Get ready for extreme fishing adventures with Osprey Yacht Charters! Head offshore from San Diego to the sweetest spots in the Pacific. The vessel is commanded by experienced captains, who have won multiple fishing tournaments aboard this very boat. The team currently holds four all-time records at the famous “Avalon Tuna Club” in Catalina Island.

Take a truly memorable fishing adventure aboard the Osprey, a luxury sportfishing yacht, excellent both for a full day of fishing and for multi-day trips. At 62’, the Osprey is a custom-made sport fisher on welded marine plate alloy aluminum. It was designed by naval architect Tom De Groot. Its 21’ beam and legendary hull design provide an unparalleled ride.

This boat allows you to fish for big game with a tournament-winning crew without having to sacrifice comfort. You’ll go after big Billfish and delicious species ranging from Mahi Mahi to Tuna. The liveaboard facilities are impressive, with a full galley, a queen-sized master stateroom with an en-suite, two twin cabins, and a spacious salon with comfortable seating for 6 people.

You’re in for a truly memorable time aboard the Osprey as you live the high life, sailing in luxury, while going after some absolutely fantastic fish. Expect your fill of big game fish on the end of your lines, as well as plenty of delicious species. Target species include Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, and Snapper.

All the fishing equipment will be waiting for you on board, including live bait and a range of artificial lures. You’ll get snacks, drinks, and lunch, as well as cleaning and filleting services after the trip. Trips range from half a day to a day and a half, so if you want to just get a taste of luxury or want the full extreme service, there’s something for you.

Get down to San Diego and head offshore with Osprey Yacht Charters now for your shot of adrenaline on the water!



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  • Private trip
    1.5 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 9:30 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,900
    Fish all day in the Outerbanks until sunset, then head home to rest up and get back to the docks at 6 A.M. the next morning. This mammoth trip will give you the best chance of catching as many fish as possible. Catch the morning, afternoon, and evening bite offshore. You'll target exceptional game and delicious species, from Marlin to Tuna, Mahi Mahi to Snapper.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 9:30 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,000
    Head up to 75 miles offshore and make the most of the moon's reflection on the water. The fish will come out to play, and you'll have the fishing all to yourselves. On this trip, you'll have the best chance to land delicious Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, which will also prove a great struggle to get on the boat. You'll head out late in the evening and be back at the dock around 6-7 p.m. the next day.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,600
    Head offshore for 6 hours of exciting fishing. You'll go after a range of species, from Marlin to Mahi Mahi, and a range of Tunas included. All of these will require you to use a lot of strength to get them on the boat, while you can reward yourselves at the end of the day with a delicious treat to take back to shore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    Stay within US waters on this 4-hour trip targetting a range of Snappers, Mahi Mahi, and many more. You'll try bottom fishing and trolling for these tricky customers, with the tantalizing reward of a delicious treat at the end of the day up for grabs. This will get the pulses racing and may leave you wanting more.
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About the Captain

Art Ponce
San Diego, California, United States
2 Fishing Reports
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2016
Captain Art Ponce has been fishing as a hobby all his life, and has been a boat owner and captain since 1980. In 1992, he made the move to professional chartering, and has been running trips ever since. He loves west coast-style fishing, trolling for the prized Marlin and hunting paddies and bait balls.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Striker (Cruiser) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 500HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
62 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

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.
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
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Great half day!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 3, 2021
Took my family out on the Osprey. Captain Art and John really put us on the fish and my wife, 8 and 4 year old, and I had a...
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Carlsbad, CA
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Day and a half with Art

VERIFIED   1.5 Day Trip on August 21, 2020
Very impressed with the dedication of the crew. With a little less than two hours before sundown it was looking bleak with...
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1.5 day trip with capt art and crew

VERIFIED   1.5 Day Trip on July 5, 2020
Our family had a great 1.5 day fishing trip. Capt Art had the boat and equip in top shape and ready to go. Capt and crew were...
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Orange, CA
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October fishing trip

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Fishing with Art

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 18, 2019
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FAQs about Osprey Yacht Charters

Osprey Yacht Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,300 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $2,600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (11 hours)
  • $4,000 per day per group - Overnight Trip (1 day)
  • $4,900 per day per group - 1.5 Day Trip (1 day)

When you book a trip with Osprey Yacht Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (4 singles, 1 queen)
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Osprey Yacht Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Osprey Yacht Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (9, 20, 60 mile banks)

Osprey Yacht Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Osprey Yacht Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack