· Queen of Hearts - 27 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Captain Bob Ingles has been working on the water since the 60s and has more experience than almost any other captain or fisherman in the Half Moon Bay area. His vessel, the Queen of Hearts, is one of the biggest and most impressive boats at Pillar Point Harbor and offers both salmon fishing tours and light tackle rockfishing. All of these tours are highly suitable for families, and any youngsters will be warmly welcomed on board too. The Queen of Hearts also runs whale watching tours and offers some very competitive rates compared to other fishing charters at Half Moon Bay.
· Mooch Better Fishing - 1 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (650 888-5125)
Mooch Better Fishing runs on a 37-foot vessel that carries groups of up to six people. These fishing charters run open-party trips and whole-boat charters, with key targets being tuna, salmon, and rock cod, as well as whale watching tours, birdwatching, ash scattering, and other services. The friendly crew will be too happy to welcome you aboard and provide all tackle and bait, as well as rod and reel rentals. The crew will also be happy to clean any catches you want to take home. The open-party tours are ideal for solo fishing enthusiasts or small groups who don't mind sharing the boat with potential new friends, while the whole-boat charters are better suited to families.
· New Captain Pete - 122 Ave Granada, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (650 726-6224)
For some of the best sportfishing in Half Moon Bay, sign up for a tour with the New Captain Pete. Helmed by Captain Dennis Baxter, who has been sportfishing since the 80s, this vessel is 53 foot long and capable of carrying over 35 anglers. Equipped with state-of-the-art fish tracking equipment, the New Captain Pete can seek out large schools of fish with ease and give you the best chance of reeling in a big one. This charter exclusively focuses on sport fishing in deep waters for tuna, salmon, and other big game.