Chairman’s Welcome

Welcome to the Gateway to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Spring season is always busy at the Santa Cruz Harbor. The entrance channel is open, thanks to our dredge crew’s hard work. Fishing season is open and the harbor is alive with enthusiastic anglers hungry for salmon and rock cod. Charter boats and harbor restaurants are filling up again, as progress made against COVID-19 locally continues to improve. Every day brings a new and exciting adventure at the harbor.

How ever you enjoy the harbor, we want you to stay safe. For boaters, it means checking weather and wave conditions, navigation, and communications equipment, and inspecting safety gear onboard, including life jackets. For SUPs and kayaks, it means staying to the right side of the channel to avoid conflicts with sailing and motor vessels heading in and out. For drivers, it means watching out for pedestrians and bikers. Our harbor patrol is dedicated to making sure everyone stays safe as more and more people flock to the harbor for a day of fun and to enjoy the warm weather.

Stay safe out there!

Toby Goddard

Santa Cruz Port District Commission