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The RANGER 85 is one of the most versatile Sportfishing Vessels on the West Coast. At 85 feet in length you have plenty of fishing room and comfort. With a wide deck and a low profile the Ranger 85 is an excellent platform to fish on. The Ranger 85 is the Largest Sportfishing Vessel in Ventura County.

In the Winter and Spring Months we operate Marine Floating Labs for school groups and Whale Watching to the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary for everyone to enjoy. Here we are able to observe the annual migration of the Gray Whale. But it is more than just the migration of the California Gray Whale and to call it a Whale Watching trip just doesn't explain what is in store for you. On these trips we frequently encounter Orcas, Blue Whales, Humpback Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, several species of Dolphins, and numerous sea birds including the magnificent Puffins all up close and personal. These trips are excellent for all groups and individuals wanting to explore ocean life in a completely natural setting.

In mid October through May the Ranger 85 is located at Channel Islands Sportfishing Center in the Beautiful Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard. Here we fish for Halibut, White Sea Bass, Lingcod, and Rockfish on full day, overnight, and 2 day trips. We have several 2 day open party trips that run on a Saturday and Sunday schedule as well as other days of the week. These trips are great for loading up your freezer with some of the best tasting fish in the ocean.

All new electronics including Wesmar Side Scanning Sonar, Furuno Fish Finders, and Satellite Navigation fill the bridge giving you an advantage on the fishing grounds. We pride ourselves in taking care of your fish. We have two fish holds that allow us to keep your catch very cold for filleting or we can freeze your fish for transporting home.

In August through October we fish out of H&M Landing in San Diego where we target Albacore Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowtail, and Dorado on the Outer Banks and other prime fishing locations. We offer charter trips from 1 to 3 days with plenty of deck space to spread out along the rails. We try to personalize all of our charter trips to your group. We will accommodate any special requests your group may have to make your trip the most enjoyable charter you have taken. It's your trip and we are very service oriented!

We specialize in Open Party Trips of 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, and 3.5 days. All of our open party trips are"Limited Load", just 30 anglers on an 85 foot boat with 41 bunks. That leaves plenty of room to spread out on the deck and space to store your gear below deck. Many of our trips are ALL INCLUSIVE; bait, berthing, Mexican permits, meals, and snacks for one price. We serve generous portions on all our meals and there are plenty of snacks throughout the day so you will never be hungry. Beverages are extra but there are no other "hidden" costs on our trips. We offer the best "Limited Load" open party trips in the San Diego fleet by far!!

Whether you are a seasoned angler or a novice you will appreciate and enjoy Captain Frank’s legendary “Fishing Seminars” before the trip. Frank gathers everyone on the bow of the boat and will let you know just what to expect on your trip. He'll tell you how to rig you rod and set your drag, where to start at the rail when the bite begins and what to do when you hook up. You'll step up to the rail with confidence and be ready to handle anything that strikes. You will also get to fish with our seasoned crew that is always ready to help make your trip on the Ranger 85 a great fishing experience. If you need any help whatsoever just ask a crew member. This is your trip and we want you to have a great time out on the water.

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