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 six 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
    Full Day Trip - Bay
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    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 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Apr - 15 Nov
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    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 $8 per salmon weight lost will be charged on the day of the trip (usually two per angler). Gratuities are appreciated for our hard working crew :-)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Nov
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    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 :-)
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Halibut
Lingcod
Rockfish

Salmon
Sturgeon
Tuna (Albacore)

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

James Townsend
Richmond, California, United States
Member since March 2016
7
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.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 96%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (3)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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May fishing trip
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Benjamin Cameron
Misawa, Aomori
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 21, 2018
Salmon limits for all six of us plus two halibut on the way home. The weather was perfect and Captain James new exactly where...
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Daren Young
Fremont, CA
 5.00
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Captain James and 1st Mate Kevin

VERIFIED   July 30, 2018
These guys are the best! So patient and so professional! We got our limit! in spite of our lack of experience! Done by...
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Michael Luippold
American Canyon, CA
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VERIFIED   May 23, 2018
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Blake Farnsworth
Chicago, Illinois
 5.00
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Fishing with James

VERIFIED   June 27, 2017
What a great day on the water. Was visiting my brother and his Finance in Oakland and had urge to do some fishing. Captain...
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Scott Golding
Ripon, California
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Half day trip with Captain James

VERIFIED   May 14, 2017
Great day on SF Bay with Captain James Osprey Fishing.  Took my wife kids and mother in law for mothers day.  Captain...
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