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“Highly recommend these guys,

they know what they are doing,

made it fun and we’ll do it again

with them for sure! Thanks boys!”

Daniel Meyer

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  • Ronald P. Avatar
    Ronald P.
    5 star rating

    I booked a fishing trip and brought a group of friends with me for my birthday. I honestly didn't know what to expect or what I was doing as this was my first fishing experience of any kind. Don and his deck hand Tristan were very good in introducing us to how to fish and what we were looking for. There was indeed a lot... read more

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    5 star rating

    Best Charter Around!!! Pros:

    Cap’n Don & Tristan provide the best charter service out there! We fish with them every chance we get & are never disappointed. I take my kids, (8, 9,14 & 15) as well as my 78 yr old mother. Don puts us on the fish every time! All your rods & tackle are provided, your lines are baited &...
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    Daniel J Avatar
    Daniel J
    5 star rating

    Fishing Trip Captan Don and his crew was great. The captain knew right where to take us to catch fish. He used his years of being a caption and many tools on his boat to see where the best spots where to catch them. He also took us out longer than expected to get to better fishing grounds. It Was the best fishing trip ever. He... read more

    Trent G. Avatar
    Trent G.
    5 star rating

    My wife and I went fishing with Capitan Don in the middle of February. Had a wonderful time and are going to do it again. We visit the area once or twice a year and will now add this to our list of regular activities. We went fishing for halibut and while we didn't haul anything into the boat (probably just as well because we... read more

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    KayLyn Galvin

    Thank you Captain Don and Tristan for a great day!!!

    CFR ESQ Avatar

    My son (8 yo) and I (and a buddy and his two teenage kids) went out on the Fish Taxi. We caught a ton of fish and had a great time. Captain Don and Tristan were super helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend them!!!

    Michael R. Avatar
    Michael R.
    5 star rating

    My kids (14 and 13) and I went fishing with a friend and his son (8) earlier this week. The trip was great. Captain Don and first mate Tristain were excellent and really engaged the kids and adults alike. The trip was as good for all the fish (calico bass, barred sand bass, tree fish) we caught as well as as the friendliness... read more

    Brigham B. Avatar
    Brigham B.
    5 star rating

    My 6 year old son and I had a great time with Captain Don for a 4 hour AM fishing trip. The captain had a wonderful way about teaching my son about the boat, fishing, the fish, etc. The highlight was unexpectedly reeling in a thresher shark even though we were not using tackle for such a feat. My son had a blast catching... read more

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    Shelley Teall

    Went out today with Fish Taxi. Had a great trip. Made some memories to last a lifetime for our kids. Great guys and a fun trip. Thanks.

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    derrick Allen

    Most awesome trip ever Don and Tristan are a one of a kind team went out 6/14/17 . You guys really made the experience worth every single penny

    Danwholikestofish Avatar
    5 star rating

    Highly recommend Fish Taxi! Captain Don and Tristan took six of us ranging in age from 9 - 68 out for a six hour fishing trip on 6-15-16. He put us on Calico bass quickly and everyone caught fish. We also caught three large sting rays and several other big fish that broke off. Don and Tristan were very patient with all of us. It was an excellent experience!

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    Melanie Odom

    Had a unbelievable time!! First time doing a deep sea fishing and Captain Don and his First mate Chris were so great and helped us all the way. It was amazing to be able to pull in so many different fish. It was an experience of a life time. If it's your first time going out or just looking for something small and personal, ... read more

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    Daniel Meyer

    We went out with Don and Tristan and had a great day of fishing and hauling in nice yellow fin tuna. Highly recommend these guys, they know what they are doing, made it fun and we'll do it again with them for sure!
    Thanks boys!

    Steve P. Avatar
    Steve P.
    5 star rating

    Took one of my daughters out for her first time fishing the Pacific. We all had a blast and were very pleased with the crew. Very professional and courteous. We got to see a few whales, and catch a bunch of fish. We caught mackerel, bass, bonita, barricuda, and a sting ray. It does cost more than the party boat option but is well worth... read more

    Jennifer C Avatar
    Jennifer C
    5 star rating

    Family Private Charter We had a great morning with Captain Don and his mate Dennis. They were very patient with our 4 kids who range in age from 12 to 7. We caught fish to keep including a yellowtail and fish to toss back including a sand shark.

    We can't wait to eat the fish we caught! Oh and they even cleaned the fish for us.

    Daniel P. Avatar
    Daniel P.
    5 star rating

    We went with a group from work and we had a blast fishing. These guys have it together and provide an exemplary service. Don and Tristen provided one of the best charter fishing services I've ever experienced. I will absolutely be booking more outings with these guys.

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    Fred Peña

    Always have a blast fishing with Captain Don. Can not wait to get back out with the Fishtaxi. Recommend the Fishtaxi for beginners and expert anglers.

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    T N.
    5 star rating

    I had mini reunion with a group of friends in SoCal so we decided to try something fun: Deep Sea Fishing! We went with the Fish Taxi because it's a private charter. Unlike other boats in the area, the Fish Taxi doesn't book multiple groups at the same time so you have the entire boat to your own party with up to 6 guests. Online... read more

    Jason H Avatar
    Jason H
    5 star rating

    Great day fishing Spent a wonderful morning with Capt Don and Tristan. Was a great day for our family, kids aged 9 and 13 caught our dinner! Our son has a physical disability and is in a wheelchair. Don and Tristan went to great lengths to make this a special experience for him and he is super excited to get home to tell his friends about catching our... read more

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    Kimberly Harrison

    You won't find a better Captain; patient, kind, knows the waters, and great with kids. 🙂

  • David M. Avatar
    David M.
    5 star rating

    Took my dad out fishing for his 60th birthday on the Fish Taxi today. We got back an hour early since we hit our limit... Captain Don and First Mate Ryan were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Don took us straight to a gold mine where we boated our first three Bass within 10 minutes. Him and Ryan were excellent about making sure we always... read more

    John Rockwell Avatar
    John Rockwell

    This is the place to fish in Oceanside, CA!

    Jason T. Avatar
    Jason T.
    5 star rating

    Loved my time with Captain Don and First Mate Joe! Hitting the ocean with a couple of experts really made me feel at ease. We caught a ton of Bonita and a Yellowtail. It was especially fantastic when we saw a whale breach twice and then another whale come up and chomp on a bed of kelp! The giant school of dolphins, flying fish, and... read more

    Josh Richardson Avatar
    Josh Richardson

    Always a good time. Don knows how to find the fish.

Fish Taxi Deep Sea Sportfishing Charter Oceanside  – #fishtaxi – in San Diego County CA is a six person private boat — A custom Radovich Sportfisher with plenty of room.

We service Oceanside Harbor, San Diego, and Southern California.

donA 6 pack fishing charter is a great saltwater fishing adventure for families, groups, and people celebrating events. You enjoy personalized service with your own crew, Captain Don Nelson.


  • Fishing License for anyone 16 and over
  • Safe non-skid shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Hat, jacket as needed

The Fish Taxi is extremely comfortable with no crowds.
Fishing gear, tackle, and refreshments are provided.


You will not be needing tackle because along with the action is plenty of equipment like Penn and Shimano rods and reels, live bait,and lots of proven jigs like Tady, Bait-o-matic and Rapala. So hook up and join us on the beautiful pacific for an offshore or coastal adventure.
You can pick from anyone of the partial to extended day pre-priced fishing trips and reserve a date now on the reservations page.

Want to arrange a special trip including multi-day fishing trips and or tournament entries just give us a call. Note these more demanding charters requiring more fuel and preparation are welcomed but priced accordingly.Need assistance with  local accommodations, just let us know, we can hook you up with a discount.
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