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kayaks        WaterTreks EcoTours
                
Sonoma Coast
              State Beach Estuary
                            And
                    Russian River

   

Tourism Activities That Help Fund Local Education & Research Projects
        
Welcome to "The Most Ecologically Dynamic Section of the Russian River"
                    Generations Of Local Experience / Certified Guide Training
  Our staff are training your future outdoor emergency service, research and education providers

                                       Click Here!  Local Weather Forecasts
           Spring into Summer: Flat Water with Possible Afternoon Wind Influence


                          Available Year Around!
         We recommend reservations a week in advance!
            Reservation Line: 9 AM - 6 PM: 707-865-2249
    
        Pre-Book For Any Day Of The Year / Drop Ins May Be Possible
      
Passing Through?   Use Our 2-Way Radio To Reach Office Staff
            
Welcome to Rural America! 
Onsite location is a Kiosk / Booth

    Rental Start Times: Mon-Thur 9AM-3PM/Fri-Sun 9AM-5PM
                               
Arrive 30 Minutes Prior to Departure
                              See Our Tours For Evening Activities


Safety Limitations:
Often this location is beginner friendly and ideal for first time kayaking or stand up paddle boarding.  However, no outdoor activity can be considered inherently safe. 


Please note disclaimers below:
Although we do our best to track our local weather and water conditions, and provide public access to the same resources we use,
all participants must sign a liability waiver in order to participate.

Seasonal Coastal Wind And River Current Restrictions:
  Kayakers, boaters or stand up paddle boarders may be required to show proof of prior instruction or demonstrate appropriate skills prior to renting during windy or moving water conditons. Tours Are A Good Option. Skills Courses Are Avaialble. 


All participants, of any age, must be able to float and swim well enough to assist in their own rescue if they fall out of a boat or kayak, or off of a stand up paddle board.

Did You know? BUI (Boating while under the influence).
It is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in every state. This law pertains to ALL boats (from canoes and rowboats to the largest ships) The use of alcohol is involved in about a third of all recreational boating fatalities.  WaterTreks And The  American Canoe Association (ACA). Guides Are ACA Certification or Equivilent. The ACA has partnered with the US Coast Guard, in helping to improve boating safety in the US, for over 100 years. We also cooperate with our local State Parks and Emergency Services. Because we care abut your safety, as well as the liability risks to our education and research programs, our staff will decline participation to any person under the influence or who insists on consuming to become under the influence while operating any vehicle including a bicycle (CUI). Paddling is a wonderful way to work up an appetite, and thirst, for enjoying the local quisine, wine and microbrews, after your activity.   Ask us about local establishments and entertainment venues.  We want you to have a great time!

Discounts: Gas Rebate For Group Shuttles / Published Discount Tour Dates
Discount Codes:  May be available online or from your local accomodation provider.
Discounts on future activities after taking our beginning instructional courses.  

Kayaks: We provide a wide selection of sit on top, sit in and moving water kayaks for our rentals, tours and instructional courses.


                                          Shuttle Schedule
                                             Changes Seasonally
                                    9AM / 11AM / 1PM / 3PM
                                 
See Our Route Map!
Spring into Summer: Flat Water with Possible Afternoon Wind Influence

 


                                 Kayak Rentals
    Estuary And Lower Russian River

  (Summer: Wide Unobstructed Slow to Flat River with Tidal Influence) 

                                   Ocean Hazards: Know Before You Go!
            All Activities Are Within The River and Estuary Waters
                          Ocean Beach and Island Hikes / Wildlife and Birding

 
All Participants Must Honor Federal Regulations For Viewing The Harbor Seal Colony
      

         Prices Are Per Kayak / Canoe Same As Double
             Cash Discount: $5 Per Group Credit Card Fee
             Group Shuttle Discount: See Shuttle Chart
                    
                                  Third or 4th seats
                     Under 40 lbs in third seat is Free

+ $10 Third Seat (Under 12 Sit On Top or Adult in Canoes)

        + $5 Child or Dog (Over 40 lbs but under 12 years)


On windy days, 1 day routes that finish in the estuary are reversible to explore with the upstream wind at your back.

Jenner By the Sea: Estuary Loop / Park & Paddle!
Explore the natural ecology, wildlife, island and coastal beaches from within the protection of the Sonoma Coast State Park Estuary. Kayak to multiple locations to walk and explore.

       These are our Non-Shuttled Rates: No Shuttle Required  

            0-2 Hrs   2-4 Hrs   4-8 Hrs   24 Hrs    2-Day     3-Day
 Single:   $30        45           60          65         110         160
Double:  
$60        80         105        115         200         290
 
Willow Creek: Estuary Exploration:  Reversible: 2-4 Miles
Just Upstream Of Jenner. Gentle paced exploratory route includes the island loop and has good swimming near the Willow Creek river beach. Birding and Wildlife Area. Can be done in  2  hours to circle the island and view wildlife from the water rather than stopping to explore.

               0-2 Hrs       2-4 Hrs       4-8 Hrs      24 Hrs
 Single:    $35              50                 65               70
Double:    $65              90               115             125      
    

        
Duncan Mills or: River to Coast: Reversible: 7-10 miles
Monte Rio:
Paddle through the heart of our main wildlife corridor into Sonoma Coast State Park.  A low impact areobic 4 hour route or full day Adventure.  2 Day Duncan Mills Camping Available.

              2-4 Hrs      4-8 Hrs         24 Hrs        2-Day
 Single:  $55               70                75              115
Double:  $95             125              135              210


Non Reversible Routes:           (Morning Only Shuttles)
Start Early to Avoid Seasonal Afternoon  Winds 
 
   

Vacation Beach To Duncan Mills:  6 Miles
Summer Season Fun In The Sun:
Route Not Reversible.
Popular for Hotter Temperatures or Less Occasional Morning Fog in Early Summer. Good Beach Food available at Monte Rio Beach.  Restrooms & Services Enroute.
              
              2-4 Hrs       4-8 Hrs        24 Hrs       2-Day
 Single:   $60              80                80             120
Double: $105            135              145             220


Forestville & Healdsburg: 

Guerneville: Johnsons Beach or Parkers Resort Camping

                2-Day
 
Single:   $125
Double:   $230

         
Forestville & Healdsburg: Multi Day Trips
Ask About 2-4 Day Rentals & Tours
Accomodations:
Forestville: Camping

Guerneville: Camping or accomodations with river and hot tub access.
Duncans Mills: Camping
Jenner: State Park camping or accomodations with hot tub access.

Multi Day Guided Instructional Tours: 

Include:

Camping: With Breakfast and Dinner Camp Meals And Packed Lunches.

Or

A Combination of Camping And Vacation Rentals: With Packed Lunches.

Breakfast And Dinner:


Can Be A Combination Of Camp Food And Meals At Vacation Rentals

Or

Dining At Local Establishments (Within Walking Or Kayaking Distance Or By Group Van Shuttle).



Usefull Items:

sunscreen
layering and appropriate shoes
small day pack
water & snacks
binoculars
GPS (Handy for Geocaching)
waterproof camera


Shuttle Routes: Logistics & Transport: With Carbon Offsets. Includes Route Map, Weather Forecast, Ecological Interpretation, & Route Safety Suggestions
 
                 
Average Water Time        Driving Time   Route Fees 
Groups
             
Hours: Low Flow / High Flow   Minutes    Per Kayak  
Per Van Trip
Healdsburg - Forestville:         5.5 / 3       80   (Multi-day Route)    $100
Forestville -
Guerneville:            5 / 2.5    40               $30                $  50     
Guerneville -
Monte Rio:            3 / 1.5    30               $20                $  35     
Vacation Beach-
Duncans Mills: 4 / 2       25               $15                $  30   
Monte Rio -
Willow Creek:         5 / 2.5     20               $10                $  25    
Monte Rio -
Jenner:                6.5 / 3        20               $10                $  25     
Duncans Mills -
Jenner:         4-5 / 2        25               $10                $  25    
Willow Creek -
Jenner:           2-4 / NA     10               $  5                $ 15   
Own Kayaks and gear:    +  $10 per kayak  
$20 Group Discount Rate

 

 




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