Emeryville Sportfishing boats ended their Crab Season this month. Pickings were slim – the catches had been small as were the crabs, so boats are not going out crabbing at this time. But Ginger holds forth!
Early spring brings good news: Emeryville Sportfishing launched its new fishing season on March 16 as the boats go out halibut trolling. They will be running on weekends in March. Starting April 6, Sportfishing boats will go out daily for salmon.
The Emeryville Marina hosted a Flea Market on Sat., March 16. All kinds of marine treasures and good deals from marine gear to rigging to sails, reels and poles and other boating items exchanged hands. Call 510-654-3716 for info. about happenings in the Emeryville Marina.
KITEBOARDING SEASON OPENS
Watch the skies for the opening of kiteboarding season! It starts the first week of April and goes through September at KGB Kiteboarding in Emeryville. KGB is an IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) Certified Kiteboarding and Kitesurfing Lessons and Shop down by the boat ramp at the Emeryville Marina. The staff at KGB are passionate and experienced kiteboarders who really love the sport and want to share their excitement with the community.
Besides Kiting gear, KGB rents stand-up paddle boards with special packages of 40 hour rentals at a great price. You can paddle around the Marina or into the cove. Only have an hour for lunch? You can spend half of your time enjoying the view from the water and toning up your body and then picnic in the Marina Park. KGB also offers water, snow & power kiting lessons & rentals. Their store is at 3310 Powell St. and will open the first week of April (888-411-0732).
ON THE WATER CHARTER NEWS
Emeryville Yacht Charter Companies Seaward Coastal Ventures and Charter SF are experiencing a significant increase in America’s Cup related activities.
According to Seaward Coastal owner, Paul Records, “Sail racing teams, corporate hospitality representatives and event management firms are actively making arrangements to secure high quality yachts for their guests during this amazing ‘Summer of Sailing’ on San Francisco Bay.” They recently visited Emery Cove Yacht Harbor.
Captain Chuck Monark of CharterSF has introduced a “Bay Bridge Lights” cruise on Katinas, a 42’ sailing catamaran, originating at Emery Cove Yacht Harbor. According to Chuck, “Guests are consistently impressed when they experience the lights from the water.” Tours are available by appointment at 925-286-9368 or 510-301-7105.
What’s new? Besides having WIFI available in TV’s fabulous bar, there are new Polynesian flavorings infused into the original cuisine with Corporate Chef David Gingrass and his most exquisite presentation. Open everyday except Mondays, you can find a relaxing place to dine or meet a colleague on the water. Happy Hour is Tues. – Fri., 4-6pm and 9pm-closing. Lunch: Tues.-Fri. 11:30-2:30pm Dinner: 5 pm until closing Tues. – Sun.
History claims that in the 1930’s the original Mai Tai was created by Victor Bergeron, then known as Trader Vic, as he pursued his goal of injecting the spirit of island life into everyday life here in Emeryville. Trader Vic’s is located at 9 Anchor Dr. at Powell St. in Emeryville down on the water. 510-653-3400.