There's nothing quite like standing on the deck of a boat, heading out for a day on the water. Whether you want to hook a fish, pull up a pot of crabs, or get up close with whales and other sea life, several companies offer a variety of seagoing adventures on Sonoma County's Pacific Ocean coastline, as well as several inland waterway options. Read Bodega Bay: Boat Charters & Tours for more inspiration.

Fishing is plentiful in Sonoma County, and the best places to fish are the state, regional, and other parks located on the Russian River, along the 55-mile coast, on San Pablo Bay, and in streams, lakes, and ponds. See more information about fishing here or browse the listings below for fishing, boating, and whale watching opportunities.

Sonoma County Leave No Trace Coalition


Together, we can protect and preserve the beauty and natural resources of Sonoma County for generations to come. Check out our page on Sustainable Travel, and look over the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.

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Twice each year, some 20,000 gray whales pass along the California coast as they swim south to breeding lagoons on…


There’s something about seeing one of these beautiful and massive creatures gliding through the ocean that brings out a sense…


Only about 4 miles long and 1 mile wide, Bodega Head shelters the bay and harbor from the power of…

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Nestled into a particularly beautiful stretch of Sonoma County’s 55-mile Pacific coastline, Bodega Bay is a favorite getaway for travelers and…

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