Loading Sea Pal Restaurant
N. Harbor Drive, Noyo Harbor
Fort Bragg, CA. 95437
Tele: (707) 964-8770
TELSTAR Charters Website
& KENDALL LYNN
Loading Noyo Fishing Center
32440 N. Harbor Drive, Noyo Harbor
Fort Bragg, CA. 95437
Ambush Tele: (707) 964-4550
Kraken Tele: (707) 964-4550
Kendall Lynn Tele: (707) 964-3000
Kendall Lynn Website
Ambush & Kraken Website
QUICK BOARDING DIRECTIONS:
Driving Directions: From State Highway 1, turn onto North Harbor Drive. Go to the bottom
of the hill. Straight ahead is the loading dock for AMBUSH, KRAKEN, KENDALL LYNN and MALIA KAI
and the Noyo Fish Cafe with delicious clam or smoked salmon chowder and fish and chips.
The Noyo Fishing Center is to your right and the closed Carine's Restaurant is on your
left side, at the bottom of the hill. Take a right at the hair pin turn and watch for pedistrians,
fork lifts and heavy trucks. Past Carine's and Princess Market Deli and down Harbor Drive
to the north you will see signs for SEA PAL RESTAURANT, and the TELSTAR Charter Boat.
Parking is in front or in the big parking lot to the east. You can board
TELSTAR behind the cafe adjacent the outdoor dining area. This is a working harbor with lots
of activity and the excitment of circling seagulls, wharf cats, sea lions and the anticipation
of the "big catch". To board the "Hooked on Mendo" boats including the VIKING CHARTER BOAT
you can load at Silver's the Wharf Dock
Those seeking to experience the open sea, whale watching or sport fishing
can rest assured that one of the sport fishing boats in Fort Bragg's Noyo
Harbor can accommodate them. Mendocino Coast skippers and boat owners
will take you where the fish are. They can also take you to the best fishing,
bird and whale watching sites. Helpful deck hands will help the novice fisherman
get started. Sightseers often get close enough to get a good picture of the
seasonally migrating California Grey Whales or perhaps even watch a great white
shark hunt an elephant seal off the coastal islands and sea rocks.
There is always fishing (weather permitting) along the Cordell Banks,
one of the richest marine eco-systems on the West Coast.
Those chartering a charter boat in Noyo Harbor will assemble early
from 5:30am to 6:30am for departure at 7am from the docks in the Noyo Harbor
fishing village. Your Captain and crew will want to be sure everyone is
prepared whether sightseeing or fishing. Everything you need to purchase is
in the nearby general stores on the north and south shore of the Noyo River
as well as loads of fishing tips from experts. Fishing licenses, every type
of bait you can imagine - squid, anchovies, herring, night crawlers, grass
shrimp, ghost shrimp, pile worms, crab bait and pink shrimp.
The happy lad to the right is Dustin Jorden, from Placerville, California
who had never dined on salmon, let alone caught a wild Pacific king salmon.
The day skipper Wayne Gilliland took this photo, Dustin caught a 30 lb wild
king salmon from the Trek II. Dustin first exclaimed "YAY!"; then began
thinking "how heavy it was" and finally reeled it in. At the time Dustin was
only 11 1/2 years old and since has grown up. Father Dan Jorden and
friend Austen Stephenson were real proud of Dustin, but eagerly waiting to
grill up some of those delicious king salmon steaks in their hometown of Placerville.
Why don't you bring your kids for such an ocean experience. The ritual is as old
as time since the first fish walked up on shore and said "whats for dinner."
Lodging is in the harbor at the ANCHOR LODGE next to SILVER'S WHARF RESTAURANT and you
can dine there or at next door NOYO RIVER GRILL. At the PRINCESS RESTAURANT (formerly the
location of D'Jangos) there is fresh seasonal BBQ'd salmon steaks, burgers and lots of
choices of craft beers as well as seasonal live entertainment and outdoor dining.
On the southside of the harbor and up river is DOLPHIN ISLE MARINA where you can RV or tent camp
and observe wildlife in the river and harbor. From Dolphin Isle Marina you can enjoy 1st class
guided kayak tours of Noyo River and the Bay from LIQUID FUSION KAYAK RENTALS. Topside on State
Highway One is the drive by A-FRAME COFFEE HOUSE, Q's BBQ, and to the south Rhoadie's Cafe in the
Botanical Gardens. Next door to the Botanical Gardens is ROLLIN DOUGH BAKERY with delicious fresh
baked pastries, cinamon rolls, ham & cheese Danish and hot espresso or mochas. Nearby are dog parks
at NOYO HEADLANDS PARK and the FAMOUS GLASS BEACH. Conscious and loving parents are helping their
children deal with NATURE DEFFICET DISORDER by balancing their overuse of technology with time spent
in the great outdoors and wiring them up to MOTHER NATURE.