Gatherer Outfitters is a Premier Sports Fishing & Ocean Adventure 8+ Pack Charter Boat in the Bay Area.
We bring our clients to the hottest fishing spots in our Coast Guard Inspected, super fast, comfortable and mad fishy boat the Gatherer II and put them on top of the high grade monster fish.
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 are currently booking private Full Boat Charters with up to 8 anglers. We are also offering Open Load Single Tickets on available Thursdays and Fridays.
Every Gatherer Outfitters Fishing Trip includes all bait, gear, and tackle and professional fish filleting of your catch to take home.
We leave from the J Dock of Berkeley Marina at 6am and return between 2-3pm.
There are no extras to pay for—just get on the boat and we’ll get you on the fish!
Gatherer Outfitters follows all recommended Covid safety procedures. We have a vaccinated captain, full ventilation and daily full boat cleaning.
Gatherer Outfitters trips take place on the Gatherer II, a super fast, super comfortable 30 x 12 1/2 foot Island Hopper. We are one of the few Coast Gaurd Inspected 8+ Packs in the Bay, meaning that our boat was built and maintained to the highest safety standards, our Capt is a Master Captain, and our boat is able to carry up to 12 passengers.
The Gatherer II is extremely wide and stable, perfect for both trolling and drifting. She’s powered by a 425 horse power 6.7l Cummins Diesel super fast, super low emissions motor, giving us a comfortable crushing speed of 20+kts. She boasts brand new state of the art Raymarine and Simrad electronics including the latest in sonar imaging technology, as well as a thumping JB Audio blue tooth sound system.
The Gatherer II offers an onboard head (toilet) and comfortable seating for our clients.
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.
The boat is equipped with custom designed live bait system, including a 110 gallon tank with viewing windows and the largest bait pump on the market. This system ensures that we will have the freshest, most lively bait for catching the big ones.
As lifelong commercial fishermen, we always deck bleed, keep the fish well iced, and professionally fillet all fish at the dock, so that our clients go home with top of the line, sushi grade seafood.
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 kids love to fish on the Gatherer, we think yours will too!
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 fast, dialed in, comfortable boat 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.
201 University Ave
Berkeley CA 94710
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