Cobalt Sport Fishing

9 reviews
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Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Then you need to book with Cobalt Sport Fishing today for an unforgettable time. Join Captain Ted Donald as he shows you the best places to go to catch your dream catch.

The vessel “Cobalt” was built by Symbol in 1985 and had a complete re-fit in 2000. She is a 49’ boat and has been re-powered with twin Caterpillar 420 HP diesel engines with less than 1000 hours on them. Cobalt is equipped with in-deck fish holds and can carry up to 4 1/2 scoops of bait, easily allowing for multi-day trips.

This boat also has two separate bunk rooms and one extra mid-ship bunk, one large bath and shower, private vacu-flush head, open galley and seating arrangement, huge fishing cockpit with combing, higher than usual side railing for easy and safe passage around the boat, outriggers, and a huge flybridge that will accommodate everyone onboard. She is a stable ride, with Westmar Gyro/Fins. All of this adds up to an incredible boat that will keep you safe and comfortable.

Depending on which trip you choose, you’ll be targeting a huge range of species. The longer trips give you the best chance of catching deep sea predators, so for those that want trophy catches, these are the trips for you. Species include Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, Rock Fish, Seabass, Lingcod and Halibut.

Rods and reels are provided. Food and drink are also supplied on every trip. The only thing you need to provide is a fishing license.

Book now for an unforgettable adventure. Capt. Ted can’t wait to welcome you on board and show you why these waters are his favorite!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2.5 Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $6,600
    up to 6 persons / day
    A regular trip will see you departing on Friday at 10 pm to get bait and get to the fishing grounds. Fish all day Saturday and all day Sunday till late, and return around 5 am Monday. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served throughout the trip, along with snacks, sodas, water. Your welcome to bring anything you like! All rods, reels, tackle and live bait included. Hunting: Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Dorado, & Yellowtail.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $5,500
    up to 6 persons / day
    An example of a two-day trip looks like this: Depart Friday at 10 pm to get bait and get to the fishing grounds. Fish all day Saturday and Sunday and return Sunday evening around 7pm. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served throughout the trip, along with snacks, sodas, water. All fishing equipment is included. You’ll target Bigeye Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, Yellowfin Tuna, and Bluefin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    1.5 Day Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,200
    up to 6 persons / day
    An example of a 1.5-day trip: Depart at 10 pm Friday to pick up bait and get to the fishing grounds. Fish all day Saturday till late and return Sunday around 5-6 am. Target species are Bigeye Tuna, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, & Yellowtail. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served, along with snacks, sodas, and water. All fishing gear and tackle are included.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    $3,000
    up to 6 persons
    This trip allows you to hop onboard, have some fun and get some rest, while the captain and crew pick up live bait to get you offshore and start fishing early. Then return between 8-10 pm the next day. Three full meals are included on this trip, and all you need to bring are your clothes and creature comforts. We include all rods and reels, tackle and live bait, and will be targeting all local pelagic fish.
  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,600
    up to 6 persons / day
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,500
    up to 6 persons
    Offshore trips are one of the more popular due to the amount of ground we can cover, searching for active paddies and trolling along the way. The excitement you get when we see the active paddy or fish boiling up on the surface is an indescribable experience. You’ll be targeting local pelagic fish, including Bluefin, Yellowfin, Dorado and more! A continental breakfast is served, as well as lunch with snacks, water, and soda. All fishing equipment is included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    Please note, you'll be in waters of Mexico, so you must have your passport and your FMM Visa to be able to fish these waters. Contact the captain for instructions on getting your FMM. The Islands are typically one of the most bountiful places to fish near San Diego. Typical fishing techniques consist of bait and lure casting and jigging. Target fish are Yellowtail, Dorado, and Tuna. A continental breakfast will be served as well as lunch with snacks, soda, and water! Keep your reels bent, and fish on!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Local)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    The full day trips allow you the opportunity to get on the fish and fill up your freezer. We will take you up and down the coastline to search for Kelp patties and fish the kelp beds for Yellowtail, Rock Fish, Seabass, and Halibut. You can expect to troll and use live bait and irons to get on the fish. You will be served a continental breakfast and lunch, with sodas, and snacks, and you may bring your own anything you want on the trip! All fishing gear and tackle are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    You will head up to 20 miles up and down the coast to target Yellowtail, Rockfish, Seabass, and Halibut, depending on the season. You’ll hunt the kelp paddies as well as the kelp beds outside of Point Loma to La Jolla. A continental breakfast is served on every half day trip. You are welcome to supplement these with your own refreshments too. All of your fishing equipment for the day is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    Head up and down the coast 20 miles. You will target Yellowtail, Rockfish, Seabass, and Halibut, depending on the season. Spend the time on the kelp beds, from La Jolla to Point Loma. You’ll be served a continental breakfast and you can bring any other refreshments you’d like. All rods and reels are included.
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About the Captain

Ted Donald
San Diego, California, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2018
Captain Ted Donald is a licensed USCG Master Mariner who has been fishing, sailing, and diving since the early 80’s. His home ports have included Australia, Canada, and Hawaii before coming to San Diego some 20 years ago. He has worked as a Dive Instructor and Advanced Dive Master since the 80’s when he dove professionally in Australia. Ted’s love for fishing began back in Canada as a kid. Fishing since a young kid in the lakes, then moving to the ocean in his early 20's, Ted has been connected with the ocean ever since. His passion for the water is evident in his love for fishing, sailing, diving, and surfing. Captain Ted has an eye for detail and a great demeanor. Your positive, safe and enjoyable experience with Captain Ted is a given. Giving you the best possible opportunity to land your limit of fish is his highest priority!

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Sheephead California Sheephead

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

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

Boat Specs

Symbol (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2000. Powered by 2 420HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
49 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

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

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Rachel R.
San Diego, California
 5.00
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Half Day Trip on Cobalt

February 16, 2020
Captain Ted and his team Made us feel so comfortable and welcome, did all the work so we felt like kings! - from lounging while...
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David T.
Los Angeles, CA
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A day out on the Coronado islands

VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
Captain Ted and his crewmate were absolutely awesome guys. Easy going, so so helpful and great hosts. They deserve 6 stars....
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Gisele R.
Palm Desert, California
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Great Day on the Water

September 10, 2019
We had a wonderful trip, the weather was perfect the dolphins were swimming beside us which was a treat.  Plus we caught...
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John H.
Santee, CA
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Full day with Cap. JASON and Cap. TED on Cobalt.

VERIFIED   August 24, 2019
Rock church ironmen on full day fishing trip. It was a great experience. Professional, clean and helped us at every moment....
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Prescott Valley, AZ
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12 hour Coronado islands

VERIFIED   July 15, 2019
Had a wonderful time, fishing with family. Capt Jason and crew member Greg were very knowledgeable about the area. Caught yellowtail,...
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