San Diego Spearfishing Charters

San Diego Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in San Diego

San Diego: 24 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(93 reviews)
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trips from $625
Excellent
4.4 / 5
(178 reviews)
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(47 reviews)
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trips from $1,395
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
San Diego
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trips from $1,400
Excellent
4.2 / 5
(25 reviews)
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trips from $890
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
San Diego
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(14 reviews)
San Diego
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trips from $750

Spearfishing in San Diego

If you're an avid diver looking for your next vacation destination, you'll love San Diego. The waters in this part of SoCal feature everything a spearo wants – reefs, kelp forests, ledges, and dropoffs. Just hook up with one of the many San Diego spearfishing charters, and you'll be set to experience an underwater adventure of a lifetime.

The diving grounds off the coast of San Diego offer something for everyone. If you're a novice, you can head to La Jolla or Sunset Cliffs and work on your skills in calm, inshore waters. There, you'll find species such as Halibut, Calico and Sand Bass, as well as California Sheephead. These will all make for tasty meals to bring home, and you can target them year-round.

However, if you're comfortable with diving in some more challenging environments, there are several kelp paddies found further from shore that are teeming with sea life. Besides the species we already mentioned, you'll also find Yellowtail and White Seabass in the kelps. These two fish are also found around islands such as Coronado or San Clemente, and they're extremely fun to catch.

Of course, there's also even bigger game to hunt! If you visit between spring and fall, you could get your chance to spearfish for mighty Bluefin Tuna. Or, you can try your luck against their cousins, Yellowfin and Albacore Tuna, and other pelagics such as Mahi Mahi. It just boils down to what you feel ready to tackle and how far offshore you'd like to fish.

You'll find charter captains offering spearfishing trips in different marinas throughout San Diego. Half day trips will usually give you enough time to explore the inshore waters. However, if you plan on heading offshore or even visiting one of the islands, you'll need to spend 8 hours or more on the water.

San Diego
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 26,609 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in San Diego

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.
Maggie  C.
Maggie C. Kathleen, GA
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!
Jamieson  M.
Jamieson M. United States
Couldn’t ask for a better 1/2 day excursion. Fish were jumping in the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Couldn’t ask for a better 1/2 day excursion. Fish were jumping in the boat
Scott  Y.
Scott Y. Yorba Linda, CA
Speak with your captain prior to departure. Bring extra food and drinks if desired Make sure to check the weather to prepare properly
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Speak with your captain prior to departure. Bring extra food and drinks if desired Make sure to check the weather to prepare properly
Michael  T.
Michael T. Santa Ana, CA
The fishing boats depart promptly at their scheduled hour. Be EARLY or ON TIME for the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing boats depart promptly at their scheduled hour. Be EARLY or ON TIME for the trip.
Lance  S.
Lance S. United States
Don’t hesitate to book with Pelican Sport fishing, you will not regret it. Captain Shaun will make sure you have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t hesitate to book with Pelican Sport fishing, you will not regret it. Captain Shaun will make sure you have a great time.
Jayme  D.
Jayme D. Midvale, UT
Tuna fishing down here can always be a hit or miss, avoid those days after a full moon and you should be able to get on them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tuna fishing down here can always be a hit or miss, avoid those days after a full moon and you should be able to get on them.
Paul  B.
Paul B. Ontario, CA
The water is a bit murky from the red tide this time of year but the fishing was still lots of fun, especially around the wrecks. Dress warm, 60's on the water can be cool.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water is a bit murky from the red tide this time of year but the fishing was still lots of fun, especially around the wrecks. Dress warm, 60's on the water can be cool.
Aaron  D.
Aaron D. Anaheim, CA
First time for us so really don't have any advice other than charter with someone who fishes for a living and knows the spots!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
First time for us so really don't have any advice other than charter with someone who fishes for a living and knows the spots!
Bryan  H.
Bryan H. Topeka, KS
Dress for weather conditions and if you haven't been on the ocean before take some dramamine before and during your trip. Oh I also recommend using Good Times Fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for weather conditions and if you haven't been on the ocean before take some dramamine before and during your trip. Oh I also recommend using Good Times Fishing.
Shane  E.
Shane E. Mesa, AZ
It was a little early in the season for the bigger fish, but the water was great, the weather was warm enough and the fish were biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little early in the season for the bigger fish, but the water was great, the weather was warm enough and the fish were biting.
Stephanie  R.
Stephanie R. El Cajon, California
Capt and crew took care of us and we caught a lot of fish boat was comfortable and nice. I highly recommend them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt and crew took care of us and we caught a lot of fish boat was comfortable and nice. I highly recommend them.
Michael  O.
Michael O. Oro Valley, AZ
Dress warm while out on the ocean, it was really cold for us coming from Arizona. The parking is not suited well in some places for large vehicles. Research where you will be staying for availability of parking and the size of space reserved for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm while out on the ocean, it was really cold for us coming from Arizona. The parking is not suited well in some places for large vehicles. Research where you will be staying for availability of parking and the size of space reserved for you.
Stan  G.
Stan G. Pima, AZ
We recommend fishing during the peak season. Allow plenty of time to find parking.
Very good
4.0 / 5
We recommend fishing during the peak season. Allow plenty of time to find parking.
Denice  E.
Denice E. Chandler, AZ
Dont always just book with the cheapest charter, look to see if theg have good quaility gear for you to use, reliable boat and knowledgeable of the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dont always just book with the cheapest charter, look to see if theg have good quaility gear for you to use, reliable boat and knowledgeable of the area.
Dillion  A.
Dillion A. Seattle, WA
Great way to ifsh and not have to worry about getting all tangled up with a mess of other anglers!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great way to ifsh and not have to worry about getting all tangled up with a mess of other anglers!
Wrede  W.
Wrede W. Temecula, California
It's all good. Just be ready for a great day of fishing. If it's your first time, the right captain and crew can make all the difference.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's all good. Just be ready for a great day of fishing. If it's your first time, the right captain and crew can make all the difference.
Ray  V.
Ray V. Palm Springs, CA
Check out this 4 hour morning trip - we caught a lot of fish, got to see some sea lions & some Naval maneuvers, too. Great to get your feet wet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out this 4 hour morning trip - we caught a lot of fish, got to see some sea lions & some Naval maneuvers, too. Great to get your feet wet.
Victor  G.
Victor G. United States
follow the reviews and trust that you'll be in good hands. This is my 3rd trip, 3 different boats, and all 3 did an excellent job.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
follow the reviews and trust that you'll be in good hands. This is my 3rd trip, 3 different boats, and all 3 did an excellent job.
Louis  R.
Louis R. Pomona, California
I'd recommend calling Good Times Sportfishing. Captain Phil was fantastic!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I'd recommend calling Good Times Sportfishing. Captain Phil was fantastic!!
Del  C.
Del C. Noblesville, Indiana

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