First String

  • Largest, Most Spacious One Day Boat in San Diego
  • 93′ x 25′
  • Sleeps 55
  • Captain Brad Phillips
  • First String Webpage

The First String is designed for your comfort and safety with the latest electronics equipment (sonar, color meters, radar’s, etc…), 3 large heads with showers and 5 bait tanks! Not only for excellent fishing trips, but available for whale watching, receptions, business cruises and party cruises. Her large galley seats 45 comfortably and includes a large screen TV, VCR and a full cocktail lounge. Our spacious sun deck seats additional 60 persons! For overnight trips, the First String sleeps 54 in air-conditioned staterooms and bunk compartments.

The First String runs daily overnight Island freelance (Catalina or San Clemente) trips fishing for Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Calico Bass, Barracuda, Bonito and a variety of shallow water rock fish. These trips begin April 1 and run through December 1. In the late summer and early fall season (usually June through October), the First String runs 1 1/2 day and 2 day trips out to the outer banks for Albacore, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna and Yellowtail.


  • Extremely large, modern air-conditioned galley with seating for 45 passengers
  • Fully equipped with TV and VCR
  • Three large heads with hot showers.
  • Large refrigerated fish hold. This assures your catch will reach the dock in “just caught’ condition.
  • Electronics – Five radios, Global positioning navigational system, 48 mile radar, color side scanning sonar and fish finder, video plotter, and loran C.
  • Power – Twin Turbo-Charged NT855 Cummins Diesel engines.
  • Super large on deck bow and stern bait tans.
  • Sleeping accommodations are provided for up to 54 passengers in air-conditioned staterooms and bunk compartments.
  • A spacious sun deck that will seat 60 passengers.

2016 Charter Rates

Season / Destination Monday-Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday Galley
Summer Rate $7,350 (40) $7,600 (40) $200.00 Minimum
2 Day Trips $60.00 Per Person
3 Day Trips $85.00 Per Person
4 Day Trips $125.00 Per Person
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Open Party Trips