BRINK Expeditions

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
    $3,000
    price breakdown
    $3,000
    Offshore freelance fishing targeting Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna and Yellowtail. 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
    Offshore Big Bluefin Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    17 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 1
    $2,800
    price breakdown
    $2,800
    Primary target Big Bluefin Tuna. This trip will focus on fishing the kite, dropping flat falls, and fishing bait for big Bluefin. Primarily fishing San Clemente Island and other offshore hot spots. 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
    $2,100
    price breakdown
    $2,100
    Offshore freelance fishing targeting Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna and Yellowtail. Depending on where you'll be fishing, you might need to bring along a passport/Mexican fishing license.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Coronado Islands Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    Rod & Reel - Prime Yellowtail fishing grounds including Calico Bass and Rock Fish. This trip will require your passport and Mexican fishing license.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Local Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    This trip involves a trek to La Jolla and the local kelp beds. Your targets for the day will be Calico Bass, Rockfish, and Yellowtail.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Rod & Reel
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 15 - May 15
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Fishing inshore local Kelp and reef!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – SD Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Apr 15
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 15 - Apr 15
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    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
26 Fishing Reports
28 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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.

About this listing

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.59
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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3\/4 day trip
1\/2 day with captain sam
3\/4 day awesome fishing trip with Captain Sam!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
79%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Andres I.
Santa Ana, CA
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Captain Sam

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Local Trip on June 17, 2020
We had a group of 4 kids and 2 adults for 3/4 day trip . The water was choppy but we still tried to go outside the bay for...
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Trevor C.
Fullerton, CA
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1/2 day with captain sam

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Rod & Reel on 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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Sean O.
Duxbury, MA
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Local Trip on June 13, 2020
Had a amazing time fishing with the crew, they asked us what’s we were trying to fish and then we immediately set after it. ...
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Tawnya S.
United States
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3/4 day awesome fishing trip with Captain Sam!

3/4 Day Local Trip on 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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James S.
Santa Rosa, CA
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Coronado Islands Trip on August 29, 2020
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