Channel Islands Sportfishing
There is something about the enormity of the ocean and the vastness of its riches that call to anglers everywhere. Nowhere is that more true than here, along the amazing Southern California Coast.
The convenient Channel Islands Harbor landing location provides fast and easy access to some of the most productive fishing grounds along the Southern California coast and offers daily fishing trips in California. Fish for World Class fish. Seasonal Whale watching, private fishing charters, harbor cruises, dolphin adventures are also available.
California Deep Sea Fishing Charters
The individual privately owned and operated sportboats at Channel Islands Sportfishing enjoys providing access to the renown fishing around the Northern Channel Islands. Fishing enthusiasts love having access to the thriving marine habitat that surrounds Anacapa Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santa Rosa Island, San Miguel Island, and San Nicolas Island, as well as the coastal waters between Santa Barbara and the Ventura County line near Malibu.
At the helm of the fishing charters you'll find enthusiastic Captains who are knowledgeable about the extremely productive fishing grounds that produce a wide range of fish including world record Halibut, White Seabass, Sheephead, Barracuda, Yellowtail, Rockfish, Lingcod, and Salmon, along with the surface fish which includes, Calico bass, Barracuda, Sand bass and more! In the off season, Sand Dab fishing is excellent.
In recent El Nino warm water conditions, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin and other exotic warm water fish have been caught. The Captains and their crew are highly experienced industry leaders, and well-respected for their dedication to sport fishing.
Channel Islands Sportfishing is a Certified IGFA Weigh Station!
World Record fish are a possibility! There have been 4 recorded California Halibut records and 1 White Seabass. There have been several unrecorded catches as well.
Book A Fishing Trip
We offer online booking for your convenience. Channel Islands Sportfishing Schedule.
Whale Watching Trips
Channel Islands Whale Watching trips begin each year in December to coincide with the annual Gray Whale migration. In late fall, these whales start migrating from the Arctic and make their way down to Mexico to give birth. Then in late winter and early spring, the gray whales and their calves migrate back up to their feeding grounds in the Arctic. They pass right through the Channel Islands area during both trips.