January—Straight DUNGENESS CRAB trips using traditional crab traps. These traps are more efficient than the hoop nets and the larger crab cannot escape.
February—STURGEON always bite after we get lots of rain.
March—HALIBUT begin to show up in and around the Bay.
April—SALMON should open…
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BERKELEY CHARTER BOATS represents the finest charter fishing experience for SALMON, HALIBUT, STRIPED BASS, ROCKFISH, DUNGENESS CRAB and more in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our independent, family owned and operated fishing vessels have something exciting for beginner and experienced anglers. Individuals, small groups or large parties; we can accommodate. Join us for a day on the SF Bay and our little slice of the Pacific Ocean. All boats are Coast Gaurd certified vessels with modern safety and fish finding technologies to give you a safe and memorable experience.
Trips depart daily at 6am from the Berkeley Marina. After booking your spot, hop aboard the specified party boat at 5-5:30 and see the captain.
Generally we return about 4pm.
All boats are birthed in the first few slips on K Dock.
FREE PARKING across street from the bait shop.
Don‘t forget your fishing license! Purchase below⬇️
2023–mid March through summer
We drift with live anchovies and generally concentrate on HALIBUT and STRIPED BASS inside and around the San Francisco Bay. You never know what you’ll reel up, that’s why it’s POTLUCK.
HALIBUT limit 3
STRIPED BASS limit 2
2023–April 1-October 31
Trolling the Pacific Ocean for our coveted chinook salmon is what we are known for and what we do best. Summer months we go everyday.
SALMON limit 2
2023–April 1 to December 31
Late summer, into the fall is prime season for concentrating on big lings and fat sacks of rockfish.
ROCK COD limit 10
LINGCOD limit 2
Towards the end of summer we venture into the Pacific Ocean and combine halibut and rockfish along the Marin coast.
2023–November 4 to December 31
Mostly ran the first couple weeks of November, but we’ll offer crab only trips through New Years if crab counts remain high. Help us pull our pots; sort, count, measure crab and rebait the traps along the scenic Marin Coast. 4 to 5 hour trips. We generally offer 6am and 12pm departure times.
CRAB limit 10
2023—November 4 to December 31
Continually growing in popularity, these are meat trips. You’ll come home with lots of seafood. Reserve early if you wanna come out prior to Thanksgiving.
ROCK COD limit 10
DUNGENNESS CRAB limit 10
Late summer to early fall ALBACORE follow warm water currents up the California Coast. We try to be there when they pass through fly-lining anchovies at em.
ALBACORE limit 25
If you require a rod and reel, it’s available on the boat from the captain.
Available on the boat from the captain. Your initial tackle purchase should take care of you for the day but is not unlimited. Additional gear is available aboard.
• POTLUCK $20 live bait leaders and sinkers
• ROCK COD $25 shrimp flies and sinkers
• SALMON $30 setups include terminal gear (sinker release, leader) plus two 2 1/2 lbs balls. Sinkers (balls) are $10 each individually
Due to high demand of our trips we require cancelations of 3 people or less to contact us 48 hours in advance. 4-9 people, cancel 72 hours prior to the trip and groups of 10 or more, at least one week advance notice.
Please call 510-849-3333 for all changes.
Failure do so will result in full charge of the credit card given to hold for all spots we’re unable to fill.
DECKHANDS work hard. GRATUITY is appreciated. THANK YOU
There are no hidden charges but keep in mind that tackle is not unlimited. The deckhand works hard and gratuity is appreciated. Be prepared to give the deckhand a little more if you want your fish filleted.
Odds are it will be cold in the morning and warm and sunny in the afternoon. Be ready for all conditions. Dress in layers. I like my rubber boots but are not necessary, old pair of sneaker are fine. It’s better to have it and not need it, than want it and not have it.
No. These are wild fish. The captain and crew are good at what they do, but that Is why they call it fishing.
It is part of our service to gut and gill salmon,
if you want your catch filleted or steaked, ask the deckhand and he’d accommodate for an agreed upon fee.
If not feel free to contact us anytime...
call or text (510) 849-3333