LA Sportfishing is based in the beautiful Marina del Rey, California. Their convenient location gives you great access to LAX, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Whether you want to just test the local waters or head out to the islands, you have found the right place.

To begin your adventure, step aboard the “Marsea,” a 32’ SeaSport Pacific catamaran. Built with comfort in mind, the beauty is maintained in great condition and performs well in the unpredictable Pacific Ocean. Twin 260 HP Volvo engines will power you to the hottest spots in the area. It can accommodate up to 6 anglers and is rigged with modern navigational electronics and other professional features.

The Marsea features an upper deck with comfortable seating, where you can take in the beauty of the surrounding waters from up high. Imagine spotting schools of fish, whales, and dolphins while sipping your favorite drink? This boat has everything you need for a comfortable day out.

California fishing charters are a great way to have fun with your friends and family. The crew has tailored a variety of packages to choose from. Check the local waters for Rockfish, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, California Yellowtail, Lingcod, Barracuda, Bonito, California Halibut, and even lobster. Or head out to Catalina or Santa Barbara Island to add larger fish to the list.

During your day out, you will fully appreciate the quality gear and tackle which will be provided for you, including top-of-the-line rods from Phenix. A valid California Fishing License is required for all fishing trips.

Explore the wonderful fishing opportunities out of California with LA Sportfishing and make some amazing new memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Lobster Hopping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 15 - Jul 16 (Wed)
    US $1,165
    When the Lobster season comes, don't miss your opportunity to sort out your weekly dinners! Reserve your trip early before they fill up!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,319
    This trip includes local fishing only. You will be targeting Rockfish, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, Barracuda, and more!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $1,319
    This trip will see you fishing the local waters for Barracuda, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Bonito, and many more.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Local
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,918
    Fish locally for Rockfish, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, Barracuda, and who knows what else. On 3/4 day trips, we can fish the local fishing spots, Malibu or the Palos Verde Peninsula area.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Local
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,278
    This package is ideal for those anglers who just need the waters all themselves. On those trips, we can fish the local fishing spots, Malibu or the Palos Verde Peninsula area.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Santa Barbara Island
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 2 - Oct 3 (Wed)
    US $2,996
    Explore the waters of Santa Barbara Island on this full day trip, spending 11 hours out on the open water. You'll target Yellowtail, White Seabass, Halibut, Sheephead, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Bonito, Barracuda, and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Catalina Island
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 2 - Oct 3 (Wed)
    US $2,996
    This trip will have you spend the whole day out on the open water. You'll be targeting Yellowtail, White Seabass, Halibut, Sheephead, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Bonito, Barracuda, and more!
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Fantastic Time
captain John and crew were great
More than I could have imagined!
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Appropriate for children
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Caught fish
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Ryne G.
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Fantastic Time

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 12, 2024
Great fishing trip. Hope to make it an annual event. Caught plenty of fish. Wonderful crew. Dave and Bryana were extremely...
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Silvio G.
Valencia, California
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Half Day with Capt John and deckhand Bri

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 12, 2023
Capt John and Bri were excellent hosts, great boat, great crew, all around good time! Capt John’s knowledge of local...
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Blake S.
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Best Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on July 18, 2024
We had a great time with these guys. Couldn’t recommend a better experience.
Blake S. recommends LA Sportfishing
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Anthony S.
Manchester, MO
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Fantastic Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 9, 2023
Capt John did a great job explaining everything and put us on fish right away.  Most successful trip ever for us.  En route...
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Alan K.
South Pasadena, California
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Half day trip with Capt John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 17, 2023
Wonderful day with grandkids. Capt John thoughtful & knowledgeable. Deckhand Bree great with kids. Caught 38 fish. Highly recommended.
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FAQs about LA Sportfishing

LA Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,165 per group - Half Day Trip – Lobster Hopping (6 hours)
  • US $1,319 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,319 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,918 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Local (8 hours)
  • US $2,278 per group - Full Day Trip – Local (10 hours)
  • US $2,996 per group - Full Day – Santa Barbara Island (11 hours)
  • US $2,996 per group - Full Day Trip – Catalina Island (11 hours)

When you book a trip with LA Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with LA Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait ((if avail and only for longer trips))
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)
  • First Mate

LA Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

LA Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with LA Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Bonito
  • California Sheephead
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Lobster
  • Rockfish
  • Seabass (White)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Captain

John F
Los Angeles, California, United States
ID & license verified
46 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2017
Captain John F began driving boats when he was a teenager back in the 1980s. But John wasn’t always a captain. He worked as an IT Manager in the television and music business in Hollywood and founded an internet startup company. But his lifelong passion and love for fishing and boating prevailed and John decided to start his own charter company. That’s how LA Sportfishing was born. Having over a decade of local knowledge, John enjoys introducing his friends and family to many different techniques and hot spots. His dedication and patience have made him a real threat to the fish!
Our Team
Brian N.
Captain
John F.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Halibut Halibut

Boat specs

SeaSport (Catamaran) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 270HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
(if avail and only for longer trips)
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled Water
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 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, 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

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