If you’re looking to spice up your holiday with a spot of fishing, then California Norte has just the tonic for you. Across the Ensenada Bay to the depths of the Pacific, you’ll have the chance to discover some productive waters, going after monster fish. From delicious Lingcod to monster Tuna, all your angling dreams will come true, as you make the most of your time in northern Mexico.

Who better to show you these waters than a local, experienced guide? Captain Chirac Arias fished recreationally for decades before seeing the chance to make a living out of his hobby. He’s been running charters since 2003 and knows all the best fishing spots. He promises to do everything he can to get you reeling in the fish of your dreams and filling the boat.

Up to 7 guests are welcome aboard the 31’ Pacemaker walkaround boat. Strong and sturdy, she’ll ensure a smooth ride to even the remotest corners of the ocean. Make yourself at home on the spacious deck or in the comfortable cabin that comes fitted with bunks and a private toilet. Bring your own drinks and snacks aboard and make the most of a day on the water!

When it comes to the fishing, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day out. Using the latest rods and reels, along with plenty of lures and maybe even bait, you’ll go after some of the ocean’s most prized creatures. Bottom fish the bay and target delicious Lingcod, Snappers, and Yellowtails, or head offshore to fight big game fish. It doesn’t get much better than battling it it out with a Tuna, so get ready for the fishing trip of a lifetime.

Head back to shore with a boatful of fish and get ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor. The crew can even clean your catch for a nominal fee, so you can go eat right away. Let the memories of a productive day out linger long into the night and beyond, as you devour your catch in a beachside restaurant. Come aboard California Norte and experience a range of fishing like nowhere else!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Introduction to Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $548
    IT IS A FISHING TRIP TO A NEARBY AREA, IN A CALM SEA AND WITH SMALL WAVES. IDEAL FOR BEGINNERS OR FAST TRIPS.
  • Private trip
    Introduccion Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $480
    This trip is designed to introduce you to the world of fishing or people who do not have much time or come with family.
  • Private trip
    Reef Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $599
    You will have the opportunity to fish in the shallows located at a distance of between 4 to 6 miles from the port, managing to capture very coveted species in fishing.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $649
    Discover the riches of Ensenada Bay as you spend a full day fishing for some tough-fighting and delicious fish. These productive waters are full of Yellowtail, Bonito, Rockfish, Snappers, and many more prized creatures. Troll the open waters or bottom fish the shallows and experience the thrill of sportfishing in stunning surroundings as you fill the boat with something delicious to take back to shore.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $850
    Head up to 22 miles offshore to fish the deep waters of the banks. The fish get bigger and better in the depths of the ocean and you'll have the chance to battle it out with these prized species. Test your skills to attract the bite of Rockfish, Lingcod, and many more, before using all your strength to hook 'em aboard. Get ready for a productive day on the water as you do everything you can to go back to shore with a worthy reward for dinner.
  • Private trip
    14 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 AM
    $1,400
    Up to 40 miles out in the Pacific, there's one fish that rules supreme. The monstrous, strong, tough-fighting and delicious Tuna will provide you with an offshore fishing experience that you could only have ever dreamed of. Troll the open waters and attract scores of these hungry fish, before using all your strength to hook 'em aboard. Not only will you have fun in the serenity of the open oceans, but landing one of these beasts also means a delicious dinner. Head back to shore and feast on your catch.
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About the Charter Operator

California Norte Tours
Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
54 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
The captain comes from a fishing family, as his grandparents and father were engaged in sport fishing. The captain has 15 years of experience and has traveled for more than 5 years in a long-range boat from Mexico. He enjoys the challenge of it, with various factors having an influence on fishing. You can rarely say two days are the same. Come explore Ensenada and have an unforgettable fishing trip where gastronomy, exploration, and adventure mix to offer unique and memorable experiences with a skilled and certified guide, and in which you'll get to know Ensenada as few people do. The captain's objective: adapt to the needs of his clients to provide them with an experience unique to their visit to Ensenada.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Lingcod Lingcod
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Rockfish Rockfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Pacemaker (Walkaround) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 275HP Ford engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 9 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Blue fin tuna
Blue fin tuna
June 12, 2022
Una emocionante pesca de uno de los trofeos mas grandes que hay... Animate vale la pena...
Limitz blue fin tuna
Limitz blue fin tuna
June 11, 2022
Nice day wide open tuna
Bite White sea bass
Bite White sea bass
June 9, 2022
Trolling and cast a round the reef

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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8 hour trip on the Delf\u00edn Azul
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Mark N.
San Diego, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day offshore (14 hour)

VERIFIED   14 Hour Trip on May 14, 2022
Overall great experience. Communication was great from the day we booked it till we got on the boat. All questions were answered...
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Laura C.
Lancaster, CA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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8 hour trip on the Delfín Azul

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on June 11, 2022
Our captain Chirac and crew man Antonio were both very hospitable and helped make this fun fishing trip a great experience...
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Alejandro R.
Tijuana, Baja California
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Introduccion Fishing on May 29, 2022
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Elia H.
Los Angeles, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 17, 2021
Great fishing experience! My family loved it
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Benjamin F.
Ensenada, Baja California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great fishing trip ,great captain and crew

8 Hour Trip on February 14, 2021
We did the deep sea fishing with cap chirak and had an amazing time. chirak and his crew are terrific hosts and, although he...
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FAQs about California Norte

California Norte offers the following trips to customers:
  • $478 per group, additional $70 per person after 1 guest - Introduction to Fishing (4 hours)
  • $480 per group, additional $70 per person after 6 guests - Introduccion Fishing (4 hours)
  • $599 per group - Reef Fishing (6 hours)
  • $649 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $850 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 14 Hour Trip (14 hours)

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

Trips booked with California Norte include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Occasionally, prepared beforehand)
  • Lures (préstamo. en caso de perdida hay que reponerlos)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (10% tips expected)

California Norte offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

California Norte offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with California Norte include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Lingcod
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Rockfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack