To Jenner by The Sea
   Gateway to the
Russian River & Sonoma Coast

Where the river meets the waves
in the heart of Sonoma Coast State Park
and the Greater Farallones Sanctuary
Servicing over 20 miles of river and "Specializing in our wildlife rich Managed Marine Recreation Area in the estuary".

Join us on the water for a unique Sonoma County perspective. 

Open Year Around By Reservation!
Our activities support education and research

What's Hot Now?
Intern Applications and Paid Training
Bioluminescent Plankton Night Tours
Best Dates: Aug 25-31, Sept 23-30
Possible: Aug 23-25, Sept 1-4 and 20-23, Oct 1-3
    They Glow In The Dark! See fish, shrimp, seals!    

New and Used Kayak & Paddle Clearance Sale!
Whales, Dolphins, American White Pelicans, Harbor Seal Pups!
CTA and Accomodation Provider Free Tour: Share Your Experience!
Fund Raising Tours:  Help rebuild our State Park Visitor Center

Plankton Sampling:  Sonoma Coast Watch
Gift An Adventure:  Certificates By E-Mail
Harbor Seal Kiss: By George Scott Zastrow Photography

Videos & Reviews

Weekend Sherpa  KQED Quest

Estuary / Otter / Mammoth / Whales    
Follow us: Google Places  / Yelp / Facebook / WaterTalk

Reservation Line: Daily 8 AM - 6 PM 707-865-2249
Please call 48 hours in advance and earlier for groups sized 10 to 30.
We're popular! Drop ins are often possible but not guaranteed.

Summer Start Times

Kayak Rentals

Rental Starts:  Staffed: 7 Days A Week:  9 AM - 2 PM
Staffed Daily:  June through September
See our Google Map Routes.
Multi-Day Routes: Forestville, Guerneville to Jenner.
2 Hour to Full Day Routes: Monte Rio, Jenner by the Sea

Most routes include the opportunity to explore our State Park Estuary, Island and Goat Rock Beach Biological Preserve.

Guided Estuary Wildlife Tours: Morning 9 AM - 1 PM
Reservations required. Group discounts.  We offer interpretive kayak and hike tours with lessons for inquisitive paddlers.
Seasonal:  Sunset, Full Moon & Glowing Plankton
Call for night tour hours and dates

Join Our Scheduled Group Event Tours: $20 Off!
Harbor Seals, Otter, Sea Lions, Bald Eagle...

Know Before You Go

Estuary Forecast: Lake like conditions have returned. Occasional strong afternoon winds on some days. Check the forecast link.
Weather, Wind & Surf: Goat Rock Beach Tower

WaterTalk Bulletin Board

Harbor Seal Colony: 100 Yard Restriction: Land & Water
Avoid Open River Mouth Currents

 Russian River Height & Flow: Use Hacienda For Estuary
Rain Season Rental Limitations:
Guided Only 5,000 to 15,000 CFS.
Our Seasonal River Mouth Restriction Maps

Apply and train now!
Internships, Training and Experience for Future
Outdoor Emergency Service, Researchers and Educators.
Apply now for paid and volunteer positions

Staff & Intern Training: Join us in practice and group certifications.

Nature News:  Did you know that beaver used to live in the Russian River and still exist in California? Find out more at these links.
 Beaver & Salmon California Beaver  /  Wikipedia 

Your activities help support
"The Living Classrooms Project"   "Sonoma Coast Watch"  
Plankton Sampling 
Algal / Plankton Bloom Map
Most of our activities are within 
Sonoma Coast State Park
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods:
State Park volunteer and community education activities. Join us in supporting their efforts. State Park Docent or Community Education Seminars
Save Our State Parks
: Join us in helping to fund, restore and preserve our public access.
The Russian River Chamber of Commerce: Local Resources
American Canoe Association : Join Our Kayak Skills & Guide Training
America Outdoors Association: Professional Recreation Providers

American Red Cross: Join Our CPR / First Aide Instruction
Specialized Rescue Inc: Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technicians II

We look forward to sharing the water with you!

Year Round Activities:
Book early to ensure availability
Information only: info@watertreks.com

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