Shelter Cove Boat Launch Service

Shelter Cove Fishing Preservation Inc provides tractor service to launch trailer boats at our Shelter Cove boat ramp. We would be happy to Launch and retrieve you any day of the week!

The self-launch of boats is allowed at the public use boat ramp. However, there are challenges with this.

Due to the low slope at the ramp area, and the ever changing tides, simple back-up launches with a car or truck is not usually possible, especially with larger boats.

More information about the boat ramp with lots of pictures can be found at the Shelter Cove Boat Ramp Page here.

We also provide monthly boat storage with water hook-ups.


ALL TRAILERS MUST have side bunks, Trailers must have two safety chains a working winch with strap, chain and working jack-stand. All hitches and latches must be mechanically sound, Boats must prove they have working VHF Radio with antenna, Owners are responsible for making sure their trailer is hooked up to the tractor properly.

You will Not be launched if these items are not in functional condition. It’s for the protection of the tractor drivers and boat owners!

We RESERVE the Right to Refuse Service.

Boat Launch Hours: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm 7 Days per Week* Except Occasions: 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day and New Years Day

Absolutely NO LAUNCHING after 12:00 NOON

July 3, 2020, We have 3 Operating Tractors, had 42 boats back on land by 3:55 p.m.

Cost to Launch (includes retrieval): $40.00.

The office may be reached at: 707 986-1400

The local Marine VHF Radio Channel 68 is also used to contact the Launch facility during operation and for pick-up.

* The Launch service is Closed when weather conditions are hazardous and no boats are launched. Check the weather forecasts before you plan

Shelter Cove Boat Storage and Parking Area

Boat Storage

Boat storage and parking is available for $75.00 per month and includes water at each site.

Job Opportunities

We are looking for a tractor driver who can work 30-40 hrs a week starting ASAP beginning of May. Pay starts at $15.00 an hour, plus tips. We will train you. If you’re interested please contact us or swing by the office to grab an application. See more requirements on Job Opportunity on the web page under Job Opportunities

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