SEA STAR SPORT FISHING CHARTERS – Catching the Big Ones Since 1982!
The Sea Star is a private group charter boat that fishes from Oceanside Harbor, California, about 45 minutes north of San Diego. For more information on Sea Star Sport Fishing, please give us a call on our reservation line at 760-966-0111! We offer private group charters for sport fishing, whale watching and floating marine science labs. We also offer burials at sea. Thanks for visiting and best fishes!
The Sea Star is owned and operated by veteran Oceanside skipper Captain Joe Cacciola. Captain Joe has taken out thousands of groups and has developed a reputation for himself as a skipper who works very hard at finding the “hot bite.” The Sea Star is a 60-foot by 20-foot fishing machine with a solid fiberglass hull making the boat extremely strong and seaworthy. We have recently re-powered with twin 350 hp, Cummins diesel engines. These engines are much more environmentally friendly and have significantly lower harmful exhaust emissions.
Food and beverage service is available from the excellent galley on board your sport fishing charter in Oceanside, CA near San Diego. Anglers may not bring any alcoholic beverages including beer or ice chests aboard. These laws are governed by the State Alcohol Beverage Control Board. Also, anglers may not bring any firearms or illegal drugs aboard at any time. Thank you for your cooperation.
If you have booked a sport fishing charter in Oceanside aboard the Sea Star, plan to dress appropriately. Summer - Shorts, hat or visor, sunscreen, sweatshirt, sunglasses, and rubber soled shoes. Winter – Warm clothes and jacket, optional deck boots, and rain gear. Open toe or thong sandals are not permitted at any time. If you are looking for charter fishing San Diego, we are in Oceanside, CA just north of San Diego.
At Sea Star Sport Fishing Charters near San Diego we have the experience and expertise to help put you on the fish in some of the South Coast’s most productive waters, ranging from Dana Point south to La Jolla. Depending on the conditions, we may fish the local kelp beds and “clam beds,” or range up to 50 miles offshore to chase exotic species over the outer banks. We find the fish.
During our prime Oceanside sport fishing season from April on into November, the day’s catch can consist of calico bass, sand bass, bonito, mackerel, barracuda, yellowtail, halibut, sculpin, sheephead, and various other fish. Albacore or bluefin tuna may be available if favorable conditions prevail during the summer months, and yellowfin tuna, skipjack, and dorado can swim within range during warmer water or “El Nino” years. Sharks – blue, mako, and thresher – can also be targeted from May through October, and during the winter months, we enjoy truly exceptional bottom fishing for rockfish.
Fishing Charters in Oceanside- Information Details
Deposits – A 50% deposit is required at the time of reservation and is only refundable with a forty five (45) day advance cancellation notice.
Check In and Boarding Time – As indicated in the charter contract and for all trips, we ask that passengers be at the dock thirty minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Departure Time – Will follow shortly after all passengers are boarded and individually checked in.
Tackle and Bait – Shakespeare Fishing Tackle and Penn Reel Co. Reels are available for rent from the boat. Be sure to inquire about how many rods / reels you will need when booking your charter. Hooks, sinkers, and jigs are available aboard the boat. Live bait, usually anchovies and / or sardines, are provided free on board.
Fish Filleting – Filleting is available, for a nominal fee, from your deckhand, if desired. Filleted fish are packaged in plastic bags ready to be eaten or frozen.
Licenses – Required for passengers 16 years old and older, whether sport fishing in Oceanside or not. Daily and yearly licenses are available for purchase from the landing office. However, it is recommended that yearly licenses be bought before arrival, if at all possible. Fishing licenses are currently available for advance purchase online at the California Dept. of Fish and Game website.
Lodging – Available close by to fit all budgets. We can arrange accommodations for one to forty guests at discount prices. Reservations are highly suggested in the summer.
Sea Star Sport Fishing Charters’ Sponsors
Sea Star Sport Fishing is proud to be sponsored by Shakespeare makers of fine tackle and Penn Reel Co.. We now use and exclusively rent Shakespeare “Ugly Stick” rods and Penn “Spinning Reels”.
Sea Star Sport Fishing Charters (760) 966-0111