Zenmar Offshore Action

Zenmar Offshore Action offers one of the best range of trips in town aboard a clean, modern boat with an experienced captain and crew. Spend anywhere from 3 to 12 hours onboard. Fish the local bays, nearshore kelp beds, or down into Mexican waters. Whatever you’re after, these guys have the perfect trip for you.

Captain Doug Kuczkowski has been running charters for 15 years and has built up a reputation both as a guide and as a fisherman. He’s brought in world-record fish in the past and works hard on every charter to get you on a record-breaker, too.

Shorter trips will stay in Mission Bay or hit the local kelp beds for Bass, Halibut, Barracuda, and more. Set your sights a little farther, and you can add Yellowtail, Tuna, and even Mahi Mahi to the list.

Prefer to be in the water than on it? Seasoned spearos can go face-to-face with Yellowtail, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and more on a spearfishing trip. If you really want to fill the boat, you can even head down to the Coronado Islands to load up with tasty Yellowtail and Bass. There’s something for everyone with Zenmar Offshore Action.

All these trips are run on a 33’ Mirage sportfisher built in 2001. The boat cruises at a respectable pace thanks to her 370 HP Volvo diesel engine. Her comfortable interior features a full head plenty of space to sleep and relax on the journey offshore. She also comes rigged and ready for battle, with a full battery of marine electronics and a livewell bursting with bait.

At the end of your trip, all your catch will be cleaned and filleted, ready to enjoy as soon as you get home. Everything you need for the fishing itself is included in the price. Just grab your fishing license and jump aboard. Please note that you also need a Mexican fishing license and a valid passport to visit the Coronado Islands.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $490
    Spend the morning in the scenic Mission Bay, pulling in something tasty and taking in the views on this fun 3-hour charter. You'll be left wanting more after a morning battling it out with Bass and Halibut. These delicious creatures will make for a worthy lunch, and you'll have earned it after a pulse-racing morning on the water.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $490
    If you're pressed for time, this 3-hour fishing trip will give you a taste of inshore fishing in the Mission Bay. Home to exciting and delicious Halibut, Bass, and many more. This is an introductory to fishing for beginners
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Winter Ocean Twilight
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 24
    $540
    Enjoy the sunset while fishing LaJolla's Kelp Beds for Yellowtail Bass, Barracuda, Bonita, and plenty more. Watch the sun go down with a fishing rod in your hand. The best time of day and some species are just waking up. Your captain will have you back at the dock just as it’s getting dark.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Summer Twilight
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 13 - Oct 15 (Tue)
    $550
    Enjoy the sunset while fishing LaJolla's Kelp Beds for Yellowtail Bass, Barracuda, Bonita, and plenty more. Watch the sun go down with a fishing rod in your hand. The best time of day and some species are just waking up. Your captain will have you back at the dock just as it’s getting dark.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jun 1
    $690
    What better way to start the day than with the sea breeze in your hair and the prospect of a thrilling fshing trip ahead of you? Spend 4 hours exploring the nearshore waters of SoCal and battle it out with some tough-fighting fish. Go after Halibut, Bass, Yellowtail, and many other tasty creatures that will prove to be an incredible treat at the end of the day!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $690
    Head out beyond the bay and out to the nearshore waters as you go after some prized Californian specials. Bottom fish with live bait to entice the bite of exciting and delicious Halibut, Yellowtail, Bass, and many more creatures that make up the incredible fishery that is SoCal. You're in for a productive day as you try to fill the boat with these tasty creatures to take home with you.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Kelp Beds (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $790
    On this 5-hour trip, you'll head out to the La Jolla kelp beds for some thrilling fishing opportunities. Monster Halibut, Bass, Yellowtail, and Seabass are just calling out your name. Get your fish on and fill the boat with these delicious creatures, all the while practicing your angling skills and testing your strength.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Kelp Beds (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $790
    Fishing beautiful Lajolla Kelp Beds for yellowtail Bonita bass halibut and White Sea Bass.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $890
    Gte out first thing in the morning and head to the productive kelp beds of Lajolla to bottom fish, or hit the nearshore banks for a range of fish native to Californoa. Get your fish on and test your skills against Bass, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Bonito, Halibut, and more, and head home with a delicious treat. **4 customers MAX**
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $890
    Come to the harbor all refreshed and ready to go. Battle it out with some of California's facorite fish as you head to the nearshore banks or the La Jolla kelp beds. These productive grounds will yield great results, so get your fish on and fill the boat. Anything from a Bass to Barracuda, Bonito to Yellowtail, Halibut, and more, and head home with something delicious for dinner. **4 customers MAX**
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands 4MAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,450
    The Coronado Islands have some of the best fishing around for Yellowtail, Bass, and much, much more. Captain Doug is a Coronado Island expert and will take you to all the top spots. Mexican fishing licenses are available from nearby tackle shops, so just grab one before you come aboard, and bring it along with your passport. Other than that, get ready for a memorable day battling it out with some of the Pacific's most prized creatures. **4 customers MAX**
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Offshore 4MAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $1,450
    Out in the depths of the ocean, you'll go after some huge, prized fish. Get your fish on as you troll the open waters for the bite of anything from a Yellowtail to a Tuna, Halibut to Marlin, and many more. This pulse-racing trip will cater to all your fishing desires, so get ready for a thrilling day on the water and head home with a great story to tell and, potentially, something delicious for dinner. **4 customers MAX**
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Spearfishing 4MAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $1,800
    This is a specialist trip for experienced spearfishers. Hit the kelp paddies inshore or head offshore and dive in after Tuna, Yellowtail, Mahi Mahi, and more. All spearfishing equipment provided, but beginners are warned that this trip is not suitable. These thrilling fish are incredibly quick and potentially dangerous, so make sure you know what you're doing before coming aboard. **4 customers MAX**
  • Private trip
    12 Hr Trip – Coronado Islands 4MAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,850
    If you're after the West Coast's best Yellowtail and Bass fishing, spend the entire day down at the Coronado Islands and head home with a literal boatload of tasty fish. Please note, you will need a Mexican fishing license and a valid passport to head into Mexican waters, but the former is easy to get in any California tackle store. Battle it out with some of the biggest creatures in the Pacific and head home with something delicious for dinner. **4 customers MAX**
  • Private trip
    Spearfishing 12 Hour Bluewater
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $1,950
    Offshore guided Spearfing targeting Bluefin Tuna and Kelp paddy dives targeting Yellowtail and Dorado.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore 4MAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1
    $2,400
    With a full 12 hours on the water, you can hit the very best spots to battle some real sea monsters. Head out to the depths of the Pacific and get your fish on. You'll troll the open water to catch the bite of Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail, and even Striped Marlin on all-out offshore extravaganza. Get ready to leap into action at the sound of the screeching reels and show off your angling prowess as you fill the boat with delicious and trophy-sized catches. **4 customers MAX**
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About the Captain

Doug Kuczkowski
San Diego, California, United States
Angler's Choice
28 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
141 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since July 2018
Captain Doug Kuczkowski is an experienced angler and a seasoned captain who has been running trips in Southern California for over 15 years . As well as putting clients on some incredible catches, he has brought in some real monsters himself over the years, including a former world record Yellowtail a 77 lb giant which he speared off Guadalupe Island, Mexico). Whether you're after a record-breaker of your own or just a few fish and a lot of fun, Capt. Doug is the man to ask. Captain Doug and the Zenmar crew put outstanding customer service and safety as top priority.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Rockfish Rockfish

Seabass (White) White Seabass
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Mirage (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 370HP Volvo diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
4 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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
On spearfishing trips only
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Full head with privacy
GPS
Fishfinder
12 inch screen and 9 inch screen on flybridge.
Bed
Flybridge
awesome for spotting with gryoscopic binoculars
Snorkeling Equipment
Only on spearfishing trips
Live Bait Well
Two bait tanks for plenty of lively fresh bait
Spearfishing Equipment
Only on spearfishing trips
Ice Box
huge yeti plenty of ice best care of catch on ice
Toilet
Full head with privacy
GPS
Fishfinder
12 inch screen and 9 inch screen on flybridge.
Bed
Flybridge
awesome for spotting with gryoscopic binoculars
Snorkeling Equipment
Only on spearfishing trips

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Depending on trip and passanger count

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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
happy to assist with access

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 141 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Half day trip
Half day trip
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Angler Rating
121
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Eddie V.
Waterford, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

5 Hour Kelp Trip with Captain Doug

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Kelp Beds (AM) on November 24, 2021
Captain Doug was the best. Super helpful and informative. When I told him my boys were looking to catch new species that aren’t...
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Thomas G.
Roxbury Township, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Rob

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Kelp Beds (PM) on August 19, 2021
This was a fantastic trip with a great Captain and true fisherman. Captain Rob was as knowledgeable as he was personable. He...
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Karl L.
Saint Matthews, South Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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10 year old’s first fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 5, 2021
My wife and I took our 10 year old granddaughter for a fun-filled weekend in San Diego. The main event was a 6-hour fishing...
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Connor C.
San Diego, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Doug

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 17, 2021
Me and my dad went fishing together on a half day AM trip, neither of us had gone sea fishing and we were a little unsure how...
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Graham W.
Scottsdale, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Offshore 4MAX on October 5, 2021
Overall, we had an excellent and enjoyable trip. We saw a whole menagerie of wildlife like dolphins, a whale, a sea turtle,...
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FAQs about Zenmar Offshore Action

Zenmar Offshore Action offers the following trips to customers:
  • $490 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) (3 hours)
  • $490 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (PM) (3 hours)
  • $540 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Winter Ocean Twilight (3 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Summer Twilight (3 hours)
  • $690 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $690 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $790 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Kelp Beds (AM) (5 hours)
  • $790 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Kelp Beds (PM) (5 hours)
  • $890 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $890 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands 4MAX (9 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Offshore 4MAX (9 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Spearfishing 4MAX (9 hours)
  • $1,850 per group - 12 Hr Trip – Coronado Islands 4MAX (12 hours)
  • $1,950 per group - Spearfishing 12 Hour Bluewater (12 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore 4MAX (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Zenmar Offshore Action, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full head with privacy)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (12 inch screen and 9 inch screen on flybridge. )
  • Bed
  • Flybridge (awesome for spotting with gryoscopic binoculars)
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Only on spearfishing trips)
  • Live Bait Well (Two bait tanks for plenty of lively fresh bait )
  • Spearfishing Equipment (Only on spearfishing trips)
  • Ice Box (huge yeti plenty of ice best care of catch on ice)

Trips booked with Zenmar Offshore Action include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Depending on trip and passanger count)

Zenmar Offshore Action offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Zenmar Offshore Action offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Spearfishing (On spearfishing trips only)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Zenmar Offshore Action include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Rockfish
  • Seabass (White)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack