Coronado Islands



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Specifically fishing the Coronado Islands in Mexico, you will need a passport for each and every person to book this trip. No exceptions. The Coronado islands offer an awesome variety of fish to catch ranging from Bluefin to Dorado. Generally speaking, fishing Mexican waters means more bites and more fish. The scenery is also incredible. There is also great bass fishing on the island as well! The islands offer a Tuna bite well after San Diego has stopped for the season. Includes light lunch and coffee, soda, water, snacks.

The Coronado Islands is a great trip for a 10 or 12 hour excursion on one of our 14 fishing vessels for hire. It is in Mexican waters, so every person will need a passport to go. Only 15 miles from the bait barge means its close, but it is also a world away. The fishing in Mexican waters is under much less pressure, and the island provides the perfect habitat for many species. Once you pull up, you can be sure there is action headed your way.

You will need to purchase a one-day Mexican fishing license and a bio-bracelet for $30 from our landing before departure. The only thing NOT included is a fishing license and any alcoholic beverages you wish to bring with you. (Coolers are OK!)

To make a reservation to join one of our open party charters, please call 619-508-7823.

What Species Can You Catch?

The Coronado Islands are home to a wide variety of fish species, including yellowtail, white seabass, halibut, barracuda, and bonito. The islands are also a popular destination for tuna fishing, with yellowfin tuna and bluefin tuna being the most commonly caught species. In addition, the islands are home to a thriving population of calico bass, making them a popular destination for those looking to catch this elusive species.

What Time of Year is Best for Fishing?

The best time to fish at the Coronado Islands depends on the species you're targeting. For yellowtail and white seabass, the best time to visit is from May to September. During this time, the water is warmer and these species are more active, making them easier to catch. For tuna fishing, the best time to visit is from June to September, when the water is warmer and the tuna are feeding heavily. For halibut and barracuda, the best time to visit is from May to October, when these species are more active and easier to catch.

Where are the Coronado Islands Located?

The Coronado Islands are located off the coast of Mexico, near the border with the United States. The islands are located approximately 20 miles from San Diego, California and are easily accessible from the mainland.

How Far is it from San Diego?

The Coronado Islands are approximately 20 miles from San Diego, making them a convenient destination for those looking to escape the mainland for a day of fishing. The journey to the islands takes approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the speed of the boat and sea conditions.

Passport Requirements

It is important to note that a passport is required to visit the Coronado Islands, as they are located in Mexican waters. It is also recommended to have a valid fishing license, as well as all necessary fishing gear, before making the trip.


Although smaller than the Bluefin, this ferocious fish puts up a fight you wont forget.

Not technically a tuna, but in the same weight class, it  is known for the best taste.

The colorful skin of this fish is iridescent! It is also known for its high flying antics.

Point Loma

This bottom dweller feels like a cinder block when you try and pull it up. Good Eating.

Open Party Four Six Twelve Pack

Ugly, filled with teeth, and occasionally blue, the Lingcod will cause excitement!

Easy to catch, plentiful, and the best taco around. Great for kids and beginners.

Bass Fishing Winter Time

For a 4 to 12 pound fish, you can not find a more crafty and hard fighting opponent.