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San Francisco Shark Fishing


San Francisco, CA
Fish for a half or full day for a chance to return with a  leopard shark, soup fin or seven gill’s and take your picture with it.

Buy the dad or grad in your life a gift of fun in the sun and tasty fish they can bring home for dinner. If you know your dates book today. If you’re not sure when they will be available purchase a gift certificate here. 

Take a Picture with a Shark!

Have you ever gone shark fishing? You can with Bay Charter Boats! Head out to the places they hang out in herds. 

Drop your line and when they bite, get ready to wrangle them on board. Your heart pounds as you start to reel it in, with some effort and maybe some help you finally succeed in capturing the beautiful creature. Now, let’s take your picture with your trophy. You have the option to keep it or release it back into the sea. 


Book with Bay Charter Boats in San Francisco and take part in one of the most popular adventures in Northern California.  Whether you have been fishing your whole life or this is something completely new to you, shark fishing with us will give you the thrill you’re looking for. Sharks are a dangerous species but we make sure to keep you safe while you hook it and wrestle it on board the boat.  How many of your friends can say they battled a shark? You’ll be able to. And you will have a picture as proof! 

The Ms Marin runs all year, weather permitting. Captain Chad will pick you up at San Francico Dock 1.5 and bring you back there at the end of the trip. Take an Uber to the dock, spend the day trolling and targeting the many species of shark that live in the beautiful San Francisco Bay, and we’ll bring you right back to where we picked you up.

Choose either a half or full day of fishing and fun. 

Morning and Afternoon Trips are available for Half Day Trips.

See our Booking Page for available dates.


Half Day  $125.00    



Full Day $175.00  

Full Day Trips are longer and leave the dock at 6:30 am, returning at 3:30 pm and the Ms Marin travels a bit farther since the trip is longer. 

Note: Summer hours will change and we depart earlier, 6:00am-3:00pm

Shark fishing, subject to the time of year, Bay Charter Boats takes you to Angel Island, Alcatraz, Berkeley Flats, Alameda, and Oyster Point. These trips target leopard sharks, soup fin’s, and seven gill’s.

Morning and Afternoon Charters

Half day trips range from 5 to 5.5 hours long and leave the dock in the morning and in the afternoon. 

Morning charters leave at 6:30 am to 12:00 pm and the afternoon charter leaves at 1:00 pm and returns at 6:00 pm.

Note: Summer hours will change and we depart earlier at 6:00am. 

Why Choose Us?

Bay Charter Boats Sports Fishing Charters brings fun to expert and amateur anglers alike for the most enjoyable experience in town. Captain Chad has been fishing the San Francisco Bay for over 20 years and knows the perfect spots to help you land the big one.

We supply all your fishing equipment. Rods. reels, hooks, lures, and bait. You will need to purchase a fishing license before you board. You can purchase one online HERE or at the local Walmart. 

Shared Charters

Public Charters are ideal for single fisherman, couples, or groups smaller than 6. This is perfect for the angler who is traveling and wants to get in some fishing while they are here. Or maybe you’re in town for a vacation and you’re looking for something new to do? Want to go home and be able to tell your friends how you wrangled a shark? Then book with us now. 

Private Charters

Private Charters are perfect for spending the day with your buddies, family, or coworkers, catching fish while enjoying amazing views. The private charter is a great venue for bachelor parties, reunions, or team building. Maximum 6 passengers.


 Active Military, Veterans, and First Responders can take an additional 15% off.

Use code HERO when booking. 

Kids under 12 are half off with paying adult. 

Booking will automatically take half off. 

Kids under 8 are free

Use Code Under 8 to book. 


Highlights From Past Fishing Trips

Our record for the largest Leopard Shark we have ever caught on the boat is 40 lbs and a 60-pound Soup Fin. It doesn’t matter if you catch a shark too small and have to release it or you catch one so big you set a new record, everyone has fun on the Ms Marin.  Visit our gallery to see more.

Our Boat

Ms Marin is a 33′ foot boat that was originally built for the US Navy. It’s a 6 cylinder Cummins engine and cruises at 11-12 knots. The Ms Marin has a covered cabin, a restroom, and a bunk located downstairs, just in case you need to lay down. There is also a live bait tank with seating all around it. The Ms Marin is equipped with a GSP, Sonar, and VHF radios and all required safety equipment. You can feel safe on board this beautiful boat. 

Our Captain

Captain Chad Aho earned his captains license in 1994. Before that, he was a deckhand on a few different boats. He has decades of experience fishing and commanding tour boats. He worked from 1990-to 2016 aboard the New Keesa as a deckhand and then as a captain. In 2016 he joined forces with Matt and is the captain of our alluring Ms Marin.  Since then he has amazed our anglers, finding the best spots to fish in the Northern California waters. 


Want to see what other trips we offer. We have fishing trips, ferry rides to Berkeley, sight seeing tours, and more. Jump on over to our Charter Page to see more.