Sea Fresh Story

In 1985, Sea Fresh began serving up the freshest catch available from the Pacific Coast, and from around the world. Proud owners Bill & Mayra, along with Gus (Mayra's brother), opened their first Sea Fresh in Ojai, California.

In 2012, a long awaited change occurred, a complete remodel of "the original" Ojai restaurant. The continued support and encouragement from the local community is truly what made the transformation possible.

But their story began long before that. Bill's love for the ocean began at the ripe old age of four, when his dad took him on a fishing trip. As he got a little older, his mom would drop him off at the pier in Redondo Beach. Bill would bring his catch home, and with a little red wagon in tow, sold his catch to local neighbors. At 15, he started working on a sport boat called The Pursuit. The time spent on The Pursuit would satisfy his love for the ocean until he graduated high school. He was then able to fish commercially on a full time basis. In 1973 Bill & Mayra were married, and in 1977, built & launched The Aurelia, their 42 foot fishing boat.

Bill & Mayra have two kids, Chris & Janelle. As the children grew closer to school age, they decided to move the family out of the big city, in search of a small town to raise the family. So, in 1981, they moved to Ojai (beautiful, beautiful Ojai). Mayra's parents & brother Gus soon followed.

Bill still fishes daily, weather permitting, & supplies the restaurants with the highest quality seafood caught locally.

We believe that everyone will love fish if it's truly fresh. Our family welcomes you to Sea Fresh. We hope you enjoy your visit with us & all that the water's bounty has to offer!

We hope to see you soon,

Gus, Mayra, & Bill