 Hour Trip (5 PEOPLE MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,500
    price breakdown
    $4,500
    If you want to push your limits, this trip will have you fishing until you drop. The trip includes hot breakfast, lunch and hot dinner on the way home. It will also give you plenty of time to find and stay on the fish like massive Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sharks, and others.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip (5 PEOPLE MAX)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    21 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    $3,300
    price breakdown
    $3,300
    If you want to experience the angler's life in earnest, you won't go wrong with an overnight trip. This gives you the chance to cover long distances and fish for some huge Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more besides. Breakfast and lunch are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,495
    price breakdown
    $2,495
    If you're looking to seriously tackle the fish that can be found offshore, the full day trip is the way to go. Expect to target the likes of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Mako Sharks, Thresher Sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,895
    price breakdown
    $1,895
    On this trip, expect to go after Yellowtail Tuna, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Mako Sharks, Bonito, Barracuda and more species. This trip may involve fishing in Mexican waters, so you may need passports, and Mexican licenses. Please make sure to confirm with the captain whether he is to take you into Mexican waters.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Bay/Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 1
    $1,195
    price breakdown
    $1,195
    This trip is primarily aimed at families with kids who want to fish calm waters and catch Bass, Halibut, Bay Sharks, Bonita and possibly Yellowtail if they are close to Point Loma. Bay fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Bay/Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 1
    $1,195
    price breakdown
    $1,195
    This trip is primarily for families with children who would like to experience fishing calm waters to catch Bass, Halibut, Bay Sharks, and possibly some Yellowtail if they come close enough. Bay fishing.
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About the Captain

Alan Clowers
San Diego, California, United States
108 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
Captain Alan Clowers was only 5 years old when he started fishing the bays and local lakes of San Diego, heading out with his dad and brothers. He has been fishing ever since and now knows these waters extremely well. He has entered various competitions over the years, and has achieved over 10 first place finishes and 8 Big Fish awards. He was named Angler of the Year in the Southland Bass Club, and has also placed in the top 5 on more than 20 occasions - not a bad record in San Diego, which is not short on competition! Capt. Clowers enjoys teaching kids and beginners, as well as with expert anglers, how to find fish in this area, and is able to customize each trip to suit your needs. A trip with Capt. Clowers will not only be a fun day on the water, but an experience of a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Longtail) Tuna (Longtail)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Riviera (Flybridge) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 370HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Phil L.
La Mesa, CA
 5.00
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Big day fishing...

VERIFIED   July 13, 2020
When you charter a boat for the first time, you just don’t know what to expect. If the fish are biting has a lot to do with...
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Franklin Y.
Escondido, CA
 5.00
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Full day trip on the About Time

VERIFIED   June 29, 2020
Captain Jeremy and Jason were awesome.  They knew exactly where the fish are.  We went for yellow tail but the entire...
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Kim S.
Upland, CA
 5.00
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Fun time with Captain Jeremy and Dustin

VERIFIED   July 9, 2020
We enjoyed our half day charter. Our girls were excited to see sea lions and 50+ dolphins. The adults loved fishing. We caught...
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