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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!



About the Captain

Phil Havlicek
Sausalito, California, United States
42 Fishing Reports
46 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) Chinook Salmon
Tuna (Albacore) Albacore Tuna

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
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Ice Box
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
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

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Limits of rockfish and some lingcod
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Shellye N.
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Half day trip in the Bay of SF

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 1, 2021
This was such a wonderful trip for my husband and I. We caught multiple halibut, a bat ray and a striped bass. Our guide was...
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Half Day Trip With Captain Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 28, 2021
Excellent captain and boat. Very enjoyable trip. Captain Phil was great company, very knowledgeable about where to go for the...
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San Anselmo, California
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 28, 2021
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Pleasanton, CA
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Fishing with Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 20, 2020
“I made reservations for this half-day, potluck (Halibut and Striper) trip back in March 2020. It was originally for May...
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Peter R.
San Francisco, California
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Phil is amazing, extremely worth your time

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on 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 earned...
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FAQs about Reel Time Charters, LLC

Reel Time Charters, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per person - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $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

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)