Book a trip with Quetzal Adventures and come catch some of the most sought-after fish in the California Delta. Captain Stan Koenigsberger has been fishing these waters for more than 40 years. Not only will he take you to the hottest Striper and Salmon fishing spots around, but he will help you target your catch using the best techniques available. Join him on Bethel Island and treat yourself to a fantastic experience!

Capt. Stan runs a 19’ Arima powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine. This vessel boasts a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. She comes equipped with Raymarine electronics and premium fishing tackle, including Shimano and Abu Garcia reels matched with Okuma rods. There’s room on board for up to four passengers and children are welcome. 

Fishing the California Delta gives you access to the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Mokelumne Rivers, where a variety of sport fish are biting. You can catch Striper and Sturgeon in these waters year-round, while Salmon makes an appearance in the fall.

No matter when or where you fish, Capt. Stan will ensure that you use the most effective technique. His insight and experience make him the best Striper and Sturgeon guide on the Delta, as well as the best Salmon guide on the Sacramento River. Whether you are trolling for Salmon and Striper or bottom fishing for Sturgeon, he will help you land a catch to remember.

Quetzal Adventures offers private and open boat charters. You are welcome to take home any fish you would like to eat and Capt. Stan will clean and bag them for you.

Anglers age 16 and older must bring a valid California fishing license.

Come aboard and experience the best fishing on the California Delta!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    1 Person "Private" Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
  • Private trip
    2 Person "Private" Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
  • Private trip
    3 Person "Private" Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
  • Private trip
    4 Person "Private" Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
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About the Captain

Stan Koenigsberger
Bethel Island, California, United States
14 Customer Reviews
Response time 13 hours
Member since November 2017
Captain Stan Koenigsberger was born and raised in Guatemala. He came to the U.S. while pursuing his education. Capt. Stan also spent six years living in the Caribbean. He has been fishing the California Delta for more than 40 years, ever since the mid 50's when he was in high school. He has been guiding charters on the Delta for eight years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Salmon (Chinook) Chinook Salmon
Sturgeon Sturgeon

Boat Specs

Arima (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
58%
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Christopher D.
Sacramento, CA
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Full day excursion with Captain Stan

VERIFIED   4 Person "Private" Charter on October 2, 2020
While the afternoon heat hit 102 degrees, Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water Rolling rolled through my mind as the air quality...
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Albany, CA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Open Boat on March 23, 2019
I live in Berkeley and was looking for a place to bring my brother fishing. He was coming from out of town and loves being...
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Rey C.
Linden, CA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Open Boat on June 23, 2019
I didn’t know what to expect this is my first time chartering a boat. Captain Stan’s boat super clean I was surprised how...
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Kirk D.
Modesto, CA
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Open Boat on December 11, 2019
I went on the boat and had a lot of fun! We caught our limit of striped bass. The Capt. was kind, knowledgeable about the Delta,...
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Sacramento, CA
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Open Boat on March 31, 2019
The trip was great. I was running two hours late and Stan still acomidated me. We caught a lot of fish and and had a good experience....
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FAQs about Quetzal Adventures

Quetzal Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 1 Person "Private" Charter (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - 2 Person "Private" Charter (8 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3 Person "Private" Charter (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Person "Private" Charter (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Quetzal Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta Potty)
  • GPS (Raymarine Axiom)
  • Fishfinder (Raymarine Axiom, Raymarine C120)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (YETI COOLER)

Trips booked with Quetzal Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Catch will be cleaned and bagged)
  • Drinks

Quetzal Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Sacramento, San Joaquin and Mokelumne Rivers)
  • Inshore Fishing (California Delta)

Quetzal Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Shimano and Abu Garcia Reels, Okuma rods )
  • Trolling (Trolling for Striped Bass and Salmon)
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Quetzal Adventures include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Sturgeon