During the lesson and tour client can learn the proper paddling technique while admiring wildlife
What You'll Get
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- By appointment
- Departure location: 300 Turney Street Sausalito, 94965
- What to bring: synthetic, wool, or silk clothing (no cotton), water-resistant jacket and/or pants, bottled water and snack (power bar), sunscreen, sunglasses, sun-shielding hat (for warm weather) or warm hat (for cooler weather), booties, water shoes, sandals, or sneakers with wool or synthetic socks, waterproof camera or zip-lock bag for regular camera, a way to secure keys, money, and any valuables
- During the tour and lesson with a professional guide & instructor, which take place in Sausalito, beginners can learn about sea kayaking equipment, proper paddle technique, use and safety of traditional sea kayaks, while also admiring the wildlife.
- High-performance, sit-in, traditional kayaks, resembling those used by the Eskimo, Inuit, Yupik, and Aleut are used. These kayaks can be warmer, drier, faster, more comfortable, and easier to maneuver than rental sit-on-top kayaks.
The Fine Print
About San Francisco Kayak & Adventures
Seated in your kayak, you're surrounded by cerulean waters that stretch out into the horizon. To your left, the San Francisco skyline looms in the shimmering afternoon sun. You drift by a raucous Giants game, a village of houseboats, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Led through undulating waters by American Canoe Association– and Wilderness First Aid–certified guides, San Francisco Kayak & Adventures' nautical tour groups traverse the San Francisco Bay or Sausalito waterfront during the day, at sunset, and under the light of the full moon. The guides lead their groups through calm costal waters in sturdy, closed-deck tandem kayaks, which keep legs dry and don't require typical Flintstone-style paddling. The guides regale their group with area history while pointing out local marine life. They only shepherd about eight paddlers to keep tours intimate and personal and customize paddling instruction to the ability levels of the group.
Guides also help visitors explore the natural world on land during hiking excursions between redwood trees in Muir Woods, along a coastal trail in the Tennessee Valley, and past ghost-town buildings at China Camp Village. To expand visitors' wilderness exposure, they also lead adventures such as sailing, rock-climbing, cycling in the city, horseback riding on the beach, and sleeping in phone booths.