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  • Monday 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Tuesday 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Wednesday 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Thursday 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Friday 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Saturday 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Sunday 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Fishing License
  • Keep Your Fish
  • Fish Clean & Packaged
  • Fishing Gear
  • Drinks
  • Toilet
  • Heated Cabin

Anchor Charter Boats with Captain Richard and the Kraken is located in Noyo Marina in Fort Bragg, California. Fishing in the Fort Bragg area occurs in the Pacific Ocean and along the Mendocino Coast. The Kraken will take you nearshore or to even deeper waters where the most popular game fish swim with the seasons.

Captain Richard is a local who has been fishing the waters in and around Fort Bragg his whole life. He is a 3rd generation charter captain taking over his family business in 2010. Before that, he honed his fishing skills with experiences all over the world. He is a happy, jovial guy who spreads happiness to all of the passengers on the Kracken as he jokes around. You will have a great time on board with Captain Richard, and because Fort Bragg is out of the way, fishing here is undisturbed and excellent.

The Kraken is a 50’ Delta licensed for up to 49 people for 100 miles. It is equipped with the latest modern fishing finding and navigation instruments. The Kraken is one of the fastest boats in Fort Bragg, with a cruising speed of 15 – 25 knots. It will get you to the fishing grounds quickly, leaving you more time to fish. It is safe with lifejackets, including children, a fire prevention system and a complete supply of safety equipment. It is large and has a heated cabin and large clean restrooms. It was built for fishing and has taken happy passengers out for many years.

The fish that you can find off the coast of Fort Bragg are Rockfish, Ling Cod, Chinook Salmon and Albacore Tuna. There are also Dungeness Crabs in the water.

Two main fishing techniques are bottom fishing for Rockfish and Ling Cod and trolling for Salmon and Tuna.

Anchor Charters offers 5-hour morning/afternoon trips for salmon 7 days a week and 5-hour charters for rockfish/lingcod. A 10 – 12 hour Albacore Tuna trip is also available. This trip is only for max. 10 anglers. Half-day Crabbing trips are available as well. In November and December, rockfish/crab combo charters are available. Drop your crab pots on the way out to sea, fish all day and come back home and check your pots.

You should wear comfortable clothing that matches the weather: waterproof clothes for rain and sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat for sunny weather. Slip-proof shoes are also recommended. For all trips, a license is required. $5 will be charged for gear rental except when paying in cash, and then it is free. You should also bring a cooler for your fish after we fillet it for you, and we can cook your crab for nominal prices.

A day on the Kraken is a day of fun and fish. You will have a blast aboard the Kraken with Captain Richard, guaranteed.



Fishing Charter Rates

  • Salmon Fishing
    $ 130.00
  • Rockfish / Lingcod Fishing
    $ 130.00
  • Extended Trips
    $ 180.00
  • Tuna Fishing
    $ 400.00
  • Crabbing
    $ 130.00
  • Crab Combo
    $ 200.00
  • Whale Watching
    $ 50.00


Google Reviews

47 reviews
  • James Shaffer
    James Shaffer
    2 months ago

    My wife and I did the 2 hour whale watch. Price was good. People are nice, parking was little challenge, read the signage for parking and don't be afraid to ask, people are very nice. We saw lots of whales. Had a great time

  • Heather A.E. Smith

    Super fun charter experience! The crew was fun, knowledgeable and helpful. We saw whales, groups of jellyfish, and porpoises. They even filleted the fish for us! Will be booking a trip with them again soon.

  • Margaret Grabill
    Margaret Grabill
    2 years ago

    They made a hard day easier, as we were there to spread my mom's ashes. The weather was changing, so they called and we went out early. Beautiful day to honor her wish to return to CA. These people are wonderful. Go fishing, or whatever. They will make your day.

  • Tori Girl
    Tori Girl
    a year ago

    Last minute decision to see if we could go fishing turned into a great trip. Friend had an amazing time. I was a little hesitant since I’ve not done a lot of ocean fishing and was afraid the crew would be weird. They were all amazing and super friendly. Wish we could remember their names. I kept tangling my line and looking down made me sick. Both the guys helped me happily multiple times. I ended up sick and chumming with lunch but in between puking caught limit. Boat was clean and everything was super easy. Everyone caught their limit. The owner was super nice and answered his phone every time we called unlike all the other charter places. Still waiting on a call back from other two places. Would highly recommend and we’ll be back Dec 2021 I went back again for rock fish and crab. Caught limited again! Remember to take Dramamine so didn't get sick. Super great place. Crew was again super nice and helpful. can't wait for Salmon fishing next year.

  • Hilary McCaslin-Dorsett

    I reserved Anchor Charters to spread my parents ashes in the ocean in Fort Bragg. They were very accommodating and really nice. So worth it. I would totally recommend them to anyone. They were great!

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