Pacific Bluefin Sportfishing – Time Machine

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime with Pacific Bluefin Sportfishing! Spend a morning fishing the bays for Calico Bass and Rockfish, or head out on a two-day offshore extravaganza in search of monster Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Blue and Striped Marlin, and more.

Captain Mike works alongside his son, Captain Reeve Koesterer, as well as experienced crew member and friend, Andy – it’s safe to say that this charter is a true family business! Together, they make the perfect team, and combine their individual years of experience and top angling know–how to provide a huge variety of first-class fishing adventures to guests of all ages and abilities.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 46’ Pacific Bluefin sportfishing machine. Completely overhauled in 2015, this luxury vessel boasts everything you could ask for on a world-class cruiser. Her air-conditioned interior features large cabins, a full bathroom, well-equipped galley, and a comfortable salon with plenty of space to relax after hard-fought battles above. Up on deck, you will find a large flybridge to take in the view from the harbor.

The vessel is rigged to the gills with the latest technology and equipment to get you on the best fish out there. GPS and fishfinder will sound out the deep, and outriggers and downriggers will maximize your fishing potential. Tournament-grade fishing tackle at a variety of test strengths will help you hook your dream catch, as well as a choice of fresh live bait and specialized lures.

If you want to get more hands-on, Captain Mike can arrange a spearfishing guide to join you on your trip, teaching you to use the equipment safely and training you in and out of the water to make sure you hit your target.

All trips come with tackle, bait, and Mexican visas (where applicable). On longer trips you’ll be well taken care of, with delicious meals and plenty of drinks provided. This is some serious bucket list fishing, so get down to San Diego and climb aboard for a trip you will never forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    $3,415
    up to 6 persons
    Head out 50 to 80 miles in search of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin and more. High-tail it out to the high seas overnight, then fish through the morning before heading back with a boatload of fish.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip - Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,068
    up to 6 persons / day
    This trip allows you to run over 100 miles from San Diego, following the fish wherever they are. Target huge Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, monster Blue and White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,530
    up to 6 persons
    Fish offshore for Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, and Yellowtail.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Coronado Islands
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,501
    up to 6 persons
    Fish the Coronado Islands for Yellowtail, Rockfish, Barracuda, and Bonita.
  • Private trip
    1 1/2 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 10:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,277
    up to 6 persons / day
    Head out in the evening, and arrive at the fishing grounds in time for the best morning fishing. Fish into the evening then head home with a boatful of awesome fish! This trip allows you to head over 100 miles away from San Diego bay in order to reach the best catch, wherever it is.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Bay Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,955
    up to 6 persons
    Head out in search of a variety of great species, with Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Rockfish, and more on the menu!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,138
    up to 6 persons
    We leave at sunrise and come back midday, targeting Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Bonito, Barracuda, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 AM
    $1,138
    up to 6 persons
    Head out for an afternoon on the water, targeting Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Barracuda, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $851
    up to 6 persons
    We leave at sunrise and come back midday, targeting Bay Bass, Halibut and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $851
    up to 6 persons
    Head out for an afternoon on the water, targeting Bay Bass, Halibut and more.
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About the Charter Operator

The Time Machine Crew
San Diego, California, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since September 2017
The Time Machine and their crew is a seasoned local charter with decades of experience fishing the length of the California coast and beyond. Dedicated to providing quality charters at competitive rates, Captain Reeve Koesterer, his father Mike, and crew member Andy Vo have one main goal – to get every group that joins them on fish, and to send them away at the end of the trip with great memories as well as a boatload of enviable, world-famous species!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped) Marlin (Striped)
Rockfish Rockfish
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Pacific Bluefin (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 300HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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

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Customer Reviews

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4.81
out of 5 stars from 33 reviews
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Lota Tuna
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1.5 day trip
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Angler Rating
30
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Heather M.
Scottsdale, AZ
 5.00
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Best experience!!

VERIFIED   September 1, 2019
My husband and friend have a lot of experience fishing and they absolutely love this boat and crew.  They are just great...
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Crestview, FL
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VERIFIED   January 6, 2020
We had a great day with the family on the boat. Couldn’t have had a better day.
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Fernley, NV
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Lota Tuna

VERIFIED   September 24, 2019
While we caught a lot of Tuna there was a lot of drama between the the Captains (father and son).  The trip started out...
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Diana P.
Los Angeles, CA
 5.00
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Half day bay & shore

VERIFIED   October 19, 2019
Great captain, great crew ! Defiantly doing it again !
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Geoffrey K.
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VERIFIED   October 12, 2019
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