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 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 10 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 great 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. Just bring your own diving gear and spearfishing equipment and 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. Rods are available onboard for 10$ per angler. 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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,600
    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! Just be sure to get your fishing license before the trip and pack some extra layers. If you don't want to bring your own gear, rods can be rented for $10 per angler. Also, feel free to bring your own food and beverages to keep you refreshed throughout the day.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Spearfishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,600
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    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. Just get your fishing license online and meet Capt. Brent down at the pier. If you don't want to bring your own gear, rods can be rented for $10 per angler. Also 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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,300
    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. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license before the trip and bring along some snacks and drinks. If you don't want to bring your own gear, rods can be rented for $10 per angler. Also, make sure to pack extra layers of clothing in case it gets a little chilly on the water!
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About the Captain

Brent McLain
San Francisco, California, United States
26 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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!

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Targeted Species

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

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Seabass (White) Seabass (White)
Shark (Leopard) Shark (Leopard)
Tuna (Albacore) 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
10 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
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

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
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
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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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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The captain canceled

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Christopher R.
Concord, California
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Afternoon Trip for Bachelor's party

VERIFIED   Half Day – San Francisco Bay (PM) on May 15, 2021
I would definitely recommend Captain Brent and SF Boat Support if you’re thinking about a fishing trip out of SF. A...
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Owen O.
San Francisco, CA
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Half day in the morning w Captain Brent

VERIFIED   Half Day – San Francisco Bay (AM) on April 6, 2021
This was an amazing trip a first for our group. Captain Brent and his first mate were excellent. They provided everything you...
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Redwood City, California
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Great experience

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – San Francisco Bay (AM) on July 4, 2021
Cap Brent and Shae are great! I was debating between morning and afternoon trip and I am glad that I chose the morning one....
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Rowley, MA
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FAQs about SF Boat Support

SF Boat Support offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,300 per group - Half Day – San Francisco Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Half Day – San Francisco Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $2,600 per group - Full Day – Open Ocean Fishing (8 hours)
  • $2,600 per group - Full Day – Spearfishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with SF Boat Support, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with SF Boat Support include:
  • Live Bait (If available )
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Tips are always appreciated! )

SF Boat Support offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (10–20 miles )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

SF Boat Support offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing (Please bring your own gear )
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with SF Boat Support include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Seabass (White)
  • Shark (Leopard)
  • Tuna (Albacore)