Mendocino Adventures + Excursions

Explore your options in and around Mendocino! Pick from a number of exciting activities, make arrangements for dinner with a view or gather an array of local foodie favorites for to enjoy in your cottage.

Local Wines, Cider & Beers

We love to keep it local… and who would’t with all of the fantastic wineries and breweries in Mendocino County! You can sip a sample in Anderson Valley or head to North Coast Brewing Company on main street in Fort Bragg for a delicious Scrimshaw. You can’t miss Overtime Brewing Company, the newest member to the coast brewing family! Try one of their Drinkin’ Beers or Indian Peach Ale with their awesome pulled pork sandwich! Here are a few of our favorite local blends and brews… Cheers!

Have an Adventure

Kayaks, Canoes & SUP

Whether salty or fresh, the water is the perfect way to explore the rugged and beautiful Mendocino coast. There is a variety of adventures on the water from Kayak Mendocino in Little River Cove, Catch A Canoe on Big River, Liquid Fusion Kayaking on the Noyo, or Stand-Up Paddle Mendocino; from family tours that require no experience to specific skill lessons for advanced paddlers.

two people in wet suits carrying surf boards

Whale Watching & Ocean Excursions

From whale watching to fishing expeditions, Anchor Charter Boats offers a variety of trips to please everyone! Hit the high seas in The Trek II, at 57 feet it is the largest charter boat in Noyo Harbor with plenty of seating and cabin space. Whether you are deep sea fishing, whale watching, or taking a cruise in the Harbor, Anchor Charter Boats will do all that they can to insure that you have a fun adventure on their boat.

Ride the World Famous Skunk Train

Jump on the train at the Fort Bragg Depot and take an hour long scenic ride along the Pudding Creek Estuary or try their new Railbikes, the peddle-powered vehicles for two! Discover a new side of the world-famous Redwood Route- it’s an ideal excursion for couples and families! Along the way you may see blue herons, egrets, osprey, turtles, and much more! You can buy tickets and see upcoming themed trips on their website here: The Skunk Train 

Horseback Rides

From a beach trail ride with the kids to a romantic sunset ride for two, Ricochet Ridge Ranch offers a variety of excursions to please everyone! They have some terrific horses who are both fit and sensible, good for taking novice riders safely, and yet willing to keep up with horses more suitable for advanced riders. Children 6 years of age and older are welcome.

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Our Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are a rare jewel and the only public garden in the continental United States fronting directly on the ocean. The Botanical Gardens offers everything from colorful floral displays to thunderous waves crashing on the Mendocino Coast. A wonderful place to explore for hours. Dogs are welcome!

Tee Times

Take advantage of the stunning ocean views from our local links. You can practically throw a stone and hit the Little River Inn’s 9 hole Golf Course located just north of the Cottages. The Sea Ranch Golf Links offers a renowned ocean-side course just one hour’s drive south of Little River along scenic Highway One. Improve your swing or just relax and take it all in…

Bicycle Rentals & Tours

Hop on a bicycle and find out just how much fun it can be to discover the wonders of this exquisite area. Redwood canyons and coastal bluffs are only a short distance away from the shop located on Big River. Explore the quaint historic town of Mendocino, or head into one of the several area state parks.

Rentals – Catch A Canoe & Bicycles Too