Good Times Sportfishing

Good Times Sportfishing is a fishing charter operation run by Captain Phil Power from his boat Neptune’s Gig. They offer multiple charter options such as inshore, offshore, Coronado Islands, and lobster trips, each of which can be custom tailored to fit your needs. Whether it’s a calm relaxing day near the coast or an adventurous trip offshore, Captain Power will work tirelessly to get you on and keep you on the fish.

With experience in long range and local commercial sportfishing, Captain Power understands what it takes to have a successful trip. His customer service and attention to detail are second to none. Depending on what trip you choose, you can look forward to targeting species like Yellowtail, Yellowfin/Bluefin tuna, Dorado, Calico/Sand Bass, Halibut, and multiple species of Rockfish. Capt. Power looks forward to earning your business and sharing his knowledge of fishing with you.

Neptune’s Gig is a meticulously maintained 1999 24’ Aquasport Explorer that was built for fishing. She has recently gone through a few upgrades, including a brand new Evinrude E-tec 200 H.O. that gets her up to a comfortable cruising speed of 26kts and provides the reliability to get you home safely with your catch. She is equipped with a 12” Simrad Evo3 multi-display with radar and a Simrad S2001 dedicated fishfinder. Other features include a livewell, multiple ice boxes, an insulated in-deck fish box to help keep your catch fresh, a forward berth with facilities, and plenty of deck space to move around for when the fight is on.

If you’re looking for a reliable fishing vessel, personable service, and a dedicated Captain that has experience and a passion for fishing, look no further. Choose Capt. Power and Good Times Sportfishing. It’s in our name and that’s what we are all about, Good Times & Tight lines!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – 3 Pack Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,395
    On this trip, you will explore the outer waters targeting Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Dorado, and Yellowtail. Please note that this trip is limited to 3 anglers.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,095
    On this trip, you'll fish the Coronado Islands and outlying areas targeting the multiple species the islands have to offer as well as the potential for Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, and Dorado. For this trip, you will need to have a valid passport and Mexican fishing license. Your FMM visa and Biosphere fishing permit are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $695
    On this trip, the areas targeted will be the waters off of Point Loma, La Jolla, and local banks depending on bite activity. You will target species such as Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, and multiple types of rock/bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $495
    Looking for a quick get away? Then this is the trip for you. Fish the local reefs, wrecks, and kelp beds on this trip targeting species such as Calico bass, Sand bass, multiple types of rock/bottom fish.
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About the Captain

Phil Power
San Diego, California, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
79 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2018
As the son of a Navy Master Chief, Captain Phil Power has spent his life on the water. From a young age, fishing has always been a passion. At 19, he received his Captain's license which he used to run parasail boats and nearshore fishing trips in Florida, targeting species like Tarpon, Cobia, and Amberjack, just to name a few. Shortly after receiving his license, he returned to San Diego and continued his parasailing career. After being in San Diego for over 20 years, Capt. Power found himself as a deckhand on a long range fishing boat where he honed in his skills, and he currently provides services as second captain on some local short range boats. He has also spent multiple years on Neptune's Gig exploring the waters off the coast of San Diego and catching the species it has to offer. Capt. Power is now pursuing his dream of running his own boat to share his passion with customers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Lobster Lobster
Rockfish Rockfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Aquasport (Walkaround) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Fish On! A ton of fun.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 28, 2021
This was my first trip ocean fishing. We had a blast! Capt. Phil knows where the fish are and does everything he can to get...
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Half day catching with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 18, 2021
Looked like it was going to be a tough day with stiff winds but the weather cooperated and Captain Phil put on us on fish right...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 27, 2021
Captain Phil was awesome. He put us right on the fish and we all had a great time aside from my girlfriend being sea sick the...
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VERIFIED   Inshore Trip on August 6, 2021
We had a great trip with captain Phil. He definitely has the knowledge and experience to get on the fish and not waste time...
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Commerce Charter Township, MI
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SoCal with my son

VERIFIED   Inshore Trip on July 10, 2021
Captain Phil did a great job of putting us on fish. We also had a close encounter the juvenile finback whale it was really...
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FAQs about Good Times Sportfishing

Good Times Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $495 per group - Inshore Trip (4 hours)
  • $695 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,095 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Coronado Islands (9 hours)
  • $1,395 per group - Full Day Trip – 3 Pack Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Good Times Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Good Times Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Non-Alcoholic)

Good Times Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Good Times Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Good Times Sportfishing include:
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Lobster
  • Rockfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack