San Francisco Bay Premier Trip

Starting at $1250 | 6 - 9 Hours | Inshore, Nearshore | 1 - 6 People
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Chinook Salmon, Halibut, Leopard Shark, Lingcod, Rockfish, Striped Bass, Sturgeon


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

About Your Trip

The cold, rich Pacific currents that flow along California's coast make the San Francisco Bay an angler's paradise. The inshore, nearshore, and offshore water here supports a superb marine ecosystem with a huge diversity of top-notch sport and game species, all of which you can go after with Captain Craig.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Sportfisher
Boat Name: Argo
Boat Manufacturer: Crown Custom
Boat Length: 33 ft
Year Built: 1979
Engine Manufacturer: Scania
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 250 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Flybridge, Live Bait Well, Radar

About Your Guide

Captain Craig is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain with more than fifty years of fishing experience on San Francisco Bay and the surrounding waters. As a fourth-generation San Franciscan, Craig knows the history of the area and is always happy to share stories.

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Brandon B.


August 7, 2022



Couldent have asked for a better time captain got us on plenty of fish deck hand was super helpful on top of it an best of all they made sure me an my 13 year old had a great day couldent ask for a better time we’ll definitely be planning ...Read More

Diana B.


June 28, 2022



Had a fantastic time with Craig and Jay. They found a spot for us and we were busy the whole morning catching!!! Thank you for a fantastic day and an unforgettable experience!!!

Jeremy P.


March 27, 2022



Had a great time spending the morning out catching a bunch of halibut! Weather was great and the crew was very helpful! Definitely one of my favorite guides to date!

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Nearshore, Inshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom


Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Required Items

California Fishing Licenses

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 5 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Start Location

Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, United States | Bodies of water fished: San Francisco Bay