We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Helgren's Sportfishing

Features Animals
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 315 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1035
Phone Number:
+1 760-722-2133
05:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 05:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 24
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
  • 5
  • 6
Making the Extra Effort

Went out on "Electra" for whale-watching 2-hr 1:30PM with my wife. Not a particularly comfortable boat since it is primarily set up for fishing, meaning no real outdoor seating... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dayton, Ohio
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 44: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chartered the Electra for a 1/2 day trip and the captain and crew were nothing short of exceptional! The office team got our group of ~25 signed in, licensed, and on the boat in about 15 minutes. As for the trip itself, the captain and crew routinely exhibited extra attention and care to ensure all of our group were... More 

Thank Billy H
Dayton, Ohio
Level Contributor
53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went out on "Electra" for whale-watching 2-hr 1:30PM with my wife. Not a particularly comfortable boat since it is primarily set up for fishing, meaning no real outdoor seating areas or amenities. However, there is a hot food & beverage bar that civilizes the experience after a few beers! After 1.5 hr futile cruising, we encountered a school of dolphins... More 

Thank WGC73
Oceanside, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I took my after school program on a whale watching trip and we had such a great time!! It's not always easy to know where to take 100 middle schoolers, but this experience was a perfect fit. Helgren's was so responsive to ALL of my questions, and so accommodating to any little request. We have taken other field trips this... More 

Thank kvincali
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had a great day of fishing yesterday. The crew was awesome. It's was my fiance's third fishing trip but her first time catching. Everyone in our party caught fish. The customer service was outstanding. Thanks to captain Tim, deckhands Jake, Chris and Nacho we had memorable experience. I'm a fan and lifetime customer now. Thank you everyone at Helgrens.

Thank Fiel B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

With 100 lb. plus Bluefin in Southern Cal. waters for the first time in decades, I jumped on this sportfisher. Over 90 ft. long with a/c staterooms and plenty of space make this vessel outstanding! Seasoned captain(s). a friendly cook and talented deckhands made a great trip. I caught my first Blue over 100 thanks to their hard work. Don't... More 

Thank Marc I
Beaumont, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We had fun fishing. We would have liked to move a little more when the fishing was slow. We did catch fish and the kids had a great time on their first ocean fishing trip. The boat has an open galley so when ever you are hungry you can go in and buy some fresh food off the grill. That... More 

Thank TMarieQ
Marco Island, Florida
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The trip was good but the fishing was poor. The crew tried different locations but the fish just weren't biting.

Thank Patrick R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Booked a 1.5day fishing trip on the Oceanside 95. Captain very knowledgeable and aggressive in finding fish. Our trip was very successful with the entire boat limiting out on Yellowtail with some yellow fin tuna and a dorado also caught. The crew, while young, was excellent and helped both myself and 13yr old son get in on the action. Food... More 

Thank Tracy F
Elburn, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It was a beautiful day and the dolphin watching was cool. But the trip It was a bit disappointing because of the number of people on the boat. Everyone was fighting for spots at the back of the boat. There were unsupervised preteen boys who consistently got tangled with others. And a gentleman who had already caught his limit dominating... More 

1 Thank TFinnberg
Menifee, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

After boarding the boat, the captain, I think he was the captain, had not decided where to go to fish. We stopped at the bait barge so the so called crew could load live bait. We got back under way. At the harbor exit, while watching a couple of dolphins, the captain was still undecided as to where to go.... More 

Thank GABoy63

Travellers who viewed Helgren's Sportfishing also viewed


Been to Helgren's Sportfishing? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Helgren's Sportfishing staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?