LA Sportfishing

LA Sportfishing is based in the beautiful Marina del Rey, California. Their convenient location gives you a 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-foot SeaSport Pacific catamaran. Built with comfort in mind, the beauty is maintained in a 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. She can accommodate up to six 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? The “Marsea” has all you need for a comfortable day out.

California fishing charters is a great way to have fun with your friends and family. LA Sportfishing 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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day - Santa Barbara Island
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    11 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,543
    up to 6 persons
    Full Day Santa Barbara Island Trip. Depart 6:00am and Return 5:00pm. Targeting Yellowtail, White Seabass, Halibut, Sheephead, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Bonito, Barracuda and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Catalina Island
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    11 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,437
    up to 6 persons
    Full Day Catalina Island Trip. Depart 6:00am and Return 5:00pm. Targeting Yellowtail, White Seabass, Halibut, Sheephead, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Bonito, Barracuda and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Local
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,695
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,377
    up to 6 persons
    3/4 Day Local Fishing Trip. You will leave the dock at 7:00am and return at 3:00pm. 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
    Lobster Hooping Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 30 Sep - 21 Mar
    $1,065
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $953
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $953
    up to 6 persons
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific)
Bonito
California Sheephead
Halibut

Lingcod
Lobster
Rockfish
Seabass (White)

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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
American Express

About the Captain

John F
Marina Del Rey, California, United States
Member since May 2017
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Captain John F began driving boats when he was a teenager back in the 1980’s. But John wasn’t always a captain. He worked an an IT Manager in the television and music business in Hollywood and founded and 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!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Vermilion, Copper and Bocaccio rockfishes
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Lynsie W.
Loveland, CO
 5.00
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Morning half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  June 17, 2019
This trip was exactly what me, my husband and our son expected and more. Lots of fish! Captain John and his crewman Juli, are...
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William S.
Los Angeles, California
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  June 21, 2019
Captain John and first mate Ulysses were awesome!  We caught more than enough rockfish for a fish taco fiesta the following...
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Kevin H.
Henderson, NV
 5.00
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VERIFIED   October 20, 2018
This was by far one of the best fishing trips that I have ever been on. Captain John is an extremely knowledgeable and friendly...
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Kristina N.
Los Angeles, CA
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Fishing trip with capt’n John

VERIFIED   May 11, 2019
We had an absolutely amazing day with John and Uli. I couldn’t have asking for a better team to take my friends and I. I...
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Shane K.
Los Angeles, California
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt John

VERIFIED   July 26, 2018
Great experience for my son and I.  Really liked the experience over a group charter
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