- $185 for a 1.5- to two-hour guided standup paddleboard tour for two with on-shore lesson, local wine, and harvest celebration ($319 value)
After on-shore lesson on how to use a standup paddleboard, tourists paddle into the northern reaches of the pristine Napa River, enjoying some of the finest paddleboarding conditions in the country. After the guided tour, guests take a short boat ride to a harvest celebration hosted by Salute Santé! Grapeseed Oil. There guests enjoy a spread that features a selection of cheese, smoked prosciutto, bread, and three varietals of the house-made grapeseed oil. Guests also receive a bottle of wine to take home.
Napa Valley Paddle
Napa Valley Paddle teaches people to walk on water. Armed with a fleet of stand-up paddleboards, instructors get riverine explorers up and standing during a brief on-shore lesson. From there, guests can embark on one of several tours of the pristine and revitalized Napa River. The Living River Tour takes tourists from the bay to the Oak Knoll Viticulture Area in Northern Napa, passing tidal marshes, four bridges, and the restored Oxbow Preserve along their way. Napa Valley Paddle's newest tour departs from their brand new boat launch and culminates in an oyster and wine barbecue on the river at Downtown Joe's.
The sport is known for its cross-training and ab-blasting benefits, and in addition to being an effective exercise, it can also double as bonding experience. To that end, Napa Valley Paddle leads educational tours or team-building excursions.