Helgren’s Oceanside Sportfishing was founded in 1978 by Richard and Caroline Helgren when they decided to leave Channel Islands Sportfishing Center in Oxnard, California to take a journey down the coast with their boat the Electra to start a new sportfishing landing in Oceanside, California.

Today, Helgren’s Oceanside Sportfishing is still family owned and operated. The business has expanded over the years from a simple one boat fishing business, to a landing that operates several different types of vessels, providing trips and services ranging from multi-day long range fishing trips, to whale watching and sea life excursions, to burials at sea.

The Helgren family believes that the key to their success as a sportfishing landing over the years, besides having a little luck on their side while fishing, is the fact that they are still family owned and operated which has allowed them to provide passengers a more personal experience.