San Diego Spearfishing Charters

San Diego Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in San Diego

San Diego: 25 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(133 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $595
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(80 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $800
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $750
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $1,400
San Diego
Trips from US $1,100
Excellent
4.4 / 5
(194 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(28 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $1,700
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(50 reviews)
San Diego
Trips from US $995

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,767 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in San Diego

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
Do a bay fishing charter, you catch a lot of fish and multiple different species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a bay fishing charter, you catch a lot of fish and multiple different species.
Risen Tide Sportfishing
Risen Tide Sportfishing Creston, MT
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
Reel Life Fishing Charters
Reel Life Fishing Charters 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
Reel Life Fishing Charters
Reel Life Fishing Charters Santa Ana, CA

Top Targeted Spearfishing Species in San Diego