About Us

Your Gateway to Premier Fishing and Spearfishing Excursions in San Diego

At Guardian Charters, we’re not just about fishing; we’re about creating memorable experiences on the water. With a passion for the sea and a dedication to excellence, we specialize in leading expeditions for Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Yellowtail, Mahi-Mahi, and beyond.

Our journey began with a vision to offer more than just a charter service — we aim to be your trusted partner in adventure, whether you’re an experienced angler, a spearfishing aficionado, or new to the sport. Equipped with top-of-the-line gear and guided by experts who share your passion, we promise not just a trip, but an adventure of a lifetime.

Captain Sam Skinner

Originally from Hawaii, Captain Sam Skinner brings energy and exuberance to every charter. Don’t let his age fool you. After working for several years on San Diego sport boats, Captain Sam has the know-how and the work ethic to put our customers on fish. His extensive experience and deep love for the ocean make him the perfect guide for your fishing or spearfishing journey. Whether you’re aiming to reel in a massive Bluefin Tuna or to dive deep for spearfishing, Captain Sam’s expertise ensures you’ll have an unforgettable time on the water.

Captain Sam holding fish in San Diego

Our Boat

Guardian Charters San Diego, CA Fishing Boat

Defiance 290 Guadalupe

Introducing our brand new 2022 Defiance 290 Guadalupe. She is an offshore sport fishing boat built for comfort, speed, and function. Powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha four-stroke outboards, she can easily cruise at 30 knots, getting us to the fishing grounds fast without getting beat up along the way. She is fully equipped with a 110-gallon bait tank, uber rod holders, state-of-the-art Simrad electronics, stereo system, comfy seating, and a toilet.

This boat is designed to provide the ultimate fishing experience, combining speed, stability, and comfort. Whether you’re embarking on a full-day fishing trip or a spearfishing expedition, the Defiance 290 Guadalupe has everything you need for a successful and enjoyable outing.

Our Fishing and Spearfishing Adventures

At Guardian Charters, we offer a variety of fishing and spearfishing trips to suit your preferences and experience level. Our Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna trips are particularly popular, offering the chance to catch some of the most prized fish in the Pacific. These trips are designed for both seasoned anglers and beginners, providing expert guidance and high-quality equipment to ensure you have the best chance of landing a trophy fish.

Our spearfishing adventures are equally thrilling, taking you to some of the best spots off the coast of San Diego. Whether you’re targeting Yellowtail, Mahi-Mahi, or other species, our expert guides will help you make the most of your dive. We provide all the necessary gear and safety equipment, ensuring you have a safe and successful spearfishing experience.

A trophy size yellowtail on a private fishing charter in San Diego, CA

Why Choose Guardian Charters?

Family fishing charter on Guardian Charters in San Diego Bay in California

Choosing Guardian Charters means opting for an unparalleled fishing and spearfishing experience. Our commitment to customer satisfaction, safety, and enjoyment is evident in every trip we run. We understand that every angler and diver is unique, which is why we tailor our trips to meet your individual needs and preferences. From the moment you step aboard our state-of-the-art boat, you’ll know you’re in good hands. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew will ensure you have everything you need for a successful day on the water.