Welcome
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 estuary and "Managed Marine Recreation Area"

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

Open Year Around By Reservation!
Temporary rental closure: Rain, strong currents 03/22-26
River Hieght Forecast: No rentals above 10 ft at GV.
Reserve ahead for guided only.

Our activities support education and research
 
What's Hot Now?  
Post-Flood Paddle: Help clean up flood debris Monte Rio to Jenner: Explore Russian River wildlife and history: Date Pending drop in river flow.
Gift An Adventure:  Certificates By E-Mail
Foraging River Otter: Youtube
New and Used Kayak & Paddle Clearance Sale!
Whales, Dolphins, American White Pelicans, Harbor Seals!
CTA and Accomodation Provider Free Tour: Share Your Experience!
Fund Raising Tours:  Help rebuild our State Park Visitor Center
 
Volunteer:
Plankton Sampling:  Sonoma Coast Watch

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.
Seasonal Rental Hours: Fall into Spring
Mid September through Mid May: Open Year Around: Weather and Water Permitting
Kayak And SUP Rentals
Rental Starts:  9 AM - 2 PM
Staffed:  Fri, Sat, Sun,
Open and staffed by advanced reservation:  Mon -Thur
We're Popular: Walks ups possible when open, but not guaranteed.
To ensure a seat: Reserve 48 hours prior and sooner for larger groups.
Fall - Winter: River Currents above 5,000 CFS: Switch to Guided Only.

                 
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
Estuary, Island and Goat Rock Beach "Marine Protected Area".
 
Guided Estuary Wildlife Tours: Morning 10 AM
Harbor Seals, Otter, Sea Lions, Bald Eagle, Whale...
Reservations required. Group discounts.  We offer interpretive kayak and hike tours with lessons for inquisitive paddlers.
Seasonal:  Moving Water Tours: 5000 to 10,000 cfs
Seasonal:  Sunset, Full Moon & Glowing Plankton
Call for Seasonal tour hours and dates
 
Join Our Scheduled Group Event Tours: $20 Off!

Know Before You Go
  
"Managed Marine Recreation and Marine Protection Area"
Restricted Harbor Seal And Sea Bird Resting Area
Keeping them healthy keeps us healthy (Virus Prevention)
100 Yard Restriction: Land & Water

 
Estuary Forecast:
Temporary rental closure: Rain, strong currents 03/22-26
Avoid Open River Mouth Currents
  Check our forecast links or call for activity updates.
 
Weather, Wind & Surf: Goat Rock Beach Tower
Ocean Water Temperatures: Bodega Bay Station
  
Russian River Height & Flow: "Use Hacienda For Estuary"
River Hieght Forecast:
No rentals above 10 ft at GV.
Our Seasonal River Mouth Restriction Maps
 

Share your experience / Paddle Partners / Buy / Sell / Trade
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  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"  
Volunteer:
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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