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619.224.3383 San Diego, Ca. USA



Jim Hughes

Mailing Address:
Cortez Sportfishing
1717 Quivira Road
San Diego, CA 92109

The charter vessel Cortez is 60' long by 20' wide. The Cortez offers very comfortable accommodations for up to and including 20 passengers, including an air conditioned salon and bunk room. Because great emphasis is put on the care of your catch aboard the Cortez, a spray brine refrigerated fish hold is used on all trips. This is the same system used aboard the long range fishing vessels.

The crew of the Cortez brings many years of local and long range fishing to the Southern California fleet. Owner/operator Jim Hughes has fished commercially for tuna as well as having been a captain in the California sport fleet for almost all of his life. An aggressive fish catching attitude in combination with his demand for top shelf customer service make Jim Hughes and the Cortez an operation of the finest quality. Also note that all prices are subject to change without notice. Should there be any substantial increase in the price of diesel fuel, we may find it necessary to impose a fuel surcharge.

Charter Rates

Trip Types Season AnglersMon - Thu Fri - Sun
Overnight Summer 22 $6,000 $6,000
1.5 Day Summer 22 $7,500 N/A
2 Day Summer 22 $9,250 $9,250
Prices subject to change without notice. Call the landing for exact pricing.

(20) Trips based on 20 passengers. Each additional passenger will be $150 per day plus food.

Recent Cortez Fish Counts
Trip Type
Trip Details
Fish Count
1.5 Day Trip
18 Anglers
13 California Yellowtail, 90 Yellowfin Tuna
2.5 Day Trip
16 Anglers
64 Dorado, 160 Yellowfin Tuna
2.5 Day Trip
16 Anglers
1 Bluefin Tuna, 40 California Yellowtail, 1 Dorado, 40 Skipjack Tuna, 80 Yellowfin Tuna
1.5 Day Trip
12 Anglers
5 California Yellowtail, 60 Skipjack Tuna, 42 Yellowfin Tuna
1.5 Day Trip
21 Anglers
3 Bluefin Tuna
2.5 Day Trip
18 Anglers
3 Bluefin Tuna, 42 California Yellowtail, 38 Dorado, 21 Skipjack Tuna, 180 Yellowfin Tuna
2.5 Day Trip
17 Anglers
12 Bluefin Tuna, 9 California Yellowtail, 12 Dorado, 61 Skipjack Tuna, 159 Yellowfin Tuna
2.5 Day Trip
17 Anglers
1 Bluefin Tuna, 65 Skipjack Tuna, 100 Yellowfin Tuna
2.5 Day Trip
19 Anglers
38 California Yellowtail, 21 Dorado, 5 Pacific Bonito, 38 Skipjack Tuna, 5 Yellowfin Tuna
2.5 Day Trip
14 Anglers
9 Bluefin Tuna