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Santa Cruz Island Adventure

NEW 1 - 3 People 4 - 8 Hours From $975

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8 Hours 4 Hours
3 People
$1,075.00
$975.00
2 People
$1,075.00
$975.00
1 Person
$1,075.00
$975.00
Pay 15% of the price as a deposit today, with the balance due on the day of the trip.
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Nearshore

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Captain JT is an expert when it comes to sportfishing off of Santa Cruz! Your fishing trip will begin in the morning when the winds are low and the seas calm. On this trip, you'll be able to choose which species you'll target, and can select from wide range of fish, including Rockfish, Halibut, Bonito, Lingcod, Barracuda, Calico Bass, California Sheepshead, and more. These species inhabit the whole water column, from Barracuda up top to...

About Your Trip

Captain JT is an expert when it comes to sportfishing off of Santa Cruz! Your fishing trip will begin in the morning when the winds are low and the seas calm. On this trip, you'll be able to choose which species you'll target, and can select from wide range of fish, including Rockfish, Halibut, Bonito, Lingcod, Barracuda, Calico Bass, California Sheepshead, and more. These species inhabit the whole water column, from Barracuda up top to Halibut and Rockfish on the bottom.

Many of these species are excellent eating, and Captain JT actually specializes in ikejime, a Japanese technique for quickly and humanely killing fish that also ensures the quality of the meat by preventing rigor mortis and cortisol build-up. He's happy to demonstrate the technique, and any keepers you want will be dispatched using this method.

When you book a trip with Captain JT, you'll go aboard his 22' center console vessel and get after it! This state-of-the-art boat features a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a full suite of electronics including GPS, sonar, radio, and more, plus bait wells and ice boxes for your catches.

Captain JT truly wants to make your time on the water special. Before the trip, he will get a sense of what’s important to your crew. If you have kids, be assured they will have a blast learning about fishing, what it is like to captain a boat and be on the sea. Let him know what you want to catch and he'll do what he can to put you on your target!
Amenities

Water Type

Nearshore

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Boat Restroom

This boat has a restroom.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 14 days before the trip.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide JT

Captain JT

Independent Guide 12 yrs of exp.
Talkative
Intense
Instructional
Beginner Oriented
Adventurous
Quantity
Captain JT is delighted to show off the local waters around Oxnard, CA on his fishing trips! He's been fishing here for over 10 years, and is a expert from the inshore to the close offshore hotspots. In addition, he's an avid fishing rod wrapper and fishing tool maker. Uniquely, he also practices Japanese "Ikejime" methods on all the fish he catches, to improve the quality of the meat. If you're aiming to fill your...

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide JT

Captain JT

Independent Guide 12 yrs of exp.
Captain JT is delighted to show off the local waters around Oxnard, CA on his fishing trips! He's been fishing here for over 10 years, and is a expert from the inshore to the close offshore hotspots. In addition, he's an avid fishing rod wrapper and fishing tool maker. Uniquely, he also practices Japanese "Ikejime" methods on all the fish he catches, to improve the quality of the meat. If you're aiming to fill your cooler with some excellent table fare, a trip with Captain JT is the way to do it!
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
300+ Black Sea Bass
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Fresh Blue Fin or Skip Jack if in season

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
300+ Black Sea Bass
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Fresh Blue Fin or Skip Jack if in season
Whats your favorite band?
Pink Floyd / Rage
Whats your favorite movie?
Perfect Storm
Whats your favorite sports team?
Whom are winning
Whats your drink of choice?
Water
What was your last halloween costume?
Dave Jones
How did you get started guiding?
Hobby turned in passion
What makes you different from other guides?
I use techniques that are beginner, friendly jigs and gear that gets bit
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Start Location

Channel Islands Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035, United States

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Cuddy Cabin
Boat Manufacturer
Westcoaster Bayrunner
Year Built
1989
Boat Length
22'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Cuddy Cabin
Boat Manufacturer
Westcoaster Bayrunner
Year Built
1989
Boat Length
22'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
150
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Bed, Live Bait Well, Ice Box
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Nearshore

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Boat Restroom

This boat has a restroom.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 14 days before the trip.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Barracuda
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • California Sheephead
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • White Seabass
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Heavy Tackle Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Trolling

Everything Else to Know

Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle included.
You'll need to buy a fishing license before getting out there. Find out more about licenses here.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 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 boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass 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 credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!