Helgren’s Sportsfishing offers a variety of deep sea fishing adventures. Beginner and experienced fishermen and women are invited to drop in a line and see what’s biting in the deep Pacific Ocean.
Helgren’s, located next to Oceanside Harbor Village, offers half day (five hour), three quarter day (8 hour) and full day fishing excursions as well as special shark fishing trips on Saturday and Sunday. Those looking for a little less fish guts can take a whale watching trip instead.
All ages are welcomed aboard, and customers can expect to catch bass, mackerel, Albacore, mako sharks, and even large thresher sharks.
Helgren’s owns its own fleet of fishing boats including the Oceanside 95, the Electra, the Sea Trek, the Advance and the Oceanside Belle.
Sports fishing trip pricing ranges from $48 for a half day trip to $75 for a full day trip. Whale watching trips cost $30 per individual. Discounts are available for children, veterans, seniors and large groups.
As with any fishing trip, results cannot be guaranteed. There are always good fishing days and bad fishing days. The experienced crew will always attempt to find the best fishing spots and try to make the trip as enjoyable as possible for everyone aboard. Please be aware that deep sea fishing may be disturbing to small children.
Customer Beware: While Helgren’s claims that customer service is the company’s number one priority, some customers have complained of critical boat captains, inattentive employees and subpar accommodations.
Helgren’s is located at 315 Harbor Dr. in Oceanside.