Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

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 48 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, Baja Mexico, 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 17 years now and holds a USCG 100 tons master’s license. 

Your boat for the day is a May-craft built center console that measures a spacious 30 ft and is powered by two 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 FURUNO electronics as well as SHIMANO and PENN tackle will ensure that you’re fishing with confidence!

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. For any trips in Mexican Waters, it is mandatory for each customer to have his/her valid passport.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    San Diego Bay 4hr
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 31
    US $600
    Fish San Diego bay on light tackle for four hours. 6am or 11am. Perfect for families with kids who aren’t sure about venturing far offshore all day as well as the hard core angler trying to set their own personal best inshore species record on light tackle!
    Targeted fish
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    California Corbina
    California Corbina
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Calico Bass
    Calico Bass
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $700
    Explore the beautiful San Diego coast line and bay fishing for yellowtail, halibut, spotted bay bass, calico bass, and white sea bass. This charter starts at 6:00 a.m. 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 bonefish in the back bay or hunting down tasty yellowtail and halibut on the San Diego coast you will definitely appreciate San Diego from a new perspective.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    California Corbina
    California Corbina
    Halibut
    Halibut
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Seabass (White)
    White Seabass
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $900
    This charter targets Marlin, Tuna, Mahi, Mako, Yellowtail, and Thresher Shark in the offshore canyons. Be ready to get your clothes bloody!
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,250
    This charter targets Marlin, Tuna, Mahi, Mako, Yellowtail, and Thresher Shark. When the fish are a little further out this charter gives you a few more hours to get the job done.
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,550
    This charter targets Marlin, Tuna, Mahi, Yellowtail, Mako Shark, and Thresher Shark. The 12 hours allows us to travel to more fishing grounds and cover more areas, if need be, to find the fish.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Bluefin)
    Bluefin Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Lingcod
    Lingcod
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
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FAQs about Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $100 per person after 1 guest - San Diego Bay 4hr (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (5 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (9 hours)
  • US $1,550 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS A USCG life raft is on board as well
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Close to beaches, San Diego Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing (1-4 miles from land)
  • Offshore Fishing (1-40 miles offshore and may include Mexican waters)
  • Reef Fishing (Natural)
  • Wreck Fishing (1-4)

Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters include:
  • California Corbina
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Rockfish
  • Seabass (White)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Charter Operator

Fin Runner Sportfishing
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
253 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2016
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’ve commercial and charter fished from North Carolina to New York, Baja Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska. I love hunting for and catching all species of fish but I also love teaching folks of the importance of sustainability. 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 50, this is all I do for a living

About this listing

Targeted species

California Corbina California Corbina
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Boat specs

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

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Close to beaches, San Diego Bay
Nearshore Fishing
1-4 miles from land
Offshore Fishing
1-40 miles offshore and may include Mexican waters
Reef Fishing
Natural
Wreck Fishing
1-4

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Air Conditioning
GPS
A USCG life raft is on board as well
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Calico Bass, Marlin
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 253 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (254)
Great captain who cares about putting you on fish
Great captain who cares about putting you on fish
Captain Brian is great
+251
Angler rating
228
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
78%
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Jesse B.
Tucson, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Best trip ever!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on September 20, 2023
Let me start by saying Captain Brian was absolutely awesome! My self and my son-in-law booked a 10-12 hour offshore trip and...
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Roger B.
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Brian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore on July 29, 2023
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Ethan P.
Glendale, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Full Day Offshore Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 3, 2023
Two of my college friends and I booked a full day offshore fishing trip with Captain Morris. Two of us have gone deep sea fishing...
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Chris H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Brian

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on May 13, 2023
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Brandon P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
Overall

Great captain who cares about putting you on fish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on October 28, 2023
Brian was great and worked hard to put us on fish. Trolling,  Chasing bait balls, working jigs and dropping baits on the bottom,...
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