Excel Sportfishing - San Diego, CA Boat Website
Captains: Justin Fleck & Mike Ramirez
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The EXCEL is the LARGEST and most LUXURIOUS long-range sportfishing vessel in the world. Come aboard the Excel just once and you will instantly see she has the most rail space, deck space, lounge space, and tackle storage in the San Diego fleet. Complete with every passenger comfort imaginable and fantastic meals, the Excel is proud to be the ONLY long-range sportfishing vessel to offer FREE WIFI to all its passengers. The combination of the most modern electronics, largest bait capacity, most fishing space, and world class Captains and Crew ensures the finest fishing experience possible. If you’re a discerning angler who demands the best from a multi-day fishing vacation into Mexican waters and beyond, the Excel is for you!

The Excel has many options available to fit most desired trip lengths. Whether you want to take a quick run off the coast of San Diego or down to locations such as Alijos Rocks, Puerto Vallarta, or Hurricane bank for as many as 20 days, the Excel can accommodate your schedule.

If you do not have your own tackle or do not want to travel with it no problem, the Excel offers the finest rental packages available. Featuring Accurate two speed reels spooled with Jerry Brown Line one spectra on Seeker Rods. Tackle is available from our onboard shop at internet prices! With names like; Jerry Brown Spectra, Owner Hooks, Seaguar Fluorocarbon, Salas, Raider, Eagle Claw, Berkley Big Game Monofilament, and Braid Products we carry all the necessary terminal tackle.

All upcoming trips aboard the Excel can be found here. For more information on a specific trip please call 619.223.7493 or email us. Many trips fill up quickly, so plan ahead and Book Online or call the office to reserve your spot today.


3-6 Day Trips
Trips of 3 to 6 days duration aboard the Excel typically range south to offshore tuna grounds, possibly Guadalupe Island, or along the Baja Coast, visiting such islands as San Martin, Geronimo, Cedros and San Benitos.
During the late spring, expect the action to be best for Yellowtail, Yellowfin Tuna and a variety of other species around the islands, with the good chance of intercepting schools of Bluefin Tuna and Albacore. Summer into the fall is prime time for migratory runs of all tuna species.  Yellowtail and Dorado are also found around floating kelp paddies.
7-10 Day Trips
Our 7 to 10-day trips offer the most variety in fishing action as we explore the southwestern Baja coastline from San Pablo to Magdalena Bay, often with a run out to Alijos Rocks.  These trips are usually scheduled for early summer, and again throughout the fall months. Fishing along the inside “ridge” is outstanding for big Wahoo, Yellowtail, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna and Marlin, with Pargo and giant Grouper being the reward for those dropping bait to the bottom.  Alijos Rocks is a hot spot for Yellowfin Tuna in the 100-pound class, Wahoo, and world record size Yellowtail.
12+ Day Trips
12+ day trips aboard the Excel target the very finest Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo fishing in the world, ranging over 1,000 miles south to such exotic locales as Hurricane Bank, Puerto Vallarta, Cleofus Bank, or even beyond the remote Clipperton atoll.  From these prolific tropical waters, Capt. Bill Poole has returned with numerous record catches for his passengers, including the IGFA all-tackle world record Yellowfin Tuna which stood for many years and only recently beat.  In the 1970's and 1980's, 200 pounds was the challenge. Now, with modern technology, gear and less fish lost, Yellowfin can easily reach 300 pounds and even surpass the 400 pound mark. Scheduled from winter to spring, these longest of the long-range trips offer the ultimate in big game fishing.

Cost does not include Mexican excursion permits/licenses.
If the cost of Marine Diesel fuel exceeds $3.00 per gallon, we may find it necessary to impose a fuel surcharge.
Passports are recommended for all trips and mandatory for others. Please contact the office for details.
The minimum deposit for any trip is $500.
Boarding order and room assignments will be based on the initial deposit date. In the case of private charters, charter master may elect to assign rooms and boarding orders.
When available and requested, additional charges may apply for private staterooms, plus staterooms 15 and 18.
To compensate for any last minute cancellations, we reserve the right to overbook by one reservation on ALL trips.
50% of the trip cost is due 120 days prior to trip's departure date. If 50% is not received at least 120 days prior to the trip, boarding order and state room assignment is subject to change and spot may be subject to sale.
Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE unless written notice of cancellation is received by postmarked mail or fax 180 days prior to the trip's departure. E-mail cancellations will not be accepted. Cancellations within 120 days of departure date will result in a minimum 10% administrative fee based on the full price of the trip. The remaining amount will be retained by Excel and used for a deposit on a trip departing within 365 days of the original trip’s departure date. If the deposit has not been used after the 365-day period has lapsed, the deposit is forfieted. Cancellations within 90 days of the trip's departure will result in deposit forfeiture unless your vacant spot is booked and the trip runs full. Cancellations for any reason within 30 days will result in deposit forfeiture.
We strongly recommend deposit insurance (www.travelguard.com – 800-826-4919).
All cancellations are subject to a 10% administrative fee based on the total cost of the trip.
No refunds, credits, roll overs or adjustments of any kind will occur until the trip the deposit was originally made for has departed.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.
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