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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.

  • If you prefer a shorter expedition focused on fishing fundamentals, stay on shore with our "Learn to Fish" experience.

The Experience

To begin the adventure, you will set off to Cuttings Wharf, just a 5 minute drive from the ranch. Enjoy coffee and tea while the captain prepares to cast off. Surrounded by fresh air and beautiful views, grab the binoculars for a closer glimpse of the wildlife. Over the next 3 hours, enjoy slow trolling along Napa River main channel and Sloughs. When the rod bends reel it in, snap a few photos, and release it back to the wild.


  • All skill levels welcome, family-friendly adventure

  • $500 per person, minimum of 2 guests and maximum of 4 guests

  • A light to-go breakfast and snacks are included

  • Excursion must be booked 48 hours in advance

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

  • 24 hour cancellation policy, 50% will be refunded if canceled within the 24-hour window

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

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