About us

The Sauerfish

***REPOWERED IN 2016 with quiet and smoke free CUMMINS QSB 6.7***

The Sauerfish is a Six Pack Fishing Vessel registered to carry 6 passengers. It is a 100% legal charter operation, with a licensed Captain, appropriate commercial insurance, CA DFW permits, and a San Diego 6 Pack Port Permit.

-She is a 42′ Uniflite sport fisherman with an overall length of 47′
-All US Coast Guard required safety equipment including life raft and EPIRB
-360 degree full walk around fishing area
-10 scoop bait capacity
-Furuno sounder and radar
-Wesmar side scanning sonar
-Nobeltec commercial mapping software
-Okuma/Daiwa/Avet reels and Calstar and United Composite rods
-Full galley with oven, stovetop, microwave, and refrigerator
-Large capacity freezer to keep your fillets chilled
-Full size head with shower
-Sleeping for 6 in 2 staterooms
-1000 mile range
-LCD flat screen TV and DVD player with large collection of movies



Captain James Santos is the owner and operator of Sauerfish Charters. James holds a United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Masters Mariners Credential.  James has a love for fishing since a young age, which eventually turned into a career in the sport fishing industry.  In James’ free time, you can find him surfing, free diving or traveling the globe in search of that epic wave, and/or fish of a lifetime.

Diane Santos, owner and business manager. During the week day, Diane works as a school psychologist, helping students with disabilities, mental health, and trauma, while also supporting students who are foster-homeless youth, and probation. During her off time she enjoys assisting with the operations of the sport fishing business with her husband Captain James. Diane is the voice you hear on the other line when setting up your trip. She is friendly, organized and ready to assist you. You can tell she has a passion to be in this business with Captain James. Book your trip now with Diane.

Our crew enjoys the rewards and challenges of running a 6 pack charter, and we pride ourselves in delivering outstanding customer service. On the Sauerfish we cater to the novice and the hard core fisherman with years of experience. We will take the time to teach those that are beginners and also can be hands off for those anglers that need no help. Most of our customers are repeat passengers, who come back to fish with us year after year.