Santa Barbara Sport Fishing Reviews

We had family visiting who wanted to go out ocean fishing. We thought about one of the big boats but wanted something just for us. I asked around the harbor and several people recommended Santa Barbara Sportfishing and especially Captain Tony. Now I know why.

He really knows his business and obviously loves sharing his fishing passion with others. We had a 10-year-old with us and you’d think he and Tony were lifelong buds. We had an amazing time and highly recommend SB Sportfishing!! Thanks Tony for making us look like we knew what we were doing.


We had such an incredible fishing trip! I brought my two young children (2&6), and they were pretty squirrelly in the boat, but Tony found a way to engage them in every step of the process; from “driving” the boat to baiting the hooks, to pulling in the fish, to skinning the fish! The kids were so happy and engaged! They wanted nothing to do with me! Haha! We had some incredible fish tacos that night, too. It was an unforgettable experience, and I highly recommend it to anyone!
Cassie V

We wanted to have a nice family fishing trip with our 5 and 7-year-old children and the experience far surpassed our expectations! Captain Tony knows the fishing grounds very well and it definitely paid off! He took us to several spots so we could catch a variety of fish and we limited out in plenty of time! Tony made us feel right at home and was so great with our kids.

He even cleaned the fish after (let the kids help wash the fillets which was super fun for our little ones) so we left the boat with a bag full of fillets ready to cook. He also gave great suggestions for how to cook each type of fish which was helpful to me since I don’t usually cook fish at home. The boat was immaculate and Tony is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet. Thank you Captain Tony, you are THE BEST!!

The Woods Family

Hands down best boat and captain in Southern California. Tony knows how to fish and knows how to make it fun. I charter the boat every year for my birthday and somehow every year he gets better! Clean boat, nice guy and very knowledgeable. Can’t wait to do it again this year! Highly recommended to anyone!
Dave S

I took my 5-year-old son on his first fishing trip and we had a blast. Tony is the perfect choice for the beginning angler or the seasoned vet. If you want to go catch fish without the hassle of dealing with the party boat scene then Tony is the outfit you are looking for.
My son had an ear to ear grin from the time we stepped on Tony’s Boat and he felt safe and comfortable through out the entire trip because of Tony’s attention to details such as asking if the speed was o.k with my son or allowing him to think he was actually driving the boat and just keeping him interested and answering his hundreds of questions.
We caught our limit, saw dolphins and barked at some of the local seals what a day Thanks again Tony. DJ wants to know when we are going on another trip.

Thank you for a wonderful morning of fishing. We learned so much from you and were thrilled with the number of fish we caught.

You were so pleasant and, as a guide went above and beyond. We hope to see you again soon when we bring our boys to join us.

Bill & Nancy

Thanks To Everyone For Their Santa Barbara Sport Fishing Reviews. They are so appreciated.

Captain Tony

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