Coletta Sportfishing
Coletta Sportfishing
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Voted Top Charter Boat 2014 by Reel Reports! Join us for the fishing trip of a lifetime! Coletta Sport fishing Charters is a fishing charter service located in one of the hottest Sport fishing locales in the United States: San Diego, California. At Coletta Sport fishing Charters, we offer fishing trips for up to six (6) customers lasting from five and a half (5 1/2) hours up to twelve (12) hours as we pursue species that make San Diego a "must-fish" destination, including assorted Rock Fish, Lingcod, Sheep head, Halibut, Sand Bass White Sea Bass, Calico, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Yellow fin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Big eye Tuna, Marlin and Dorado/Mahi Mahi. We also offer whale-watching trips. Captain Chris can customize a memorable trip for anglers of every age and ability. We cater to children just learning the ropes all the way to the seasoned pro pursuing an I.G.F.A. World Record. Our determination to catch fish is only surpassed by our commitment to our clients' safety and comfort. We also arrange multi-party and corporate tournament trips so please don't forget to ask us for more information. You've come to the right place. We provide our renowned "Signature Service" for an exciting, enjoyable day on the water. Please check out our website, especially the photos of some of our clients' trophy catches. This will be you very soon!
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Justin T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Coletta Sportfishing is by far the best charter we have ever been on. If you want to catch fish and want an experienced crew this is the only one for you! My husband and I took our 10 year old daughter and 9 year old son out for the first time and we didn’t know how the kids would do but they caught more fish then us and said it was the best part of our vaca. Captain Geno and Mr. Trever truly made our children’s first sports fishing trip the best! Mr.Trever has a very unique gift working with children, taking the time to explain educational facts about each fish they caught and engaging them in cool knowledge they actually retained and remembered after fishing. If you want a professional and fun experience this is the charter for you!
Written August 4, 2021
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Thank you for your kind words. From interacting with me to you and your family fishing with our team we all try to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. I still remember the pics of you daughter smiling with holding a fish along with Captain Geno and Trevor. Geno and Trevor are some of the best in the industry and enjoy sharing some of what they have learned with the families that fish with us. Thanks again for everything and taking the time in writing such a positive review. Look forward in talking soon!
Written August 6, 2021
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Derek M
Byron, Illinois, United States16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Booked an all day trip for 5 of us. Headed out with rough seas, with swells 6-8’. Only one “casualty” all day! By 9AM, we had a tuna on the boat! By 10, we had multiple. Had a dead period for a while, then hit some more tuna and some Dorado. Started to head home and as we got 6 miles from port, Captain Jon and deckhand Joe spotted some serious activity! We started to throw rods and Joe chummed it up. We spent 30 minutes but couldn’t get them. Threw all the bait we had out and Joe put last one on my wife’s hook. As we all pulled them in to head in for the day, BOOM!, wife smacks it!! Spent 30 minutes pulling in a beautiful tuna on a spinner reel with a 20 pound leader!! Awesome day, great crew and great friends. Can’t wait to get out again.
Written October 22, 2023
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Thanks Derek for taking the time in writing your review. You folks stead strong and fish hard and were rewarded with a nice grade of tuna. great work. Thanks again for everything and look forward in talking again soon!
Written November 19, 2023
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Julia S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
We chartered the Swell Chaser for an afternoon fishing trip. The entire family had a blast, most of all our 7 year old, who was fishing for the first time. The crew was very professional, patient and welcoming, particularly great with kids! We caught over 15 fish and the experience was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommend for a family outing!
Written November 29, 2021
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Julia, Thanks for your kind words and taking the time in writing such a heart felt review. It is important to all of us that the families especially the first time junior angler's (fisherman boys or girls) are treated with kid gloves and shown some of the important things about fishing at that level and equally important catch some fish in the process. Your son did amazingly well on catching some quality fish for his first time. From what you shared your boy really had a great first time fishing and from my experience that memory will last him a life time. I still to this day think of my dad and the times we spent fishing when I was your boys age and that's over 50 years now. Thanks again for everything and choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your sons first fishing adventure. Happy Holidays!
Written November 30, 2021
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socalexplorerrr
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I booked Chris and his team for a corporate fishing excursion. They were so easy to work with especially since this was my first time doing one of these. We had so many people excited to go charter fishing that Chris went out of his way and helped me secure an additional boat through another charter. Our group had an awesome time and caught some great fish! Such a great experience.
Written November 3, 2021
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The pleasure was all ours. Setting up the third boat for your group charter was a must since you had so may folks that wanted to fish. Please tell everyone not get spoiled from the quality and number of fish they caught (20 - 30lb yellowtail). That does not happen all the time. They all did an amazing job hooking and landing some powerful fish! It was a pleasure working with you in setting this corporate event up and Thank You for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your corporate team building event! Until next time…….
Written November 3, 2021
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Andy M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Be ready for sea sickness. My dream trip to go out with my four boys. Captain Gino & Deck Hand Matt were the Very Best! Divide & Conquer… Two of mine were still able to bring in 9 Rock Cod.
Written June 28, 2021
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Thanks Andy for taking the time. In writing your review. Thanks for your positive words about Gino and Mat. They are some fo the best in the industry. Sorry to hear about your sea sickness. Stoked we were able to make your dream fishing your boys a reality. Thanks again for everything and choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure.
Written June 28, 2021
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Ryan A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Chris is always great to work with, it's our third trip with Coletta. Captain Austin and Matt were amazing as usual and we limited out with yellowfin and dorado. Amazing trip that is going to be hard to top, but we're only booking with Coletta!
Written September 22, 2021
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Thanks for your kind words. You guys have always been a pleasure to work with and have aboard. Needless to say you guys "Crushed" it on that offshore trip. Great job on landing all those fish. Don't get spoiled as you said that trip is going to be hard to beat. One kelp patty and two drifts and you guys limit out on YF & dorado..... Insane....... Thanks again as always and look forward you talking and getting you guys out on another trip soon!
Written September 23, 2021
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John Park
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Caught so many fish! Excellent weather and excellent fishing. Our guides knew exactly where the fish were. By the end of the day I was tired from reeling in so many varied and interesting fish. Couldn't ask for a better experience if you like fishing.
Written November 8, 2021
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Thanks for taking the time in writing such a great review. Great job on catching and landing all those fish. Its folks like you and your group that allow us to really enjoy what we offer and do. We fish almost every day so we know the local spots that can produce quality fish. It all boils down to wether the fish are hungry and want to bite and on the day of your trip they were very aggressive. You all did a great job landing all those fish. Thanks again for choosing Coletta Sport fishing for your fishing adventure and to forward in hearing again from you soon. Best, Captain Chris
Written November 10, 2021
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James B
Mesa, AZ11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
I have fished with Chris numerous times in Mexico. Every experience was top-rate. I really look forward to my next trip with Chris. Yellow-tail this summer is high on my list. Jim Barnett, Mesa, AZ
Written May 6, 2015
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Its hard to believe we have been fishing together for over 16 years. Where has the time gone? Thanks for all the great memories and very much look forward in getting you out this summer for same great offshore fishing. Until Then!
Written November 3, 2019
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longlocsta
Riverside2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
They took us in circles over and over again and when we were told to cast our line they made us reel up every 5 minutes. We paid over 2200 and left home with nothing! Both captains Chris and Brian only cared about was smoking their cigars and cigarettes. They don't care for making your trip enjoyable because ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR MONEY!! Only thing we caught was holes in our pocket for paying for a horrible experience!

Will i refer to a friend? NO
Will I come back again? HELL NO!!!!
Written September 22, 2018
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Dear Long Mai, Thank you for taking the time to write us about your experience. Yes, unfortunately fishing can be very frustrating at times. We are either “Hero’s” or “Zeros”. The sea state and fishing conditions change from day to day and as your Captain informed you, the fishing had been on the slow side. The Captain Brian and deck hand Mat tried their very best to get you on fish and traveled to many kelp paddies but the fish just were not aggressively feeding on your trip but, in fact, you did catch a Dorado and a Bonito on your trip.
Written September 22, 2018
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TravisB_GigEm
Colorado Springs, CO11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
I highly recommend booking with Coletta. From the reservation process all the way to following up with us after our trip, Chris and his team were very professional, knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. We had Captain Brian and Matt as our guides and they were awesome. The boat is in great shape and very comfortable.

We caught ling cod and several vermillion rock fish. The highlight was Captain Brian getting us on a thresher shark. He had a hunch we might get into one and he was right! My wife and I took turns fighting him for over an hour before he finally went air born and spit the hook. He was estimated at 150lbs. What a thrill it was!

Without a doubt we will be back and would highly recommend Coletta Sport Fishing!
Written April 1, 2017
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Travis "Thank You" for taking the time in writing a review of your experience with us. It means a great deal to all of us here that you the customer are treated with the utmost care, respect and is shown what professional sport fishing can be all about. Thanks again for choosing Coletta Sport Fishing for your fishing adventure. It is very frustrating losing a big fish after such a long battle. Good luck next time and look forward in talking soon!
Written November 3, 2019
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