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         Sonoma Coast
    State Beach Estuary
                  And
 
          Russian River
   

Operated by Guide and Instructor Suki Waters

                     Fully Outfitted Kayak Rentals
   
Welcome to "The Most Ecologically Dynamic Section of the Russian River"
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On the Water" activities within the reaches of the Russian River and Estuary.
                     Native Roots from the Russian River and Sonoma Coast!
                       Generations of Experience / Certified Guide Training


                          Available Year Around!
         We recommend reservations a week in advance!
            Reservation Line: 8 AM - 7 PM: 707-865-2249
    
        Pre-Book For Any Day Of The Year / Drop Ins May Be Possible
      
Just Passing Through?   Use Our 2-Way Radio To Reach Office Staff
            
Welcome to Rural America! 
Onsite location is a Kiosk / Booth


    Kiosk Hours: 9AM-5PM Friday - Monday and Most Week Days
                         
Arrive 30 Minutes Prior to Departure
                    See Our  Tours For Evening Activities

Safety Limitations and Discounts on Rentals:
Seasonal Coastal Wind or Fog influence:  Kayakers may be required to show proof of prior kayak instruction or demonstrate skills prior to renting during windy or moving water conditons. Tours Are A Good Option. Skills Courses Are Avaialble. 
Discounts on rentals after taking our beginning kayaking course.  Moving Water Kayaks and Sit Ons also Available.

                                          Shuttle Schedule:
                                       Changes Seasonally
                       9AM / 11AM / 1PM / 3PM / 5PM
       Ask about Our Group Gas Rate Discount For Shuttled Routes!

Kayak Routes:
Self Guided Rentals From $25 pp :Gas Rebate For Group Shuttles!
Fun in the Sun!   1/2 to Full Days: Forestville, Guerneville, Monte Rio,
                                                     Duncan Mills

River to Estuary!        1/2 to Full Days: 
Monte Rio, Duncan Mills to Coast  
Estuary Explorations! 2 Hrs to 1/2 Day:  Willow Creek and Jenner

    See Our Route Map! :   3-10 Mile Routes / 2 Hours to 3 Days
     Spring into Summer: Flat Water with Possible Afternoon Wind Influence


Estuary Explorations!
(Wide Unobstructed River, Tidal Influence And Little To No Current)
 
   
Our Estuary location does not require a shuttle for kayaking.
        Two hours of enjoying nature or an exploratory 1/2 Day.

 
        
We Recommend a half day to fully explore our Estuary and Beaches.
                           Ocean Beach and Island Hikes, Wildlife & Birding

        
Please check Federal Regulations for viewing the Harbor Seal Colony!
       All Activities Are Within The River. Ocean Hazards! Know Before You Go!
 
Jenner By the Sea:
Park & Paddle! No Shuttle Required
Explore the natural ecology, wildlife, island and coastal beaches from within the protection of the Sonoma Coast State Park Estuary.

                0-2 Hrs    2-4 Hrs    4-8 Hrs
   Single:     $25         $45            $65          
  Double:     $50          $65           $85   
 

.Willow Creek Take Out / Put In Option: To or From Jenner: A shorter river & estuary route: Put In or Take Out Just Upstream Of Jenner. Great Birding And Wildlife Area that includes viewing the estuary and coastal beaches. An extended route for a half day but can be done in a quick 2 hour kayak paddle to circle the island and view the island and coastal beaches from the water.
   Shuttled: Ask About "Group Gas Rate Discounts"
                0-2 Hrs    2-4 Hrs    4-8 Hrs 
  Single:     $30       $50        $70         
 
Double:     $55       $70        $90     
River To Coast!
(Wide Unobstructed River, Tidal Influence And Little To No Current)  

Duncan Mills or Monte Rio: Put In -To Willow Creek or Jenner: Camping Available at Duncan Mills: Upstream 7 to 10 miles: Paddle through the heart of our main wildlife corridor into our Sonoma Coast State Park at Willow Creek or Continue to the mouth of the Russian River.
Shuttled: Ask About "Group Gas Rate Discounts"
  
                                  2-4 Hrs    4-8 Hrs        
   Single:                    $55           $75              
  Double:                    $75          $95                   


Fun In The Sun!
These routes generally finish at Duncan Mills or Willow Creek before entering the estuary proper and main coastal influence.
(Mild Moving To Flat Water, Some Narrow Slots With Sharp Turns)

Vacation Beach:
Put In -To Duncan Mills, Willow Creek or Jenner: Camping Available at Duncan Mills. Seasonal Summer Put In Location: Dependant on Summer Access.
Shuttled: Ask About "Group Gas Rate Discounts"                                              
                                 
2-4 Hrs    
   Single:                      $60         
  Double:
                      $80

         
  
Guerneville:  Johnsons Beach or Riverside Park:
Put In -To Monte Rio, Duncan Mills, Willow Creek, Jenner:
Camping/Accomodations Available in Guerneville, Monte Rio, Duncans Mills and Jenner.

Shuttled: Ask About "Group Gas Rate Discounts"
  
                     
      2-4 Hrs    4-8 Hrs      2-Day       
 
Single:        $65          $85             $130          
 
Double:        $85          $105           $180
         
Forestville: To Guerneville, Monte Rio, Duncan Mills, Willow Creek, Jenner
Camping/Accomodations Available in Guerneville, Monte Rio, Duncans Mills and Jenner.

   Shuttled: Ask About "Group Gas Rate Discounts"
  
                    2-Day    3-Day   
   Single:        $155      $200    
  Double:        $200      $270
 
Healdsburg: 3-4 Day Trips with Camping or Water Access Accomodations: To Duncan Mills or Jenner: Guided Groups or Shuttle For Your Gear. Call for Information. ($300 / $370)

We Recommend:

Choosing an activity that is appropriate for your level of physical fitness.  Our Staff has information on routes to meet your needs.

Note on Alcohol Use: Per State Law and our agreements with our local State Parks and Emergency Services,  Alcohol Use or Being Under The Influence while boating, of any kind, is prohibited.  Statistics prove that most unexpected accidents and rescue situations, while operating a boat, are directly related to the consumption of alcohol. 

Kayaking is a wonderful way to work up an appetite.  There are many wonderful restaurants and pubs to eat at and sample our local wines and microbrews after your activity.

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 & Discounts
             
Hours: Low Flow / High Flow   Minutes    Per Kayak / Groups
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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