Osprey Fishing Charters - SF Bay

Osprey Fishing Charters are based out of Richmond, California, and offer exciting fishing charters in the San Francisco Bay area and coastal waters.

Step aboard their 33’ Osprey sport fishing boat, which features a deep vee hull for extra stability in varying weather conditions. With a 10’ beam, and large fishing area with deep padded side rails, it allows space for up to 6 anglers to fish in comfort. The boat is powered by twin 300HP Volvo Penta 6-cylinder turbo diesel engines, ensuring to get you to the fishing grounds fast, and is navigated by Furuno GPS, fishfinder, radar and Marine VHF radio. It comes fitted with outriggers, Scotty electric downriggers, and live bait tank, while on board you will find a galley with kitchen facilities, heated cabin with seating, and private bathroom.

Captain James will be happy to guide you through different fishing techniques to best target large species such as Salmon, Sturgeon, Halibut, Rockfish, Striped Bass, Albacore Tuna, and more, depending on season and conditions on the day. Trips include quality rods, reels, tackle, and bait, as well as cleaning and filleting of your catch at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is your fishing license, food and drinks.

Osprey Fishing Charters offer exciting trips for all ages and skill levels. During the day you will also get to see some famous landmarks, such as Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Fort Point, Point Bonita Lighthouse and the Farallon Islands.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Nov 1
    $1,000
    A half day Bay trip targeting Shark, Halibut, and Stripers. Trips include quality rods, reels, tackle, and bait, as well as cleaning and filleting of your catch at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is your fishing license, food and drinks. Gratuities are appreciated for our hard working crew :-)
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bay
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    Target species are seasonally dependent and may include halibut, striped bass, shark and/or sturgeon.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Ocean
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 15
    $1,800
    A full day Ocean charter for Rockcod, Lingcod, Stripers, Salmon, and Sea Bass. Trips include quality rods, reels, tackle, and bait, as well as cleaning and filleting of your catch at the end of the trip. All you need to bring is your fishing license, food and drinks. An additional charge of $8 per salmon weight lost will be charged on the day of the trip (usually two per angler). Gratuities are appreciated for our hard working crew :-)
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About the Captain

James Townsend
Richmond, California, United States
ID & License verified
18 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2016
I been fishing in the San Francisco Bay area my whole life. Fishing is the passion of my life and I enjoy passing on my knowledge and techniques.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Osprey (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 300HP Volvo Penta 6 cylinder turbo diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 54 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Furuno
Fishfinder
Furuno
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Epic shark fishing
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Nicole K.
San Francisco, California
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Half day trip with Captain James!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay AM on June 26, 2022
Super fun trip for the family. The captain was very nice, told us lots of stories and kept the conversation engaging while...
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Sam B.
Albany, CA
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Epic shark fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay AM on June 16, 2022
Captain James helped us catch the biggest sharks in the Bay and he was friendly and he taught the kids about the tides, sharks,...
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Ashil B.
Castro Valley, CA
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Half day (am)

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay AM on April 23, 2022
We had a blast with James, he is very professional and friendly.  We caught 5 Halibut among 6 of us, highly recommend going...
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Greg D.
San Francisco, California
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1/2 day trip with Captain James

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay AM on July 31, 2021
Captain James was great. He was professional and accommodating. We had an awesome time!!! Thanks Cpt. James.
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Sami P.
San Jose, California
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Awesome half day outing with James and Kevin!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Bay AM on June 16, 2019
We had a great Father’s Day outing with Osprey Charters. There were 5 of us in our group, my dad, my husband, two kids (13...
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FAQs about Osprey Fishing Charters - SF Bay

Osprey Fishing Charters - SF Bay offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip - Bay AM (4 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip - Bay (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip - Ocean (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Osprey Fishing Charters - SF Bay, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Furuno
  • Fishfinder Furuno
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Radar

Trips booked with Osprey Fishing Charters - SF Bay include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Osprey Fishing Charters - SF Bay offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Osprey Fishing Charters - SF Bay offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Osprey Fishing Charters - SF Bay include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Sturgeon
  • Tuna (Albacore)