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sunracer1957
06-06-2007, 11:00 AM
A group of folks my wife works with want to give rock fishing a try and I'm looking for some info.

They would like to go out of Berkley or Sausalito and I'm trying to find out the going rate for a trip to the Farallons per person? there not sure how many will want to come so I'm looking for just a basic price.

Thanks in advance...Rodney

keciga1
06-06-2007, 11:07 AM
A trip to the islands will be I belive $85 per person. I've only been out of Berkeley on a charter once an that was on the HappyHooker. The cptn and crew were great. One cptn that is highly spoken of out of Berkeley is James Smith of the CalDawn. They have a galley on board and I hear the food is great so this way your wifes group wouldn't have to bring any food or drinks for the day. I can't say anything about Sausalito since I've never gone out of there. I would give Berkeley a call and ask what the schedule is for trips to the islands. Hope that helps Tom.

SOUTH_BAY_FISHER
06-06-2007, 11:38 AM
I've also been out on the Happy Hooker and have had great trips with them. Thier capitan and crew are great.

-SBF

slick88
06-06-2007, 12:06 PM
A group of folks my wife works with want to give rock fishing a try and I'm looking for some info.

They would like to go out of Berkley or Sausalito and I'm trying to find out the going rate for a trip to the Farallons per person? there not sure how many will want to come so I'm looking for just a basic price.



FYI, the trip to the Farallons is about a 1.5 - 2 hour ride from inside the bay. On top of that, it can be a rough ride out too, so keep that in mind if your group has people who get seasick easily.

But the typical price is $85 out of Emeryville or Berkeley. If I had to choose a boat, I'd go on the California Dawn (Berkeley) or the New Huck Finn (Emeryville).

http://www.berkeleymarinasportfishingcenter.com/our_fleet_of_fishing_boats/california_dawn.html

http://www.emeryvillesportfishing.com


Another alternative is Half Moon Bay where the rockfishing boats stay local and the ride out can be only 15-20 min. Also, the rates are around $55-65 since they don't have to drive out so far. I've been on the Huli Cat which has a pretty good captain. If your wife's friends aren't die-hard fishermen, the Ankeny Street has 1/2 day trips (9am-2pm) twice a week which is a good option if you don't want to wake up at 4am.


http://www.hulicat.com/

http://www.huckfinnsportfishing.com/boats.html

sunracer1957
06-06-2007, 12:46 PM
Thanks a bunch guys, just what I was looking for ;) Sniffers ROCK 8-)

nelson9
06-06-2007, 09:09 PM
You may also have other expenses on top of the $85. One day license $10? Rod rental $10. Tackle, sinkers and shrimpflies $10. Fish cleaning $10. Tip $10+or-. :'(

gmdcdvm
06-06-2007, 10:13 PM
Emeryville has several good boats. My personnal favorites are the Huck Finn (usually already chartered on weekends), Salmon Queen, and New Seeker.

The Cal Dawn or Happy Hooker are out of Berkeley.

Cost:
Trip=$85
One day license=I think its like $10 or $12 now days.
Rod rental=$10
"Tackle bag" (consists of weights, leaders, shrimp flies)=$5-10.

Fish cleaning fee=$5 for 10 rockfish (DFG lmit), and $2 per ling cod (limit of 2 per DFG).

Tip=not a given, its earned, and it depends on what you think they deserve.

The Cal Dawn out of Berkeley is actually a good deal if you can get on it. It has a galley on board (burgers, dogs, some misc. stuff at reasonable prices), and the $85 includes your rod and tackle (make sure you ask to confirm, but that has been the case before). You can find their info on www.californiadawn.com.

Thats pretty much the only boat with a galley. All others you are on your own. I know out of Emeryville you can bring an ice chest on board, and whatever food you want. They have a small microwave oven and coffee, but thats it.

email me if you want more info gmdcdvm@hotmail.com, and have fun!

Gerry