The best way to catch a fish is to think like a fish, which means fretting about how to put all 4,000 of your kids through fish college. Catch a whole school with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $43 for a 10-hour fishing trip and rod rental for one (an $87 value)
- $80 for the above package for two (a $174 value)
Up to 70 people board the boat during the fishing excursion, which sets out at 6 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. See the full trip schedule (this Groupon is valid for 3/4 day trips on the boat Gentleman). Before the trip, visitors are encouraged to read about what to expect and what to bring on their trip. Fishing licenses are required for patrons over the age of 16, and can be purchased online. Rates for children fluctuate throughout the week.
Channel Islands Sportfishing
For nearly half a century, Channel Islands Harbor's crews have ferried groups through the waters between the Channel Islands to angle for halibut, white sea bass, and other gilled creatures with resounding success. Guests have caught fish of record-breaking size: In 2011, one passenger reeled in a California halibut that weighed more than 67 pounds. Groups depart for day trips or stay overnight aboard boats with galleys and bunks, and can buy fishing tackles and bait directly from the company rather than by setting earthworm traps in their neighbors' lawns.
Channel Islands Sportfishing's crew also ventures out on whale watching excursions to catch glimpses of gray whales, dolphins, seals, and other wildlife. Children are always welcome aboard the company's fleet, which includes 13 vessels.