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Start your fishing adventure out of San Diego with AF Sportfishing. Explore waters from the near coast of San Diego to northern Baja’s famous Coronado Islands or test your luck heading offshore to local and outer banks in search of pelagic species.

AF Sportfishing is a family-friendly business that caters to you and your group’s needs. They want to make sure you have the best chance at the fish you want. The crew has been inside the San Diego Sportfishing industry for over 10 years. Their operation is fully capable to match your needs and run a trip to all that these waters offer, including many world-class styles of fishing. Whatever you’re looking for, if it’s off San Diego’s coast, this crew can take you there and show you how it’s done!

The boat you’ll be fishing from had a full renovation putting top-of-line fishing and boating equipment and technology on board. Powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, the boat is now faster, more capable, and ready to go fishing than ever. There’s enough room for 4 guests to join.

There’s a variety of fish species to go after, with some of them being Rockfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, and Yellowtail Amberjack. You get to keep the catch within regulations and the crew will also clean and fillet it for you.

All fishing equipment is included in the price. You just need to take care of your fishing license and pack some snacks and drinks.

Start your adventure with AF Sportfishing and catch a trophy you’ll be proud of!



About the Captain

Dylan Gerson
San Diego, California, United States
29 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2020
I have been in the San Diego fishing scene since 2010. I grew up working deck on many sportfishing operations and began running private yachts in 2016. I'm a fully licensed master captain and I can't wait to put you on fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Lingcod Lingcod

Boat specs

Parker (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
Equipment
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (17)
First Timers
First Timers
First Timers
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Angler Rating
28
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Anthony K.
San Fernando, CA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Local on September 5, 2022
My brothers and I went on a full day trip with Capt. Dylan. From the start Capt. Dylan was communicative and friendly. He laid...
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Marc G.
Geneva, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Capt. Dylan

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bay on June 11, 2022
This was our first family trip to the west coast and we were looking forward to spending some time on the water. Capt. Dylan...
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Regan G.
Phoenix, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

First Timers

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on October 1, 2022
Traveled from AZ for a birthday adventure. Dylan did not disappoint! Had an amazing adventure with many stories to tell for...
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Jimmy B.
San Diego, CA
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

Nice Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bay on August 7, 2022
Had a nice trip with my son, brother and nephew.  Caught a few halibut and guitar fish.  Dylan is a great guy and enjoyed...
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MICHAEL C.
Salado, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Family fun

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on October 18, 2022
Great communications Jason was our captain and a pleasure to meet Fish were finicky but we still had more than we could...
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FAQs about AF Sportfishing

AF Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Local (8 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands (8 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,550 per group - 13 Hour Trip – Bluefin Tuna (13 hours)

When you book a trip with AF Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with AF Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

AF Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

AF Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with AF Sportfishing include:
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack