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Fishing on the Napa River


Explore the wildlife of the Napa River with a local fishing guide. Set out on a private boat ride where you can spot cranes, otters, sea lions, and a variety of wetland birds. Then, when it is time to drop the lines in the water, the captain will lead you through the process. Cast the rods and reel in the fish. Striped bass tend to bite all summer and throughout the fall. Catfish and starry flounder might find their way to your line, too. If you are a more passive angler, watch the captain do the work while you enjoy the sunshine.

The Experience

Your adventure begins at Cuttings Wharf, situated just 5 minutes from Stanly Ranch. As the captain prepares to cast off, revel in the natural beauty of the Napa River and spot wildlife with the naked eye or through binoculars for a closer look. Cruise up the Napa River and cast your line until the rod bends, or watch the wetlands pass by while savoring picnic-inspired snacks.
  • Private fishing charters and boat rides available upon request

  • Departs from Cuttings Wharf


  • $400 per person | Fishing optional

  • Maximum of 8 guests, minimum of 2 guests

  • Breakfast or lunch included based on time of excursion

  • Excursion must be booked 48 hours in advance | 24 hour cancellation policy, 50% will be refunded if canceled within the 24-hour window

  • A fishing license is required, but can easily be purchased online for $19.18 and our team will guide you through the process

  • Transportation to Cuttings Wharf can be arranged, but is not included

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