AP Sportfishing is an all-inclusive fishing charter that welcomes anglers of all skill levels. This San Diego crew offers trips year-round, so you can join them any time you want. Captain Hale is a local who grew up on the water, always fishing or surfing. He shows his dedication and experience to every guest, no matter what their fishing ambitions are.

You’ll be fishing on a 47’ Dale Jeffries that accommodates up to 6 guests. This amazing boat was refurbished in 2021 and she’s powered by twin 330 HP Cummins engines. You’ll rarely find a fishing boat as comfortable as this one - she features a private toilet, a fully functional galley, an enclosed lounge area, and a flybridge.

There’s a variety of fishing trips, all created for different types of guests. It all depends on how long you want to stay, where you want to go, and what you want to catch. You can target anything, from smaller fish, such as Calico Bass, Rockfish, Sand Bass, and Bonito, to offshore species, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Barracuda, and Yellowtail Amberjack.

All charters include Captain and crew, tackle, bait, fish cleaning, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks. You are more than welcome to bring any food or other beverages that you would like on the boat, which can be stored in the cooler or fridges on board. All passengers fishing or not need to have a valid fishing license, which can be purchased at the shop or online. If the trip requires a Mexican license, Capt. Hale will contact you and give you the needed information to purchase.

Start your adventure whenever you want. AP Sportfishing is always ready for some serious fishing action!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    A great trip fishing our local inshore fishery for rockfish and various other species. This trip is perfect for beginners or first-time anglers wanting to try out fishing in San Diego.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    This morning trip will take you anywhere from Point Loma to Del Mar. You'll have a chance to target species such as Calico Bass, Bonito, Barracuda, Rockfish, and Sand Bass, with the occasional larger game fish such as Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, and Halibut.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    5-hour trips are five and a half hours, fishing anywhere from Point Loma to Del Mar. You will be targeting the local and inshore fish species, which include Calico Bass, Rockfish, Sand Bass, Bonito, and Barracuda with the occasional larger game fish such as Yellowtail, White Seabass, and Halibut.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    This 3/4 day trip is 9-hours long and targets all the local inshore species as the half day trip, but with more time to cover more range and ability to target designated species. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,300
    The Coronado Islands host beautiful scenery and excellent fishing. During this 12-hour trip, you can expect to target Yellowtail, Barracuda, Bonito, and Bass, along with great bottom fishing (Rock fishing). *Passports are required
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,650
    This extended trip is designed to fish the local banks, specifically targeting Yellowtail, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. This 12-hour trip boasts beautiful scenery and excellent fishing and allows you to fish the local US and Mexican waters. *Mexican fishing license is not included
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $3,750
    When the fish are far, this is the trip to choose. This trip departs in the evening and allows you to wake up on the fishing grounds for a maximized day of fishing, targeting Yellowtail, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. Mexican fishing license is not included.
  • Private trip
    1 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,800
    Depart at 8:00 p.m. the first night and arrive home at 6:00 a.m. the third night. This gives you the true ability to fish from the sun up to sundown. Starting the trip the evening before allows you to wake up on the fishing grounds and fish all day. After dinner on the water, you start your way in and you wake up at the dock. These trips give you an excellent shot at Yellowtail, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, and Mahi Mahi.
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About the Captain

Hale Abels
San Diego, California, United States
24 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
106 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2021
Growing up locally in San Diego, there wasn’t a day Capt. Hale wasn’t around the water. If he wasn’t surfing he was fishing, if he wasn’t fishing he was surfing. The ocean has been a huge component in his life that he has now turned into a career. He stands by his belief that sportfishing is a service industry and hopes that his customers see the dedication and level of service he delivers.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Dale Jeffries (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1968, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 330HP Cummins 5.9 engines.

Length
47 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 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 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 106 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Elizabeth S.
San Marcos, California
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on December 31, 2022
I gifted this trip to my husband for his 40th birthday and he took our 6 year old son, step-dad, brother-in-law, 6 year old...
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Tessa H.
Las Vegas, NV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Hale and Steve

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 28, 2022
We had an awesome morning with Captain Hale and Steve. First off Captain Hale answered all my questions before the trip. They...
Tessa H. recommends AP Sportfishing
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Timothy J.
Banning, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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9 hour trip

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip on June 3, 2022
Almost limited out on rock fish in the morning 56/60. Then we hooked into some yellow tail. Landed 0/5. The afternoon ended...
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Kevin R.
San Diego, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Half day with Capt. Hale on the Jerry A

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 2, 2022
Had an awesome day with my Dad for his 80th. B Day!  We had little kids in the mix as well. The equipment was in top condition...
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Michael F.
Seattle, Washington
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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FISH ON!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on October 4, 2022
Hands down the best charter ever. We weren’t out long before we hit some hot spots. Fishing is fun but catching is a blast....
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FAQs about AP Sportfishing

AP Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 9 Hour Trip (9 hours)
  • $2,300 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands (12 hours)
  • $2,650 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $3,750 per group - Overnight Trip (24 hours)
  • $4,800 per day per group - 1 Day Trip (1 day)

When you book a trip with AP Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

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

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

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

Top targeted fish species with AP Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Sand Bass
  • Seabass (White)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack