Ripple Sportfishing runs angling trips out of Alameda and offers to show you what the SF Bay area fishery is all about.

Capt. Dante is here to get you on some fish, and to make sure you have fun doing it. You’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, and jigging, depending on what you’re going after. As part of their 8-hour trips, you can target species like Salmon, Rockfish, Lingcod, Halibut, and Bass, depending on the current season and weather conditions.

Your adventure begins on board a 22’ Starcraft Islander boat that can fit a maximum of 4 anglers. The boat is fitted with an ice box. All the necessary fishing gear is included in the price of your trip. All that’s up to you is to use it as best you can. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.

Capt. Dante runs trips together with his first mate, who’s there to help you with whatever you may need. Tips are always appreciated for a job well done. This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Ripple Sportfishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Halibut Striper Combo
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Sep 10
    $550
    Halibut and Striper combo These trips consist of fishing live bait and lures inside the SF Bay for Halibut and Stripers. This bite starts in early April and goes usually until the end of summer.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – King Salmon Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $600
    Trolling for King Salmon along the California coast.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip–Halibut Rockfish Combo
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 1
    $600
    On these trips, we will be fishing live bait and jigs for Halibut and Rockfish in the Ocean outside the Golden Gate.
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About the Captain

Dante Medaglia
Alameda, California, United States
9 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2021
I have been on the water since before I was born. I grew up in Massachusetts on my Dads boat fishing for Bluefin tuna. Moved to NorCal and continued the tradition commercially fishing Halibut.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Starcraft Islander (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP 4.3 Mercruiser engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Humminbird
Fishfinder
Humminbird
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar
Furuno

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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, 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (5)
Fishing with Dante
Fishing with Dante
8 hours trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Rafal U.
Danville, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Dante

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip–Halibut Rockfish Combo on August 28, 2022
My 7 year old son and I had a great time with captain Dante. We first headed to the ocean to catch some rockfish and lings....
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Andrew M.
Ashland, OR
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day with captain Dante

VERIFIED   Halibut Striper Combo on July 2, 2022
Great time fishing with Dante. The boat is a little rough around the edges but filling the freezer more than made up for it. We...
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Timothy W.
Alameda, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Rock fish and Halibut

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip–Halibut Rockfish Combo on August 21, 2022
Fun time today with Dante! Started off rock fishing past the Golden Gate Bridge, then we headed back to the bay for halibut....
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Douglas B.
Auburn, AL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Captain Dante

Halibut Striper Combo on August 7, 2022
I have fished with Captain Dante multiple times targeting different species in the SF Bay and outside the gate. He always finds...
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Douglas B.
Auburn, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – King Salmon Trolling on September 16, 2022
Fished with Captain Dante on a beautiful day. We caught lingcod, halibut, and rock fish, even caught a canary (orange rock...
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FAQs about Ripple Sportfishing

Ripple Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per person - Halibut Striper Combo (8 hours)
  • $300 per person - 8 Hour Trip – King Salmon Trolling (8 hours)
  • $300 per person - 8 Hour Trip–Halibut Rockfish Combo (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ripple Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Humminbird
  • Fishfinder Humminbird
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Furuno

Trips booked with Ripple Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Ripple Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Ripple Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ripple Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)