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BRINK Expeditions is a charter company that specializes in sportfishing as well as providing guests with unique, custom-tailored ocean adventures. Their passion for the wonders found beneath the waves is a matter of pride. They feel strongly about continuing the traditions of ocean stewardship and sustainable harvest of the resources within the Pacific Ocean.

Being based in San Diego offers a number of advantages. The proximity to both US and Mexican waters ensures the widest range of fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Some of the target species include Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, Bonito, Wahoo, White Seabass, Calico Bass, Halibut, Sheepshead and more.

The Brinks boat, ‘The Huntress’ is a 34’ Luhrs offshore sportfisher that runs on a pair of 315 HP Yanmar engines. As you’d expect for such a vessel, she’s equipped with top-of-the-line Simrad navigation electronics and a full array of safety gear. Comfort is another thing that’s taken seriously aboard this boat. With an air-conditioned interior, toilet and kitchenette; this boat is set up nicely for a comfy ride for all members of your party.

Brink Expeditions is a great choice for either short, long-range or overnight fishing adventures. The BRINK Expeditions provides tournament-grade tackle for all types of fishing. Not only is all the gear included, but so are fish cleaning services after the trip. Book with us today and let’s go get that dream catch of yours!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight – Rod & Reel (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    19 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    $2,600
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is aimed at getting your fill of various seasonal pelagics and reef species. Depending on where you'll be fishing, you might need to bring along a passport/Mexican fishing license. The maximum number of anglers for this trip is 4.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Rod & Reel
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    This trip involves a trek to the offshore waters and islands. Your targets for the day will be Tuna, Yellowtail, White Seabass, Dorado, and more. Depending on where you're looking to fish, passports or a Mexican fishing license may be required.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Rod & Reel
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    This trip involves a trek to the local kelp beds or Coronado islands. Your targets for the day will be Yellowtail, White Seabass, Tuna, Dorado, and more. Depending on where you're looking to fish, passports or a Mexican fishing license may be required.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Rod & Reel
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed)
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing inshore local Kelp and reef!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – SD Bay Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $649
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the morning on The Huntress. Targeting Halibut, sand Bass or the old grumpy Spotted Bay Bass. While taking in the spectacular San Diego bay views on this 4 hour charter!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – SD Bay Fishing (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $649
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon on The Huntress, targeting Sand Bass, Halibut, or the grumpy old Spotted Bay Bass. All this, while taking in the spectacular views of the bay. What better way to spend 4 hours?
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About the Captain

Sam Skinner
San Diego, California, United States
Angler's Choice
26 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
21 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since October 2015
Captain Sam is originally from Mammoth Lakes, California. As a young child he moved to the beautiful island of Kauai where he first fell in love with the ocean. He spent his early days on Kauai surfing, riding motocross and fishing. During his high school years, Sam and his family moved to the South Shore of Oahu near Waikiki Beach. It was here, where Sam’s love for fishing became an obsession. Spending all of his free time fishing for the elusive Giant Trevally as well as Big Tuna, Marlin and Wahoo. After high school Sam moved back to California to attend college and to follow his dream of being sport boat fishing captain. He took up the art of custom rod wrapping and also started working on six-pack charter boats as well as riding sport boats in San Diego. Captain Sam’s passion for fishing is evident, as he will literally go the extra mile(s) to put his customers on the fish all while priding himself on friendly custom service.

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Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)

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

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore 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
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.59
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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1\/2 day with captain sam
3\/4 day awesome fishing trip with Captain Sam!
3\/4 day awesome fishing trip with Captain Sam!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
79%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Trevor C.
Fullerton, CA
 5.00
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1/2 day with captain sam

VERIFIED   NEW  February 17, 2020
Don’t be put off by this gentleman’s youthful appearance-he is a master on the water. Great communication skills...
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Jay M.
San Clemente, California
 5.00
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Full day offshore with Brink

May 31, 2019
My first time offshore blue water hunting was a huge success and it’s all because of the knowledge and experience of the...
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Bob G.
Orange, CA
 5.00
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Valiant Efforts, Sunny Skies, 1 tuna

VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
Captain Brendan worked hard to put us onto some fish, and we caught one of the very few yellow fin out of San Diego, based...
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Tawnya S.
United States
 5.00
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3/4 day awesome fishing trip with Captain Sam!

December 7, 2019
My first time out fishing in San Diego.  Captain Sam & Co- Captain Ross made the trip a 5 Star experience.  We...
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Jacob B.
Alexandria, Virginia
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Full Day Tuna Trip

May 25, 2019
I went out on a tuna trip with Captain Ryan. They gave us a ton of chances at shooting one but, we were never quick enough...
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Fishing Reports

Coronado Islands Produce Big Limits!

January 26, 2020

We headed out to the Coronado Islands in search of Rock Fish on our 3/4 day trip and came home very successful. We had very productive fishing on the Red Rockfish and Oceanic Whitefish. The water looked very clean… Read Full Report →