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 cruiser, ideal for up to 4 anglers. 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.

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
    price breakdown
    $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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Your departure time will depend on the tides and the species you are targeting. Please contact your captain in advance to discuss this. 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's recommended that you bring your own. If you want to visit the 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
42 Fishing Reports
43 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 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) Salmon (Chinook)
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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates 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
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 43 reviews
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Limits of rockfish and some lingcod
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Eric J.
Pleasanton, CA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
“I made reservations for this half-day, potluck (Halibut and Striper) trip back in March 2020. It was originally for...
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Brent C.
San Jose, CA
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Limits of rockfish and some lingcod

VERIFIED   NEW  September 6, 2020
Capt. Phil runs a first class operation.  Very professional, personable, and knowledgeable.  He put together a great...
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Jr C.
Stockton, California
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VERIFIED   August 24, 2020
Wife and I had just a amazing day. Phil was not only super Knowledgeable about the sport he was very Personable and extremely...
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Gabriela P.
Union City, California
 5.00
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Great trip, knowledgeable captain and beautiful boat!

VERIFIED   August 22, 2020
I booked this trip for my husband birthday and it was the best experience ( I enjoyed it just as much as the birthday boy)....
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Nic H.
Lafayette, CA
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What a great day salmon fishing

VERIFIED   July 11, 2020
We had a great day today, perfect conditions and fantastic experience with captain Phil. This is a great boat and very experienced...
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Fishing Reports

Farallon Islands trip

September 06, 2020

Fished Brent Campbell wife and crew for awesome fishing 30 miles from the Golden Gate. They had limits with bonus lings to 15lbs. Now thats a lotl of tacos! Thanks Brent! Read Full Report →