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Once you have a day picked out, here are some things to expect when spending a day on the water us:

Although this is San Diego and we do have a lot of sunshine, you will also want to be pre-paired for some cooler weather as well as sun. The mornings can be cool and temperatures can be as cold as 55 degrees starting out and as warm as 80 degrees mid day. Depending on the wind direction and swell, the boat ride can be a little wet.

We recommend bringing the following: light weight rain jacket, fleece, hat, sunglasses, long pants or zip-away quick dry pants, sun buff and closed toe shoes or flip flops.
Please do NOT bring: Spray Sunscreen.

Ocean conditions can be predicted pretty accurately by forecast here in the San Diego waters, however, you do want to be prepared for the unseen. Rough waters, fog, drizzle and even a lot of sunshine. Wind plays a big factor when under way and sitting in a slick. It can make for a pretty rocky day while on the water.  If you have any issues with sea sickness please take precautions ahead of time to prepare your self for the trip. (see booking policy regarding seasickness)

You will be responsible providing your own lunches, snacks and beverages. You do not want us guessing at what you like to eat, "Sardines and anchovies for everyone!!!" We will have a cooler with ice on the boat for your lunch and beverages. We do provide waters for you but if you are a "super hydrator", you will want to provide additional water.

Fishing Gear/Tackle
Trip pricing includes all fishing rods and tackle needed for charters. If you would like to bring your own rods and tackle please check with Capt. Mark prior to your trip to make sure you are bringing the correct gear for the type of fishing we are going to do. Please visit the trips page to see a list of fishing gear and tackle that we will be using.

Fish cleaning/ keeping fish
Keeping fish - Anglers are welcome to keep their legal limits of fish. We condone catch and release as much as possible and ask to take just what you need. All shark fishing is catch and release, no exceptions. 

Fish cleaning - NOT INCLUDED. We want you to spend your day fishing and not watching fish be cleaned. For anglers wanting to keep fish please provide a cooler with ice to leave in your vehicle. We will transfer the fish at the dock after arriving at the end of the day. For fish cleaning we recommend "Fisherman's processing".

Meeting Locations and Times:
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Depending on what type of charter you booked we will be meeting at one of two locations. 

Mission Bay - Dana Landing Market and Fuel Dock, The boat and meeting place will be located at the public dock next to the restroom building across the boat launch from Dana Landing Market
Address: 2580 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA 92109

San Diego Bay - Shelter Island Boat Launch
Address: 2210 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106


Here is a list of which charter will meet where and what time:

Shark Fishing - Mission Bay
Meeting time: 7:30am
Ending time: 3:30pm

Bay Fishing - San Diego Bay
Meeting time: 6:30am
Ending time: 11:30am

Inshore Fishing - San Diego Bay
Meeting time: 6:30am
Ending time: 11:30am (Half Day) or 2:30pm (Full Day)

Off Shore FishingSan Diego Bay
Meeting time: 6:30am
Ending time: 2:30pm (Full Day) 4:30pm (Extended Day)

Fishing License:
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Each angler will be responsible for providing a valid California fishing license. You can purchase online prior to your trip or the purchase the day of your trip.

You can purchase a day license ahead of time online here

Want to purchase your license the day the of!

San Diego Bay - If we are meeting at Shelter Island boat launch, you can purchase at:
Point Loma Sportfishing
Address: 1403 Scott Street, San Diego, CA 92106
Phone:(619) 223-1627
Hours: M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, Sn - 5:00am-10:00pm
You will want to call to verify hours prior to going there.

Mission Bay - If we are meeting at Dana Landing Market and Fuel Dock you can purchase your fishing license inside the market and tackle shop.

Booking Policy
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Booking details:

  • Trip dates are not booked until deposit is received.
  • Payments: We accept all major credit cards, cash or check.
  • We require a 50% deposit for all charters
  • Balance due will be paid day of trip before departure.
  • Price does not include gratuities. Help my kids finally get a pair of shoes!

Terms and conditions:

  • Cancellations made 30 days before trip date will be refunded the full deposit amount. 
  • Cancellations made within 30 days of trip date will not be refunded. Requests to change dates of booked charter within 30 days of charter date will be charged a booking fee of $100.00. 
  • Cancellations due to bad weather and "acts of god" will not be refunded deposit amount. Cancellations due to bad weather can be rescheduled within a date of (1) calender year of original charter date. 
  • Cancellations due to sea sickness will not be refunded.