Western Star Sportfishing

San Diego has long been known as a fisherman’s paradise, and if you’re looking for a trip that will help you discover these beautiful, bountiful waters, then Western Star Sportfishing charters will make your dreams come true! Whether you want to cruise the local waters for Rockfish and Halibut, or head out to the Coronado Islands to battle game fish like the famous Yellowtail, Captain Kerim Hussainy has just the adventure for you.

Capt. Kerim has been fishing these waters for around 15 years, and has been a licensed captain for 5 of these. He has a true passion for sport fishing, so whether you’re a newbie or an experienced angler with some big battles under your belt, he can’t wait to have you onboard and fighting some big fish! Trips range from 6 hours to a whopping 2 and a half days, so no matter your skill level, you’ll find an option that fits you.

You’ll be undertaking your adventure on a luxurious, fully refurbished 42’ Ventura flybridge, equipped with all the necessary safety and navigational gear such as a GPS, fishfinder, and icebox to store your catch. She can comfortably accommodate 6 anglers, and you’ll all be able to fish at the same time—perfect for some competitive sport fishing!

If you opt for one of Capt. Kerim’s overnight trips, you and your fellow guests will each have your own bunk to rest up in. There’s a full head onboard, as well as a separate shower stall. All meals are included, too, so you’ll be able to keep up your energy to battle whatever’s biting.

Budding anglers of any age are welcome to come along, so bring the kids – lifejackets are provided, and a first mate will be on hand to make sure you really get the most out of your adventure. You’ll be provided with top-of-the-line Penn fishing equipment, so you can jig, troll, pop, and more to your heart’s content. If you want to try fly-fishing, your captain is happy to teach you.

Come aboard Western Star Sportfishing charters, and experience San Diego fishing at its finest!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Multi-Day Trip (2 1/2 Days)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $6,200
    up to 6 persons / day
    If you want to get the full San Diego fishing experience, then this is your dream trip! You'll be leaving at 9pm and traveling 80+ miles offshore overnight, so that you can spend the next two days taking part in some full-on fishing. You'll be targeting the famous Yellowtail, as well as a variety of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and maybe even some Mako Sharks. Three full meals are included on the two days that you're fishing, and each guest has their own comfortable bunk onboard. Bring your passport along.
  • Private trip
    Multi-Day Trip (2 Days)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $5,200
    up to 6 persons / day
    Get ready for some seriously hardcore fishing with this two day trip! You'll leave at 9pm on day 1, travelling 80+ miles offshore overnight, and return at 6pm on day 3. You'll have plenty of time to reel in Yellowtail, a variety of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. Each angler will have their own bunk, and three full meals are provided for each day that you're fishing. You'll be able to keep your energy up and battle some true game fish! Bring your passport along, as you'll be travelling to the Coronado Islands.
  • Private trip
    Multi-Day Trip (1 1/2 Days)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,200
    up to 6 persons / day
    If you want a full day fishing the bountiful waters off the coast of San Diego, then this is your trip. You'll set sail at 9pm and travel 80+ miles offshore overnight on day 1, have plenty of time to reel in an awesome catch on day 2, and head home at 5am on day 3. Each guest has their own comfortable bunk, and you'll be treated to three full meals on the day that you're fishing. Expect to battle a variety of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and the famous Yellowtail, plus more. Bring your passport along!
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    $3,200
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to give yourself the opportunity to reel in Mahi Mahi, Tunas, the Famous Yellowtail, or more, then this is the trip for you! You'll have plenty of time on the water, as you'll leave at 9pm and return at 6pm the next day. You'll be traveling up to 80 miles offshore, and may target the Coronado Islands, so remember to bring your passport. You'll have three full meals on the day that you're fishing, and each angler has their own comfortable bunk. All aboard!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,600
    up to 6 persons
    If you fancy a full day cruising the bountiful waters around the Coronado Islands, then opt for this trip. You'll be travelling into Mexican waters, so make sure you bring your passport -- you don't want to miss out on this opportunity! You'll be targeting a variety of species, including Yellowtail, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. Continental breakfast and a full lunch is included, so you'll have plenty of energy to battle these game fish! Let your captain know if you have any dietary restrictions.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,600
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to try your hand at fishing the Coronado Islands (remember to bring your passport, as you'll be in Mexican waters) or local offshore grounds, go for this trip. You'll be targeting Mahi Mahi, a variety of Tuna, Yellowtail, Mako Sharks, and more. A continental breakfast and full lunch is included!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Local)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to spend plenty of time on the water and increase your chance of reeling in an awesome catch, then this is the trip for you! You'll be traveling to local fishing areas up to 15 miles from the dock. Expect to target Yellowtail when in season, Halibut, Rockfish, and more. You'll be treated to a continental breakfast and a hot lunch, so you'll be able to keep your energy up when reeling in your big catch!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    If you're an early riser, this is the perfect trip for you. You'll be traveling up to 15 miles out from the coast to target Halibut, Rockfish, and possibly even the famous Yellowtail depending on the season. You'll be using a variety of techniques, from trolling to jigging -- you can even try your hand at some fly fishing. A continental breakfast is included, so you'll have plenty of energy to reel in a big catch!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    If you'd prefer a lie-in before heading out to local waters, opt for this half day fishing trip. You'll be traveling up to 15 miles offshore and targeting Halibut, Rockfish, and possibly even Yellowtail, depending on seasonality. This is a great starter trip for young budding anglers! You'll be treated with a late lunch, too, as well as chips, cookies, soda, water, and beer.

About the Captain

Kerim Hussainy
San Diego, California, United States
7 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2018
Capt. Kerim has been fishing for about 20 years, working as a licensed captain and running boats for 7 ,Before that, he was working on 6 packs, open party boats, and long range boats. He found he has a passion for the ocean .He puts everything into getting everyone hyped about each trip. He is known to be a good teacher to newbies, and is amazing with experienced anglers -- he loves helping them attack the fish right away!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Ventura (Flybridge) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 400HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
44 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
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
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
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
PayPal
American Express
Mastercard
Visa
Cash

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Customer Reviews

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4.83
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Dwayme O.
Grand Junction, CO
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VERIFIED   NEW  March 8, 2020
Booked our trip for my BIL 50th birthday.  Had a great time.  Even my wife who was initially wary of being on the...
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John W.
San Diego, CA
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Amazing trip!

VERIFIED   June 4, 2019
I took a half day trip today with two of my colleagues and it did not disappoint! Kerim and his crew were amazing. The boat...
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Chris C.
San Diego, CA
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VERIFIED   August 23, 2019
Kerim and his 1st hand did such a great job. Talk about two local San Diego fishermen who know the sweet spots on where to...
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Skyler N.
Kent, WA
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VERIFIED   September 29, 2019
Had a great time and got on tons of fish. Captain and crew were very knowledgeable and efficient, would highly recommend.
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Jordan S.
Thailand
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Western Star Sportfishing is by far my new favorite boat!!!! We caught a ton of monster reds along with so many other species...
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