Santa Cruz Wharf Recreation

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Bocce court

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Bocce Court on the Wharf

The Bocce Court was generously donated by the Dante Society will remain on the Santa Cruz Wharf temporarily. Check out bocce balls from Vino Prima and play a round while overlooking the gorgeous Marine Sanctuary.

  See Scopes

Take in the views with our coin-operated telescopes located at strategic points along the Santa Cruz Wharf.

Sea lions  

Sea Lions, Dolphins and Whales
All these creatures and more can be seen from the wharf. Find more here.

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  Original Stagnaro's Fishing Trips & Bay Cruises

Daily party boats, 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Fishing for rock cod, ling cod, salmon (in season). Whale watching, cruises and ash scatterings are also available. 831-427-2334. Ticket booth soon to be located near the Marcella fishing boat exhibit. Trips load and depart from the Santa Cruz Harbor

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Santa Cruz Boat Rentals
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. boat rentals. 16 foot long skiffs with motors available. Also bait, tackle, and gifts for the fisherman. 831-423-1739. 15 Municipal Wharf.

For more information on fishing, check the Fish and Wildlife website.

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Rent a kayak and enjoy a cruise around the Wharf and Lighthouse areas. Visit with sea lions and otters while exploring the kelp beds and coastline from Cowell Cove. We offer classes, sales, rentals and tours, with beginning level 2.5 hour nature tours. 831-427-2267 and 831-425-8445. 2 Municipal Wharf.