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Russian River Kayak Tour at the Beautiful Sonoma Coast

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Russian River Kayak Tour at the beautiful Sonoma Coast
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the Pacific from a whole new perspective on this kayak tour on the Sonoma Coast. Adventure on the water and make memories with your closest friends. Mingle with local wildlife including birds and seals. Paddle alongside a whale, if you're lucky. Admire the rugged coastline from an oceanic vantage point.
  • Avoid the crowds by taking to the coast on this tour
  • All equipment is provided, so you don't have to worry
  • Prioritize your safety with the supervision of experienced guides
  • Central meeting point for your convenience

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Kayaks
  • Life Jackets
  • Paddles
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 10451 CA-1, Jenner, CA 95450, USA

    Your guide will meet you at the top of the boat ramp in front of the Sonoma Coast Visitor's Center in Jenner. There is very limited cell service at the meeting location and twisty roads to get out there so please plug in driving directions ahead of time to best estimate driving times.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Please bring water shoes or sandals.
  • Service animals allowed
  • We will get wet. Bring clothes you won't mind getting wet and consider bringing a change of clothes.
  • The weather at the coast can change quickly. Please bring an extra layer in case it is a bit chilly. It's better to have more clothes than you need rather than wish you had an extra layer.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Due to Covid-19 we are unable to supply food or beverages. If you would like lunch during or after your tour please feel free to bring something to enjoy or your guide can recommend some of our fantastic local cafes or restaurants.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Highly recommend! Our guide Erik is amicable and experienced! Sharing a lot of funny life stories and knowledge about Russian river. The experience is very fun and chill! We also see seals!


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Beautiful experience!
Amber_G, May 2024
Trip greatly exceeded expectations! Beautiful paddle in great boats with a fantastic guide. Lots of wildlife and different environments.
High recommended
Aohan_L, Apr 2024
Highly recommend! Our guide Erik is amicable and experienced! Sharing a lot of funny life stories and knowledge about Russian river. The experience is very fun and chill! We also see seals!
So peaceful!
Aubrey_D, Oct 2023
This trip was absolutely breathtaking! Erik was so knowledgeable on the area and the wildlife and made the kayak trip so relaxing and peaceful! Highly recommend!
Highly Recommended
Carolyn_P, Sep 2023
Our kayak trip with Erik and Tim was fun and informative. They took great care of our group of 10 (5 kayaks.) They wove the area’s history and ecology into the trip. We saw merganser ducks, cormorants, great blue herons, an osprey , a kingfisher, pelicans, and numerous harbor seals. I recommend this activity for anyone who wants to learn more about the area where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. Thank you, Erik and Tim!
Fun and Educational Tour!
JAMIE_F, Aug 2023
We really enjoyed this tour. Erik was on time, prepared, friendly, and taught us so much about the local wildlife and history of the area. He was easy to talk to and laid back and equally professional. Totally recommend this tour.
Great way to see the coast
Kenneth_C, Jul 2023
Truly a highlight of our time in California. Out on the water in a beautiful setting and getting some exercise…. It was amazing. Erik and Tim were excellent guides. Couldn’t have been better!
California coastal trip.
SHELLY_E, Jul 2023
Great guide, wonderful trip! Enjoyed getting out @ the mouth of the ocean & walking up to see the waves.
Beautiful & Calm Kayaking Trip
Nick_G, Jun 2023
Drove to Jenner from wine country to get away from the hustle and bustle for a day and was not disappointed. The scenery is great, the river calm, the guides knowledgeable and genuine. Bonus for observing seal nursing season. Don't forget to hit the Armstrong redwoods while you're up there!
Paddling heaven
Jo_d, Apr 2023
The weather, Erik the peace and the nature was all perfect! Thank you so much for a great experience on the water.
A great day on the river!
Norma_F, Sep 2022
It was a beautiful setting with a perfect balance of leisure and adventure. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly!
Selah_P, Jul 2022
Everything was amazing… Very friendly your guide, and very knowledgeable…. Definitely going there again!
Awesome experience
Jennifer_P, Sep 2021
Eric was a wonderful guide! Definitely coming back with more friends. He knew history about the town and it was just a great experience.
Awesome kayaking trip!
steve_c, Aug 2021
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this Kayaking tour. Erik is very personable and I agree with my wife's words, "It was like kayaking with an old friend." Erik let us go at our own pace and his knowledge of the area and of the wildlife greatly enhanced our experience. The scenery was beautiful and it was just a gorgeous day to be on the water. I highly recommend this to young and old alike, experienced or first time kayaker. Thanks Erik for an awesome time!
Amazing views and gentle (but good) exercise
Bradley_S, Jul 2021
Erik (our guide) was engaging and charming. He made sure the trip was safe and enjoyable. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend it.
Best Kayaking Company Ever!
Susannah_T, Jul 2021
We had the BEST EXPERIENCE kayaking with Erik, who is the sweetest California dude with a matching easy-going, no worries attitude. My 8 (almost 9 year old daughter), my 60-something cousin and I went out with Erik on a lovely, slow paced journey. Erik has a wealth of very interesting information about the Russian River, and Jenner, and beyond. The water was so calm. There was lots of wildlife to see, and of course, Erik was fully versed in all the creatures on land and in the water. Our 3 hour adventure was so beautiful, peaceful and so much fun. I highly recommend booking a trip with this company. Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or you've never sat in a kayak, this is the trip for you. Wear water shoes and have a windbreaker if you tend to get chilly easily, like me!

From $135.00

Price varies by group size

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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