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 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 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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 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
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

Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

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 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Jeff V.
Lafayette, California
 5.00
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Great half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day – San Francisco Bay (PM) on November 21, 2020
Great day, captain and crew were great. I’m still dealing with 20 crabs. We’re getting bye. BTW his wife runs the show....
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Sarah B.
Lawrence, KS
 5.00
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Half Day AM Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – San Francisco Bay (AM) on July 28, 2020
I took my 4 boys and 2 nephews out and they all had a great time. The crew was very attentive and worked hard to help them...
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Ray I.
San Mateo, California
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Half Day – San Francisco Bay (AM) on June 13, 2020
Day trip with Captain Brent turned out to be a great day on the water. We caught a few fish and had a great time!
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Jonathan A.
Danville, CA
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – San Francisco Bay (PM) on July 3, 2020
Excellent trip.  Kids caught their first fish and didn’t too seasick!
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Patricia G.
Fremont, California
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VERIFIED   Half Day – San Francisco Bay (PM) on March 8, 2020
It was a wonderful day. Captain Brent and the deck hands were great. All very knowledgeable, will do it again. Thinking of...
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