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
    1.5 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,800
    Depart at 9 pm the first night and arrive home at 6 am 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.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    21 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $3,500
    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
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,300
    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
    12 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,100
    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
    9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    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
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $975
    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 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $975
    Half-Day Trips are five and a half hours, fishing anywhere from Point Loma to Del Mar, targeting the local and inshore fish species, which includes Calico Bass, Rockfish, Sand Bass, Bonito, and Barracuda with the occasional larger game fish such as Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, and Halibut.
  • Private trip
    3hr Eco Tour
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    A great trip for the family. This 3hr Eco tour will show case the beautiful coastline and all the wildlife it has to offer above and below the water.
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About the Captain

Hale Abels
San Diego, California, United States
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
40 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)

Halibut Halibut
Rockfish Rockfish
Sand Bass Sand Bass
Seabass (White) White Seabass

Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

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
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Ice Box
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 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

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:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Amos C.
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Epic 12hr trip targeting Tuna!

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on July 20, 2021
AP Sport-fishing took us on an amazing tuna trip. There seemed to be a lot of competition from other fishing charters...
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Brenda F.
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Big Boat! Great Crew! These guys rocked!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 29, 2021
Amazing half day trip-Three teenagers and myself- first fishing trip on the ocean. These guys made sure our lines were in the...
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Michael C.
Corona, California
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12 hr with Capt Hale and 1st mate Steve

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on August 22, 2021
Perfect 6 pack boat and crew. Went on a 12 hour but could see doing an overnight also on this boat. Hit our limit on dodos...
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Ricardo S.
Denver, CO
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Capt Mike and Steve were awesome!

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip on August 9, 2021
These two gents did a great job with 5 land lovers from Colorado. We didn’t catch the big prize “yellowfin” however we...
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Great crew

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (PM) on November 5, 2021
Capt. Hale and Steve were awesome. The bite was a little tough but they put us on some fish and made our outing fun. Definitely...
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FAQs about AP Sportfishing

AP Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 3hr Eco Tour (3 hours)
  • $975 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $975 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 9 Hour Trip (9 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands (12 hours)
  • $2,300 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $3,500 per group - Overnight Trip (21 hours)
  • $4,800 per day per group - 1.5 Day Trip (3 days)

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

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