North Bay charters offers affordable Bodega Bay Fishing Charters and Excursions for up to 4 to 6 people. We offer Ocean Sport Fishing and Special Excursions.
OPEN CHARTER (mixed groups): Individual rate, $300 per person (6 person maximum). 8 hour day of fishing (3 person minimum for trip to run). Open charters are captain's choice as to what species will be targeted.
For a "single person booking", Please call and we will find a spot available on an existing "open charter".
PRIVATE CHARTER (single group): $300 per person for entire boat (4 person minimum / 6 person maximum). 8 hour day of fishing. Client chooses what species they would like to target.
Albacore fishing, maximum 4 people, $1600 per day.
Special crab excursions
Crab Only - $150 per person. 6 people maximum.
Crab and Rock Fishing Combo - $300. per person. 6 people maximum, from November 1st to the end of the season in January.
Excursions don't begin the moment we start catching fish and end the moment we stop, excursion time begins when we leave the dock to get to where the fish are and ends when get back to the dock and tie-up again. Somewhere in between we usually catch a bunch of fish. ;)
Full fare applies after the boat has left the dock. If you request an early return, due to seasickness or any other reason, you will still be responsible for the full fare. The only exception is when sea conditions or other safety concerns require an early return. In such cases a prorated fare applies depending on length of time spent out.
All bait, fishing rods and terminal tackle is supplied for fishing excursions except heavy jigs for bottom fishing. Anglers are encouraged to bring their own tackle if they wish. Also note, whether young or old, fishing or not, the maximum number of passengers is 4 inland or 6 at sea.
Though the duration of excursions may vary in time, we usually try to assemble by the boat at 6:30 a.m. and depart shortly thereafter. Exact departure times may depend on tides and sunrise so other details are provided a week before your excursion date. Though we try to select dates with stable conditions sometimes Mother Nature has other plans. We do our best to insure such occasions are rare.
Dress in layers to stay warm and waterproof boots or shoes come in handy when we wash the deck after landing fish. Bring a camera, sunscreen, lunch, something to drink (we discourage other than responsible alcohol consumption) and don’t forget seasickness meds, just in case. Last thing you’ll need is a fishing license if 16 yrs. or over. They are not sold on the boat! You can apply for one online or buy one at the CDFW License Service or at your local bait and tackle shop.
Deposits & Cancellations
Full Deposits are required for all excursions. Cancellation must be received at least 7 days in advance or a 50% cancellation fee will be charged. Those received 48 hours before departure date with be charged the full cost of the excursion. Weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstance may warrant cancellation on our part. There is of course no charge in this case.
Please call us to make a deposit with your Visa, MasterCard or debit card. Sorry, no personal checks accepted.
ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE FINALIZED WITH A CREDIT CARD. UNTIL WE HAVE TAKEN DOWN A CARD NUMBER, YOUR RESERVATION IS NOT FINAL AND YOU COULD LOSE THE RESERVATION TO SOMEONE ELSE WANTING TO BOOK THE SAME DAY.
We do not charge your card. This is a way to solidify your reservation. Please pay cash the morning of the trip unless other arrangements have been made.
Our captains and crew work very hard to catch you fish and provide you with a safe and fun day of fishing. Any gratuities at the end of the day is greatly appreciated. (not inlcuded in the base price)
We offer gift certificates for one person or a boatful Please phone (707.337.0608)
or email us for details.