COVID-19 update: To comply with social distancing recommendations, the captain will take no more than 8 passengers. Each passenger is responsible to show up healthy and to wear a face mask.

If you are looking for a fantastic family fun-filled adventure, then you need to book with Nautilus Excursions today. Captain Ron Koyasako has been running charters for nearly 2 decades and will do his utmost to ensure you have an awesome day out on the water with him.

You’ll spend the day on a 30’ Island Hopper. This is ideal for large groups and families, as 8 can fish on her without bumping elbows. With a 480 HP Cummins engine, you’ll be at the fishing grounds before you know it – on the half day trips, the ride can be as short at 10 minutes.

On board are full safety and navigational equipment, including fishfinder. Coupled with Capt. Ron’s extensive knowledge, and you’ll be on top of the fish all day.

The fish you’ll be targeting on the half day trip include Striped Bass, Halibut, and Leopard Shark. This trip is ideal for families with children as the runtime to the fishing grounds can be as little as 10 minutes. There is no minimum age for children and life vests are provided. For children, parents will need to bring small life vests for them instead.

The full-day trip is great for catching King Salmon out of the bay. There is a longer runtime to the fishing ground, but the ride out is worth the catch! As well as King Salmon (also known as Chinook) you can expect to catch Leopard Shark, Rockfish, Striped Bass, Halibut, and Lingcod.

During the trip, you’ll be using top quality Daiwa rods and reels. The live bait you’ll use will be prepared before the trip, giving you maximum time fishing.

You are welcome to bring along food and drink (in a small cooler) on these trips. Please purchase a fishing license before the day.

Book now for an unforgettable trip with Nautilus Excursions. Capt. Ron can’t wait to show you why he loves these waters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Delta
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 15 - Apr 1
    $450
    You will follow migratory species into the California Delta. The waters here are calmer and you will have a chance to hook Striped Bass and Sturgeon as they migrate through the Delta.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $450
    Fish the bay for Striped Bass, Halibut, and Shark, all within 10 minutes of shore. All of your rods and reels for the day are provided. Live bait is prepared in advance for you so no precious fishing time is wasted. You are welcome to bring along food and drink. Please buy a fishing license before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $450
    This afternoon trip will have you fishing the bay for Halibut, Striped Bass, and Shark just 10 minutes from the shoreline. You'll be using Daiwa rods and reels and all live bait are included. You are welcome to bring along your own food and drink. Please purchase a fishing license before the day.
  • Private trip
    Full Day trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 15
    $600
    This trip will take you out of the bay and give you the opportunity to target Salmon. The species you'll find are King Salmon (Chinook), Striped Bass, Halibut, Shark, Rockfish, and Lingcod. The drive out can take up to an hour and a half. All fishing gear and tackle are included. You'll need to bring along a fishing license and food and drink. These trips can be longer, depending on what is biting.
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About the Captain

Ron Koyasako
San Francisco, California, United States
184 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
158 Customer reviews
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Member since July 2018
Fishing has always been Capt. Ron's passion. He started Trout fishing at 2 years old and charter boat fishing at 5 years old. He worked on charter boats for 18 years before becoming a captain. He has sportfished and commercially fished all his adult life. Capt. Ron enjoys seeing the thrill of a new person catching their first fish and anglers catching their personal best. His favorite species of fish to catch is Striped Bass. The captain fishes for it year-round.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat specs

Island Hopper (Deck boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 480HP Cummings engine.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Suisun Bay delta
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Private
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min age. Infants need to bring their own vests
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 157 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Amanda C.
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Fishing with Ron

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on September 3, 2022
I purchased a full day trip as a gift for my husband. He and his friends had an amazing time. I was worried about making Ron...
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Maya M.
San Francisco, CA
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Wonderful Day w/ Great Crew

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on June 11, 2022
I booked this as a Christmas present for my husband and son to do together. So finally our date came in June, and they had...
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Piedmont, CA
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Full Day w/ Ron

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on July 5, 2022
Spent a full day targeting salmon - Ron knew all the best spots and wasn’t afraid to try something different than all the...
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John B.
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Striped bass in San Francisco Bay—WOW

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on October 23, 2022
We all had a great time. Captain Ron and his first mate Hunter know where and how to catch the fish. They helped every step...
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Donald G.
Pleasanton, CA
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Bay Seabass and Halibut trip with Captain Ron

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on September 16, 2022
Captain Ron is very knowledgeable about the fish of SF bay, how to locate and how to catch!  Captain Ron and deckhand of the...
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FAQs about Nautilus Excursions

Nautilus Excursions offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per person - 9 Hour Trip – Delta (9 hours)
  • $225 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $225 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $300 per person - Full Day trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Nautilus Excursions, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Nautilus Excursions include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Nautilus Excursions offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Suisun Bay delta)
  • Nearshore Fishing

Nautilus Excursions offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Nautilus Excursions include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Sturgeon