About Captain Chris

Captain Christopher “Chris” Coletta has more than 35 years of fishing experience, beginning with his fondest memory of fishing with his father “Fiore” in Oyster Bay when Chris was 12 years old.

San Diego Fishing Captain

By the time Chris turned 16, the excitement, passion and pursuit of the best local fishing spots while listening to his favorite song, Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” propelled Chris into a business where he clammed and caught lobsters to sell to local restaurants. He made a pretty good buck for his age.

While attending college in Hawaii, the young entrepreneur refined his big-game fishing skills by working with some of the world’s most respected charter captains. Chris learned the ropes in one of the Pacific’s most demanding and high-profile big game environments.

Even when life took Chris to landlocked states such as Ohio and Arizona, he took clients on numerous fishing excursions into Mexico for it was in his blood and he could not be away from saltwater for very long.

When Chris arrived in Southern California, he felt that he was finally home and was fascinated with the local fishing and proximity to Mexico. Working and fishing with some of the top Captains in San Diego over the years, Chris honed his skills while researching the migratory and characteristic patterns of the various species of fish. Chris knows that the great captains aren’t afraid to “do their homework.”

Whether Captain Chris’ is running the boat or one of his carefully chosen Captains are at the helm their professionalism will shine through when you spend a day on the Ocean with this delightful and knowledgeable group. Welcome aboard and let’s go fishing!

Don’t forget to read Captain Chris’ Journal.