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Ecology, Wildlife, Education
by Suki Waters
Rental and Tour
Volunteers Since 1985
Russian River Estuary
Marine Protected Area: Ocean and River Nursery
The Most Wildlife Rich Habitat on the Russian River
Sharing the best ways to view since 1987
River Mouth Closed:
Do Not approach River Mouth Wildlife.
Protected Wildlife Habitat
"Stay back at least 150 feet" from resting or feeding wildlife by land and water.
Feeding and Disturbing Prohibited
Hot Now! River Otter, Harbor Seals, Many Birds
Used Kayak and Gear Sale!
Ask for best start times per our forecast.
Estuary Forecast: 11/27/23. Layering works.
Dry bags and outerwear free to use.
Reservations Required. No act of nature cancellation fees.
Hours / days can change to meet weather conditions.
Forecasts can change : Check Back
Mon:Clear and Calm: Rental Starts 10AM-1PM.
Tue-Fri: Cooler, breeze then rain, then wind. Closed
Sat-Sun: Forecast unsettled. Nice in between short periods of sprinkles. Real rain expected near the end of December. We are open during nice periods through all school breaks.
Ocean Tides: Goat Rock Beach
Fall: Calm with seasonal changes: Tule Fog: Mostly inland and the coast can be clear. Ocean Moderates Coastal Temps. AMs are warmer than inland. Occasional huge waves or PM winds. River mouth may close.
We use 4 apps. No Forecast correctly covers all aspects. Forecasts can and do change. Therefore, nobody can be held responsible for full accuracy.