Reel Life Fishing Charters

Reel Life fishing Charters offers sportfishing adventures in the local San Diego waters and beyond. From the shallow waters nearshore to the Coronado Islands, and the deep seas of the Pacific, you’ll explore them all. Fish state, federal, and even Mexican waters, as you go after some prized and delicious fish during your day out.

Growing up on an island, Captain Daniel Lecuna was handed a rod as soon as he was old enough to hold one. He has a lifetime of experience fishing, and promises to share his expertise with you.

Step aboard the beautiful 31’ Boston Whaler offshore sportfishing vessel and start living. Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard the spacious vessel that boasts an air-conditioned cabin, fitted with bunks, a kitchen, TV, and private toilet. She promises a smooth ride to sea, so you’re invited to make yourself at home. Just make sure to bring your own drinks and snacks to stay refreshed.

Wherever you go, you’re in for a thrilling experience as you try bottom fishing, trolling, popping, and even kite fishing to entice the bit of your target fish. If you’d like to go spearfishing or bowfishing, let your captain know and he can arrange that too, provided you bring your own gear.

If you’re looking for something delicious to take back to shore, then Rockfish, Yellowtails, Tuna, Dorado, Seabass, Calico Bass, and Sheephead will provide a culinary delight. For those wanting the catch of a lifetime, then Marlin, Wahoo, and many more monster fish are also available! Whatever you target, you’ll be made to work hard to hook your fish aboard!

With tournament-grade tackle awaiting you on board, there’s not much left for you to do but come aboard. Just make sure to grab your California and Mexican fishing licenses, and don’t forget your passports and you’re good to go.

Capt. Daniel and Reel Life Fishing Charters are calling you aboard to engage in some of the best fishing the West Coast has to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Big Bluefin Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,800
    price breakdown
    $2,800
    You'll travel overnight on a 1 and half day trip. Depart at 10 PM and return after dark the following day to get to Tanner and Cortez bank which is 100 miles from San Diego to go after local monster Bluefin Tuna. This trip is all weather dependant.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Long Range Bluefin Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $2,200
    price breakdown
    $2,200
    Long-range Tuna trip to San Clemente Island or deep down south in Mexico, depending on where the fish are biting. Your main target will be Bluefin Tuna, with many other pelagic fish being an option as well. You'll leave in the late morning hours because trophy Bluefin like to bite in the afternoon. You'll go far offshore, locate the biomass, fish, and return to the dock after dark, it's a 12 to 15 hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 15
    $1,800
    price breakdown
    $1,800
    If you're looking for the fishing adventure of a lifetime, then 12 hours on the water out of San Diego is exactly what you want. Head to the deeper waters of the Pacific and get your fish on against some of the biggest fish in the ocean. Enjoy the stunning confines of a luxury boat as you head offshore, before settling in for a thrilling encounter with monster Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado, Marlin, Bonito, Skipjack, and more prized creatures.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    San Diego is in a prime location to get you fishing within minutes, so even on a 6-hour charter, you can fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish. Head to the nearshore waters up to 20 miles out from the city and catch anything from Yellowtail to Sheephead, Rockfish to Bass, Halibut, Lingcod, Bonito, and more. Get in touch with your captain and he'll arrange the departure time according to your needs, usually 6 A.M. or 1 P.M.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    San Diego is in a prime location to get you fishing within minutes, so even on a 6-hour charter, you can fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish. Head to the nearshore waters up to 20 miles out from the city, as you try bottom fishing to entice the bite of Rockfish and Yellowtails, among many more. Get in touch with your captain and he'll arrange the departure time according to your needs, usually 6 A.M. or 1 P.M.
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About the Captain

Daniel Lecuna
San Diego, California, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since May 2019
I grew up on an Island in the Caribbean, your life is surrounded by water and the Ocean is your Playground. I got my first taste at fishing when I was 5 years old handlining bottom fish of a small 12 foot panga. My dad ended up getting a bigger boat when I was 10 years old and that's when I elevated my fishing game. I had access to the rich fishing grounds of the Caribbean waters and started fishing for Pelagic fish like Tuna, Sailfish, Billfish, Swordfish, wahoo and Bonita to name a few. My Vacations where spent fishing, my weekends where spend fishing and every spare time I had I would be in the water fishing. My Passion carried over when I moved to San Diego 20 years ago and I started fishing the local rich waters of San Diego. I now want to share my experience and the love of fishing with other people and give them memories to last a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Lingcod Lingcod

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler 305 Conquest (Motor yacht) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 250HP Mercury Verados 250 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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
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
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer

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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5.00
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Experience
Full Day with Captain Dan and Vince
Full Day with Captain Dan and Vince
Half day with captain Nick
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Kevin W.
Phoenix, Arizona
 5.00
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Full Day with Captain Dan and Vince

VERIFIED   NEW  October 5, 2020
Limited out on Yellow Tail as soon as we made our run out. Had a blast with Dodos and Bones. It was a first rate trip. The...
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Michael T.
Santa Ana, CA
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Half day trip with Nick

VERIFIED   NEW  October 24, 2020
My captain was Nick. I and my family completed a half day trip. Nothing was spared concerning our fishing trip. I would recommend...
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Tim C.
United States
 5.00
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10 hour offshore trip

VERIFIED   July 17, 2020
Well to put it this way the fish weren’t biting much but Captain Daniel and his deckhand I forget his name I apologize.kept...
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Nolan M.
Santa Ana, CA
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AM Half Day with Captain Nick

VERIFIED   September 26, 2020
Loved this charter. Boat was as good as it gets and we had fish on all day. What more do you want? We’re swimming in fillets Nick...
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Erik H.
Mission Viejo, California
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Full day offshore

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
Had a great time on the full day trip. Captain made sure we saw tuna and got some meat on the deck. Great experience and will...
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