San Diego Deep Sea Fishing Charters

San Diego Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in San Diego

San Diego: 61 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(101 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(247 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $800
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San Diego
Trips from US $2,000
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $900
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(96 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(52 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $1,185
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $699
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(135 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $595

Deep Sea Fishing in San Diego

There’s a reason why San Diego is considered the best fishing spot in California, and one of the best in the world! There’s a multitude of different ways to fish, but if you really want to take advantage of the largest sport fishing fleet in the world, hop aboard a San Diego deep sea fishing charter.

Heading 20–40 miles offshore will instantly put you in the realm of monster fish. Most notably, anglers come to San Diego to hook delicious Yellowfin and monster Bluefin Tuna. Come summertime, boats will flock towards Catalina and Coronado Islands to hook them. While you’re out there, you may also come across equally exciting Mahi Mahi and Striped and Blue Marlin.

A year-round target you can always count on is Yellowtail Amberjack. These delicious fish put up a great fight pound-for-pound and are widespread throughout Southern California. If you want to take a break from trolling for pelagic fish, you can also deep drop for Rockfish and Lingcod.

Heading out on a San Diego deep fishing trip is a worthwhile commitment. You’ll need to spend at least 12 hours on the water to get to really fertile grounds. If you have time to spare, don’t miss out on the opportunity to go on a long-range fishing trip. Spending multiple days on the water will give you the chance to dip your rod in both Californian and Mexican waters or try out more complex techniques like spearfishing.

San Diego is famous for its huge charter fleet. Head down to any marina along the coast and there’s likely to be a knowledgeable captain with a sportfishing machine ready to take you offshore.

 

San Diego
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,995 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in San Diego

This was our first time fishing in the bay so we weren’t sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of fish we all caught. I think my youngest son caught more than 10+ fish. We didn’t keep any as they were not really the eating kind and they were mostly under 14”.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing in the bay so we weren’t sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised by the number of fish we all caught. I think my youngest son caught more than 10+ fish. We didn’t keep any as they were not really the eating kind and they were mostly under 14”.
Diamond Dogs Charters
Diamond Dogs Charters
Our experience was excellent. We had great fishing but were also able to see dolphins and whales!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our experience was excellent. We had great fishing but were also able to see dolphins and whales!
Awol Sportfishing
Awol Sportfishing
Every day is different in San Diego, the variety of fish available just out of the bay is what makes fishing here so fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Every day is different in San Diego, the variety of fish available just out of the bay is what makes fishing here so fun.
Silva Scales N' Tales Sportfishing
Silva Scales N' Tales Sportfishing
Expect to catch good amounts of smaller fish. Big fish a few this time of year. Still a good time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect to catch good amounts of smaller fish. Big fish a few this time of year. Still a good time!
Silva Scales N' Tales Sportfishing
Silva Scales N' Tales Sportfishing
We volume fished for Rockfish. Not a lot of fight but a lot of catch. We were pulling fish out after most of the casts. This gave those in our group that didn’t fish a chance to partake in the experience by preparing/ eating catch. Other fish may give more fight but fewer catches. Angler’s choice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We volume fished for Rockfish. Not a lot of fight but a lot of catch. We were pulling fish out after most of the casts. This gave those in our group that didn’t fish a chance to partake in the experience by preparing/ eating catch. Other fish may give more fight but fewer catches. Angler’s choice.
Pelican Sportfishing
Pelican Sportfishing
This boat was fantastic for first time fisherman Gavin was on top of everything and took care of us. We can’t wait to come back.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This boat was fantastic for first time fisherman Gavin was on top of everything and took care of us. We can’t wait to come back.
Fishing Charters Of San Diego
Fishing Charters Of San Diego
I don’t know much about it but we had a ton of fun and saw some tuna but they just weren’t biting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don’t know much about it but we had a ton of fun and saw some tuna but they just weren’t biting
Brothers Sport Fishing
Brothers Sport Fishing
It was perfect for catching a variety of 10 to 20 inch fish, my first time fishing off shore in 20 years
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was perfect for catching a variety of 10 to 20 inch fish, my first time fishing off shore in 20 years
Fishing Charters Of San Diego
Fishing Charters Of San Diego
Be patient, be adaptable, follow TC's lead, ask questions, above all relax and have fun. Development of angling skills takes time. It's not an overnight success. If you are serious, jot down notes if you need to.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient, be adaptable, follow TC's lead, ask questions, above all relax and have fun. Development of angling skills takes time. It's not an overnight success. If you are serious, jot down notes if you need to.
TC's Fishing Adventures
TC's Fishing Adventures
If you have never been on a boat follow the Captain’s recommendation about motion sickness prevention. Tons of different fish species to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have never been on a boat follow the Captain’s recommendation about motion sickness prevention. Tons of different fish species to catch.
Romeo Sport Fishing San Diego
Romeo Sport Fishing San Diego
Action was good but not being able to keep Rockfish in October caught inshore is kind of bummer. But this charter did well to put us on keeper fish (whitefish) so still fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Action was good but not being able to keep Rockfish in October caught inshore is kind of bummer. But this charter did well to put us on keeper fish (whitefish) so still fun!
Pelican Sportfishing
Pelican Sportfishing
There is always something biting in San Diego and anything is possible from rockfish to marlin.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There is always something biting in San Diego and anything is possible from rockfish to marlin.
SD Slot Machine Charter
SD Slot Machine Charter Oak Glen, CA
The weather is really nice and the water is clear. The people and the environment are very nice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is really nice and the water is clear. The people and the environment are very nice.
Pelican Sportfishing
Pelican Sportfishing Schaumburg, IL
Be ready for a good fight fishing in San Diego. The captain and staff are very friendly attentive and have great communication on teaching and giving you tips to land the fish or multiple fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a good fight fishing in San Diego. The captain and staff are very friendly attentive and have great communication on teaching and giving you tips to land the fish or multiple fish.
San Diego Charters – 32' Blackfin
San Diego Charters – 32' Blackfin Yuma, AZ
Definitely splurge on a charter. With just four guests, the crew was able to help us all individually. It was great fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely splurge on a charter. With just four guests, the crew was able to help us all individually. It was great fun!
Wild Goose Fishing Charters
Wild Goose Fishing Charters Claremont, CA
It’s cooler than expected this time of year. Dress in layers. Need Mexican and US fishing license. Bring passport in case fishing around Coronado islands.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s cooler than expected this time of year. Dress in layers. Need Mexican and US fishing license. Bring passport in case fishing around Coronado islands.
Pelican Sportfishing
Pelican Sportfishing Rancho Cucamonga, CA
If you have flexibility in your dates, reach out to the Captain for recommendations on when to book.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you have flexibility in your dates, reach out to the Captain for recommendations on when to book.
Pelican Sportfishing
Pelican Sportfishing Kathleen, GA
Plenty of sunblock. Calm waters in the bay but expect big swells if you go offshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of sunblock. Calm waters in the bay but expect big swells if you go offshore.
AF Sportfishing
AF Sportfishing Geneva, FL
In December, fishing is weather dependent. Be prepared for a variety of conditions and dress accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In December, fishing is weather dependent. Be prepared for a variety of conditions and dress accordingly.
AF Sportfishing
AF Sportfishing Fort Worth, TX
Grind at finding fish and you will get on fish. Less boats out this time of the year which is awesome!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Grind at finding fish and you will get on fish. Less boats out this time of the year which is awesome!
Awol Sportfishing
Awol Sportfishing United States

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in San Diego