FAQs

Your Questions Answered

Do I need a fishing license?


Yes, you will need a fishing license if you are embarking on one of our fishing charters. Your fishing license will need to correspond with the area fished. Your captain will advise you on what kind of license is needed for your charter during the booking process. **Passengers 16 years or younger do not need a fishing license. **A valid passport is required for all passengers embarking on one of our Coronados trips.




How do I get a fishing license?


Once you've discussed with the captain what documentation you will need for your specific charter trip, visit the corresponding links below to obtain your fishing license: U.S. Fishing License https://wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Fishing Mexican Fishing License https://www.sportfishingbcs.gob.mx




Do you require a deposit?


Yes. A 20% deposit is required at time of booking (once your charter request has been confirmed by the captain). To send your deposit, please visit: https://www.paypal.me/wildgoosefishing




What is your cancellation policy?


To cancel or reschedule your trip, please call our office at 619.800.3346. If you cancel prior to 72 hours before your trip, you will receive a full refund (including deposit). Deposit will be forfeited if cancelled within 72 hours of trip. Forced cancellations due to bad weather (made at the Captain's disgression) will receive a full refund or the option to transfer charter to a future date.




How do I locate the boat?


Pick ups and drop offs will be at H&M Landing, which is nextdoor to Point Loma Seafood and Intrepid Landing.

Captain Ray will reach out a day or two before your trip and provide all details of the trip. Please call us when you arrive at the dock and we can provide you detailed directions to the boat and help with your gear if need be.




What should I / can I bring?


All passengers should come prepared with fishing licenses (if applicable), valid U.S. passport (if applicable), warm clothes (layers) and sun protection. Please bring your own food and beverages in a soft-sided cooler (please no hard coolers as they are difficult to store and slide around the deck!). If embarking on a fishing charter, you are welcome to bring up to 4 personal rods per person as well as your own bait and tackle; however please note that these materials come provided by Wild Goose which is reflected in our pricing. You are welcome to bring alcohol on the boat (if you are 21+), however we ask that you please avoid glass bottles.




What can I NOT bring on the boat?


Illegal drugs, hard coolers, glass bottles and bananas (no bad luck allowed!) are all prohibited.




How many people are allowed per reservation?


Each charter is limited to 6 people.




Is there an age/size requirement for child passengers?


The Wild Goose is a very kid-friendly fishing platform. There is no age or size requirement.




What if we do not catch any fish?


The Captain and crew of The Wild Goose are committed to catching fish and will go the extra mile to make it happen. However, catching fish is not guaranteed.




Do we get to keep the fish we catch?


Yes! Passengers are allowed to keep the fish they catch. Filleting of your catch is included in the charter price and vacuum packing is available for an additional fee.




Are dogs allowed on the boat?


Although we love dogs, they are typically not allowed on the boat. Exceptions may be made for service dogs and for other special circumstances. Please inquire in advance.




Are there bathrooms on the boat?


Yes.




Can we bring alcohol?


Yes. You are welcome to bring alcohol (if you are 21+), but please avoid glass bottles.




Should we tip?


While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary to tip the captain and crew 15-20% of the trip cost.




Is previous fishing experience required?


No fishing experience is required. We are happy to teach our passengers how to use our fishing gear and are excited to help you catch some fish!




Is the pricing listed per person or per charter?


Our listed pricing on our website is for the total charter fee, tip not included.




Do I have to charter the entire boat if there's only 1 or 2 people in my group?


We do occasionally offer shared trips where you pay per person without having to reserve the whole boat. This is a more affordable option if you don't mind fishing with strangers. Shared charters will be on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in a shared charter please follow us on facebook & instagram and join our mailing list (access sign up from our Trips & Rates page). We use these platforms to put out notifcations of upcoming shared charters, at which time you will have the opportunity to reserve a spot, on a first come first serve basis.




How do I submit my deposit?


Once the captain has confirmed your booking request, please visit the below link to pay your deposit: https://www.paypal.me/wildgoosefishing




We are close to Mexican waters - do I need a passport?


If you are embarking on one of our trips to the Coronados, yes, every passenger needs a valid passport. The necessary conservation bracelets required for trips to the Coronados will be provided by Wild Goose at no additional charge.




What happens if I damage the boat or boat equipment?


If you damage the boat or damage/lose its equipment, you are responsible for repairing or replacing it. ie: If a rod falls out of your hand and is lost to the ocean it will need to be replaced.





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