Nautilus Excursions

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 infants and babies, 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
    Full Day trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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.
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About the Captain

Ron Koyasako
San Francisco, California, United States
122 Fishing Reports
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66 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2018
Fishing has always been my passion. I started Trout fishing at 2 years old, and charter boat fishing at 5 years old. I worked on charter boats for 18 years before becoming a captain. I have sportfished and commercially fished all my adult life. I enjoy seeing the thrill of a new person catching their first fish and anglers catching their personal best. My favorite species of fish to catch is Striped Bass. I fish for them year around.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Shark (Leopard) Shark (Leopard)
Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Island Hopper (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 480HP Cummings engine.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Birthday present!
Birthday present!
November 15, 2020
11/15/20 Sunday Today we had family and friends out on the Nautilus to celebrate the coaches birthday. We started the day moving around looking for biting fish. We looked around till the bottom of the ninth inning when they started to bite and the crew swung for the fences! Terri, Thanks for the charter! Looking forward to our next adventure! Captain Ron & Hunter
Wild weather, good fishing!
Wild weather, good fishing!
November 14, 2020
11/13/20 Friday We had a half day trip with deteriorating fishing conditions. We looked around and found slow fishing in areas days before had great fishing. In the end we found a school of fish that wanted to come aboard, so we accomodated them! Don, Thanks for the Charter! Captain Ron & Hunter

Customer Reviews

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Andrew G.
San Jose, CA
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Rockfish and Halibut with Captain Ron and Hunter

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on September 19, 2020
We booked a salmon trip, but the salmon weren’t biting the previous few days, so Captain Ron recommended we go for other...
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Sloughhouse, CA
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VERIFIED   Full Day trip on August 26, 2020
We all arrived by 5:30. The Captain was ready to go, everything ran efficiently! The Bay was calm, equipment was ready to go....
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Awesome excursion with Captain Ron and Hunter

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on July 23, 2020
Some friends and I took a full day trip to hunt for salmon, rock fish and Hali’s, and Capt Ron literally went the extra mile...
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San Jose, CA
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VERIFIED   Full Day trip on July 1, 2020
We had a great day with Captain Ron and Hunter. We started out early, hit the Strippers and then headed out the Gate for Kings....
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Burlingame, CA
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Great Day with Captain Ron

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on September 11, 2020
Despite living in the San Francisco area our whole lives, only two of our party of seven had ever been out on fishing party-boat...
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