Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

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4.85
out of 5 stars from 63 reviews See all 63 reviews
North Harbor Drive
San Diego CA, United States

Capt. Brian Morris grew up in a sport fishing, commercial fishing, and world renowned boat building community on the Outer Banks of North Carolina some 43 years ago, and has been immersed in that lifestyle and fishing ever since. He has fished all over the world, having cast his line in the east coast of the United States, Alaska, Micronesia,  Panama, Hawaii, as well as in beautiful Southern California. His best decision in his life was to make a huge effort to fish around the world, learn new fisheries, and explore different cultures. He has been fishing Southern California for 13 years now, and holds a USCG 100 tons Masters license. 

The Fin Runner is a 2014 custom Carolina built center console that measures a spacious 29 ft and is powered by two 2013 Yamaha four stroke 150HP engines. Capt. Brian had the boat built for one thing, and that is fishing. If there’s a big fish on, you can walk all the way around the entire boat to make sure it ends up in the fish box. Top of the line Raymarine electronics as well as Avet and Penn tackle will ensure that you’re fishing in style.

Capt. Brian employs a wide range of fishing methods, including deep sea fishing, fishing with live bait and artificial lures, sight casting, Shark fishing, kite fishing, bottom fishing, bay/ inshore fishing, and spearfishing. He targets a wide range of species, including Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Mako Sharks, Yellowtail, Hallibut, Sea Bass, and many more.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    XL Bluefin Tuna Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 1250
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This exiting trip is strictly geared towards hooking up with very large bluefin tuna. These fish range from 80-250+ pounds. It's not uncommon to fight a bluefin from 2-3 hours. Be prepared to cover some water with heavy tackle and a back brace. THEY ARE A FISH OF A LIFETIME!
  • Private trip
    FULL DAY OFFSHORE
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    US$ 1155
    up to 4 persons
    The FULL DAY OFFSHORE charter is an all inclusive trip that includes the Los Coronados Islands and the offshore canyons up to 50 miles. When the fish are "tight lipped" closer to shore, you just have to cover more ground and find the right school, period. It's a big day - well worth the price! Targeted pelagic species: *100-300+ pound blue fin tuna *yellowfin tuna *marlin *mahi-mahi *yellowtail (no relation to yellowfin tuna)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1045
    up to 4 persons
    Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Mako, and Yellowtail are potential catches on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 825
    up to 4 persons
    You could be catching Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Mako, Yellowtail, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    You could be fishing for Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Halibut, Calico Bass, Rockfish. This charter goes up to two miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - San Diego Bay
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 413
    up to 4 persons
    Explore the beautiful San Diego Bay while fishing for Halibut, Spotted Bay Bass, Calico Bass, and Leopard Shark. This charter starts at 6:30 am and is quiet and serene believe it or not. There aren't too many people out and about yet. Whether it's fishing for powerful bone fish in the back bay or hunting down tasty Halibut by Point Loma on light tackle, you will definitely appreciate San Diego from a new perspective.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

California Corbina
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut
Lingcod

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Rockfish
Seabass (White)

Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Maycraft (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

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
American Express

About the Captain

Brian Morris
San Diego, California, United States
Member since January 2016
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I grew up fishing for fun and work as a child. If we weren't fishing with my dad my mom would drop us off somewhere with our fishing rods and tackle and fish in the ocean, rivers, or sound until dark. Growing up in a fishing and boat building community really taught me the importance of the ocean and how it's food chain depends on we as a society to help sustain it. I love hunting for and catching fish but I also love teaching people about different species and how the food chain depends on each. At the ripe age of eight, I caught my first billfish in the Gulf Stream off the east coast. It was a sailfish and I knew from that instance that someday I would be a charter boat captain. Do what you love, love what you do. After working on all kinds of vessels from sport fishing yachts, container ships, to different types of commercial fishing vessels I've made being a charter boat captain my number one priority. At the age of 43, this is all I do for a living.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 98%

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Customer Reviews

4.85 out of 5 stars from 63 reviews

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Had fun and caught fish what more could you ask for!

Fished July 14, 2018
Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 16, 2018

Thanks Michael! Pleasure having you guys on board. Have a great summer!

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Such a GREAT trip!!!! Captain Brian was AWESOME and made sure my boys and I put fish in the boat. We’ll DEFINITELY be back….. See you soon Capt

Fished July 9, 2018
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A lot of fun. He’s a great captain.

Fished July 6, 2018
Brian Morris (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 8, 2018

Thanks Sabrina and go #21!!

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