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Are you looking for sport fishing in Santa Cruz, California? Then you’re going to love what we do at Santa Cruz Sport Fishing! As our name implies, we specialize in sport fishing in the Santa Cruz area.


A Fishing Trip to Remember

We’re a small and personable sport fishing charter company. We’ve got a great vessel, captain, and deckhand ready to take you on the fishing trip of a lifetime. We sail from Santa Cruz to Monterey Bay, and everywhere in between.

Our services include:

  • Fishing charter trips that you can customize
  • A fun-loving captain that ensures you have a great time
  • State-of-the-art fishing equipment
  • Safety equipment, licensed and insured company
  • Much more!

Our Popular Trips

Salmon Trip

$220 per person

We have commercial salmon gear that enables us to get down deep and get the big guys hunkering on the bottom. We typically troll for salmon but we will mooch if we find the right conditions. We leave the dock at 6:00 and return around 1:00. If you book the full boat charter the discounted price is $1200.00.

Rock Cod Trip

$220 per person

On this charter you will fish the local reefs around Santa Cruz as far north as Davenport. We will target various species of rock fish including lingcod. We leave the dock at 6:00 and return around 1:00 or when we have limits on board. If you book the full boat the discounted price is $1200.00.

Crab Combo Trip

$250 per person

Crabbing is done by hauling up our crab pots that have been soaking for several days. After we have loaded in the crab (current limit is 10 per customer) we head off to a local reef and invite some rock cod on board. We leave the dock at 7:00 and return around 2:00. If you book the full boat the discounted price is $1300.00.

Crab Only Trip

$185 per person

When the crab season opens , early November, you may want to add fresh cracked crab, crab cakes, or crab salad to your menu. Our crab only trips provide you with the ingredients and the experience of seeing how the crabs are harvested . We have commercial gear and experience fishing crab . As with other trips a license is required. We leave the dock at 7:00 and typically return before noon.

Año Nuevo Rockfish Trips

$250 per person

Año Nuevo Island generally produces a better grade of fish than does the local reefs. The increased price of fuel has caused the longer trip to Año Nuevo to increase as well. The cost per person is $250*. If the trip is booked for a single payer group the discounted price is $1,400.
*The trip must have six paying fishermen.

Our Availability

Check the calendar to see our sport fishing charter availability. You can contact us below to book your fishing trip.

Licenses are required for everyone 16 years of age and older. These can be purchased online through the department of fish and wildlife or at sporting goods stores.
Food and Drink

 In addition to keeping fish and game happy, you need to bring food and beverages to keep yourselves happy. Don’t forget the sunscreen!


Your deckhand works for tips. He will show you how to fish, bait your hooks, help you land your fish, and clean your fish.

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