San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter

Looking to fish? Look no further!

Come spend a day fishing with Capt. Mark Martin, the owner and operator of San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charters. Bring the family, friends, or just yourself, and see what the waters off the coast of San Diego have to offer.  From bay fishing to offshore trips for Tuna, Capt. Mark’s number one focus is you! If you are interested in seeing what California’s sports fishing has to offer, look no further, Captain Mark has you covered!

Never caught Tuna before!? That is Capt. Mark’s specialty!

His boat is a 30’ Parker pilothouse boat that runs on twin 200 HP Yamaha engines. It is equipped with full-featured navigation electronics, a Tuna tower with a second driving station, a portable toilet, and a livewell for bait. There’s also an ice-box you can use for storing fish or drinks. The boat can fit up to 4 anglers.

All fishing trips will depart out of Sun Road Marina located in San Diego Bay. Once on board, you and the captain will leave the marina starting with a short run to the San Diego Bait barge to load up on fresh live bait – sardines or anchovies.

Species that the captain fishes for include Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail, Swordfish, Calico Bass, Barracuda, Bonito, Marlin, White Seabass, Lobster, and more!  Fishing methods consist of trolling, live bait fly lining, dropper loop fishing on the bottom with live bait, casting jigs, and artificial lures.

Your trip includes all the fishing rods, tackle, live bait, lures, catch cleaning, as well as a cooler with ice and water. You can add your own drinks and food to the cooler.

All guests are required to have a valid California fishing license whether fishing or not. Please have licenses bought prior to your day of fishing.

Not sure what trip is best for you? Shoot Captain Mark a message so he can help you pick the right trip for you.

San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter looks forward to fishing with you soon!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – San Diego Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $675
    San Diego Bay is a year-round fishery. A 4-hour trip is great for first-time anglers, families, kids, and time restrictions. The species you will target include Spotted Baybass, Sand Bass, and Halibut. The techniques you can use are live bait, dropper loop, fly-lined baits, and artificial swimbaits.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – San Diego Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    San Diego Bay offers great fishing opportunities year-round. This 4-hour morning trip provides lovely experiences for the first-timers, families, kids, as well as those with limited time. You will go after Halibut, Spotted Baybass, and Sand Bass. The techniques you can use include dropper loop, live bait, fly-lined baits, as well as artificial swimbaits.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay/Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    This 6-hour San Diego Bay and inshore fishing trip will have you leaving the dock at 8:00 a.m. Once on the water, you will have a great time fishing outside the bay for Rockfish, Lingcod, Halibut, Barracuda, and more. Come back into the bay and chase Bass and Halibut if the ocean conditions are not comfortable.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Local / Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,350
    Embark on this 9-hour adventure if you would like even more time catching fish and enjoying the inshore sea environment. Some of the species you can catch include Lobster and Calico Bass. Bring your food, drinks, and fishing licenses before joining aboard.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $1,523
    Located in Mexico 20 miles south of San Diego lie Islas Coronados. These islands offer a plethora of sport-fishing options. This is home to one of Southern California's favorite fish, Yellowtail. In addition to Yellowtail, you will be trolling the islands for Bonito and Barracuda while making stops for Calico Bass along the cliff walls or rocks. The bottom fishery at the islands may have you catching a variety of fish like Lingcod, Rockfish, Halibut, Whitefish, and more! Let's go fishing!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Tuna Offshore!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $1,975
    The crew's most popular and exciting fishing charter is spent on the offshore banks of Southern California and Northern Baja Mexico. Come spend a day chasing Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Dorado, Skipjack Tuna, Marlin, and more. Your day will start with a quick stop at the bait barge to load up live bait. As soon as you have your bait in the bait tank, you and the crew will make your way to the fishing grounds off the local offshore banks. It's Tuna time!
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About the Captain

Mark Martin
San Diego, California, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2021
Captain Mark welcomes you for a lovely experience fishing the inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters of San Diego.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Halibut Halibut
Lobster Lobster
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin
Swordfish Swordfish

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

Boat Specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Gabriel T.
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10 Hour Tuna Trip

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Tuna Offshore! on May 13, 2022
This was my first experience ocean fishing and my wife’s first time fishing ever and it was amazing. Captain Mark and Kent...
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Half day with Captain Mark in the bay..

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – San Diego Bay (PM) on March 15, 2022
Awesome experience! Mark is a great guy and went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. We caught some fish, drank...
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Orlando V.
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4 hours with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – San Diego Bay (AM) on May 9, 2022
My son and I had a great time with Captain Mark.. He is definitely knowledgeable about where to catch fish. We were catching...
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Kathleen S.
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Half day bay trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – San Diego Bay (AM) on March 23, 2022
We had a great day out with Captain Mark! He was great with the kids and made everything super easy. Can’t wait to go out...
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Leonard T.
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Lobster San Diego Bay on February 5, 2022
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FAQs about San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter

San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $675 per group - 4 Hour Trip – San Diego Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip – San Diego Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bay/Inshore (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Local / Inshore (9 hours)
  • $1,523 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Coronado Islands (9 hours)
  • $1,975 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Tuna Offshore! (10 hours)

When you book a trip with San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (Cooler with ice and water provided)

Trips booked with San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Sports boat style (skin on))
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Coastal waters within 5 miles)
  • Nearshore Fishing (San Diego Bay)
  • Offshore Fishing

San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with San Diego Saltwater Fishing Charter include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lobster
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack