Bodega Bay Boat Tours & Charters

Spud Point Marina

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 out of peaceful Bodega Bay on Sonoma County’s Pacific Ocean coastline, as well as several inland waterway options. There’s nothing quite like standing on the deck of a boat, heading out for a day on the water. Here’s a quick overview. 

Bodega Bay Sport Fishing Center

The boat is docked and ready for fishing
Bodega Bay Sport Fishing Center

For 35 years, Capt. Rick Powers, owner of Bodega Bay Sport Fishing Center, has helped innovate and guide the direction of Northern California’s saltwater fishing. The Bodega Bay Sport Fishing Center offers charters almost daily for sport fishing and trips for whale or bird watching, ash scatterings, weddings, and other special events. The center runs the 65-foot New Sea Angler and the 56-foot Surf Scooter, plus it’s stocked with tackle, bait, and snacks. Note: Powers also owns the nearby Boat House, where seating is outdoors for order-at-the-counter favorites like just-shucked oysters and local salmon burgers, fish and chips, and calamari, as well as hamburgers and sandwiches. 

Bodega Bay Sailing

Take a three-hour sailing tour of Bodega Bay on a beautifully maintained 33′ sailboat. Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins, sea lions, and harbor seals on this adventure for groups of two to six people. Kids are welcome and make the trip even more fun. Go during the daytime, at sunset, or request a trip with a naturalist on board to hear fascinating information about everything you see. The company also offers a three-day Extreme Sailing adventure from Bodega Bay to Point Reyes and Tomales Bay and back to Bodega Bay. This educational and fun tour is for the most durable and adventurous customers and requires quite a bit of hands-on effort. 

Fish On Charters

A photo of the fishing boat from above
Fish On Charters

Capt. Les Fernandes loves sharing his passion for fishing with anglers of all skill levels, from beginning to highly experienced. His Fish On Charters company offers intimate, made-to-order fishing experiences for up to six people. Go salt-water fishing on the Samantha Irene, a 28-foot Design Concepts boat powered by a 225 Honda equipped with a 15 HP kicker, or head inland for freshwater fishing on a 24-foot Orca. All the boats are fast, modern, comfortable, and safety-equipped; plus, they are stocked with a full array of fishing hardware and tackle. All the charters are led by experienced Coast Guard licensed captains who will help you make the most of your fishing experience.

North Bay Charters

Go on a fun-filled ocean fishing adventure for salmon, rockfish, crab, halibut, and more on the Take Five — a beautiful 31-foot Grady-White Express 305 that holds up to six passengers. Visit offshore tuna grounds or fish along the Sonoma coast in spots like Tomales Bay, Point Reyes, Sausalito, and Shelter Cove. The 20-foot North River Seahawk can take up to four passengers inland fishing to places like San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and Lake Sonoma. Fishing gear is provided. Or take a memorable tour — the company also offers coastal exploration, San Francisco Giants day-game cruises to McCovey Cove, and cruises during the Fleet Week air show.

For More Ideas 

Check out Unique Parks for Fishing in Sonoma County, River Beaches and Fishing Spots in Sonoma County, and Whale Watching Along the Sonoma Coast. And when you’re ready to eat, check out the Top Seafood Restaurants in Bodega Bay.

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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