Best Fishing Guides in San Francisco

Why These Fishing Guides?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Francisco Fishing Guides on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Berkeley Charter Boats

Located at the Berkeley Marina, Berkeley Charter Boats consists of a fleet of five boats that can carry at least 30 passengers each. All of the boats are outfitted with the latest equipment and technology and are USCG inspected and certified. The Gallia family has operated Berkeley Charter Boats for three generations, and the captains have over a century of combined experience as licensed sport fishers between them. Specialty trips include salmon fishing, Farallones Islands rockfish trips, live bait potlucks, rock cod and crab combos, and albacore tuna fishing trips.

Berkeley, CA 94710


Predator Sport Fishing Trips

Predator Sport Fishing Trips offers guided fishing charters in the San Francisco and San Pablo bays. The licensed captain has over 40 years of experience fishing in the Bay and specializes in leading six-pack to ten-pack charters that target striped bass, salmon, sturgeon, halibut, and leopard sharks. In addition to gamefish charters, the boat is also available for wildlife sightseeing and surveying in Suisun Bay and Napa River, as well as burials at sea.

Vallejo, CA 94590


Riptide Charters

Located at Pillar Point Harbor, Riptide Charters specializes in salmon and rockfish sport fishing trips for small groups. The licensed and insured captain has over 30 years of fishing experience. Other services include ash scattering and whale watching trips.

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019


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