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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

3/4 Day - Offshore Banks (9 Hr.)

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Coronado Islands Expedition

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$$
Fishing in San Diego

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Offshore Tuna Chase

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38 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in San Diego

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

San Diego 3/4 Day Roundup

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$$
Fishing in San Diego

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Half Day

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1 - 6 People $$$
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Full Day Offshore Banks (12 Hr)

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$$

Most Popular Types of Bluefin Tuna Trips in San Diego

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trip description for Full Day Offshore Banks (12 hr) in San Diego

Embark on an unforgettable 12-hour offshore fishing expedition with the seasoned expertise of Captain Scottie, boasting a formidable nine-year tenure navigating the waters of San Diego. Aboard his meticulously maintained 23ft Parker Pilothouse vessel, adventurers are invited to partake in a meticulously planned journey that delves into the prolific marine ecosystems of the region. As the sun rises over the Pacific horizon, anglers will find themselves immersed in a meticulously curated experience designed to yield bountiful catches of the most sought-after species. With a laser focus on precision and success, Captain Scottie's adept guidance ensures that each participant is equipped with the essential techniques and tools to pursue the grand challenge of Bluefin Tuna, the vibrant allure of Mahi Mahi, the lightning-fast thrill of Yellowfin Tuna, and the powerful engagement of Yellowtail Amberjack. Captain Scottie's mastery of the oceanic realm, coupled with his passion for conservation and responsible fishing practices, results in a truly remarkable excursion. From the well-appointed confines of the 23ft Parker Pilothouse, participants can expect an expedition characterized by professionalism, expertise, and a deep respect for the marine environment. Whether a novice or seasoned angler, this 12-hour offshore voyage promises to etch indelible memories and prized catches into the annals of your fishing repertoire. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Full Day Offshore Banks (12 Hr)

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
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trip description for Half Day in San Diego

The half day trips are equally great for the beginner angler as well as for those more experienced. Don't waste your weekend. Get out on the water and make the most of southern California's rich inshore waters. Out of Mission Bay and up along to La Jolla, you'll hit the shallow saltwater fishing grounds as you seek to fill the boat with some native fish. Go after Calicos, Rockfish, Halibut, Yellowtail, White Seabass, and more, as you practice your skills and head home with a tasty treat. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Half Day

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1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
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trip description for San Diego 3/4 Day Roundup in San Diego

From the inshore bays to the deep offshore water, San Diego is a saltwater angler's paradise. Get out there and discover these diverse fishing grounds with Captain Andrew, and put your fishing skills to the test! On this trip, you'll be able to target a diversity of nearshore and offshore species, making this a great trip for people who want to do it all! Nearshore, you'll drift and bottomfish for Sheephead, Lingcod, Halibut, Calico Bass, and Rockfish. Further out, You'll be able to troll for Bluefin—the premier Pacific sportfish—as well as Mahi Mahi and Yellowtail Amberjack, which are a true California classic. Because there are so many species to target, you'll mix it up with several different fishing techniques. Depending on the season, weather, and your fishing preferences, Captain Andrew will make sure that you're equipped with the right gear and tackle to get the job done. You'll be out there aboard Andrew's 28' Boston Whaler center console. She's a sweet boat for deep-sea fishing, and runs twin Yamaha engines with a combined 50o horsepower. Everything you need for an epic day will be provided; all you need to bring is sun protection, your California Fishing Licenses, and a smile. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

San Diego 3/4 Day Roundup

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$$
Fishing in San Diego
Fishing in San Diego
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trip description for Offshore Tuna Chase in San Diego

This full-day trip is designed to make the most of the world-renowned offshore fishing off the coast of San Diego. This fisherman's paradise is fed by cold, rich water from deep in the Pacific, making this an extremely productive fishery from the inshore water all the way to deep offshore. On this trip, Captain Ian will take you offshore where you can target pelagic species such as Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Yellowfin Tuna. The season will determine the fish you target, but all of these fish are amazing fighters and some of the best-eating fish anywhere in the ocean. On this trip, you'll primarily be trolling, using multiple baits and lures to attract these fast, aggressive fish. You will be using top-of-the-line gear, artificial lures, and hand-rigged bait. When a big Bluefin hits that hook, you'll know it! Tuna are some of the hardest-fighting fish in the sea, and they'll test your strength, stamina, and fishing skill, so be ready. Captain Ian guides his trips aboard a 38' Phoenix sportfisher equipped with twin 420HP Caterpillar engines that provide a ton of speed to get you out there quick. This vessel is equipped with outriggers for trolling, flybridge, and a spacious cabin with bunks, a kitchenette, and more. She's ready to get you and your crew out on the offshore trip of a lifetime! All the rods, reels, bait, tackle, and gear is included. Just bring your California fishing license, sun protection, and polarized sunglasses and you'll be set to go! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

Offshore Tuna Chase

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38 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Fishing in San Diego
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trip description for Coronado Islands Expedition in San Diego

After leaving the dock in San Diego, you'll cruise offshore to the Coronado Islands, a barren group of rocky outcrops that are home to millions of migratory birds and tons of sea life. This area 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. Captain Andrew is en expert when it comes to hooking fish out here, so you can cross your fingers for the trip of a lifetime! Because there are so many species to target, you'll mix it up with several different fishing techniques. That could include trolling for Barracuda and Mahi, which love fast-moving baits and lures, and bottomfishing for Rockfish and Amberjack, which hang out near undersea structure, and even letting out some lines to hit surface-feeding Bluefin. Captain Andrew will take everything into account, from the season to the weather to your preferences, and do whatever he can to get you on the fish. Everything you need for a great trip is provided for you. Just remember to wear proper clothing and bring some sun protection, a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and a California Fishing License. You'll also need your passport, because this trip will take you into Mexican waters. Get out there and have a blast! You'll be out there aboard Andrew's 28' Boston Whaler center console. She's a sweet boat for deep-sea fishing, and runs twin Yamaha engines with a combined 50o horsepower. Everything you need for an epic day will be provided; all you need to bring is sun protection, your California Fishing Licenses, and a smile. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in San Diego

Coronado Islands Expedition

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$$
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trip description for 3/4 Day - Offshore Banks (9 hr.) in San Diego

Embark on an extraordinary offshore fishing expedition with Captain Scottie's esteemed 9-hour trip aboard his meticulously maintained 23ft Parker Pilothouse, nestled in the captivating waters of San Diego. With an extensive 9-year tenure in the field, Captain Scottie's seasoned expertise ensures an unparalleled adventure. Participate in a day of angling that seamlessly melds the excitement of sport fishing with the tranquility of the open sea. Our thoughtfully appointed vessel offers cutting-edge amenities, guaranteeing a secure and comfortable voyage for anglers of all proficiency levels. Indulge in the thrill of pursuing a diverse array of sought-after species, expertly guided by Captain Scottie. Throughout the excursion, guests will have the opportunity to target an array of captivating fish, including Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Yellowtail Amberjack. Whether in search of a trophy catch or desiring a serene maritime escape, our 9-hour voyage promises an optimal fusion of exhilaration and repose. The thriving offshore marine ecosystem of San Diego forms the backdrop for an exceptional fishing encounter. Captain Scottie's deep familiarity with the local environment and advanced fishing techniques ensures a rewarding experience for all adventurers on board. Engage with the best as you refine your angling skills and delve into the intricacies of these remarkable species. Secure your place aboard Captain Scottie's 23ft Parker Pilothouse for an indelible 9-hour expedition poised to forge lasting memories. Tailored to passionate anglers and leisure seekers alike, our journey offers an exceptional blend of adventure and relaxation against the stunning panorama of San Diego's maritime allure. Reserve your adventure today and prepare to embark on an unparalleled chapter in the realm of offshore fishing. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in San Diego

3/4 Day - Offshore Banks (9 Hr.)

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23 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a San Diego bluefin tuna fishing charter

What are the best bluefin tuna fishing charters in San Diego?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 7 bluefin tuna trips in San Diego, and the most popular trips in the area are 3/4 Day - Offshore Banks (9 hr.) guided by Scottie, Coronado Islands Expedition guided by Andrew, and San Diego 3/4 Day Roundup guided by Andrew.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Looking for kid friendly bluefin tuna guides / fishing lessons in San Diego? Check out our beginner and family friendly bluefin tuna guides in San Diego.

What types of bluefin tuna fishing charters are common in San Diego?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bluefin tuna in San Diego as well as nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in San Diego are light tackle fishing, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but trolling and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do San Diego bluefin tuna fishing charters cost?

for bluefin tuna in San Diego prices can range anywhere from an affordable $1,350 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a full day trip for bluefin tuna in San Diego is $2,358.

What month is best for bluefin tuna fishing in San Diego?

The most popular season for bluefin tuna fishing in San Diego is summer, and most anglers book their trips 25 days in advance.

Do I need a San Diego fishing license for bluefin tuna and what are the bag limits for bluefin tuna in San Diego?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in San Diego, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in San Diego. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in San Diego.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip wonderful time. We caught an astonishing variety of fish! Everyone had a great time.

    John H. with Shaun U. of San Diego, California

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time on our trip with Captain Nathan’s crew! Noah was our skipper, and Nick was the deckhand. They were both helpful and engaging, and always there to lend a hand. Would definitely recommend for both beginner and experienced anglers!

    Elena G. with Nathan B. of San Diego, California

  • ★★★★★
    Bobby was our captain and he treated myself, my son and my grandson like we owned the boat. He was very professional and courteous and answered all our questions. He gave us choices which no other service has in the past. This was much appreciated and I plan on returning again.

    John P. with Shaun U. of San Diego, California

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