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
    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
    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
    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
Angler's Choice
163 Fishing Reports
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138 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) Striped Bass
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Seabass (White) White Seabass
Shark (Leopard) Leopard Shark
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

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

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 2% charge will apply.

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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A fantastic fishing trip of a lifetime!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 25, 2021
One of the best experiences of my life, especially sharing a “bucket list” with my son and two teenage grandsons! ...
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Sacramento, CA
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Plan C pays off on the Nautilus

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on September 8, 2021
The day started off late due to bait guy waking up late, but once we got going we ran into unexpected wind and waves to the...
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Stockton, CA
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Full day salmon with Ron and hunter

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on September 3, 2021
Ron and his deck hand Hunter gave 100% to make sure that all Fisherman’s had a great trip and we’re taking care of bringing...
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San Jose, CA
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Hardest working boat on the water

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on August 18, 2021
The best way to find out if a boat captain and crew are good is to fish with them when fishing is tough. The fleet had very...
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Natalie M.
South San Francisco, CA
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Wonderful trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day trip on June 22, 2021
We booked this as a company quarterly event and had a fantastic time! Captain Ron took us around the bay, explained clearly...
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FAQs about Nautilus Excursions

Nautilus Excursions offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $250 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

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

Nautilus Excursions offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Nautilus Excursions include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Seabass (White)
  • Shark (Leopard)
  • Sturgeon