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
    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)
    $1,725
    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)
    $1,725
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Local)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,530
    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
    Full Day Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $3,680
    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
    $3,795
    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
    Overnight Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    $4,140
    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
    Multi-Day Trip (1 1/2 Days)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $5,750
    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
    Multi-Day Trip (2 Days)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $7,130
    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 (2 1/2 Days)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $8,625
    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.
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About the Captain

Kerim Hussainy
San Diego, California, United States
7 Fishing Reports
39 Customer reviews
Response time 10 hours
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

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
Bass , halibut
Nearshore Fishing
Shark fishing
Offshore Fishing
Tuna, mahi mahi , yellowtail , skip jack
Reef Fishing
Assorted rockfish and grouper
Wreck Fishing
Assorted rockfish and grouper

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bass gear by abu Garcia
Heavy Tackle
Top of the line penn reels to 80w
Bottom Fishing
Deep drop gear
Trolling
Assorted jigs when needed
Jigging
Surface and sinking
Popping
Popping platform on the bow
Fly Fishing
Bow with plenty of room for casting
Drift Fishing
Our most common form of fishing offshore
Kite Fishing
The Technique we use for large tuna
Spearfishing
Must bring own equipment
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn
Live Bait
Picked up during the trip, ready in advance
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Continental breakfast
Drinks
Bottled water, soda
First Mate
Lunch
Hot lunch

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
No min. age, all sizes of life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Cleaning and Felit service available
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 39 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Kevin T.
San Diego, CA
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Overnight trip with Captain Kerim

VERIFIED   Overnight Trip on July 15, 2022
Amazing trip with 2 Dads and 3 boys that are about 14. We caught our limit on yellowtail and had a couple Bonita mixed in. ...
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Queen Creek, AZ
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VERIFIED   Overnight Trip on June 11, 2021
Every angle was covered; top of the line equipment; incredible crew (hats off to Omar and Nick)…these guys were second to...
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Jesse R.
Santa Ana, CA
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5.0 / 5
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Unforgettable Experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 4, 2020
Our trip with the Western Star was an unforgettable afternoon out with the family. Captain Karem and his first mate Kyle were...
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Robert W.
Chandler, AZ
Excellent
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 19, 2021
Fantastic trip, Captain and crew made the trip. Right on top off the fish. Great advise for both novis and experiencd fishing...
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John W.
San Diego, CA
Excellent
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Amazing trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on 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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FAQs about Western Star Sportfishing

Western Star Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,725 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,725 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,530 per group - Full Day Trip (Local) (9 hours)
  • $3,680 per group - Full Day Trip – Coronado Islands (12 hours)
  • $3,795 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • $4,140 per group - Overnight Trip (24 hours)
  • $5,750 per day per group - Multi-Day Trip (1 1/2 Days) (2 days)
  • $7,130 per day per group - Multi-Day Trip (2 Days) (9 days)
  • $8,625 per day per group - Multi-Day Trip (2 1/2 Days) (3 days)

When you book a trip with Western Star Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Western Star Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (Picked up during the trip, ready in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Continental breakfast)
  • Drinks (Bottled water, soda)
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (Hot lunch)

Western Star Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Bass , halibut )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Shark fishing)
  • Offshore Fishing (Tuna, mahi mahi , yellowtail , skip jack)
  • Reef Fishing (Assorted rockfish and grouper)
  • Wreck Fishing (Assorted rockfish and grouper)

Western Star Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Bass gear by abu Garcia )
  • Heavy Tackle (Top of the line penn reels to 80w )
  • Bottom Fishing (Deep drop gear)
  • Trolling (Assorted jigs when needed)
  • Jigging (Surface and sinking)
  • Popping (Popping platform on the bow)
  • Fly Fishing (Bow with plenty of room for casting)
  • Drift Fishing (Our most common form of fishing offshore)
  • Kite Fishing (The Technique we use for large tuna)
  • Spearfishing (Must bring own equipment )
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Western Star Sportfishing include:
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Rockfish
  • Seabass (White)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack