Ferry rides, bay cruise, & special Events
Bay Charter Boats is so much than just fishing. We also offer bay trip tours, rides over to San Francisco to site see or to go the Giants play.
on the bay activities
October Fleet Week
This is your opportunity to enjoy Fleet Week on the water. Enjoy a day of fishing and end the trip just in time to watch the Blue Angels fly over your heads while sitting in the middle of the bay.
4th Of July on the Bay
Ready to watch the fireworks from the middle of the bay? Get the best seat in town upon
$45 Boat Leaves at 4pm.
Stay the weekend or stay the week
make it a family vacation
Check out the fun things to do around the marina.
Do I need to bring or buy equipment
We supply all your fishing equipment. Rods. reels, hooks, lures, and bait. When fishing salmon the first two 40oz sinkers are included in your ticket price. Each additional 40 oz sinker is $7. There are no hidden costs.
However, you still need to buy your fishing license. There is a shop at the marina, Berkeley Marina Bait and Tackle Shop that sells a 1-day license. You can also purchase one at Walmart and Big 5. Or you can buy online at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
You must have a sturgeon card to fish sturgeon. Limit 1. The Berkeley Marina Shop sells these.
Can we bring our own rod & tackle?
Of course! If you would like to bring all your own stuff, please do. We understand many like their own rod and reel. And if you happen to forget something, most likely, we have it on board.
Can we bring our own food & drink?
Yes! Please pack a lunch. We do not provide food but you are welcome to bring it. We recommend a cooler. Alcohol is allowed but NO DRUGS. Even though Marijuana is legal in California it is not allowed on the boat-Coast Gaurd Policy.
What time should we arrive for our charter?
We would like to see you check in about 20 minutes before departure time.
How should dress?
Check the weather! We recommend you dress with layers. Things you can easily take off or put on if need be.
When we leave in the morning it can be brisk. So if you can have warmer clothing on and then remove them as the day progresses and the weather warms.
When we leave in the afternoon the weather can feel really warm until the early evening when the wind picks up and the sun starts to set. You’ll need clothes to put on.
Remember your sunblock! And we recommend a hat and sunglasses.
What should I bring with me?
Your fishing license.
Your lunch and drinks.
Sunblock, hat, sunglasses, extra clothes.
Can I bring my kids on the boat?
We love to see kids fishing. Yes! Bring them. Captain Chad caters to all ages, and all levels of expertise, young to old, everyone gets to have a great time fishing. Chad has great patience with kids and is a great teacher.
Make it a weekend. Check out our Attractions page for things to do in Berkeley.
We require 48 hours of rescheduling or canceling your trip. If you cancel with 48 hours advance notice you will receive a 100% refund. If you cancel within the 48 hours you will receive a refund but you will be charged a 30% cancellation fee.