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
    5hr Local/Deep Water Rockfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 31
    US $1,400
    This trip targets various species of deep water rockfish at the North 9 mile Bank. When conditions are right this can be a productive trip. We will be fishing in 450-700’ so it can be a good workout as well. No Passports required! Just a California fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Coronados (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,500
    Passports required. 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 4-hour 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
    US $1,500
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Coronados
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,000
    Passports required. 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
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $2,600
    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
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15
    US $2,800
    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
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 15
    US $3,000
    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.
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FAQs about Wild Goose Fishing Charters

Wild Goose Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,400 per group - 5hr Local/Deep Water Rockfish (5 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Coronados (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) – Coronados (5 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Coronados (8 hours)
  • US $2,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $2,800 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • US $3,000 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
  • Radar

Trips booked with Wild Goose Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano, Calstar)
  • Live Bait (Caught/bought 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

Meet the Captain

Ray Vasilas
San Diego, California, United States
ID & license verified
130 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano, Calstar
Live Bait
Caught/bought at the beginning of the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Tips are appreciated
First Mate
Captain's brother; tips are usually 15-25%

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
All ages welcome; life vests provided
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Photos & videos by reviewers (212)
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Perfect Day of Fishing
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Angler rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Daniel F.
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Best Fishing trip ever

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on October 7, 2023
So I just back from tuna fishing on the Wild Goose with Captain Trevor.  He did an amazing job finding the tuna and we ended...
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Mark L.
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Third year in a row

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (PM) – Coronados on April 1, 2024
Our party of six had a great time for the third year in a row. Lots of action and plenty of fish to take home. We caught over...
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Perfect Day of Fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Coronados (AM) on November 1, 2023
Great experience from the booking process to unloading our Yellow Fin from the boat and all stages of the trip in between....
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Robert B. F.
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One of the best experiences you can have

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 15, 2023
I can’t say enough good things about the Wild Goose crew. Captain Ray was easy to work with and very helpful for our novice...
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Spencer F.
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Coronados (AM) on May 6, 2023
Captain Ray and his deckhand Trevor were great guides to fish with. Half of our group had no experience while the other half...
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