Reel Time Charters, LLC

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 31’ Cabo, originally built in 2000 and restored in 2017. Powered by twin 330 HP Volvo 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. Up to four passengers can cruise the bay in style aboard this boat.

Meet Capt. Phil, 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 will fish with light tackle using a variety of techniques, such as drifting for Halibut, trolling for Salmon, and live bait fishing for Tuna.

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. Even if you are not keen on fishing, Capt. Phil can take you out for a tour of the bay.

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 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 3 persons
    + $250
    each additional person
    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. We typically target Salmon but there are other fishing opportunities depending on the time of year. Nature trips are always fun with the Farallon Islands Marine Sanctuary 25 miles from the Golden Gate (note, this incurs a fuel surcharge). In November you may be able to fish for crab during a 2 week period when the season is open.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip -Morning or Afternoon
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $250
    each additional person
    Can be utilized to maximize time or tides. Example: afternoon high tides can be ideal when targeting large fall run Kings. They are weather dependent and it is recommended to discuss departure times with the Captain upon booking. Rods and reels are not included and cost an additional $15 per person. Trolling weights can be supplied by the captain for $7-8 per person, but it is recommended that you bring your own. If you want to visit Farallon Islands, there is a fuel surcharge to cover the extra distance.
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About the Captain

Phil Havlicek
Sausalito, California, United States
Angler's Choice
36 Fishing Reports
34 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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 weighing 200+ lbs, with the biggest being 270 lbs.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Cabo (Express cruiser) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 330HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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
No Smoking
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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.99
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Peter R.
San Francisco, California
 5.00
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Phil is amazing, extremely worth your time

VERIFIED   June 2, 2019
Let me start off by saying that the other reviews of Phil on this site aren’t just making stuff up or being nice - Phil...
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Christine D.
Brentwood, CA
 5.00
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Half Day on the Bay!

VERIFIED   May 13, 2019
I surprised my boyfriend with a fishing trip and it was one of the best times. Captain Phil is a pretty cool person, conversation...
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Christine D.
Spanish Flat, CA
 5.00
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Want a thrill? Fish w/ Capt Phil

VERIFIED   June 24, 2019
My second fishing experience and it did not disappoint. Total noobs on the boat and we still went home with fish. There were...
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Kelly M.
Santa Ana, California
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   July 18, 2019
We had the best day of fishing with Captain Phil!! He was fantastic at helping my teenage boys learn how to land salmon...
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David M.
San Jose, CA
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Day Trip with Captain Phil on Reel Time

VERIFIED   September 6, 2019
We had a great trip on the Reel Time - 5 big Salmon for 3 fishermen (would have been a limit day for all 3 of us if we hadn’t...
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