Chartered Fishing & Ocean Experiences

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are currently taking bookings for the Spring/Summer 2020 season in safety modified trips. We have been provided custom guidelines by the health department which include running reduced 4 passenger private trips to allow for social distancing, keeping our Captain masked, and fully disinfecting the boat between every trip. We are doing everything possible to provide our customers with a safe, private getaway and the opportunity to bring home high quality seafood. 

The f/v Gatherer is a top of the fleet Commercial and Sports Fishing Ocean Adventure boat in the Bay Area. 

We lead the pack with top fishing, scores strong family values and unbeatable service. Follow our fishing family story in the SF Chronicle, NBC News, National Fisherman and XTRATUF


We bring our clients to our hottest commercial fishing spots in our dialed in boat with honed gear and put them on top of the high grade monster fish.

Our Trips

Our trips leave from the J Dock of Berkeley Marina at 6am and return between 2-3pm. 

Due to social distancing, we are currently booking private 4 person fishing trips. Choose your own crew and get a safe, exciting trip and a cooler full of fish. 


Every Gatherer Outfitters Fishing Trip includes:


*All the bait, gear, tackle, weights you need   to catch your limit

*Professional fish filleting   


There are no extras to pay for—just get on the boat and we’ll get you on the fish! 

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We are Currently Running Halibut & Striped Bass Trips & the Bite is Hot. 

Our Next Openings are in

June 2020.

The Summer Schedule is Filling Up Fast! 

-fresh small batch roasted coffee at first morning light

warm breakfast on the water overlooking the San Francisco Skyline


-hot lunch near Angel Island, the  Golden Gate Bridge or whatever unique viewpoint calls your name


-ice cold refreshments whenever you crave them

OUr Boat

Gatherer Outfitters Sports Fishing Trips and Ocean Adventures take place on the f/v Gatherer, a 28 foot diesel powered Farrallon docked at the Berkeley Marina. The boat carries up to 6 anglers, has a bathroom onboard and seating. 


The Gatherer is equipped with top quality fishing gear—Avet lever drag reels and braided line with fluorocarbon liters paired with high end terminal tackle. We use Gamagatzu and Owner hooks.


As commercial fisherman, we always deck bleed, keep the fish well iced, and professional fillet all fish at the dock, so that our clients go home with top of the line, sushi grade seafood. 

Looking for a great way to show your workplace team appreciation and build trust on memorable day in the heart of the SF BAY?


Adventue for All Ages

Fishing makes memories. Gatherer Outfitters trips are a perfect way to bring family together. We carry children’s life jackets, and kids ages 5 and up are welcome and tend to love days on the boat. Our 6 and 9 year kids love to fish on the Gatherer, we think your will too! 

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We are a fishing family. We sell our seafood wholesale and directly to our Bay Area Community, and host charters that bring the adventure, the challenge, the beauty and the bounty of the Pacific Ocean into people’s lives. Captain Adam has worked as commercial fisherman for over 15 years, operating one of the top rod and reel boats in the SF Bay. As a commercial highliner, he made a successful career bringing in top numbers of halibut, salmon and ling cod on hook and line, which he parlayed into commercial crab boat, taking on another challenging and productive local fishery in the Dungeness crab. 


 Captain Adam is the best 6-pack captain for your serious angeling needs, putting his clients directly on the fish and providing the pro-secrets and techniques for limit filling and record setting days on the water. Make our family boat, stocked with top of the line tackle and delicious hot food and cold drinks, yours for the day, and take home magical memories and your full share of the bounty of the sea. 

Gatherer Outfitters believes that fishing is for all fisherpeople. We are committed to increasing the presence of Women, POC and LQBTQ+  members in the fishing community and making the f/v Gatherer a safe and positive space for all human beings that want to enjoy and respect our shared resource in the Pacific Ocean.


Gatherer Outfitters

201 University Ave

Berkeley Marina

Berkeley CA 94710


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