San Francisco Bay Fishing

The half day trip is perfect for families, tourists and local anglers limited on time. Depending where the hottest bite is we may be going under the Golden Gate to the Pacific Ocean or San Pablo and San Francisco Bays. The fishing will take place close enough to shore to give you a great view of the California Coastline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and San Francisco waterfront. The Wild Wave crew takes great pride in recieving twenty plus five star reviews on YELP. We love to teach children how to fish and most importantly having fun doing it. So whether it is your first time fishing or seasoned pro you can be assured the service will be five star to make it a memorable trip.

All fishing tackle is provided including rod, reel, terminal tackle, bait and weights. All fish cleaning is provided as well. The fish will be filleted and bagged for you to take home and enjoy. Just bring a medium cooler with all your food and drinks then you can fill it up with fillets at the end of the trip. Everyone sixteen and older needs to have a yearly or one day fishing license from the Department of Fish and Game. At the bottom of the page is a link and 800 number to the Department of Fish and Game.



What to expect when fishing in the San Francisco Bay?

Sturgeon - December through March
Striped Bass - January through December
Halibut - April through October
Leopard Shark - Spring and Fall


What are the departure times?

Trip Departure Return
1/2 Day AM 6:00 AM

11:30 AM

1/2 Day PM 12:00 PM 5:30 PM

Departure times may vary due to catching the best part of the tide or leaving later or earlier for the hottest bite.

A private charter can adjust the departure and arrival times to suit their schedule.


How much does it cost?

Trip Rate Maximum Load
1/2 Day Charter $1,200.00 per trip

6 Anglers

1/2 Day Open Party $200.00 per person 6 Anglers


What about a fishing license?

The Department of Fish and Wildlife requires everyone 16 years and older to have a fishing license. It's best to purchase the license prior to the trip. Cost of a one-day license is $15.12 all license sales are final. Be sure to print out the license and bring it with you. 

Or you can call the Department of Fish and Wildlife 24 hrs a day at 1-800-565-1458.

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San Francisco Fishing Charters