For an open-party trip, tickets are sold individually. On a charter trip, the entire boat (including crew) is rented for the day. Charter trips can accommodate any number of passengers up to the boats maximum at one cost. Ticket and charter prices are available on the website; prices vary according to season and type of trip.
Tackle is available for purchase in the landing. Tackle packs are offered (price may vary) in the landing with suggested tackle at the time of your departure.
Rental rods are available upon check-in on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our friendly deckhands are available to assist passengers with setting up your tackle, baiting your hooks and will help you catch and land your fish.
A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for an open-party trip. If the minimum is not met, a trip may be cancelled. Refunds, credits or rescheduling is offered upon trip cancellation IF trip is cancelled by landing or boat. All passengers are called prior to trip for a courtesy call whether trip is going or getting cancelled.
Weather can range from sunny and hot to cold and windy with rough seas. Weather conditions can change quickly. The captain reserves the right to cancel trips due to rough weather for safety reasons. Weather conditions on land are not the same as they are out on the water. The landnding will try their best to give the most notice about trip cancellation. Passengers will be given the option to recieve a refund, credit or reschedule theit trip if trip is cancelled by landing/boat.
Seasickness can occur, even in calm weather conditions. If you are prone to seasickness or you are new to fishing, we suggest that you bring seasickness medication. Most guests don’t require medication, but if you’re concerned about this, please consult your physician. If you do not know if you get seasick, we recommend that you consider taking seasickness medication. We are not able to return to the dock to drop off passengers who are seasick.
Gratuity is not included in the ticket price. The crew works very hard to make your trip easy and enjoyable; gratuities are always very much appreciated.
Fishing generates quite an appetite. Being exposed to cold air and weather tends to burn lots of calories, and as a result you’ll find you want to eat heartily. Our boats have galleys where we can cook for everyone on the boat. You are more than welcome to bring your own food and drink aboard, please limit it to a "sack" style lunch. Passengers are not allowed to bring alcohol on board. NO ICE CHESTS OR COOLERS ALLOWED, space is limited.
Check in begins one hour prior to departure inside the Ventura Harbor Sportfishing landing. Passengers who do not have a reservation can purchase a ticket with cash or credit card if space available.
We recommend arriving about an hour prior to departure time for check-in. The boats will typically begin boarding 30 minutes prior to departure time. If you arrive before boat is boarding, then we ask that you wait at the top of the dock for us to begin boarding.
PLEASE BE AWARE: Check-in must be done PRIOR to boat departure time. Boats will not wait for passengers arriving after departure time. All passengers that arrive after departure time are considered a no-show and will not qialify for a refund or credit.
We do not have an official age minimum, as we believe that parents know their children best so we do leave this decision up to them. Please be aware, we do not turn around for seasick passengers. We want our passengers, especially the kids, to enjoy their experience and come back to fish with us again!
Please ask a landing employee where you are supposed to park for the boat you are on.