Big C's Charters

Big C’s Charters looks forward to welcoming you aboard the Chasin’ Crustacean for a fishing adventure of a lifetime. ‘And what makes it an adventure?’ you might wonder. Well, the vessel is a legendary Lobster boat, its Captain Christian Cavanaugh lives for fishing, and the fish you’ll be targeting are some of the tastiest and best game fish around.

As if that’s not enough, you’ll have the boat all to yourself and your party, and you get your fish cleaned and bagged at the end of the trip! Each charter includes free use of tackle, with the rods being available for rental at a price of $15 per piece. You are also welcome to bring your own if you have a favorite one.

Big C’s Charters is lucky to be located in Sausalito, California, as they get access to one of the best fisheries on the West Coast. Chinook and Coho Salmon are here in excellent numbers from April through October when you can hardly get a breather between pulling them to the side of the boat. Rockfish are present year-round, and Flounder is here from March through early November.

The 36’ Chasin’ Crustacean is a beautiful 1997 RP Lobster Boat, originally from Port Clyde in Maine. She served as a successful lobster boat before being carefully transported to Sausalito. Nowadays, she is a fully rigged fishing boat prowling the waters of the San Francisco Bay and the West Coast.

The vessel’s brand new 2016, 405 HP Cummins Diesel Qsl9 engine is powerful and extremely fast for a boat of this size, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots. Everyone in your party will enjoy the boat’s wide deck as there is enough elbow room when reeling in the fish. There is also a cabin and a wheelhouse, which are equipped with state of the art technology, life jackets for safety, and a toilet for your convenience.

Big C’s Charters welcomes children over the age of 12 on their charters and would like to remind you to purchase a California Fishing License prior to your trip from the California Dept of Fish and Game.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Sep
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    This is a full day private charter for up to 6 persons. Fishing for Salmon is excellent from April through October, but you can also catch Rockfish and other species. You will need a daily fishing license the California Department of Fish and Game you can buy online before the trip obtainable for $15 per person (we are not allowed to sell it on the boat anymore).
  • Shared trip
    Full Day
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 31 Oct
    $220
    per person
    3 persons minimum
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Halibut Halibut
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)

Boat Specs

RP Lobster Boat (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1997. Powered by a 405HP Cummins Diesel Qsl9 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
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About the Captain

Christian Cavanaugh
Sausalito, California, United States
Member since April 2017
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Captain Christian has always loved fishing and he did it every chance he got by working his way on the charter boats in his area. In 2005, he went to the University of Maine and after graduating, he got to spend four seasons playing professional basketball in Europe. Christian worked as a deck hand on the Outer Limits and several other Sausalito party boats for over 15 years. In 2013 he passed his 100 Ton license test and started working as a captain which is the job he has been gravitating towards since childhood.
Response time: 3 hours
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5.00
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Andrew K.
Danville, California
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VERIFIED   June 13, 2019
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Matthew L.
Emeryville, California
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VERIFIED   May 26, 2018
We got to the boat at 6 am everything was already prepared and he greeted us with a smile introduced himself and then we were...
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Waco, TX
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VERIFIED   May 11, 2018
Best fishing trip.  Captain Christian was an outstanding host.  He is very personable and helps in any way he can...
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