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About Helgren's Sportfishing

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Fishing Trips in Oceanside, California

Helgren’s Oceanside Sportfishing was founded in 1978 by Richard and Caroline Helgren. 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. With over 40 years of experience fishing the waters of Oceanside, Helgren’s is the industry expert on the area. 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.

Our Fleet


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78 foot USCG certified vessel, able to sleep 40 passengers and 15 crew members, full Galley serving hot and cold meals, and beverages, with indoor and outdoor seating for meals. She was designed and built specifically for fishing the pacific waters with a range into Mexican fishing grounds.

Oceanside 95

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This 105-foot USCG Certified vessel is built for long-range voyages to all the Outer Islands and Mexico, equipped with all necessary safety and fish finding electronics, water maker, showers, etc. She sleeps 55 persons including crew in its bunks and various sized staterooms. Enjoy our complete, on-board galley facilities, with a selection of snacks, hot and cold sandwiches/meals, and beverages from our regular menu. Special menus and full bar service are available by request.

Sea Trek

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The 60-foot Sea Trek is sleek and low to the water, and it’s popular for its 3/4-day trips. It is used daily for scheduled local fishing and carries up to 39 passengers.