Reel Time Charters offers nearshore and offshore fishing trips out of Sausalito, CA. Join an experienced captain who is ready to put his talent to work for you, fishing for some of the most popular species in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Step aboard a 28’ Boston Whaler Conquest, ideal for up to 4 anglers. Powered by twin 250 HP Mercury Verado engines, this vessel has a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. She will get you to the fishing grounds and back in comfort as fast as conditions on the water allow.

On board you will find the latest fishing technology. Many onboard amenities cater to your comfort, including a toilet, air conditioning, and a multimedia system.

Meet Captain Phil Havlicek, a local guide with extensive experience in fishing and surfing. He will help you target the fish this area is famous for, including Salmon, Albacore Tuna, Rockfish, and more.

You’ll employ a variety of techniques, such as drifting for Halibut, trolling for Salmon, and live bait fishing for Tuna. In November you may be able to fish for crab during a 2 week period when the season is open.

No matter what fishing experience you’re hoping to have, you can trust that Capt. Phil will help you get the most out of it. He will customize your trip in any way you want, so long as the weather makes it possible. Come aboard for a few hours to test the waters or head out to the Farallon Islands where you will find especially large Rockfish.

Reel Time Charters rents top of the line rods and reels for just $15 per rod. Trolling weights are not provided and are strongly recommended to be brought along by customers. If not, the captain can provide weights at $8 per 2.5lb and $7 per 2lb.

There may be a fuel surcharge depending on the type of trip requested. You are welcome to keep the fish that you catch. Be sure to bring a California fishing license.

Come aboard today and enjoy some of the best fishing on the west coast!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $600
    This trip is customized based on your interests. Price includes bait and ice. Rods can be rented for $15 per person. Trolling weights cost $7-8 or you can bring your own. You'll typically target Salmon but there are other fishing opportunities depending on the time of year. If you choose to explore the Farallon Islands a fuel surcharge will apply. Also, because of very high fuel prices, there will be an additional charge for fuel used. This will be in effect until prices return to normal.
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About the Captain

Phil Havlicek
Sausalito, California, United States
54 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
57 Customer reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since August 2017
I have had a love affair with the ocean all my life. I surfed into my late 40's and have owned boats for over 30 years. I have extensive experience in long-range fishing with over 10 Yellowfin Tuna catches, weighing in at 200+ lbs. My personal best Yellowfin Tuna catch was 270 lbs.

About this listing

Targeted species

Halibut Halibut
Rockfish Rockfish
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna

Boat specs

Boston Whaler (Express cruiser) originally built in 2021. Powered by 2 250HP Mercury Verado engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
8 years and up-
No Smoking
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 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 23, 2022
What a time! Phil is a great captain even when my brother and I were in our deepest darkest hole of sea sickness. And he’s...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 28, 2022
We had a great time. The ocean was a bit choppy at times but Captain Phil was comfortable the whole time. Even though conditions...
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A good effort

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 27, 2022
We hit some unexpected windy conditions with Captain Phil. He took good care of us, and while we didn’t find the fish we...
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San Jose, California
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Half day fishing 🎣 with captain Phil

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 12, 2022
It was a great day of fishing with captain Phil. I was happy with the boat and fishing gear he provided. I’m looking forward...
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 16, 2022
Awesome time. Great boat and crew. Capt. Phil loves fishing and is highly knowledgeable and will do what it takes to get you...
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FAQs about Reel Time Charters, LLC

Reel Time Charters, LLC offers the following trip to customers:
  • $300 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Time Charters, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Reel Time Charters, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Reel Time Charters, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Time Charters, LLC include:
  • Halibut
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Tuna (Albacore)