FISHING TRIPS

Our San Diego Fishing Trips

3/4 DAY FISHING

great for more time on the water

On our 3/4 day trips, we have a couple of options, we can stay local and spend more time fishing our best honey holes targeting a wide variety of fish, or we can head down to the Coronado Islands. The islands are in Mexican waters, and everyone will need a valid passport for us to go down there. They are amazing to see and fun to fish around. 

San Diego Fishing Trips father and son catch some fish

HALF DAY FISHING

our most popular trip

This adventure is perfect for a group of friends, families with kids, and couples looking for an incredible fishing experience. Whether you are a beginner at fishing or a seasoned angler, you will have a great time on our half day fishing excursion. We offer either a morning or afternoon trip. Reservations fill up quickly, so be sure to book soon!

FULL DAY FISHING

best for experienced anglers

On these San Diego fishing trips we have a full 12 hour adventure to spend fishing. They are popular in the summers, as the extra daylight gives us time to explore more areas. We have the option to stay in local waters, go to the Coronado Islands, or go offshore looking for trophy fish like tunas and dorado. We will use a variety of fishing techniques.

What's Included

Private Charter

All of our San Diego fishing trips are for private groups only, with just you and your group on board. Each trip is captained by a US Coast Guard licensed Captain.

Fish Filleting

At the end of your fishing trip we will gladly fillet you fresh catch for you. We want to be able to take it home and enjoy it.

Cooler & Beverages

We keep an ice chest on board with waters and some assorted beverages. You may bring your own drinks as well and put them in our cooler. Just no glass bottles please.

Fishing Gear

We provide you with all of the necessary fishing gear. We have top of the line rods and reels on board. You are welcome to bring your own gear as well.

Fuel

We never charge our guest a surcharge for fuel. The fuel we use on your trip is included in the price of the charter.

Bait and Tackle

All of the bait and tackle we use on your fishing adventure is included. On our way out of the harbor we will pick up live bait.

family fishing boat charter San Diego father and son caught a california yellowtail

What To Bring

  • Sun Protection: sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and long sleeve shirts. 
  • Warm Clothes: bring layers like sweatshirts or jackets, it can get quite chilly on the water, especially when we are driving around.
  • Shoes: please wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet
  • Ice Chest: for your fresh catch, but please leave it in your car during our trip
  • Beverages: it’s always a good idea to stay hydrated. You can bring additional beverages, but no glass please.
  • Food & Snacks: on half days we suggest bringing snacks
  • California Fishing License: everyone over 16 years old will need a valid fishing license. You may get one here.
  • Camera/Phone: to capture all of the fun!

More Adventures

LOBSTER FISHING

have fun pulling up hoop nets

Spiny Lobster Season typically runs from October to mid March in San Diego. We go hoop netting in Mission Bay at night. This is a unique and fun adventure fishing for lobsters. If it is not currently Lobster season, join us on a fun fishing adventure in San Diego!

FAMILY FISHING

the ultimate family adventure

Teaching kids how to fish is one our favorite things to do. It is so cool watching the little ones bring their first fish up. Book an adventure you and your family will surely never forget. Our Half Days are our MOST POPULAR trips for families and kids.

WHALE WATCHING

let's go on an adventure

On our whale watching trips we cruise around San Diego’s ocean waters in search of these amazing creatures such as dolphins, sea lions, birds, the occasional shark and more! The best part is we are always surprised by what we see.

How To Get Your Fishing Licenses

California Sport Fishing License

On San Diego fishing trips all anglers 16 years or older are required to have a valid form of ID (Driver’s License, Military ID, or Passport) and a California sport fishing license for the day they are fishing. Luckily they are super easy to get for your fishing adventure with us. There are two options:

1. You can get one online here:  
Login as a guest, go to “purchase license,” then “Sport Fishing 1 Day License (res/nonres).
Please be sure to: set it for the specific date we are going fishing, print it out and sign it. 

2. You can get one at the day of your fishing trip on location at the docks. 

We recommend that you go with option #1 so we are ready to go at the pick up time, and get to the fishing grounds quicker.

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Our Policies

Charter Payment: We accept Cash or Credit Card. A 50% deposit is required to book and reserve your San Diego fishing trips. You may pay the balance in cash or credit card on the day of your trip. 

What happens if you need to cancel your trip:  In order to be eligible to receive a full refund of your deposit for your charter trip, we ask that you please let us know of your need to cancel 14 days prior to the date of your trip.  

What if you request a cancellation less than 14 days prior to date of my trip: In the event that you need to cancel less than 14 days before your trip, we ask that you please let us know as soon as you can. Unfortunately, you would not be eligible for a refund of your deposit. However, when you cancel you will have the option applying your deposit towards a charter trip in the future. 

Charter Rates: Charter rates are subject to change without notice and all pricing will be kept up to date here on our website.  We pride ourselves on never charging our charter guests a fuel surcharge on any of our trips. 

Weather and safety: We take your safety seriously, and we want to make sure that you have a safe and memorable adventure with us. With your safety in mind, we keep a close eye on  the weather and sea conditions daily, and we reserve the right to reschedule your charter trip due to  weather conditions we deem unsafe. We will do our best to be flexible and work with your schedule and mother nature to get you out there. 

Rescheduling by Boundless Boat Charters: It is extremely rare that we have to reschedule any of our San Diego fishing charters, but sometime things do happen like; weather conditions, mechanical issues, and/or illnesses. In these cases we do reserve the right to reschedule your charter, and  we will do our best to arrange alternative options for you. However, if it does become necessary to reschedule a charter, Boundless Boat Charters, is not responsible for costs related to your air fair, lodging, transportation or any other costs related to getting  to and from San Diego. 

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