Patihopper Sportfishing

Join Patihopper Sportfishing for and adventurous day in San Diego! Captain Vince De Palma has been in the fishing industry his whole life and knows everything there is to arrange a perfect day of fishing. You can join him for a day at any time of the year, as the fishing season never stops here. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler looking for a new trophy, Capt. Vince is the guide you need.

You’ll be fishing from a 22’ Triumph center console that accommodates up to 3 anglers. This boat is powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine and it will glide and fly to your fishing spot in no time. There’s also Furuno navigational electronics, a cooler, a live bait tank, and outriggers. You can also go snorkeling, as you’ll have masks and fins available on the boat as well.

You can go bottom fishing for Halibut and Rockfish, trolling for Yellowfin Tuna, popping for Bluefin Tuna, or experiment with spearfishing, kite fishing, and jigging. You get to keep your catch and the captain will fillet it.

You’ll need to purchase a US fishing license and, if you’re planning to fish close at Coronado, you’ll need a Mexican license as well. You can easily get both licenses online.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain. There’s fresh water on the boat but you can bring other beverages and don’t forget your snacks.

Patihopper Sportfishing is your ticket for an action-packed day in California! You only need to choose which adventure you want to take and show up!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 3 persons
    Fishing California or Baja offshore for pelagic fish including Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado, Marlin, Sharks, and Swordfish. See how the East coast methods work on fish and learn a few new tricks. You'll need both US and Mexico fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $900
    up to 3 persons
    Target Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Amberjack, Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Shark, Swordfish, and more. Experience how East Coast tricks work on fish and experiment with some new techniques. The captain will cover your fishing equipment but you need to prepare your food, drinks, and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Coastal/Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 3 persons
    Fishing the San Diego coastline or Coronado Islands for Yellowtail, White Seabass, Barracuda, Calico Bass, Rockfish, and Halibut. Try kite fishing, bottom fishing, trolling, and many other techniques. Get your trophy fish and enjoy the delicious meal after the trip. The captain will fillet your fish.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $149
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Target Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, Rockfish, and Halibut. The captain will cover your fishing equipment. You'll need to purchase your fishing license, and bring some snacks and drinks. A great day out on the water, especially if you're a beginner.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $149
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Fishing the San Diego coastline for Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Bonito, Rockfish, and Halibut. This short trip is a great opportunity for beginners to make their first cast and families with kids. You'll stay close to the shore and target smaller fish.
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About the Captain

Vince De Palma
San Diego, California, United States
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2020
Captain Vince has been fishing for 50 years. At first, he worked in the commercial industry, owned boats, tackle stores, later decided to run a fishing charter. This job is one of the best ways to enjoy the things he loves - fishing and the ocean. He loves working with people and kids and seeing them catch their first fish. Occasionally, he participates in fishing tournaments, and won Make the Wish tournament.

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Targeted Species

Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)

Rockfish Rockfish
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Swordfish Swordfish

Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Triumph (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha F-115 Four Stroke Outboard engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in San Diego to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Matthew D.
San Diego, California
 5.00
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Full day trip from San Diego

July 17, 2019
I love fishing with the Patihopper guys!  My Dad and I have been out with Captain Vince several times last couple years...
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Tony D.
Huntington Beach, California
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Fishing trip with Captain Vince

April 25, 2020
What a great experience I had with Captain Vince. He knows where to find the fish, boat was very comfortable and he makes fishing...
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Stefani B.
San Diego, California
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THE BEST!

September 21, 2019
I’ve been fishing many times with Captain Vince! He knows the best spots and it’s always a blast hopping patties,...
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Pati D. P.
El Cajon, California
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Half Day Trip with Captain Vince

August 20, 2019
Captain Vince always gets us on the fish.  He knows the San Diego fishery well and even when other boats aren’t...
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