The Noyo Harbor District manages and operates the boat docking area for Fort Bragg. Many recreational opportunities are available at Noyo Harbor.
These include the Noyo Fishing Center, where visitors can find fishing trips, whale watching excursions, and other tours along the scenic coastline. Fishermen can hire The Rumblefish to fish Shelter Cove and the Lost Coast. The remote location of these fishing spots affords a wide range of high quality fish.
The Rumblefish and The Fishon take sportsmen on salmon-fishing expedition during the peak season. The Noyo Harbor Fishing Center also targets pacific halibut that average 50 pounds. Fishers can also catch longfin tuna aboard The Rumblefish, for which overnight trips are available.
Visitors to Fort Bragg/Noyo Harbor can take advantage of Lost Coast fishing trips that explore the rugged and remote north coast area. The cost for the 12-hour trips varies depending on the passenger load and species sought.
The Noyo Harbor Fishing Center also offers long-range fishing trips for dedicated anglers who use aggressive fishing methods. The trips go to the relatively un-fished Cape Mendocino region where fishermen will find abundant halibut, salmon, rock cod, lingcod, crabs, tuna, and abalone. Day trips are available as well, and ice and gear are supplied.
Among the most popular activities in Fort Bragg/Noyo Harbor are the whale watching excursions that allow visitors to see the whales migrating up the Mendocino Coast. The all-weather heated boat accommodates 49 people per trip and makes three trips each day.
Visitors to Fort Bragg/Noyo Harbor will also enjoy taking cruises. The 2-hour Mendocino from the Sea cruise goes to the village of Mendocino and Mendocino Bay. The Bay Crabbing Cruises explore the coastline in search of Dungeness crabs. Guests will learn how to pull crab traps, how to measure the crabs, and how the traps work. This 2-hour trip ends with a glass of local wine and half a crab on landing.