Fishing Charters in San Diego, CA

Welcome to Fin Runner Sport Fishing Charters, the best fishing charter San Diego has to offer. We specialize in custom, personalized fishing charters in the San Diego Bay, inshore fishing, and fishing the offshore canyons.

The Wildlife On Water

The Southern California waters are teaming with a diverse species of pelagic fish as well as inshore shallow water fish. Targeted offshore species include yellowfin and bluefin tuna, yellowtail, dorado (dolphin fish, mahi-mahi), striped marlin, mako, and thresher shark. Inshore fishing includes yellowtail, white sea bass, halibut, calico bass, sand bass, ling cod, rock fish and lobster. Migrating whales and mega pods of dolphins are Capt Brian’s co-workers.

The Fin Runner

The FIN RUNNER is a 2014 Carolina custom designed center console stretching out to 30′ with the engine bracket and two YAMAHA 150 outboards. Capt Brian helped with the build process making sure the boat was outfitted for fishing and not for pleasure cruising. It’s a great sea boat and handles choppy seas just fine. In 2020 the FIN RUNNER has just completed a total refit. The refit includes two 2020 YAMAHA 150 outboards, FURUNO radar, sonar, GPS, chart plotter and two vhf radios. In addition, the hull has been refurbished in the interior as well as exterior and a 60 gallon live bait tank. Capt Brian keeps the FIN RUNNER compliant with all USCG safety regulations and equipment on board at all times. 

Apart from giving you a glimpse of the diverse aquatic life in San Diego, our fishing charters are designed to interact with Captain Brian and learn different techniques of fishing. Captain Brian doesn’t always hook the fish for you then hand you the rod. He want’s you to learn to hook your own fish and land it. It’s all about learning and accomplishing. 

The Captain

Capt Brian grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in a world renowned commercial fishing, sport fishing, and boat building community. His home town of Cape Hatteras, NC has the claim to fame “BLUE MARLIN CAPITAL OF THE WORLD”. It is also where the HATTERAS boat building company got it’s name. At a very young age Capt Brian learned the behaviors of the ocean, the sounds, and rivers and how different conditions affect fish migration and activity. Capt Brian has made a living mainly by commercial fishing spending weeks at a time offshore. In addition, Capt Brian was a merchant marine traveling the globe many times and a commercial fisherman in Alaska as well. He and his family have lived in San Diego for 18 years.

The Catch

Southern California has a multitude of habitats for sea life to thrive in. The inshore kelp forest holds calico bass, yellowtail, halibut, bonito, and white sea bass, and ling cod just to name a few. In the, summer, and early fall the offshore canyons and islands are teaming with tuna, marlin, yellowtail, mako shark, and dorado (mahi mahi, dolphin fish). At the end of the trip Capt Brian will clean and bag your catch if you desire.


departs out of FISHERMAN’S LANDING TACKLE, 2838 GARRISON St, San Diego, CA

Call Capt Brian directly at 619-322-4296 to book a charter!




Sportfishing charters out of San Diego, Oceanside,Dana Point & Long Beach 



We Currently Accept 


Fin Runner Sportfishing Charters1975 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118