Some of my favorite memories as a kid were from days spent fishing with my family. I have had a true passion and love for the sport from the second I caught my first fish. I now get to pass on my experience and fishing know how, while helping you and your family catch amazing memories together. Our youngest fisherman has been 3 years old and our oldest was 80. It’s truly all about a family experience. 

Now, don’t be surprised if I am just as excited as your little ones are when they reel up their first fish! And their next one and their next one. The pure joy of watching your little ones gain confidence in their fishing skills throughout the day is amazing. San Diego sport fishing is our business and sharing my passion with you and your family is what it’s all about for me. Our Half Day Fishing boat charter San Diego is our most popular adventure for family fishing fun.

Half Day Fishing

Our MOST POPULAR fishing adventure for families and kids. Perfect for all ages and all levels of fishing experience. Create some amazing memories!




“This is our second trip with Captain Mark and OMG my son caught a 32 pound halibut and daughter caught a slew of beautiful smaller fish. That’s ultimately 100s of dollars of fish we went home with. Actually Mark is the one that deserves the credit for those but made my kids feel emboldened with their accomplishments Then Dolphins playfully swam in our wake. It was truly magical and memorable! If you’re considering booking a trip… absolutely do it!” 


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

“There was absolutely nothing we could say that would encompass the experience we had with Captain Mark. We corresponded prior to our trip and knew it would be good but we had no idea how wonderful of a time we would have. This was a gift to our 7 year old who has the most active imagination and energy for days but was struggling with covid shutdowns and a military move. 

When we met up with captain mark, he delivered above and beyond the exemplary service he already met us with. He was patient with our son, taught him what to do, and was genuinely excited when we caught fish. He also got us as excited as the 7 year old. To my surprise, the boys pulled in a giant California yellowtail and there was so much encouragement and excitement that your 7 year old, fishing for the first time and coming from iowa where there’s no ocean, felt like he really did something incredible and that is the best gift anyone could have given him. 

We are grateful for the experience, we had fun, we caught lots of fish, and the captain is an absolute gem of a person that gets along with every personality at any experience level. We’re ready to book our next trips” 



“So glad we went with a private charter. Our family has no experience fishing, let alone deep sea fishing. Captain Mark was outstanding. He is obviously passionate about giving a great experience, and he is truly one of the nicest guys. Part of the fun was seeing his excitement match our son’s as they caught fish!

Boat is clean, snacks are provided, and the personal attention made it so worth the money. I agree that I am nervous to post because I want him to be available next time we visit! The photos say it all. My boys were smiling so hard I thought their faces would crack! When you go, I hope you get to see Mark’s favorite trained pelican. I didn’t believe him that he knew this pelican from all the others, but he did! I named him Turner….!” 




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