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Barbarossa Fishing is a Bay Area fishing charter based out of Santa Cruz, California. Come and enjoy a day in nature as you explore the area’s beautiful and fish-rich nearshore and offshore waters. You’ll have Captain Justin Payton right there to help you and make sure you have a first-rate angling experience, so come aboard and create wonderful memories on the water!

Your trip will start on the ‘Barbarossa’, a restored 25’ C-Hawk pilothouse boat that can comfortably take 5 guests. It runs on two 150 HP Yamaha engines with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots, features a toilet, and is equipped with downriggers and a livewell.

You’ll have the chance to fish the local reefs or travel up to Davenport to find large Lingcod. The captain also specializes in catching Salmon, Rockfish, Crab, Halibut, and other species. The techniques you can try out include deep and bottom sea fishing, trolling, and jigging. You can keep all of your catch if you want and you’re free to bring kids on your trip.

Captain Justin will provide you with all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. Yours is only to bring fishing licenses and the food and drinks of your choice.

Barbarossa Fishing is waiting for you in Santa Cruz to have a lovely day on the sea!



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About the Captain

Justin Payton
Santa Cruz, California, United States
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2021
Captain Justin is waiting for you to take you on a memorable fishing trip in Santa Cruz. Join him and discover the beauties this area has to offer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat Specs

C-Hawk (Pilothouse) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Afternoon trip with captain Justin

VERIFIED   4 Hour Afternoon Trip on October 16, 2021
This was our first Pacific Ocean Fishing Trip and it couldn’t be better. Thanks captain Justin, it was all and above...
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Fishing with Justin

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on August 14, 2021
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FAQs about Barbarossa Fishing

Barbarossa Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Afternoon Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 10 Hour Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Barbarossa Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta-poti style toilet)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Barbarossa Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Barbarossa Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Barbarossa Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Barbarossa Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)