Step aboard San Diego’s premier 6-pack charter to have Captain Nathan and his trusted crew put you onto fish no matter what! Three decades of experience in SD and Mexican fisheries have taught these die-hard anglers all about the seasonal species and hot spots of these waters.

No matter what kind of fishing trip you’re looking for, The Long Run is at your disposal. She’s a 40’ Hershine boat that’s got plenty of room for up to 6 anglers to be fishing in comfort. This is a spacious vessel with a pair of private heads, an outfitted kitchen, an air-conditioned cabin, and more.

On shorter trips, you can expect to target Barracuda, Dorado, Yellowtail or bottom fish such as Lingcod, Sand Bass, Rockfish, and Halibut. Overnight trips will take you out for Yellowfin, Bluefin and Albacore Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, Marlin, and more. During shorter trips, you can also leave some lobster hoops in pristine locations when the season is open.

All the fishing equipment, including bait, is provided for your convenience – all you need to do is get that daily license and some food and beverages and start bagging fish! For maximum comfort, bring a pair of polarized sunglasses and get ready to have some fun.

Note: Due to current fuel prices, the captain had to add a fuel surcharge to some of the trips.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Holiday 1/2 day 7 anglers for $700
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $700
    $100/per angler ($700 minimum) up to 13. This is a local Halibut and Bass targeting trip. We get some big Halibut and Leopard Sharks Locally year round.
    Targeted fish
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Shark (Leopard)
    Leopard Shark
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $900
    This Inshore and Local Offshore trip involves targeting San Diego’s bottom fish such as Lingcod, Sand Bass, Halibut and Sharks or local offshore fish just outside San Diego Harbor, where you can find Rockfish, Barracuda, Bonita, Kelp, and much more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $900
    This Inshore and Local Offshore trip involves targeting San Diego’s bottom fish such as Lingcod, Sand Bass, Halibut and Sharks or local offshore fish just outside San Diego Harbor, where you can find Rockfish, Barracuda, Bonita, Kelp, and much more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) WEEKEND
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $1,050
    This Inshore and Local Offshore trip involves targeting San Diego’s bottom fish such as Lingcod, Sand Bass, Halibut and Sharks or local offshore fish just outside San Diego Harbor, where you can find Rockfish, Barracuda, Bonita, Kelp, and much more.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    California Corbina
    California Corbina
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Bonito
    Bonito
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Shark (Leopard)
    Leopard Shark
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM) WEEKEND
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $1,050
    This Inshore and Local Offshore trip involves targeting San Diego’s bottom fish such as Lingcod, Sand Bass, Halibut and Sharks or local offshore fish just outside San Diego Harbor, where you can find Rockfish, Barracuda, Bonita, Kelp, and much more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $1,250
  • Private trip
    Coronado Islands
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,700
    Yellowtail and Rockfish. Passport required
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
  • Private trip
    Coronado Islands - Offshore Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 17 - Mar 1
    US $1,800
    Special Trip available for a limited time only!
  • Private trip
    Swordfish Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 17 - Mar 1
    US $1,800
    Special trip available for a limited period of time.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Tuna Dorado Yellowtail
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,100
    A 12-hour trip is a great option if you're looking to look for Tuna, Dorado or Yellowtail, but you can also do other kinds of fishing. Species like Halibut, Rockfish, Lingcod and many others are there for you to find and catch.
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
    Bonito
    Bonito
    California Sheephead
    California Sheephead
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    1.5 Day Trip Tuna/Pelagic (6 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $2,800
    This 32 hours trip maximizes your day as you spend dawn to dusk in highly productive waters. Another very nice thing about these trips is the travel time at night isn’t an issue because you'll just go to sleep and wake up ready and eager to do some fishing for the big boys. This is a trip for a maximum of 6 people.
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Shark (Thresher)
    Thresher Shark
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Tuna/Pelagic 6 PPL MAX
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $3,250
    Spend two days targeting Tuna and a variety of other pelagic species and maximize your chances of landing a big one! You'll head out in the evening, travel during the night and wake up in the hottest fishing spots around. This trip is for a maximum of 6 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip (6 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    20 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $3,280
    Overnight trips are Capt. Nathan's favorite because they allow for his guests to really enjoy the experience of getting onboard in the evening and setting out to fish. The fact that you can go to sleep and wake up 40-60 miles offshore in the middle of a Yellowtail bite first thing in the morning makes for a memorable experience. Besides Yellowtail, you'll also target Rockfish, and other species you may come across. This is a trip for a maximum of 6 people.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip Tuna/Pelagic
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    20 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $3,380
    Overnight trips are Capt. Nathan's favorite because they allow for his guests to really enjoy the experience of getting onboard in the evening and setting out to fish. The fact that you can go to sleep and wake up 40-60 miles offshore in the middle of a Tuna bite first thing in the morning makes for a memorable experience.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Tuna Dorado Yellowtail
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    22 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun)
    US $3,680
    Overnight trips are Capt. Nathan's favorite because they allow for his guests to really enjoy the experience of getting onboard in the evening and setting out to fish. The fact that you can go to sleep and wake up 40-60 miles offshore in the middle of a Tuna bite first thing in the morning makes for a memorable experience.
  • Private trip
    Catalina Island Big Bluefin/Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $12,000
    Five days fishing with four night stay on Beautiful Catalina Island where the water is often 60’ visibility and accessible within a short drive to excellent Yellowtail, Calico and Sheephead fishing as well as large pelagic fish like Bluefin Tuna Striped Marlin and the exotics Dorado and Yellowfin in warmer months. Catalina and San Clemente Big Game Bluefin & Marlin. Hotel on beautiful Catalina Island included
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FAQs about The Long Run Sportfishing

The Long Run Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $700 per group, additional US $100 per person after 7 guests - Holiday 1/2 day 7 anglers for $700 (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $175 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $175 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group, additional US $175 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) WEEKEND (6 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group, additional US $175 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip (PM) WEEKEND (6 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group, additional US $235 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,700 per group, additional US $300 per person after 6 guests - Coronado Islands (12 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $300 per person after 6 guests - Coronado Islands - Offshore Tuna (12 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $300 per person after 6 guests - Swordfish Trip (12 hours)
  • US $2,100 per group, additional US $350 per person after 6 guests - Offshore Tuna Dorado Yellowtail (12 hours)
  • US $2,800 per day per group - 1.5 Day Trip Tuna/Pelagic (6 MAX) (2 days)
  • US $3,250 per day per group - 2 Day Trip – Tuna/Pelagic 6 PPL MAX (2 days)
  • US $3,280 per group - Overnight Trip (6 MAX) (20 hours)
  • US $3,380 per group - Overnight Trip Tuna/Pelagic (20 hours)
  • US $3,680 per group, additional US $600 per person after 6 guests - Overnight Tuna Dorado Yellowtail (22 hours)
  • US $12,000 per day per group, additional US $1,500 per person after 8 guests - Catalina Island Big Bluefin/Marlin (5 days)

When you book a trip with The Long Run Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet 2 total
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Raytheon
  • Bed Sleeps 6
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Sonar Raytheon
  • Radar Furuno

Trips booked with The Long Run Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

The Long Run Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

The Long Run Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with The Long Run Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Lobster
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Charter Operator

Nathan Beall
San Diego, California, United States
4 Fishing Reports
221 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
I’ve been fishing San Diego waters since 1981. I have been a fishing nut for the last 40 years and operating charters for 26 of those years. I take pride in showing fishermen and women of all ages and skill levels the best day they’ve had, fishing or otherwise. I believe happy clients are the cornerstone of a thriving charter operation.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Hershine (Headboat) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 120HP Ford Lehman engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 8 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
13 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
2 total
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Raytheon
Bed
Sleeps 6
Flybridge

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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

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

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 194 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (124)
Great family trip
Great Day!!!
Great Day!!!
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Angler rating
127
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
72%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
82%
Caught fish
57%
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Brady J.
North Hollywood, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Awesome

NEW  6 Hour Trip (AM) on April 10, 2024
Awesome time out on the water. The trip was action packed filled with a variety of fish caught. Would recommend!
Brady J. recommends The Long Run Sportfishing
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Frederic J.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

April fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (PM) WEEKEND on April 6, 2024
The captain and deck hand were great to work with. They were very attentive and helpful. The boat is a little older but runs...
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Jeff S.
San Diego, California
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Sunset cruise with Ray Shell concert

May 10, 2023
We went out in the long run to watch a concert from the water at the Rady Shell. We saw the Violent Femmes play with the San...
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Annette D.
Peoria, AZ
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

6 hour trip with Captain Mike and Sergio

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) WEEKEND on July 2, 2023
The trip was good overall. Sergio was great and very personable. Captain Mike was very quiet and reserved. We didn’t hit...
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Byron R.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great family trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on December 28, 2023
Stayed in the harbor bottom fishing it was a great time for the whole family
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