Full Day Catalina Island

Starting at $1600 | 10 Hour | Offshore | 1 - 4 People
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Barracuda, Bonito, Calico Bass, Halibut, Striped Bass, Yellowtail Amberjack


Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Trolling

About Your Trip

On this full-day fishing adventure, you'll strike out for Catalina Island, a narrow outcrop that's home to millions of migratory birds and tons of sea life. The Catalina Channel is one of the most productive fisheries in California, attracting pelagic predators such as Tuna as well as nearshore species such as Barracuda, Yellowtail Amberjack, Rockfish, and more. Your intrepid Captain, Matt, has also accomplished the incredible feat of swimming this channel, a 21-mile swim in cold water that's prone to major currents and waves. Ask him about his story—it's truly mind-blowing.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Pilothouse
Boat Manufacturer: Parker
Boat Length: 25 ft
Year Built: 2001
Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 300 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Bed, Live Bait Well, Radar

About Your Guide

Captain Matt has been a licensed US Coast Guard Captain since 2011. Born and raised in California, Matt has loved fishing since childhood. Learning how to fish in freshwater lakes and streams in the Sierra Nevada Mountains quickly turned to an obsession with targeting larger gamefish in the Pacific. Beyond being a fisherman, Matt is a all-around waterman: He's swum the 21-mile Catalina Channel, worked six years as a local ocean lifeguard, surfed every chance he can get, and coached a local high school water polo team for eight years. He's eager to share his passion for the local fishery and its waters!


Christopher E.


June 20, 2022



Great trip with Captain Matt, the big fish weren’t biting but we found a great run for several hours on Calicos and Cudas with a couple nice Sheepshead. Really enjoyed the service and assistance from Matt, it was a pleasure to spend the day with him and his boat. ...Read More

Melody O.


July 11, 2022



We went out with Captain Matt for a morning with two kids. We caught a lot of fish and had a great time!

Cristina J.


July 6, 2022



My husband and I went out with captain Matt this morning. The communication prior to the trip was great. We knew exactly what we needed to bring and where to meet. We showed up and got right on the boat to head out. Matt was super friendly and knowledgable. He ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom


Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

California Fishing Licenses

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Start Location

200 North Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660, United States