SD Slot Machine Charter

Come join Captain Dan for a fun filled day fishing our beautiful waters of San Diego.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 24’ Key West,  that can safely take up to 4 anglers. It offers a full walk around deck with plenty of fishing area. All the latest electronics to help safely navigate to the fishing grounds, and to help find fish. It’s also equipped with two livewells to hold plenty of live bait for any style of fishing.

All rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. Your fish will be cleaned, or filleted upon request, at no extra charge.

Whether you want to go offshore in search of some Tuna or Dorado, cruise around the Coronados for some yellowtail or some amazing rockfish, or just a relaxing day at our local kelp beds or bay. The Slot Machine offers it all. Book your trip now and hit the water with SD Slot Machine Charter.



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  • Private trip
    5 hour inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 1
    US $550
    Targeting whitefish, sculpin,sandbass, calico bass and halibut. This trip does not include live bait.
    Targeted fish
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
    Sand Bass
    Sand Bass
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 1
    US $600
    We fish outside the point on our local kelp beds or reef for rockfish, sheephead, lingcod, and calico bass. Or in the bay, fishing for halibut and sand bass.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Seabass (White)
    White Seabass
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
    Sand Bass
    Sand Bass
  • Private trip
    8 hour inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Apr 1
    US $900
    8 hour inshore winter sale. Targeting whitefish, sculpin, sand bass, calico bass , and halibut.
    Targeted fish
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
    Sand Bass
    Sand Bass
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Dec 1
    US $1,000
    The 3/4 day offers a little more range of fishing. It allows 20 mile round trip anywhere along our coast. Targeting Sheephead, Whitefish, Lingcod, Halibut, Rockfish, Calico bass, Barracuda, Bonita, Yellowtail, and White Sea Bass.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Island Rockfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,200
    This is a 6-hour trip to the Coronado Islands or the 9-mile bank with a chance at some yellowtail or bonita, or deep dropping for rockfish, lingcod, and sheephead. A valid passport and Mexican fishing licence is necessary for this trip.
    Targeted fish
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 30
    US $1,400
    This is an 8-hour offshore trip searching our local and Mexican banks for Yellowtail, Dorado, and Tuna. With a range of 80 miles round trip. California and Mexican fishing licenses are required for this trip. (Up to 50lbs available for fileting on the boat)
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    Coronado island and rockpile trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $1,500
    The 8-hour trip to the Coronado islands or the rockpile is a 40-mile round trip. A chance to catch Yellowtail, Bonito, Baracuda, Calico, or do some of our best rockfishing. FMM visa and bio bracelets are included. California and Mexican fishing licenses, and a valid passport are required for this trip.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 30
    US $1,800
    The full day offshore trip brings 10 hours of fishing our local and Mexican banks, with a range of 120 miles round trip. Targeting Bluefin, Yellowfin, Skipjack, Bonito, Mahi, and Yellowtail. California and Mexican licenses are required for this trip. (Up to 50lbs available for fileting on the boat)
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Kite Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Dec 1
    US $2,300
    This trip is a full day of offshore kite fishing for giant Bluefin Tuna. It is 12- 13 hours of fishing our local and Mexican banks, with a range of 150 miles round trip. Everything needed for kite fishing is included in this package, including frozen flyers. California and Mexican licenses are required for this trip. (Up to 50lbs available for fileting on the boat)
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Experience
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Henry W.
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Had 2 great trips with Capt. Dan

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – inshore on November 28, 2023
Spoke with Capt. Dan and told him I wanted to catch Sheephead. I booked 2 trips a few days apart while visiting from the East...
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Benny V.
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Fishing with Daniel

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on July 27, 2023
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Keven H.
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Awesome fishing trip!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – inshore on June 10, 2023
Took my son out for his 16th birthday. Had a great time. We were able to move around and hit some different spots and use a...
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Dan K.
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Wonderful Experience!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – inshore on June 12, 2023
Captain Dan was wonderful with our family. We took our 5 year old along and Dan was kind and patient with him. He was a great...
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Amazing trip!

VERIFIED   5 hour inshore on December 10, 2023
Daniel was a super laid back but very informative guide. Learned a lot about all of the different species out there. Loaded...
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FAQs about SD Slot Machine Charter

SD Slot Machine Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group - 5 hour inshore (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip – inshore (5 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 8 hour inshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Island Rockfish (6 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - Coronado island and rockpile trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • US $2,300 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Kite Fishing (12 hours)

When you book a trip with SD Slot Machine Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet There is an enclosed toilet on the boat. It is a small toilet in the enclosure under the center console. It is a bit of a tight squeeze to use but doable for most.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder Equipped with a 2020 Simrad GO XSE
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Equipped with a 2020 Simrad Halo 20

Trips booked with SD Slot Machine Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (There is no need to waste time catching our bait. Any bait we will use for the trip will be purchased and is included in the price of the trip.)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fileting service is included in the price of the trip, up to 50lbs. Any fish larger than 50lbs will need to be processed at your expense. About 30 minutes before the trip is done, I will filet your catch and have it all clean before we head back in. )

SD Slot Machine Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (The distance traveled for offshore trips varies depending on where the fish are. We can travel anywhere from 15 miles up to 80 miles offshore. )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

SD Slot Machine Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with SD Slot Machine Charter include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Seabass (White)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Captain

Daniel Boney
San Diego, California, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
99 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2021
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
I am a San Diego native, been fishing these waters since I was 5.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Boat specs

KEYWEST (Center console) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 200HP 200 VCT Yamaha 4 stroke 2013 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
The distance traveled for offshore trips varies depending on where the fish are. We can travel anywhere from 15 miles up to 80 miles offshore.
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
There is an enclosed toilet on the boat. It is a small toilet in the enclosure under the center console. It is a bit of a tight squeeze to use but doable for most.
GPS
Fishfinder
Equipped with a 2020 Simrad GO XSE
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
There is no need to waste time catching our bait. Any bait we will use for the trip will be purchased and is included in the price of the trip.
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fileting service is included in the price of the trip, up to 50lbs. Any fish larger than 50lbs will need to be processed at your expense. About 30 minutes before the trip is done, I will filet your catch and have it all clean before we head back in.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Kids of all ages are welcome.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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