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 5 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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $985
    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
    $985
    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.
  • Private trip
    Coronado Island Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,200
    We depart Mission Bay at 6am and return at 6 pm. We motor out to the Coronado islands to look for Yellowtail/Bonito/Tuna and other pelagic species. This is a 10 to 12-hour trip designed to catch local Yellowtail and Rock Cod.
  • 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
    $2,800
    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
    Offshore Long Range Bluefin Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,200
    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.
There are 2 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Daniel Lecuna
San Diego, California, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
46 Customer reviews
Response time 5 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) Pacific Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Lingcod Lingcod

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
5 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
Bring your own equipment
Spearfishing
Bring your own equipment
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

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, 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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

San Diego Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (62)
Half day with Captain Johnny
Half day with Captain Johnny
Fishing with Daniel
+59
Angler Rating
40
2
2
1
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 46 reviews
Nick B.
Fargo, ND
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

What a wonderful trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 9, 2022
Captain Daniel is a awesome! What a nice guy! Absolutely wonderful boat that made the day totally enjoyable. It was a little...
Nick B. recommends Reel Life Fishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Daniel Lecuna Captain replied

Deborah T.
Montreal, Quebec
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Charter with Captain Daniel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 16, 2022
We searched ALOT of options - and choose Captain Daniel and Reel Life Fishing as he was super responsive and even called to...
Deborah T. recommends Reel Life Fishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Daniel Lecuna Captain replied

Shanna V.
El Cajon, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Captain Johnny

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on September 24, 2022
We took our 2 boys 9 and 10 on their first ocean fishing trip. Captain Johnny was the best! He was calm and patient always...
Shanna V. recommends Reel Life Fishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
Shanna V. recommends Reel Life Fishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful

Leslie R.
La Mesa, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Johnny

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 20, 2022
Great trip! Didn’t catch anything the first 5 hours but the last 30 minutes of the trip made it all worth it. Better to get...
Leslie R. recommends Reel Life Fishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Daniel Lecuna Captain replied

Stan C.
East Syracuse, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 8, 2022
We had a blast catching a variety of fish. Captain Daniel made the experience fun for all 5 of us. The boat and equipment was...
Stan C. recommends Reel Life Fishing Charters
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Daniel Lecuna Captain replied

FAQs about Reel Life Fishing Charters

Reel Life Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $985 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $985 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - Coronado Island Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,800 per group - Offshore Full Day Trip (12 hours)
  • $3,200 per group - Offshore Long Range Bluefin Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Life Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Garmin
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Garmin

Trips booked with Reel Life Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Tips appreciated)

Reel Life Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reel Life Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Spearfishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Life Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Lingcod
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Rockfish
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack