I’m Your Captain Charters

Explore the deep blue California waters in style with I’m Your Captain Charters! You can be sure that Captain Steve Weed with 40 years of experience under his belt will put you on the fish. He knows all the best fishing grounds in the area, and he’ll make sure your time on his charter is enjoyable.

You’ll be joining him on his 42’ Egg Harbor saltwater fishing boat, and you’ll get to fishing in no time. With twin 375 HP Caterpillar engines, the boat is perfect for cruising the deep ocean. It can accommodate up to 6 people fishing at the same time, so bring your friends and have a great time!

Capt. Steve will provide you with quality fishing gear of different brands, and you’ll go out up to 50 miles offshore for the best fishing experience. You’ll fish using live bait bought on the way, so once you’re at the fishing grounds you’ll start reeling in those monsters right away!

There’s a variety of fish species you can target in the area, including Bonito, Seabass, Mahi Mahi, Halibut, Lingcod, Sculpin, Yellowtail Amberjack, Shark, Tuna, and Barracuda. If you’re up for tasting your catch, the captain will have your fish cleaned.

The longer trips will give you an immersive experience, and you’ll be able to make up your own adventure on the go. There are kayaks available, as well as snorkeling equipment, so you can enjoy the abundant nature first-hand. The crew includes a licensed nurse and a first mate, and all tips go to the crew.

Bring some food and drinks, as well as sunscreen to fully enjoy your time. There’s plenty of storage on board so you don’t have to limit yourself. Kids 6 and older are welcome, and there are life jackets for them, just let your captain know their approximate weight.

Make sure to buy a fishing license before leaving the docks, and join I’m Your Captain Charters for your newest fishing experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1 Day Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    21 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $3,100
    This is a 21 hour trip in the deep offshore waters off the coast of California. You'll test your skills against creatures like Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Seabass, Halibut, Lingcod, Yellowtail Amberjack, Shark, Tuna, Sculpin, and Barracuda. All the equipment will be provided on board, but you can bring your own as well. Bring food and drinks for your refreshment, as well as sunscreen, and you're ready for a great fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    Island Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    21 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $2,600
    Spend 21 hours island fishing in some of the most productive ground in California. Jumpstart your day by getting out on the water in the early morning and target creatures like Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Seabass Halibut, Yellowtail Amberjack, Shark, Lingcod, Sculpin, Tuna, and Barracuda. There will be equipment on board, but you can bring your own if you want to. Bring some food and drinks to stay refreshed throughout the day, and some sun protection, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $2,100
    If you'd like to spend a whole day exploring the deep blue out of Huntington Beach, this is the trip for you. Head out on the water in the early morning, and spend 12 hours reeling in Halibut, Lingcod, Seabass, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Amberjack, Shark, Bonito, Sculpin, Tuna, and Barracuda. The captain will provide all the equipment, but you can bring your own if you wish. Bring some food and drinks to stay energized as well as sunscreen, and explore these productive waters in style!
  • Private trip
    1.5 Day Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,950
    This is a 33 hour trip in the deep productive waters of the California area. You'll try to reel in some prized fish including Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Seabass, Halibut, Lingcod, Yellowtail Amberjack, Shark, Tuna, Sculpin, and Barracuda. All the equipment will be provided for you on board, but you can bring your own if you wish to do so. Make sure to pack food and drinks for your refreshment, as well as sunscreen, and come make some unforgettable fishing memories!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Catalina Island
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $1,800
    Explore the deep waters around Catalina Island on this 12 hour trip and spend an exciting day in nature. Start your journey early in the morning and try to reel in species like Bonito, Halibut, Lingcod, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Amberjack, Shark, Tuna, Sculpin, and Barracuda. All the fishing gear will be provided, but you can bring your own if you'd like to. Pack some food and drinks for your refreshment, and some sunscreen, and come spend an action-packed day in these beautiful blue waters!
  • Private trip
    Catalina Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,400
    This is a full experience in the deep waters of Catalina Island. The trip starts at 6:00 PM on Friday and ends at 6:00 PM on Sunday. You'll spend 10 hours cruising, mooring, trolling, fishing. There are kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkeling gear as well, so you can spend your time however you wish. When it comes to fishing, everything is included in the price, just bring your sense of adventure, and come explore everything that this beautiful island has to offer.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $1,300
    This is a 10 hour trip in the local waters off the coast of California. Start your day early by getting out on the water and testing your skills against creatures like Seabass, Mahi Mahi, Bonito, Halibut, Lingcod, Yellowtail Amberjack, Shark, Sculpin, Tuna, and Barracuda. The equipment will be provided, but you can bring your own as well. Bring food and drinks to stay refreshed, and some sun protection, and come enjoy your day out in these productive fishing grounds!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $850
    This is a 6 hour trip on which you can explore the beautiful waters of Huntington Beach. Head out on the water in the early morning and try to reel in a variety of species. The target fish include Mahi Mahi, Seabass, Halibut, Lingcod, Bonito, Sculpin, Yellowtail Amberjack, Shark, Tuna, and Barracuda. Bring some food and drinks to stay energized, and you can bring your own tackle if you wish. Pack some sunscreen as well, and get excited about your new adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Special Offer
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $765
    From November to April, there's a 10% discount on the half day trip. You'll leave early in the morning and get out on the water to test your skills against a variety of species. The target fish include Bonito, Seabass, Mahi Mahi, Halibut, Lingcod, Sculpin, Yellowtail Amberjack, Shark, Tuna, and Barracuda. Bring food and drinks to stay refreshed, and if you want to bring their own tackle, you can do so. Pack some sun protection as well, and you're ready to explore these productive grounds!

About the Captain

Steve Weed
Long Beach, California, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
21 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since August 2019
I've been around boats my entire life and love being out on the water. With that said, fishing is just another way to enjoy boating and also to watch folks having fun at the same time. I've been a volunteer for the US Coast Guard for 10 plus years and have held several maritime qualifications. This gave me many opportunities to be on the water with my fellow auxiliary volunteers and also to acquire sea time. I've had my Master Maritime Credentials since 2009 starting with a 50 GRT and upgraded currently to a 100 GRT. I've spent several years taking my friends out fishing and now I'm ready to start a new career where I can utilize my skills as a captain and a fisherman and put smiles on people's faces and fish in their bags.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut

Lingcod Lingcod
Sculpin Sculpin
Seabass (White) White Seabass
Shark (Mako) Mako Shark

Shark (Thresher) Thresher Shark
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Egg harbor (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 375HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Belen G.
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Half day birthday trip with Captain Steve!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Special Offer on January 30, 2021
This trip was a 40th birthday gift for my boyfriend and it was AMAZING! Our party of 6 went fishing at 6 AM in late January...
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Half day trip on the Ocean Spirit

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 20, 2021
Had a wonderful day fishing on the Ocean Spirit with Captain Steve and first mate, Dave! We learned so much and felt very taken...
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Los Angeles, CA
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6 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 8, 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Captain Steve. He was very accommodating and helpful.
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Jana M.
Manti, UT
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 4, 2021
They were able to get us on some fish. Everyone had a good time.
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Laguna Beach, CA
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Catalina Island on August 14, 2021
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FAQs about I’m Your Captain Charters

I’m Your Captain Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $765 per group - Half Day Trip – Special Offer (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Half Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,400 per day per group - Catalina Weekend (3 days)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip – Catalina Island (12 hours)
  • $1,950 per day per group - 1.5 Day Offshore (2 days)
  • $2,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • $2,600 per group - Island Fishing (21 hours)
  • $3,100 per group - 1 Day Offshore (21 hours)

When you book a trip with I’m Your Captain Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with I’m Your Captain Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

I’m Your Captain Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

I’m Your Captain Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with I’m Your Captain Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Sculpin
  • Seabass (White)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack