Point Loma Sportfishing
It’s amazing how close the Pacific wilderness is, and how much life you’ll find right outside the harbor entrance. So why not organize a fishing contest with your friends? Spend half a day aboard, say, Point Loma Sport Fishing’s Daily Double. You’ll pay $45 ($73, with license, equipment, and tax), and head out at 9:00 a.m. While you’re fishing, organize the contest by weight, or, if you intend to release the fish, by length (weighing a flipping rockfish can be hell). The sea breeze, the sun, breakfast from the galley — it’s hard to beat the feeling. Boats return by 3:00 p.m. on weekdays, and at around 12:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekends. Watch out for sea lions, and take a hat.