San Francisco Pier Fishing

Ready to go fishing in San Francisco? That’s what Francisco Pier Fishing is here for.

Here you won’t be far from inshore waters, including some honey holes that only a local guide can show you. This pier overlooks the Goldengate bridge! The name of the game around here is light tackle fishing, which is what you’ll be doing on the day of your trip. Victor will provide rods and reels.

Fishing around here will often see you targeting White Seabass, Crab, Calico Bass, Halibut, Lobster, Scorpionfish, Leopard Shark, Sculpin, Bonito, and more, depending on the season and the bite on the day of your adventure.

Note that your guide practices catch-and-release fishing, so won’t be taking any fish home with you after the trip. Up to 6 anglers are welcome on these excursions. You’ll be fishing without a boat, so expect to make your way on foot at least part of the time and come dressed for current weather conditions. Expect to get in touch with Cali Tours before the trip so you know where to meet and how to get there.

You’re encouraged to dress in layers and the proper footwear (if you aren’t sure what that means, just ask). It’s never a bad idea to bring bottled water, sunglasses, and sunscreen, rain or shine.

Children are welcome to fish as well!

Reach out to San Francisco Pier Fishing below and get ready for fishing in San Francisco.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    San Francisco Pier Fishing (10:30)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $240
    Enjoy this group one-and-a-half-hour tour of San franciscos catch-and-release pier fishing in San Francisco, which has a beautiful ocean and plenty of fish to catch. Let a professional show you expert techniques and tactics for catching fish! The whole family can enjoy this fishing trip. Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and excited to share San Franciscos secrets with you. Enjoy a peaceful day on the pier and make lasting memories of your time in Cali.
  • Shared trip
    San Francisco Pier Fishing (12pm)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $240
    Enjoy this group one-and-a-half-hour tour of San franciscos catch-and-release pier fishing in San Francisco, which has a beautiful ocean and plenty of fish to catch. Let a professional show you expert techniques and tactics for catching fish! The whole family can enjoy this fishing trip. Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and excited to share San Franciscos secrets with you. Enjoy a peaceful day on the pier and make lasting memories of your time in Cali.
  • Shared trip
    San Francisco Pier Fishing (7:30am)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $240
    Enjoy this PRIVATE one-and-a-half-hour tour of San franciscos catch-and-release pier fishing in San Francisco, which has a beautiful ocean and plenty of fish to catch. Let a professional show you expert techniques and tactics for catching fish! The whole family can enjoy this fishing trip. Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and excited to share San Franciscos secrets with you. Enjoy a peaceful day on the pier and make lasting memories of your time in Cali.
  • Shared trip
    San Francisco Pier Fishing (9am)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    1 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $240
    Enjoy this PRIVATE one-and-a-half-hour tour of San franciscos catch-and-release pier fishing in San Francisco, which has a beautiful ocean and plenty of fish to catch. Let a professional show you expert techniques and tactics for catching fish! The whole family can enjoy this fishing trip. Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and excited to share San Franciscos secrets with you. Enjoy a peaceful day on the pier and make lasting memories of your time in Cali.
  • Private trip
    Private Pier Fishing Tour (1.5hrs)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $350
    Enjoy this PRIVATE one-and-a-half-hour tour of San franciscos catch-and-release pier fishing in San Francisco, which has a beautiful ocean and plenty of fish to catch. Let a professional show you expert techniques and tactics for catching fish! The whole family can enjoy this fishing trip. Our guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and excited to share San Franciscos secrets with you. Enjoy a peaceful day on the pier and make lasting memories of your time in Cali.
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James B.
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Good time overall!

VERIFIED   San Francisco Pier Fishing (9am) on January 15, 2024
Mitchell was a great guide and very knowledgeable about fishing in the area. He was also good guy and easy to get along with...
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Patrick S.
Los Angeles, California
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Half day Pier fishing!

VERIFIED   San Francisco Pier Fishing (10:30) on July 3, 2023
What made this day special was the camaraderie and positive energy that filled the air. Everyone was incredibly supportive,...
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Jeffrey S.
Los Angeles, CA
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Great time on the pier with Mitchell

VERIFIED   San Francisco Pier Fishing (10:30) on June 22, 2023
Thanks for a great time.  Mitchell seems like the unofficial mayor of the Santa Monica Pier, making friends and sharing fish...
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Osman R.
Porterville, California
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Great experience

VERIFIED   San Francisco Pier Fishing (9am) on July 12, 2023
Captain Mitchel was not only knowledgeable but as well very patient and positive. He was awesome.
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Henrik E.
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VERIFIED   San Francisco Pier Fishing (12pm) on October 30, 2023
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FAQs about San Francisco Pier Fishing

San Francisco Pier Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $120 per person - San Francisco Pier Fishing (10:30) (1 hour)
  • US $120 per person - San Francisco Pier Fishing (12pm) (1 hour)
  • US $120 per person - San Francisco Pier Fishing (7:30am) (1 hour)
  • US $120 per person - San Francisco Pier Fishing (9am) (1 hour)
  • US $175 per person - Private Pier Fishing Tour (1.5hrs) (2 hours)

Trips booked with San Francisco Pier Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle

San Francisco Pier Fishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Pier Fishing)

San Francisco Pier Fishing offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with San Francisco Pier Fishing include:
  • Bonito
  • Calico Bass
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Lobster
  • Scorpionfish
  • Sculpin
  • Seabass (White)
  • Shark (Leopard)

Meet the Captain

Kenny Aranda
San Francisco, California, United States
55 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
Kenneth has been guiding fishing trips for 20 years. He's a local and has got extensive knowledge of Hawaii waters. Kenneth likes his customers to learn something while on the trip with him, so he'll show them everything he knows in that short period of time. The time you spend will him will not only be fun, but also educational.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bonito Bonito
Calico Bass Calico Bass
Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Pier Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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