FAITH sportfishing

Marina Cortez, 1880 Harbor Isl…
San Diego CA, United States

Faith Sportfishing provides all-inclusive high-end local and long range fishing trips out of Marina Cortez, San Diego. With a dedicated crew that will pull out all the stops for fishing trips ranging from half a day to ten days, this is an outfitter that will cut no corners, whatever trip you choose.

FAITH is a 58 ft custom built long range sportfisher capable of going where the fish are. Built to fish very long distances, the boat’s large fuel tanks allow her to take long-range multiday trips in her stride.

Redesigned for fishing charters by the captain, she features three staterooms, two bathrooms, air conditioning, and a comfortable salon with a 32 inch flatscreen TV with surround sound. Not only will Faith get you to the fish, she will ensure your comfort while doing so.

You will be provided with high-quality, well-maintained tackle to use on your trip, ranging from 6 to 130lbs. You will also be supplied with appropriate bait and lures for the fish you are targeting - everything from Marlin trolling lures to jigs and casting lures is taken onboard.

The great range of options does not stop at the tackle. Trips start at half days in the local waters and go up to multiday adventures down to Mexico’s Baja California, fishing famous spots like Punta Colonet and Mag Bay. All with an attentive, professional, and knowledgeable crew.

Each and every trip comes inclusive with the captain, a deckhand, and a cook, who will prepare appropriate meals for the trip type you are taking. One case of beer per day will be provided for your enjoyment, and with culinary options ranging from continental breakfast to sushi to steak, as well as copious snacks, drinks, cakes, and pies, you will be in for a treat. You will gain weight on these trips!

Fishing licenses and Mexican visas are not included in the trip price - please be sure to arrange these for yourself before your trip.

YOU’VE RODE THE REST…...NOW RIDE THE BEST!! CHARTER BOAT….. FAITH


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    "Day and a Half"
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 4750
    up to 6 persons / day
    Depart in the evening and sleep on board as you travel to the fishing grounds. Fish all day the next day, before traveling back to San Diego overnight and returning around daybreak. All meals are included.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 3400
    up to 6 persons / day
    Depart in the evening and sleep on the boat as you travel to the fishing grounds. Fish all day the next day and then arrive back at the dock at around 6 - 8 pm. Dinner is included on arrival, followed by breakfast and lunch the next day. You will typically be traveling 60 - 80 miles offshore in search of Tuna and other species.
  • Private trip
    Two Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 3193
    up to 6 persons / day
    Leave at night and sleep on the vessel as you travel to the fishing grounds. Fish all day, sleep aboard again, and fish most of the following day, returning to the dock in San Diego at daybreak the following day. You will be traveling up to about 150 miles to fish for large fish such as Tuna in Mexican waters. All food and drink is included - you just need to bring a Mexican visa and fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Three Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 3192
    up to 6 persons / day
    This gives you two full days and one 3/4 day fishing. The perfect trip for die-hard anglers who want to catch a trophy. All meals are included. You will need to arrange your own Mexican visa if traveling to Mexican waters.
  • Private trip
    4 + Days Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 days trip, starts at 9:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 2935
    up to 6 persons / day
    Charter the boat for as long as you like for a fixed price of $2935 per day. A plethora of species is waiting for you! All meals are included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 2500
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip you'll travel further out to target species such as Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Barracuda, Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Bonito, depending on the season. The captain will provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks (including 1 case of beer). All you have to bring is your CA fishing license and Mexican permit, if applicable.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1975
    up to 6 persons
    10 hours of local fishing for nearshore species such as Rockish, Barracuda, Bass, Halibut and/or Yellowtail, depending on the season. Breakfast and lunch are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1050
    up to 6 persons
    Local trip fishing nearshore waters for seasonal species such as Rockfish, Halibut, Bass, Barracuda and Yellowtail. A continental breakfast is included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 1050
    up to 6 persons
    Six hours fishing the local waters of San Diego for whatever is in season (perhaps Rockfish, Barracuda, Halibut and/or Yellowtail). A light lunch is included.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour - Fish and Tour SD Bay (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Come aboard and tour San Diego Bay while fishing for Halibut and 3 different types of Bass. This all-inclusive morning trip includes continental breakfast, snacks, drinks, and bait. Trip lasts 5-and-a-half hours. Remember to bring your CA fishing license.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour - Fish and Tour SD Bay (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Come aboard and tour San Diego Bay while fishing for Halibut and 3 different types of Bass. This 5-and-a-half hour afternoon trip is all inclusive: drinks, snacks, finger foods, and bait will be provided. All you have to bring is your CA fishing license.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Halibut
Marlin (Blue)

Rockfish
Seabass (White)
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Hawthorn (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1970, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 260HP Caterpillar engines.

Length
58 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

About the Captain

John Guess
San Diego, California, United States
Member since January 2017
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Captain John Guess owns and operates FAITH Sportfishing. With over 25 years of experience fishing the waters of Mexico, he specializes in Magdalena Bay trips as well as other local and long range fishing trips out of San Diego, CA. The operation travels the entire Sea of Cortez, as well as all of the Pacific - their boat has a range of 1,500 miles. All trips are held with a minimum of three crew members: the captain, a deckhand, and a cook. Settling for nothing less than the very best, this professional crew guarantees top level service and nothing but the highest quality equipment.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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I have to say without exception, this was the most professional team I have ever encountered on a fishing trip in the ocean.
When we first entered the boat, we were greeted with smiles and introductions, and led into the cabin for shrimp and ribs along with finger foods and dip. Yes, the beer was cold!! The hospitality was great and made the women on the trip very happy.  Most noteworthy was the close attention the 1st mate paid to my son in law and myself. He was aggressive and always made sure we had live bait on the hook and we were handling the rods (we are inexperienced) with continuous instruction. John the Captain provided us with a boat that was state of the art and in excellent and clean condition. We did not catch many fish as the ocean was a bit rough, but I hooked into some sea bass around 30 to 40 lbs, but due to my inexperience I was unable to land them, but the fight they gave me was exciting. I can not say enough about the professionalism, hospitality, and eagerness of the crew to make our trip enjoyable and safe. John’s knowledge of this part of the ocean took us to many of the places where fish just are waiting for some live bait. I believe the rough ocean and our inexperience contributed to not catching many fish, but I can tell you the next time I go fishing in SD, I will be contracting with John Guess, a premiere boat Captain that has earned my admiration and respect for a great boat, his knowledge of the fishing grounds, and a tremendous crew.  Thanks John for an exciting and relaxing trip.  See you next year!!!

Fished May 18, 2018
John Guess (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 20, 2018

Jeff, thank you so much! Its always nice to have a group like you aboard. Crew says thanks as well. Looking forward to having you aboard again, you’re always welcome. Reagrds, Capt. John

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The crew of Faith with Captain John made this an amazingly great fishing trip for me and my family. Michelle, Dennise and Shane kept us comfortable, fed and entertained. Thank you for an great half day of fishing. Can’t wait to book again for a fully day.
Sabah

Fished April 28, 2018
John Guess (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 29, 2018

Thanks Sabah, we ejoyed having you all aboard and are looking forward to seeing you again this season for a tuna trip.  Crew is still talking about the trip…ALL GOOD.  God bless, Capt. John

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Fished November 12, 2017
John Guess (The Captain)
Replied to this review on November 13, 2017

Thanks Chris! We ekoyed having you aboard, looking forward to seeing you again

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