SF Boat Support

SF Boat Support is a family-owned business specializing in luxury fishing charters in the San Francisco Bay. Captain Brent McLain and his wife Mylan are both US Coast Guard licensed captains with 30+ years experience in fishing and boating. Their goal is to make your angling experience fun, safe, and memorable! Even better, they’ll customize your trip for you based on your preferences.

The “Hyperfish” boasts state-of-the-art amenities and features that’ll deliver a top-quality fishing experience for everyone. She’s a 38’ Canaveral express cruiser with top-of-the-line navigation and safety gear, as well as Penn tackle, and a live bait tank. She also comes with a restroom, a shower, and a bed, making her perfect for those longer offshore trips.

This vessel can accommodate 24 passengers and 8 people can fish comfortably at the same time. Capt. Brent and Mylan have hosted corporate retreats for some of the largest companies, such as Google, RedBull, and Warner Brothers. This boat is perfect for business events, family trips, or for a fishing extravaganza with your friends!

The San Francisco Bay is home to a wide range of fish that are both fun to catch and delicious to eat. On the half day trip, you’ll be fishing the Bay to target Striped Bass, White Seabass, Halibut, and many more. On the full day trip, you’ll also target Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, Tuna, and whatever else takes the bait!

Another fun and exotic-looking species to target are Leopard Sharks. Kids love these because they are safe, mild-mannered, fun to catch, and look absolutely stunning! Capt. Brent also provides spearfishing trips for up to 10 customers. As long as you bring your own diving gear and spearfishing equipment, you’re good to go.

Just purchase your fishing license online and show up ready for action! Pack extra layers in case it gets chilly, and bring snacks and drinks as well. SF Boat Support will take care of the rest, so you can sit back and enjoy the ride!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Open Ocean Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 8 persons
    Come out and take advantage of the "Red Hot Bite"! This full-day trip will take you out further into the ocean to increase your chances of catching a big fish. You'll be able to target Halibut, Rockfish, Chinook Salmon, Tuna, and more! Your tackle and bait are included in the price. Just be sure to get your fishing license before the trip and pack extra layers as well. Also, feel free to bring your own food and beverages. Everything is else is covered, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Spearfishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 8 persons
    This is perhaps one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have in the Bay! This is reserved for the most die-hard and experienced anglers. You'll target Halibut, Rockfish, White Seabass, and Lingcod. Make sure you bring your own gear and purchase a fishing license online and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – San Francisco Bay (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 8 persons
    Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in the San Francisco Bay! You'll have the whole morning to target Striped Bass, White Seabass, Halibut, and many more. You'll be provided with tackle and bait, so just get your fishing license online and meet Capt. Brent down at the pier. Feel free to bring some snacks and drinks and also be sure to pack up extra layers of clothing or a coat in case it's a little windy!
  • Private trip
    Half Day – San Francisco Bay (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,000
    up to 8 persons
    Get ready to explore the San Francisco Bay with SF Boat Support! On this trip, your main target species are White Seabass and Striped Bass. You can also catch Halibut and many other species as well. You'll be provided with gear and bait, so just be sure to purchase your fishing license before the trip and bring along some snacks and drinks as well. Also, make sure to pack extra layers of clothing in case it gets a little chilly on the water!

About the Captain

Brent McLain
San Francisco, California, United States
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since May 2019
Captain Brent McLain is a local San Francisco fisherman and has worked in the boating and fishing industry for over 30 years. He grew up fishing Salmon and Rockfish on the Pacific Ocean and always had an affinity for being out on the water. He’s a US Coast Guard Master Mariner with vast knowledge in local fisheries, boating, water safety, and diving operations. The only thing Capt. Brent loves more than catchin’ big fish is helping others do the same and seeing the smiles on their faces once they finally land a keeper! Join SF Boat Support today and get ready to load up the captain’s boat with delicious fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Halibut
Lingcod
Rockfish

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

Boat Specs

Canaveral Boats (Express cruiser) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 400HP Cummings engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Christopher G.
Spanish Springs, NV
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  October 5, 2019
caught a huge variety and had plenty of room.  Just a great trip.
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Seaton N.
San Jose, California
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Half day bachelor trip with Brent and Greg.

VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
Awesome and knowledgable hosts. Provided all equipments and guided us throught the entire process. Our bachelor party of 10...
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Renee C.
Woodland, California
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   July 13, 2019
Awesome time, good people.  I took the office staff on a fishing trip, luckily with this captain. Captain Brent and My...
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Nic M.
San Francisco, CA
 5.00
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Fishing with Brent

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
Our day with Captain Brent was outstanding!  He knows the waters like the back of his hand.  My son and I had the...
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Ray I.
Oakland, California
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Half Day with Captain Mc Clain

VERIFIED   July 7, 2019
We had a great day fishing with Brent and Brent! They were very paitient and put us on the fish.
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