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
    Half Day Trip – San Diego Bay
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - May 1
    $500
    Explore the beautiful San Diego Bay while fishing for Halibut, Spotted Bay Bass, Calico Bass, and Leopard Shark. This charter starts at 6:30 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 Halibut by Point Loma on light tackle, you will definitely appreciate San Diego from a new perspective. The departure time can also be 10:30 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (11:30AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $750
    The same charter as the one that starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (6AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    You could be fishing for Yellowtail, White Seabass, Halibut, Calico Bass, Rockfish. This charter goes up to two miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $875
    This charter targets Marlin, Tuna, Mahi, Mako, Yellowtail, and Thresher Shark. Be ready to get your clothes bloody!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,650
    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.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour – XL Bluefin Tuna Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,000
    This charter is an Ironman day charter. Your character and stamina will be tested. These bluefin can range anywhere from 90-300+ pounds. I use kites to keep the baits on the surface of the water where the explosion from one of these sea monsters will put your heart rate into overdrive. Other methods include live baiting and casting surface lures into schools breaking on the surface.
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About the Charter Operator

Fin Runner Sportfishing
Coronado, California, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
179 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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 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 48, this is all I do for a living

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Targeted Species

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

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

Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack 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
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
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 178 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
74%
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David F.
Steamboat Springs, CO
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore on June 13, 2022
This was our first ocean fishing trip ever so I read manny reviews. We chose Captain Brian for all his personal experiences...
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Benjamin A.
Fresno, CA
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Half Day Offshore

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore on June 1, 2022
Great trip. Brian pulled out all the stops to get us a bite on a day when they just wouldn’t. Brian was kind, funny, knowledgeable...
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Tucson, AZ
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5.0 / 5
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3/4 of a day on the Finn Runner

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on June 11, 2022
My Grandson and I had a great day on the water with Captain Brian , he went all out to make our experience fishing a...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  June 25, 2022
The charter operator canceled 4 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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Mark M.
United States
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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Real Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on September 11, 2021
Brian is an extremely hard working and knowledgeable captain. We fished hard under tough conditions. The bite was slow, but...
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FAQs about Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters

Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – San Diego Bay (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (11:30AM) (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (6AM) (5 hours)
  • $875 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (9 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 12 Hour – XL Bluefin Tuna Charter (12 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

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