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
    $2,200
    price breakdown
    $2,200
    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
    price breakdown
    $1,900
    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
    $1,700
    price breakdown
    $1,700
    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
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    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
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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
    price breakdown
    $700
    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
    price breakdown
    $700
    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
Angler's Choice
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23 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.

About this listing

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
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
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Richard A.
Vista, CA
 5.00
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Full Day on the Wild Goose

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on October 24, 2020
Awesome trip.  Well organized, friendly, professional captain and crew.  Boat was modern, clean and very functional. ...
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Horacio C.
Santee, CA
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Half day trip with the boys

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 21, 2020
Most amazing time fishing with you guys!! I wanna thank you for taking us to the spot I was interested in and making it a grand...
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Daniel W.
Sacramento, CA
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Half day

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 11, 2020
Me, my wife , and 2 friends if ours made the trip 9/11/2020. It was an amazing trip! Ray and Tony were incredible. Got us on...
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Barbara B.
Scottsdale, AZ
 5.00
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Great day fishing!!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 21, 2020
My grandson is already asking to go fishing with Captain Ray and Ernie next year!!! This trip was an amazing confidence...
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Suzan B.
Corona, CA
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12 hour off shore

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore on October 25, 2020
Great day. We got 25 yellowfin, 18 skipjack, and 2 Mahi plus what we through back because we already had so much! About 60...
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