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.

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 gal bait tank, uber rod holders, state-of-the-art Simrad electronics, stereo system, comfy seating and toilet.