Best Half Day San Diego Charter Fishing Private Trips

Our Half Day Fishing Trips are by far our most popular deep sea fishing charters! We offer both a Morning and Afternoon trip, where we explore the hottest fishing spots in San Diego waters. It is a great excursion for friends, families, and especially kids who will absolutely love this fishing adventure. Since all of our fishing trips are private charters, you and your group will have the boat to yourselves, and we can cater the day around you.

Whether you are brand new to fishing or bring years of experience, our half day fishing trip is a great way to experience the best sportfishing San Diego has to offer. We have all the top of the line tackle you need to catch fish, and we will use different techniques from bottom fishing, trolling, fly line baits and lures to land you fish. We will work tirelessly to get you on the fish, and will help you create fishing memories to last a lifetime.

Half Day Fishing

 Trip is 5.5 Hours 

We Fish In Local San Diego Waters

Morning Trip Departs at 7:00 am returns at 12:30 pm

Afternoon Trip Departs at 1:00 pm returns at 6:30 pm

Up to 4 Passengers Max


What's Included

Private Charter

Our half day San Diego charter fishing private trips are for you and your group only. 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.


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.

Ling Cod caught on the best san diego charter fishing private

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!

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Our Half Day Trips

How To Get Your Fishing Licenses

California Sport Fishing License

On our San Diego charter fishing private 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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What We Fish For

Just a quick 20 minute boat ride from the harbor will take us to the amazing fishing grounds either in Point Loma, Mission Beach, or up to La Jolla. We venture out about 3-5 miles on our half day San Diego charter fishing private adventures. There are incredible kelp forests and underwater structures up and down the coast for us to fish. 

Sport fishing in San Diego has a seasonality to it, and depending on the time of year, we will target different species of fish. In the Spring and Summer we can catch: Yellowtail, Halibut, Rockfish, Calico and Sand Bass, Sheephead, Ling Cod, Sea Bass, and the occasional Dorado. In the Fall and Winter we catch a lot of Rockfish, Halibut, Calico Bass, Sand Bass, and Sea Bass. 

Let's Go Fishing