Captain Clowers Charters - Offshore

1880 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego CA, United States

Captain Clowers Charters & Guide Service is owned and operated by Captain Clowers, a San Diego native who has spent his whole life fishing the fertile waters of San Diego and Northern Baja. He offers charters on the calm San Diego Bay waters, or can take you up to 40 miles offshore on the Pacific Ocean fishing grounds including the Coronado Islands, 9 Mile Bank, outer banks, and to artificial and natural reefs. No matter your preference, Capt. Clowers knows how to put you on fish in all areas!

Capt. Clowers runs a 25’ Chris Craft Scorpion offshore sportfisher, recently restored in 2016. It is powered by a 350HP Volvo dual prop engine, and comes equipped with Garmin 7610 GPS & Fishfinder, Lowrance radar, and VHF radio. It can accommodate up to four anglers offshore, or six guests when heading out on the Bay. For a productive day of fishing, the vessel comes fitted with outriggers, downriggers, livewell, and features a flybridge to make sure you don’t miss any action below. For your comfort, the boat also comes with beds and coolers for your drinks and snacks.

Captain Clowers specializes in a wide range of fishing techniques, including kite fishing and spearfishing (guests need to bring their own equipment), and can show you the best methods to target offshore species such as Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, Marlin, Wahoo, Mako Shark, Thresher Shark, Calico Bass, Halibut and more, or Bay species including Bonefish, Bass, Halibut, Corvina and Bay Sharks. Trips include the use of all fishing gear, live bait, lures, fish cleaning and bagging, snacks (chips) and water. Guests can BYO beer, but no hard liquor is allowed.

Captain Clowers also offers boating lessons, where he can run you through all you need to know about boats, fishing, launching, and using various fishing gear and electronics, including how to find fish in these waters by appointment only.

He also offers half and full day freshwater fishing trips on the local lakes aboard his 20ft Ranger bass boat


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 1395
    up to 4 persons
    Full day offshore trip targeting Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, Marlin, Wahoo, Thresher Shark, Mako Shark during May until the first week of November. All other months we fish for Yellowtail and Rockfish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1095
    up to 4 persons
    On this trip we target Tuna, Yellowtail, Dorado, Wahoo, Sharks, Marlin during May through October. During the other months we target Yellowtail, Rockfish. All year round is Calico Bass and other species depending on what's biting at the time of your booking.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 795
    up to 4 persons
    Book a half day offshore trip and chase after Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, Marlin, Wahoo, Thresher Shark, and Mako Shark from May until the first week of November. The rest of the year you can fish for Yellowtail and Rockfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 795
    up to 4 persons
    During summer the chase is on for Tuna, Dorado, Yellowtail, Marlin, Wahoo, Thresher Shark, and Mako Shark (May until the first week of November). The rest of the year you can fish for Yellowtail and Rockfish.
  • Private trip
    Lobster Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 1 May
    US$ 550
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Catch some tasty lobsters!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut
Lingcod

Rockfish
Shark (Porbeagle)
Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Albacore)

Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Chris Craft Scorpion (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 350HP Volvo with duo prop engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Alan Clowers
San Diego, California, United States
Member since February 2016
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Captain Alan Clowers was only 5 years old when he started fishing the bays and local lakes of San Diego, heading out with his dad and brothers. He has been fishing ever since and now knows these waters extremely well. He has entered various competitions over the years, and has achieved over 10 first place finishes and 8 Big Fish awards. He was named Angler of the Year in the Southland Bass Club, and has also placed in the top 5 on more than 20 occasions - not a bad record in San Diego, which is not short on competition! Capt. Clowers enjoys teaching kids and beginners, as well as with expert anglers, how to find fish in this area, and is able to customize each trip to suit your needs. A trip with Capt. Clowers will not only be a fun day on the water, but an experience of a lifetime!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.54
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Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Luke Hirsch
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Slight mixup, but Alan went above and beyond

VERIFIED   October 24, 2017
The process of booking through FishingBooker was easy and helpful (I’m from out of town). Alan was responsive and punctual...
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Vincent Castellani
Lemoore, CA
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Half day inshore trip with Captain Art

VERIFIED   June 15, 2018
Great time of year to fish. We caught a lot of spotted bay bass and sand bass!  Captain Art did a great job, had the right...
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Thai Bui
Orange, CA
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Half day bay trip with captain Clowers June 16, 2018

VERIFIED   June 14, 2018
Thank you Captain Clowers and Chris giving our family a very funny trip ! friendly and very helpfull.  Even a bay trip...
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Paul Dubey
United States
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The family had a great day. Captain Art was a great fishing ambassador and put us right on the fish, We caught over 30 fish...
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Half day trip with Jeremy

VERIFIED   June 26, 2018
This trip was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone. I brought my 13 year old son for his first charter experience and...
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