Frequently Asked Questions


What should I bring?

        1. A current California fishing license (annual or one-day). These can be purchased on-line, in advance. We can no longer provide them on board. Please don’t forget the Sturgeon Report Card if you’d like to be able to retain a white sturgeon.
        1. Your lunch–keep in mind, there is a microwave on board!
        1. Sunscreen
        1. A comfortable hat
        1. A jacket
        1. Your favorite beverages (we provide bottled water and soda only)
        1. A modest size cooler for transporting your lunch to the boat and your fish to your home
        1. A camera

Where do we meet?

We depart from the Hyde Street Fishing Harbor (2951 Hyde Street) in Fisherman’s Wharf, which is located behind Capurro’s restaurant (498 Jefferson Street).

How long is the trip?

All of our trips depart at 6AM. The half day trip finishes between 11:30AM and 12:00PM. The full day trip finishes between 3:30PM and 4PM. Private charters can customize these hours.

How many people can you take?

We carry a maximum of 6 passengers. All passengers, of all ages, are included in this count. This is a U.S. Coast Guard regulation we must adhere to.

Is there an age limit?

We welcome anglers of all ages. We enjoy having kids on board and it is a great experience for the whole family.

Is there parking available?

Yes, parking can be found at the Anchorage Square Parking Garage. The entrance to the garage is located at 500 Beach Street. We can validate the parking, so the price will end up being $14 for the day.

What kind of fish are you fishing for?

Our targeted species change throughout the year. Please see our “Fishing Seasons” page to get an idea of what may be biting at the time you would like to go.

Is there a limit of fish that we can catch?

Each species has a regulated limit, set by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

What if we don’t want to keep any fish?

We do offer catch and release fishing. We normally target sharks for catch and release fishing as sharks are the most resilient.

Should we worry about seasickness?

Each individual reacts differently to being on the water. If you can consult your doctor ahead of time, that’s always the best best preparation. Some over the counter products such as Bonine or Dramamine are sold to help prevent motion sickness.

What is your cancelation policy?

All reservations require a credit card deposit, which is only held, not processed. All cancelations must be made 7 days prior to the date of the trip. Any reservations canceled within 7 days of the trip will forfeit the full fare for each reservation canceled. Any reservation canceled prior to 7 days before the trip will result in a lift of the credit card hold and no fees at all.