Wild Goose Fishing Charters

Join Wild Goose Fishing Charters on a San Diego fishing trip you’ll never forget! With a lifetime of fishing experience, Captain Ray’s passion is putting his clients on the fish, passing along the knowledge that he has gained over the years and making sure everyone has a good time.

Experience the ultimate fishing platform for up to 6 passengers. The Wild Goose is a perfectly laid out 37’ Strike walkaround boat with 360-degree fishing ability – all on a level deck. The boat offers 2 livewells and state-of-the-art Furuno electronics.

Capt. Ray specializes in offshore trips targeting pelagic species, such as Tuna, Yellowtail, and Mahi Mahi on the Coronado islands, but he also enjoys targeting Rockfish and Lingcod at the local banks. Lots of other more casual trips are available as well, so just take your pick!

You’ll have a variety of Penn, Shimano, and Calstar rods to choose from. If you love snorkeling, Capt. Ray has the equipment for 3 guests. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license. Make sure to bring your passport and fishing visa if you want to reach the waters of Mexico.

Don’t let anything stop you from a perfect day of fishing out of San Diego. Join Wild Goose Fishing Charters and have an unforgettable time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Dec 1
    $2,400
    This trip provides the best opportunity to fill the coolers with Tuna and other pelagic species. Whether Tuna is at the outer banks or you want more time to try and max out, this is the best trip for the hardcore fishermen.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 15
    $2,100
    On this 10-hour trip, you'll be targeting pelagic species including Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail, and Mahi Mahi. Give yourself a couple more hours of fishing time, and travel a little further for a better chance to catch some trophy fish.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 1
    $1,900
    This trip will see you targeting Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado and other pelagic species. When Tuna is within 30 miles, this trip should give you enough opportunity to put some meat in the cooler. Your fishing equipment is fully covered, so bring some snacks and drinks and come have a great time!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Coronados
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    Explore the waters around the Coronado Islands and target Yellowtail and a variety of Rockfish, Lingcod Whitefish, and Sculpin. Depending on conditions, this trip may take you a bit further west or south targeting Tuna species and Paddy Yellowtail. Add the visual beauty of the islands and the likelihood of seeing dolphins, seals, and whales, and you get a great adventure! Make sure to bring your passport as you'll be fishing Mexican waters.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Coronados
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    Spend 5 hours fishing the Coronado Islands targeting Yellowtail and a variety of Rockfish, Whitefish, and Sculpin. This is definitely more of an adventure over the local half day trip. You'll need a fishing license and a conservation bracelet. Make sure to also bring your passport as you'll be fishing Mexican waters.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Coronados
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    This trip will have you fishing around the Coronado Islands targeting Rockfish, Yellowtail, Whitefish, and Sculpin. On top of that, add the captivating beauty of the island and the sea life you can find here – definitely a more exciting trip than the local one. Make sure to bring your passport as you'll be fishing Mexican waters.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $800
    Fish the local reefs and kelp forests, targeting a variety of Rockfish, Yellowtail, White Seabass, and Halibut depending on the season. It's a great trip for the family or getting friends together for a mellow day on the water.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $800
    This trip targets a variety of Rockfish, Yellowtail, Halibut, and White Seabass. Your targets always depend on the season, so you can ask the captain what's the most promising catch. You'll fish kelp forests and the local reefs.
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About the Captain

Ray Vasilas
San Diego, California, United States
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Member since March 2020
Captain Ray was born and raised on Long Island, NY. From a very young age, his father taught him to love and respect the ocean. Family trips revolved around fishing. Free time was spent trading tackle in his garage with his brother and cousins. Weekly fishing trips were always a competition of who could catch the most fish. To this day Captain Ray has a passion for fishing. For the last 10+ years, Captain Ray has been fishing the waters out of San Diego and has a deep passion for Tuna fishing. The challenge of the chase and the reward of the catch is unmatched and addicting. Join in his passion.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Lobster Lobster
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) White Seabass

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Strike (Walkaround) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 480HP FPT engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
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 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
No Smoking
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Madison S.
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Half Day Trip!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 6, 2021
My husband and two kids (ages 12 and 7) and I went on the half day fishing trip! It was absolutely amazing! Captain Ray and...
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An AWESOME day of fishing

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Coronados on June 26, 2021
Warning: do not book with Wild Goose if you don’t want to have a ton of fun and catch a bunch of fish. We booked...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Ray and Ernie

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 28, 2021
I cannot recommend them high enough! We did a five hour fishing trip today and it was an amazing experience. For the (5) of...
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Super trip!! Dad's day with kids.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 26, 2021
This was a “Dad’s day with kids”.  Two Dad’s and three kids. We did the four hour local tour.  All I can...
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Encinitas, CA
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Awesome day !

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Coronados on August 6, 2021
Captain Ray and his mate were great from start to finish.  The pre-trip communications were very clear, we boarded and left...
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FAQs about Wild Goose Fishing Charters

Wild Goose Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) – Coronados (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) – Coronados (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Coronados (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Wild Goose Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Wild Goose Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano, Calstar)
  • Live Bait (Caught at the beginning of the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Tips are appreciated)
  • First Mate (Captain's brother; tips are usually 15-25% )

Wild Goose Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Wild Goose Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Wild Goose Fishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Lobster
  • Rockfish
  • Seabass (White)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack