About Anchor Charter Boats
The Kraken is located at the first dock at the bottom of North Harbor Drive in Noyo Harbor. Noyo Harbor is located in Fort Bragg, CA.
The Kraken has a heated cabin and is capable of cruising over 20 knots. This allows you to get to the fishing grounds comfortably and quickly. The combination of the capabilities of the Kraken and the experience of the crew will ensure you have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable trip that you will remember for years.
Our family has been fishing and whale watching out of Fort Bragg since 1960. Richard is the third generation of captains to own and operate the charter boats. He has been fishing on the boats his whole life and has a wealth of knowledge.
Richard, is a 3rd generation charter boat captain. He’s had a love for fishing since he took his first fishing trip as a small boy. He grew up in the charter fishing industry and has spent his whole life on and around boats. He attended Clastop College in Astoria, Oregon and got his 100 Ton Masters license. He has fished from the from the Canadian border all the way down to the coast of Costa Rica and even in parts of Hawaii and Florida. He has been a licensed captain and running charter boats for over 8 years but has fished Fort Bragg waters his whole life.
Fishing with him is always a amazing experience and he takes the time to get quality fish on board. He’s a goofy guy and likes to make jokes; so watch your rod, he may jiggle it to get a laugh! Richard, has always loved the sea and decided that he wanted to continue his family’s legacy by taking over the family business in 2010. He is happily married and a father of 2 children.
What Our Guests are Saying
July 21, 2020.
Sea Service Excellent experience. We chartered the Kraken for my late wife's sea service and dispersed the ashes off the coast. The Captain, Richard, was experienced and took us to the place we requested. He positioned the boat with the engines off so that we had a peaceful service.
November 20, 2018.
ALREADY PLANNING ANOTHER TRIP My friend and I had a wonderful time. It was our first time deep sea fishing, and they were more than patient with us, as well as very helpful. I would highly recommend Anchor Charter Boats.
June 27, 2018.
Awesome trip. I would highly recommend this if you want to do some deep sea fishing while in Fort Bragg. We arrived early didnt have to wait long and the captain was showing us what to do. The captain (can not remember his name) and the deck hand Ryan were awesome. We had some rough seas with huge waves and they got us home safe and sound. They were very professional and helped my son and I who had never been deep sea fishing before today. We caught a couple fish but couldn't keep them. Even with that it was so much fun. I would highly recommend doing this with this company.
December 29, 2017.
Exceeded our expectations My son and I booked a bottom fishing and crab combo trip. We didn’t spend a long time headed to some special place but started fishing within 40 minutes of leaving the dock. We picked up some lingcod and other rockfish very quickly. We spent an appropriate amount of time at each stop which was great that Capt. Danny kept moving. The deck hands (two) were on top of it and helped not only get the fish landed but also helped with rigging and snags. The big bonus was the grab. Wonderful. They had planned to have us back by 3 p.m. but we hadn’t picked up enough crab the crew worked harder until we reached our limit! Instead of 3 pm, we headed for our car around 5:30 pm. A full and enjoyable day.
April 19, 2017.
Excellent choice for a burial at sea We chose Anchor Charter Service for our daughter's burial at sea after talking to several different services. They were very friendly and helpful. Captain and boat hand made the difficult experience memorable for the 20 people on the trip. Several people became ill with the choppy sea and they were right there to help out. The boat is well equipped too. I am deeply grateful.
May 18, 2016.
Successful whale watching We were concerned about being at the end of whale watching but our observant crew located the whales and drifted along within view for a good while. We had a wonderful and exciting time, met other interesting people and thought it was well worth the money for a great two hour ocean boat ride in the open air.
April 1, 2016.
Saw Several Whales We are in Ft Bragg on vacation. My wife enjoys whale watching and I like to be on the ocean. This is a comfortable boat and they made every effort to show us whales including staying out an extra 30 minutes. Be sure to make reservations.
March 20, 2016.
Whale Watching in season is outstanding I called two hours before the trip and was accommodated. Weather was good, water was fairly smooth. We found a pod of whales right out of the harbor entrance and were on them for the entire trip. Captain circled to give the best view of the whales. Deck hand made sure everyone was seeing the whales. We saw breechings, spouts, and tails along with porpoises. Captain pointed out "footprints" so we knew approximately which way the whales were headed. They explained about mating and answered all questions. There were approximately 30 people so we were on the larger boat the Trek II. As a note, my husband has also gone out on the Trek II for fishing and always returns with a limit of bottom fish. We will definitely be back for both whale watching and fishing with Anchor Charter.
December 20, 2015.
Great Fishing, Great Crew and Great Boats I've been fishing with Anchor Charter Boats for years and the guys there are great to go out with. The Ambush was recently re-powered and they are now doing trips to Point Arena and up to the Lost Coast. Richard and Echo always do their best to make sure that we come back with full sacks of quality fish and have a lot of fun while catching them. When it is salmon season, the crews do their best to get us on the fish. Sometimes the fish aren't biting, but the guys make sure that we still have fun. Fishing is fishing, but it makes the day go by better if you are having a good time. I've been out whale watching with them too. It is amazing that you can start seeing the whales within 5 minutes of leaving the dock. And we have managed to get very close to the whales without disturbing them. We've even seen dolphins and porpoises while we were out there. If you want a great day fishing or whale watching, the guys on the Trek II and Ambush with Anchor Charter Boats will definitely make it happen.
November 29, 2021.
Went out for the first time in the ocean fishing, had a blast and caught limits of rock fish and crabs! Great solid crew and captain. Will be going out with these guys again in the near future!
July 25, 2021.
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
June 9, 2021.
Captain and crew were very good.. very professional ..
June 1, 2021.
May 29, 2021.
Fantastic crew/ boat trip was awsome 5/27/21 caught limits easily! Captain and crew made sure we caught fish! So helpfull even when all rods were landing fish. The crew did it all..made ours and others a wonderfull trip. Highly appreciated the captain and crew taking us to the fish right away .
May 25, 2021.
February 3, 2021.
Changed the type of fishing last minute, after a long drive. Deck hands and captain kept not telling us the depth or telling us where the fish were. The two deck hand seemed more into fishing for themselves than helping paying customers. Definitely will not use them again.
December 10, 2020.
Richard is one of the best captains around. Called and made arrangements for 11 people to go out fishing and crabbing mid November. When we arrive the ocean was a mess and we were unable to crab but Richard took the extra time and put the group on the fish. Other than 8 of the 11 getting sick it was a blast of a trip. The deckhands were amazing and the experience all around was perfect for my flatland friends.
September 29, 2020.
Another good day on the water
July 20, 2020.
So much fun. Definitely worth the drive and money. Took my Husband and oldest Son, both had a blast!