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.
FISHING CHARTER Rates
All fish from any of the below trips are filleted for you at the dock and included
with the price of your trip.
OPEN CHARTER (mixed groups): Individual rate, $300 per person (6 person maximum). 8 hour day of fishing (4 person minimum for trip to run). Open charters are "captain's choice" as to what species of fish will be the most productive. If boat limits on first species of choice, your captain will then move to the next most productive species to finish the day.
For a "single or two person booking", Please call and we will find a spot
available on an existing "open charter".
PRIVATE CHARTER (single group): $1800 for entire boat (6 person maximum).
8 hour day of fishing. Client chooses what species they would like to target.
ALBACORE CHARTER (late August thru October) Maximum 4 people (Single Group), $2000 for entire boat per day. This fishery is very unpredictable and weather dependent. Please call and let Captain Eric know you would like to be put on our "Albacore List".
A gratuity of 15-20% of your trip total is customary. Thank you!
Special crab excursions
CRAB ONLY $180 per person. 6 people maximum. Crab only trips typically
run in the afternoon at 3:30pm. Crab only trips are weather dependent due to unpredictable afternoon winds. The captain will check in with you late morning
to confirm the trip is a go.
CRAB AND ROCKFISHING COMBO (November thru December) - $350. per person.
6 people maximum. We clean and cook your crab at the end of the day.*
*If you would like your crab cooked "whole" there is a crab cooking service with oversized pots at the dock to accommodate your request. Otherwise, we will cook your crab after they are cleaned at no extra cost.
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 more than welcome to bring their own tackle if they wish. Also note, whether young or old, fishing or not, the maximum number of passengers is 6 passengers.
Though the duration of excursions may vary in time, we usually try to assemble by the boat at 6:45 a.m. and depart shortly thereafter at 7am. 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.
Please dress in layers to stay warm. Waterproof boots or shoes come in handy when we wash the deck after landing fish, but not necessary. Bring a camera, sunscreen, lunch, and something to drink. We always have bottled water onboard, feel free to ask your captain or deckhand. We discourage any heavy alcohol consumption (you are more than welcome to bring alcohol, we only ask that you drink responsibly). If you feel you need seasickness meds, please take the night before and again in the morning. Do not wait to take while underway. Last thing you’ll need is a fishing license (16 years of age or over). They are not sold on the boat! You can purchase 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 included in the base price).
We offer gift certificates for one person or a boatful Please phone (415) 408-8019
or email us for details.