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!



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  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,175
    up to 3 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    Explore the outer waters off the California coast on this trip targeting Yellow/Blue fin tuna, Dorado, and Yellowtail. Fishing techniques used on this trip will be trolling, kite trolling, fly lining, and jigging.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $975
    up to 3 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    Fish the Coronado Islands and outlying areas targeting species such as Yellowtail, Yellow/Blue Fin tuna, and Dorado. For this trip you will need to have a valid passport and mexican fishing license. Your FMM visa is included in the price the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip areas targeted will be the waters off of Point Loma, La Jolla, and local banks depending on bite activity. We will target species such as Yellowtail, Calico bass, Sand bass, and multiple types of rock/bottom fish. During the warmer water months there is a potential for Yellowfin tuna and Dorado.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    Lobster Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 29 - Mar 20
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    What better way to spend a fall or winter evening than hoop netting for California Spiny Lobster.
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About the Captain

Phil Power
San Diego, California, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
34 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut
Lingcod

Lobster
Rockfish
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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

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

Rating Summary
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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Crew
Experience
4 hour in-shore trip with Captain Phil
Lobster trip 2019
Lobster trip 2019
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Aaron D.
Anaheim, CA
 5.00
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What an amazing trip & amazing guide!

VERIFIED   June 19, 2019
Captain Phil was an absolutely amazing host and guide for us! My 11 year old son was with us on his first fishing experience...
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Neil D.
Diamond Bar, CA
 5.00
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First ocean charter out

VERIFIED   June 20, 2019
My wife and I knew been salt water fishing. Captain Phil was super attentive to my wife’s needs and didn’t let me down...
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Mark E.
Stafford, VA
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Half day December trip with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   December 12, 2018
Outstanding first time charter experience!  Great communication prior to the trip and throughout.  Very professional...
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Nicole K.
Riverside, CA
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Half Day with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   June 8, 2019
First timers out on the open ocean and had a fantastic experience. Captain Phil put forth a tremendous effort to make sure...
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Stan G.
Pima, AZ
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2 Days of Fishing

VERIFIED   March 31, 2019
Took two different trips, a 3/4 day to Coronado Islands and a local 1/2 day. The fishing was pretty slow on the 1/2 day, but...
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