Half Day Fishing

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Our Half Day Fishing Trips are 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

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Trip Details

  • Deep Sea Fishing along San Diego’s pristine coastline
  • All fishing tackle and bait is included
  • California Fishing License is required for all anglers 16 years of age and older
  • Valid picture ID for each person on board
  • We never charge a fuel surcharge on any of our charters

What to bring

How to get ready for the best half day fishing San Diego has to offer. We recommend bringing plenty of sunscreen as it can get quite sunny out on the water even on cloudy days.  A hat and sunglasses are always a good idea. The boat rides early in the day and later in the afternoon can get a bit chilly, so a sweatshirt or jacket is clutch. Shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. A small hand towel, trust us, these come in real handy. And please be sure everyone has a face mask. 

We have the best fishing gear available on the market, but you are welcome to bring your own gear if you would like to as well.  Just please let us know ahead of time if you are bringing your own gear.

We provide an ice chest on the boat for your drinks, and anything else you would like to keep cold. It is a good idea to bring your own cooler or ice chest and leave it in your car for your fish upon our return. If you would like to bring snacks or an easy to eat lunch you are welcome do so as well. 

Pictures From Our Half Day Trips

What We Fish For On The Best Half Day Fishing
San Diego trips

Just a quick 20 minute boat ride from the docks will take us to the fishing grounds either in Point Loma, Mission Beach, or up in La Jolla. There are incredible kelp forests and underwater structures up and down our coast for us to fish.


Sport Fishing San Diego has a seasonality to it, and depending on the time of year, we will target different species. 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.


California Sport Fishing License

On San Diego Fishing Charters 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 as it will save us time on the day of our fishing trip so we can get out of the docks and out to the sport fishing grounds faster. 

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