Channel Islands

Channel Islands Sportfishing boats

What to bring:

  • Fishing license. Anyone 16 years and over must have one. (Can be purchased online here. You can also purchase at the landing the day of. (cash only).
  • Cash to pay for items on the boat such as fish cleaning, galley purchases, gratuities, etc.
  • Gunny sack. (These can also be purchased on most boats.)
  • Sunblock (30+ SPF) Thoroughly cover your face, neck and ears; and any other exposed skin.
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Hand towel or chamois
  • Camera: to capture that trophy fish photo
  •  Seasickness can occur, even in calm weather conditions. If you do not know if you are susceptible to motion sickness, please arrange to bring appropriate medication. There are numerous over-the-counter remedies or you may wish to consult your pharmacist or doctor. Generally, the boats are unable to return to the dock to drop off passengers who are seasick, so advance preparation is the key.
  • Ice Chest to leave in your vehicle to transport fish home.


The tackle shop at the landing tries to carry all needed tackle that might be needed at competitive prices.
Tackle recommendations can best be made the day of the trip. 
Feel free to call us at 805-382-1612.

What not to bring:

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs, including 


  • Weapons or fireworks

What To Wear:

We suggest dressing in layers for your fishing trip. Weather conditions along the California coast may change significantly throughout the day. 

Sport fishing, like any sport, has some rare but inherent risks of injury from hooks, sinkers, fish spines, etc. and many anglers will also bring protective eyewear/goggles, long-sleeve shirts, gloves, and other safety gear. Please use your best judgment in deciding what to wear or bring aboard, based on the anticipated weather, sea conditions, and type of fishing trip booked.