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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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 - Bay (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,955
    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
    $1,955
    Head out for an afternoon on the water, targeting Bay Bass, Halibut and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,955
    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
    $1,955
    Head out for an afternoon on the water, targeting Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Rockfish, Barracuda, and more.
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About the Charter Operator

The Time Machine Crew
San Diego, California, United States
40 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 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) Pacific Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
83%
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2.5 day trip

VERIFIED   2 Day Trip - Offshore on August 18, 2021
Hard days of fishing, every effort was made to get as much fish as possible, the 5 of us had a great time and we caught some...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on June 17, 2021
He made the best out of a bad situation all my family was sea sick and we turned back and he still put us on the fish thanks
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VERIFIED   Overnight Trip on June 5, 2021
The Captain and crew of the Time Machine were outstanding professionals and fun to fish with. This was a family trip, and we...
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Overnight with Capt. Mike and Capt. Reeve and Louie

VERIFIED   Overnight Trip on July 5, 2018
We had a great trip.  We wanted to go fishing for tuna but it looked like it was to rough so we found some yellowtail instead. ...
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VERIFIED   2 Day Trip - Offshore on October 8, 2021
Nothing spectacular on our trip, maybe weather was a factor. Food was so so.  Fishing was that good either. As a group we...
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FAQs about Pacific Bluefin Sportfishing – Time Machine

Pacific Bluefin Sportfishing – Time Machine offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,955 per group - Half Day Trip - Bay (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,955 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Bay Fishing (9 hours)
  • $1,955 per group - Half Day Trip - Bay (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,955 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,955 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,277 per day per group - 1 1/2 Day Trip (2 days)
  • $2,501 per group - Full Day Trip - Coronado Islands (12 hours)
  • $2,530 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (12 hours)
  • $3,068 per day per group - 2 Day Trip - Offshore (2 days)
  • $3,415 per group - Overnight Trip (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Pacific Bluefin Sportfishing – Time Machine, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Pacific Bluefin Sportfishing – Time Machine include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch (Meals provided on overnights and multi-days)

Pacific Bluefin Sportfishing – Time Machine offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 100 miles, depending on the trip)

Pacific Bluefin Sportfishing – Time Machine offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Pacific Bluefin Sportfishing – Time Machine include:
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Rockfish
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack