Captain
Art Ponce

Member since June 2016 San Diego, United States
Background
Captain Art Ponce has been fishing as a hobby all his life, and has been a boat owner and captain since 1980. In 1992, he made the move to professional chartering, and has been running trips ever since. He loves west coast-style fishing, trolling for the prized Marlin and hunting paddies and bait balls.
Techniques
Captain Art goes for west coast style fishing. Trolling for Marlin and looking for paddies and bait balls.

Hey, I'm Captain Art Ponce

San Diego, United States
Background
Captain Art Ponce has been fishing as a hobby all his life, and has been a boat owner and captain since 1980. In 1992, he made the move to professional chartering, and has been running trips ever since. He loves west coast-style fishing, trolling for the prized Marlin and hunting paddies and bait balls.
Techniques
Captain Art goes for west coast style fishing. Trolling for Marlin and looking for paddies and bait balls.

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(22 reviews)
San Diego
trips from $1,700

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (27)
3\/4 day trip on Osprey Yacht
Half day trip with Art and Gino
Half day trip with Art and Gino
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
59%
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Ramsay L.
Martinez Lake, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Overnight trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Overnight Trip on August 23, 2023
Had a great time fishing with Captain Art, Andrew and Greg on the Osprey. Fishing was tough and we only caught a few dorados...
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Bret F.
Laguna Hills, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Aug 2023

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 13, 2023
Great boat. Great captain/crew. Great time. Will definitely do it again.
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Stephen B.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 18, 2022
The captain is a nice, friendly guy and accommodating. The first thing he asked in the morning was if we were hungry and if...
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Matthew K.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great half day!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 3, 2021
Took my family out on the Osprey. Captain Art and John really put us on the fish and my wife, 8 and 4 year old, and I had a...
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Reed N.
St. George, UT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Art and Gino

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 14, 2022
Great trip with my kids.  Loved every minute of it!
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