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
    Full Day – Santa Barbara Island
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 2 - Oct 3
    $2,543
    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 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 2 - Oct 3
    $2,437
    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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Local
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 2 - Oct 3 (Wed)
    $1,695
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Local
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 2
    $1,377
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Lobster Hopping
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 30 - Oct 1
    $1,065
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $953
    This trip includes local fishing only. You will be targeting Rockfish, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Bonito, Barracuda, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 2 - Oct 3 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $953
    This trip will see you fishing the local waters for Barracuda, Sand Bass, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Bonito, and many more.
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About the Captain

John F
Los Angeles, California, United States
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33 Customer Reviews
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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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Lingcod Lingcod
Lobster Lobster
Rockfish Rockfish
Seabass (White) White Seabass

Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

SeaSport (Catamaran) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 260HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 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
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

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.
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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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Amy P.
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Amazing day!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Local on July 1, 2021
My girls and I got this trip for my husband on Father’s Day and I think it was the best gift ever!  My husband and his friends...
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Cedric N.
Los Angeles, CA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 19, 2021
What a day! Pods of Dolphin up close . Rock fish, Bass even feisty Triggerfishs ! Every time Cpt John stopped on a spot we...
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Christopher L.
Los Angeles, CA
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Half Day Trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 21, 2021
Had a great day fishing with Captain John! Six of us caught a ton of fish. Brianna was an excellent, very busy deck hand. Half...
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Corona, CA
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Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 18, 2021
We had a blast, captain John was awesome and his crew was superfantastic. I will recommend this captain to my friends and family,...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Local on March 17, 2021
Captain John and Uli were on time, informative and very professional.  As the day progressed we all relaxed and they helped...
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FAQs about LA Sportfishing

LA Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $953 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $953 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,065 per group - Half Day Trip – Lobster Hopping (6 hours)
  • $1,377 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Local (8 hours)
  • $1,695 per group - Full Day Trip – Local (10 hours)
  • $2,437 per group - Full Day Trip – Catalina Island (11 hours)
  • $2,543 per group - Full Day – Santa Barbara Island (11 hours)

When you book a trip with LA Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well ((only used when we have live bait))
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with LA Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait ((if available))
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • 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)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack