Frequently asked questions
What is included in charter prices?
- All Gear and tackle
- Fish cleaning and filleting
- Mexican fishing permits + FMM Visa when fishing Mexican waters
Can I bring my own cooler or hard alcohol?
You’re welcome to bring a cooler of your own, however is not necessary as we include soda, water, coffee, and beer at no additional cost. We like to limit to no hard alcohol, please contact us with exceptions. We reserve the right to cut anyone off at any time for the safety for all passengers and crew.
Where are you located?
We run out of one of San Diego's longest running Sportfishing Landing's, Fisherman's Landing. Located in Point Loma in San Diego Bay.
2838 Garrison Street
San Diego, Ca 92106
(Map at bottom of page)
Where can I park?
Fisherman's Landing has it's own pay parking lot. Cash or check only with an $8 daily maximum per vehicle. There are atm's located inside the landing if you need cash.
There is additional parking if you turn right from Scott Street to Harbor Dr in front of Pizza Nova on the right side of Harbor Dr. There are spots marked 72 hour parking available there. Additionally, there is another lot if you stay on Harbor Dr at your first light, turn left into the lot. Both lots on Harbor Drive are free.
When should I arrive for my trip?
We always suggest to arrive 30 minutes prior to your charter to allow for parking and check in.
What is required to reserve a charter date?
We required 50% of total charter price to reserve your date(s) for all charters. Any cancellation within 14 days will forfeit deposit. We will offer one reschedule if you are within 14 day window of your charter date.
How do I pay for a charter?
If you book your charter directly with us, we will invoice you over PayPal, all we need is your email address. You do not need a PayPal account to pay invoice. You need to pay 50% of total charter price to reserve your date(s) and you can pay the minimum amount due on the invoice at time of original invoice. You can pay the remaining balance of the invoice any time prior to departure.
At time of departure: if you would like to pay the remaining balance in cash, you may pay at the boat to the captain. If you need a receipt for cash payment, we will email you one on request. If you would like to pay the remaining balance with a debit or credit card, you can log on your phone and pay the remainder of the PayPal invoice, or you can go to the landing and pay the remaining balance while you are checking in. All balances must be paid in full prior to boat's departure.
What is your cancellation policy?
Any cancellation within 14 days will forfeit deposit. We will offer one reschedule if you are within 14 day window of your charter date.
Is gratuity/tips included in charter price? what is recommended gratuity?
No, Prices do not cover gratuity. The crew works their upmost hardest to provide your charter and guests with the highest level of service at all times. On a six pack boat, your deckhand not only rigs and assists with fishing but also cooks all of your meals. If you ever have any issues with crew or suggestions on how we can improve service levels, please let your captain know or shoot us an email.
Recommended Gratuity: With anything, tipping is up to the customer's discretion. We suggest as a standard, 20% gratuity is in normal range for service.
Are California Fishing Licenses included in charter price?
No, Prices do not cover CA fishing licenses. You can easily obtain a day pass or longer at the landing when you check in for your charter. Only charter types that require CA fishing Licenses are: Half Day, Lobster, and 3/4 Day Local.
Do you run Open Party Trips?
We typically run open party trips from October through May. You can check out Book online for schedule if we have any Open Party trips up for those months or you can check out Fisherman's Landing's schedule. All Open Party Trips are coordinated and booked through the landing. During summer months, an occasional open party trip might rarely be thrown online. follow our social media pages (links at bottom of page) and we will announce if these become available. You can also join our open party email list by filling out the form on our Contact page.
What are the COVID protocols?
Due to COVID restrictions, we no longer provide bedding for our overnight and longer trips. Please bring blanket or sleeping bag and pillow. We also cannot provide any toiletries or towels. You will be required to wear a mask until we depart from port.
What should we bring with us?
We always suggest to bring a sweatshirt and/or light jacket, waterproof boots/shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and anti-seasickness medicine.