Warrior Poet Sportfishing

Warrior Poet Sportfishing invites you to experience first-class fishing in San Francisco, California. The charter is based out of the historic Hyde Street Pier in San Francisco and offers half day trips in the morning and the afternoon, as well full day trips. Captain David King has been fishing the local waters for over 25 years and knows the best fishing spots.

Fishing in San Francisco is excellent for Rockfish, Sturgeon, Striped Bass, Salmon, Shark, Dungeness Crab, Lingcod, Halibut, Skate, Ray, and lots more species. Depending on the time of the year you go out, you will target seasonal fish using a variety of techniques such as light or heavy tackle, bottom fishing, jigging, trolling, or drift fishing.

Captain David operates a 34’ well-appointed Pelican Bay Boatworks commercial boat originally built in 1988. It is powered by new twin 225 HP Volvo D4 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots. This boat is excellent for fishing trips inside and outside of the Golden Gate Bridge featuring a GPS and a fishfinder, an ice-box, a livewell, all the safety gear, and a toilet, which is a huge plus if you are taking the whole family out.

Warrior Poet Sportfishing provides full tackle with Avet reels and custom rods from Mac’s Rods. They also include lures, live baits, snacks, and drinks on all trips. Once you return to the marina, you will have a complimentary fish cleaning and filleting, so bring a cooler in order to transport it home or to a nearby restaurant to be cooked for you.

You’ll need to purchase a fishing license before the day. Don’t forget the Sturgeon Report Card if you’d like to be able to retain White Sturgeon!

If you are looking for a fun day on the water fishing for delicious fish species and enjoying epic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, Warrior Poet is an excellent choice for you and your family!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $390
    This is a quick trip for Rockfish, Striped Bass, or Sharks that lasts 5 hours. Alternatively, you can just take a tour of "the Rock" and the local famous bridges.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $390
    This is a quick trip in the afternoon for Rockfish, Striped Bass, or Sharks that lasts 5 hours. Alternatively, you can just take a tour of "the Rock" and the local famous bridges.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $540
    Depending on the season and the weather, you will be chasing fish inside or outside of the Golden Gate Bridge. For food or fun it is always an adventure. Targeted species include Striped Bass, Salmon, Halibut, Skate, Ray, Rockfish, Crab, and more.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day – Crab & Rockfish Combo
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 5 - Dec 31
    $600
    On this trip, we will be putting down crab traps on the way out. Then on to fish for rockfish. On the way back, we will pull the traps. If everything goes well, everyone will be going home with limits of rockfish and 10 crab each.
  • Shared trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $700
    This trip is for the person who wants the land to feel strange after they get off the boat because its not moving. This is a long day trip trying to catch the most out of multiple tides. It can also be for long runs to fishing grounds that are normally out of reach. Not for the faint of heart.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,560
    Take an exclusive 10 hour fishing trip with only your party aboard.
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About the Captain

David King
San Francisco, California, United States
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I was born with a view of the Hudson River and grew up within walking distance from the Atlantic Ocean. I moved to the Bay Area 25 years ago and I have fished every bit of water in-between.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Crab Crab
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod

Boat specs

Pelican Bay Boatworks (Commercial) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 225HP Volvo D4 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 363 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Shea P.
San Antonio, TX
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Family, Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 6, 2022
David and Susan were engaged and great coaches as Captain and First Mate. Great people to spend a few hours with. Our family...
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Christopher B.
United States
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Half day trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 19, 2022
My kid caught a ton of rockfish on a morning half day.  Dave and crew were super cool and it felt like you were hanging with...
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Charles C.
Rochester, MN
Excellent
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Half day trip with David and Susan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 6, 2022
My kids and I spent the afternoon with Dave and Susan, it was a fantastic experience. Full of fine memories and...
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Dyana T.
Palmdale, CA
Excellent
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Best fishing charter, priceless experience!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (Private) on July 15, 2022
This was the best charter fishing experience! We got a private charter to celebrate my man’s bday..Captain David and Bradley...
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Richard W.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
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Full Day Fishing With Captain Dave and Bradley

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 22, 2022
I never write reviews, but had to after fishing with Captain Dave and Bradley. Our family had a great trip and got a personal...
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FAQs about Warrior Poet Sportfishing

Warrior Poet Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $195 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $195 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $270 per person - Full Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $300 per person - Full Day – Crab & Rockfish Combo (10 hours)
  • $350 per person - Extended Full Day Trip (12 hours)
  • $1,560 per group - Full Day Trip (Private) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Warrior Poet Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Radar

Trips booked with Warrior Poet Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Warrior Poet Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Warrior Poet Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Warrior Poet Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Ray
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Shark (Leopard)
  • Skate
  • Sturgeon