Sportfishing

Oceanside Sea Center has 5 boats to meet your needs.  We offer fishing, whale watching and burials at sea.  Please contact us for a private charter.

More Trips Available NOW + July 4th Special Trip

We have more fishing trips available for summer! Every Saturday and Sunday we will be running two 1/2 day trips on the SoCal. Our morning trip departs at 6:30 am, and our afternoon trip leaves at 12:30 pm. 

If you are looking for an extraordinary experience this Independence Day, join us for a twilight trip to watch fireworks like you have never seen them before! Spots are open now. Book online or call our office for reservations (760) 450-0403. 

In addition, we would like to say that all of us here at Oceanside SEA Center are thrilled that COVID restrictions have been relaxed, but out of an abundance of caution, we are still running trips at limited capacity. Please bring your masks if you join us. Face coverings may be required by the captain. The health and safety of our customers, employees, and the community we serve will continue to be our top priority. Charter trips are also available for booking, and we will do our absolute best to accommodate your needs.

Our tackle shop and office remains open to purchase fishing licenses, tackle, bait and supplies. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions or if you would like to reserve a trip. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Floating Science Programs

Please inquire about our Floating Science Programs.  We can help teach youngsters about Marine Biology and our Oceanside Harbor marine environment.

TACKLE SHOP

 WE ARE OPEN!!  The Oceanside Sea Center tackle shop is a fishing license sales agent that has the privilege of selling them onsite. Our tackle shop carries everything that the pier/bay fishermen would use to the angler that has everything in his tackle box. Izorline mono/fluoro carbon, Hookup baits, AA plastics, Candy Bar lures, Mega Baits, Mustad, Owner, Gamakatsu hooks, live and frozen bait to name just a few and of course the exclusive Oceanside Sea Center apparel. If you love to fish and you are in Oceanside this is a must stop.

EDUCATION

Captain Joe Cacciola aboard the Sea Star on one of his floating marine biology science labs showing some of the students the catches made from the otter trawl net.

OUR VISION









Unlike any other landing experience, we have put our emphasis on highlighting marine stewardship through a partnership with the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research (PIER), a non-profit research group based in Oceanside that supports sustainable recreational and commercial operations.

About Us

The Sea Center brings together Captain Joe Cacciola of Sea Star Charters and Captain Ernie Prieto of Chubasco Sportfishing to develop a new landing experience in Oceanside Harbor. The landing will continue to offer traditional open party sportfishing trips with an emphasis on customer service, community involvement and the consistency you deserve.

Capt. Joe Cacciola

Capt. Ernie Prieto

Fish Reports

PIER

The Sea Center will also offer an array of activities for all age groups, including whale watching trips, eco-tours and floating science programs. The Center will place emphasis on highlighting marine stewardship through a partnership with the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research (PIER), a non-profit research group based in Oceanside that supports sustainable recreational and commercial operations.

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