Argo Sportfishing

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Departing from Fisherman’s Wharf, you will find yourself cruising aboard Argo Sportfishing Charters, an unforgettable experience that has no match in the whole of the San Franciso Bay Area.

Designed to accommodate up to 6 anglers in spacious comfort and style, their 33 ft Argo boat is a true work of art. It is powered by a 210 HP Catipiler engine, has an attractive wood interior cabin and all the top-notch navigational electronics. The vessel is very cozy and provides a pleasant ride anywhere you go. The Argo has a toilet on board for a maximum comfort on the water and a large dinette.

Being a true master, the Captain will take you to the best fishing grounds, be it inshore in the San Francisco Bay, or nearshore in the coastal ocean. Depending on the season, you will be targeting what is biting best: Striped Bass, Sturgeon, Halibut, Salmon, Rockfish, Leopard Shark or Crabs. Sailing outside the Golden Gate, you will find Salmon available throughout the summer and fall months. Going to the local reefs will lead you to Rockfish from June till December.

The Captain will share his knowledge about different fish species and how to catch them. Even when it’s chilly outside, with Argo Sportfishing you will never get bored.

Fishing with various techniques, ranging from light to heavy tackle, from trolling to drift fishing, the crew will put your hands on fish. A live bait tank, lures, rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price.

Plenty of space, lots of fun, attention to details. Argo Sportfishing is just the right choice.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day - Crab/Rockfish Combo
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    9 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 30 Nov
    $1,350
    up to 6 persons
    Crab season begins the first Saturday in November. The Argo will run crab/rockfish combo trips in November. These trips combine crab and rockfish on the same day when weather permits. The full boat price is $1350.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private Charter
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    9 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    Your best opportunity for the greatest success with more time on the water. These trips are recommended to target Salmon and Rockfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private Charter
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $925
    up to 6 persons
    Half day trips available for all bay species, such as Rockfish, Salmon, Halibut, and many others. Ocean trips are also available.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    9 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $230
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Your best opportunity for the greatest success with more time on the water. These trips are recommended to target Salmon and Rockfish.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - San Francisco Bay
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $175
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    Fish a half-day trip on San Francisco Bay for Striped Bass, Halibut, Sturgeon or Sharks. Some half-day ocean trips are available.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Crab
Halibut
Rockfish

Salmon
Shark (Leopard)
Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Crown Custom (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1979. Powered by a 210HP Catipiler engine.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

Craig Hanson
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since December 2016
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Captain Craig Hanson is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain with more than 40 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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.77
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
84%
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John C.
Fort Worth, TX
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My first visit to the big city. Half day with Craig Hanson

VERIFIED   August 21, 2018
Truly Captain Craig should change his name to Capitan America. Captain Craig took us out with Dave, Lisa, Joe and his...
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Mark H.
Alameda, California
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Half-Day Trip with Cap'n Craig

VERIFIED   March 16, 2019
We spent an amazingly beautiful day on the water going after sturgeon and striped bass. Everyone on the boat landed multiple...
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Jude B.
Longmont, CO
 5.00
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Highly recommend Captain Craig and the Argo for fishing trips!  We were beginners and friendly Captain Craig took us where...
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Dawn B.
Emeryville, CA
 5.00
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1.2 day trip

VERIFIED   August 28, 2018
We can’t say enough good things about our trip.  We were fortunate enough to have the boat to ourselves.  Craig...
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Sean D.
San Francisco, CA
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Fishing with Craig

VERIFIED   February 9, 2019
Captain Craig was great, and his deck hand,Andrew , made sure our group had a great day on the Bay. I would highly recommend...
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