Wild Goose Fishing Charters

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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
    2 Day Trip – Offshore (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,400
    up to 6 persons / day
    Aboard the Wild Goose, you'll have the ability to customize this trip to your liking. Perhaps combine a Rockfish trip with Lobstering? It's completely up to you. You can fish every hour you're not traveling. Bring your own food and drinks. Get in touch for additional licenses if you want to fish in Mexico or the Coronado Islands.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,200
    up to 6 persons
    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
    $1,900
    up to 6 persons
    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
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    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!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Coronados
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Coronados
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    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
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Lobster Hoop Netting
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 28 - Mar 19
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you'll target California Spiny Lobster using the hoop net technique. Ten hoop nets are allowed per boat and 7 Lobsters can be kept per person. Your fishing equipment is fully covered. You only need to bring snacks, drinks, and your fishing license.
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About the Captain

Ray Vasilas
San Diego, California, United States
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6 Customer Reviews
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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.

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Targeted Species

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

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
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
Snorkeling Equipment
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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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
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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
yellowfin tuna
no shore in sight - total relaxation
Amazing Trip!
Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Carlsbad, California
 5.00
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Tuna Slaying - The Goose was Honking!

September 9, 2019
Top quality boat that is literally like new.  Super clean.  Twin diesels, top of the line electronics.  You...
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Tuan C.
San Diego, CA
 5.00
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Trip with Captain Ray and Anthony!

VERIFIED   NEW  May 30, 2020
This trip was exactly what we need needed! Captain Ray and his brother Anthony were awesome! Honestly, I couldn’t have picked...
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Carly D.
San Marcos, California
 5.00
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Fishing with Ray

March 7, 2020
We had a blast with Wild Goose! They are extremely knowledgeable about what they do - had our lines biting all day! We will...
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Devin W.
San Marcos, California
 5.00
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March fishing trip

March 15, 2020
Had the best day out on the ocean with Wild Goose! I would hands down recommend their Harbor Cruise to anyone looking for a...
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Dominic C.
Escondido, California
 5.00
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Great trip-

November 17, 2019
Amazing fishing platform! Captain Ray got us on the tuna repeatedly. The Wild Goose is a comfortable runner. The full...
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