Always dreamed of the ultimate sportfishing charter? Wonder no more: Pelican Sportfishing has you covered. Based out of San Diego, they specialize in both inshore and offshore trips, fishing a range of exciting and delicious fish.

Having fished since the age of 5, Captain Shaun Uyeda knows exactly what makes a successful fishing trip. He’s a true believer in living life to the full, and can’t wait to give you a thrilling time aboard and out on the ocean.

Head out aboard his 30’ Blackman Billfisher offshore sportfishing boat. From Simrad electronics to Seeker rods and Daiwa reels, she’s rigged with the best. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha Outboard, you’ll whizz out to the fishing grounds, leaving all your cares behind. Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard, taking advantage of the creature comforts such as a dining table, bunk, stereo, and toilet.

Inshore trips will take place along San Diego’s pristine coastline. From Point Loma, across Mission Bay, and up to La Jolla, you’ll explore some stunning shallow waters. Get your fish on as you bottom fish for the bite of Bass, Halibut, Yellowtail, Sheephead, Lingcod, Rockfish, and many more delicious and exciting fish to take home.

Heading offshore, you’ll be targeting some serious big game fish. Troll the open waters and even try your hand at kite fishing as you get ready to do battle with these monster fish. Try to fill the boat with Yellowfin, Bluefin, and Skipjack Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowtail. These strong creatures will not only give you the fight of your life, but they’ll also prove to be worthy table fare!

Live bait is included and the captain will even clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day. Just bring some food and drinks (no glass bottles), appropriate clothing, and sun protection and let Pelican Sportfishing do the rest. Alcohol is allowed.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Coastline Rockfish
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Head out coastline for some rockfish. Guaranteed everyone will catch fish. These waters are overflowing with exciting, beautiful, and delicious rockfish. You will fish for different rockfish species using only squid. Get your fish on and fill the boat in order to fill your fridge. Alcohol is allowed.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Coastline (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $975
    The fishing in San Diego is superb all year round. Whenever you need your fishing fix, this trip will give you what you need. Spend 6 hours exploring the stunning beaches, cliffs, and shallow waters for some delicious fish. From Yellowtail to Sheephead, Rockfish to Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, Bonito, and more – these waters are overflowing with exciting, beautiful, and delicious fish. Get your fish on and fill the boat in order to fill your fridge. Alcohol is allowed.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Coastline (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $975
    The fishing in San Diego is superb all year round. Whenever you need your fishing fix, this trip will give you what you need. Spend 6 hours exploring the stunning beaches, cliffs, and shallow waters for some delicious fish. From Yellowtail to Sheephead, Rockfish to Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, Bonito, and more – these waters are overflowing with exciting, beautiful, and delicious fish. Get your fish on and fill the boat in order to fill your fridge. Alcohol is allowed.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Coastline
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    The fishing in San Diego is superb all year round. Spend 9 hours exploring the San Diego Coastal waters for some delicious fish. From Yellowtail to Sheephead, Rockfish to Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, Bonito, and more – these waters are overflowing with exciting, beautiful, and delicious fish. Get your fish on and fill the boat in order to fill your fridge. Possible dolphin sightings along the way. **Alcohol is allowed.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,600
    A 9-hour trip to the Coronado Islands targets Yellowtail, Bonito, Bass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Sheephead, Barracuda, and more. No Tuna. Enjoy scenic views as well as possible dolphin and whale sightings during the approximate hour and a half trip to and from the Islands. A passport is required for each passenger as well as a Mexican Fishing Day Permit (online $16 per angler), FMM Fishing Visa (online $30 per angler). A Bio Bracelet provided by the captain is included in the cost. Alcohol is allowed.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,800
    A 12-hour trip to the Coronado Islands targets Yellowtail, Bonito, Bass, Lingcod, Rockfish, Sheephead, Barracuda, and more. No Tuna. Enjoy scenic views as well as possible dolphin and whale sightings during the approximate hour and a half trip to and from the Islands. A passport is required for each passenger as well as a Mexican Fishing Day Permit (online $16 per angler), FMM Fishing Visa (online $30 per angler). A Bio Bracelet provided by the captain is included in the cost. Alcohol is allowed.
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About the Captain

Shaun Uyeda
San Diego, California, United States
Angler's Choice
125 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
145 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2019
Captain Shaun was born and raised in San Diego, California. His love for fishing began at the age of 5 when his dad would take him to Chollas Lake and Lake Jennings almost every weekend. When he was about 10 years old, Captain Shaun's uncle bought a sportfisher and once they started saltwater fishing, the captain never looked back. After witnessing his father fight brain cancer for 17 months before ultimately passing in 2018, and his uncle passing a few years before, Captain Shaun was reminded that life is short and should be spent doing what you love and are passionate about. He decided to finally take the leap he had been wanting to for so long and obtained his 6-Pack Captain's License. The captain also owns and operates Advanced Wiring Services since 2011. He has over 15 years in marine and auto electrical and mechanical experience, making him extremely boat savvy. He's happily married and has one son that he can't wait to teach to fish!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Boat specs

Blackman Billfisher (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 300HP YAMAHA F300 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Mission Bay, La Jolla
Nearshore Fishing
La jolla, OB, Sunset Cliffs Point Loma
Offshore Fishing
Us And Mexico Waters
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
10 Seeker rods and Daiwa reels
Heavy Tackle
4 Heavy trollers with 5/0 reels
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Daisy Chains rapalas and Cedars
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private
GPS
Lowrance HDS10
Fishfinder
Simrad NSS9 EVO 3 with SS175HW Transducer
Bed
Flybridge
Full access for 1-2 anglers
Live Bait Well
90 gallon

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Seeker Rods with Daiwa Reels
Live Bait
Sardines and or Mackerel
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Goldfish , Trailmix, Fruitsnacks
Drinks
Water
First Mate

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 144 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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First stop
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Janet M.
Eldon, MO
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12 Hour Offshore with Capt Bobby

VERIFIED   NEW  12 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands on September 23, 2022
We had an awesome trip and between the 3 of us, we caught almost 40 fish.  Capt Bobby put us on the fish immediately and we...
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Danielle L.
Winchester, CA
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AWESOME TRIP!

VERIFIED   NEW  9 Hour Trip – Coastline on September 18, 2022
From the moment I booked this trip for my husband, son and I it was a phenomenal experience. My husband and I grew up fishing...
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Ryan S.
Escondido, California
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6 hour coastal with Captain Bobby

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Coastline (PM) on August 9, 2022
An amazing trip! Captain Bobby could not have been better. My wife, myself, and our kids (7 and 6) are novice fishers at best...
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Sam I.
Laguna Beach, CA
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What an amazing experience.

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands on July 20, 2022
This was our first time offshore fishing and we were very nervous.  I can’t recommend this charter enough. We had Captain...
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Andrew B.
Beaverton, Oregon
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Coastline 5.5 hour trip with captain Shaun

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Coastline (AM) on July 22, 2022
Friends and I did a 5.5 hour coastline trip with captain Shaun and had an absolute blast. Caught a variety of rockfish, whitefish...
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FAQs about Pelican Sportfishing

Pelican Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Coastline Rockfish (5 hours)
  • $975 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Coastline (AM) (6 hours)
  • $975 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Coastline (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Coastline (9 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands (9 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Pelican Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private
  • GPS Lowrance HDS10
  • Fishfinder Simrad NSS9 EVO 3 with SS175HW Transducer
  • Bed
  • Flybridge Full access for 1-2 anglers
  • Live Bait Well 90 gallon
  • Kitchen Equipped with freshwater sink
  • Refrigerator Factory-insulated cool box
  • Multimedia System Alpine stereo system with bluetooth
  • Ice Box 1 Ton Ice hold store fish and 1 for cold drinks
  • Radar Simrad 4G Radar

Trips booked with Pelican Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Seeker Rods with Daiwa Reels)
  • Live Bait (Sardines and or Mackerel )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Goldfish , Trailmix, Fruitsnacks)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate

Pelican Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Mission Bay, La Jolla)
  • Nearshore Fishing (La jolla, OB, Sunset Cliffs Point Loma)
  • Offshore Fishing (Us And Mexico Waters)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Pelican Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (10 Seeker rods and Daiwa reels)
  • Heavy Tackle (4 Heavy trollers with 5/0 reels)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (Daisy Chains rapalas and Cedars)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Pelican Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • California Sheephead
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Rockfish
  • Shark (Blue)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack