Rental and Tour
Year Round Since 2005
Mon & Thur: 9AM-2PM
Hours vary to meet weather conditions.
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Russian River Estuary
Explore in lake like tidal salt water.
Birds, Seal Pups, Whale, Wildlife In Plenty.
50 Yard River Mouth Restriction:
Deadly River Mouth Currents. "Stay back at least 150 feet" from , river mouth, wildlife resting area.
Avoid "Point of No Return" for currents flushing into the Pacific Ocean. If you feel a current, you're too close.
Estuary Micro-Climate: Weather / Water Forecast
River Mouth: Open. Lake like in main estuary.
10/03/2022: A Calm Mild Period. Temp Highs Mid 70s.
Mon-Tue: Skys clear to full sun. West wind direction maintains calm. Some breeze Tue evening.
Wed: Clear skys overcast into evening then clear again.
Thur - Sat: Nice. Skys clear to sun and heats up. Calm wind directions from the west persist and maintain temps to mid 70s, warming up to a Fri high of 77 and Sat 75.
Families with children or first time paddlers.
Start early in the day on breezy afternoons.
Early Fall : Common "in Jenner": Wind from E,S, or W is much calmer . Occasionally: WNW and NW can bring strong winds.
Check your wind Forecasts!
Our estuary has many calm days, but "this is a curving river". "Farther Upstream" may have strong PM winds.
Plan half day downstream trips early to beat the wind.
"Long downstream trips"
Start / Finish Early on Windy Days : Paddlers can become "exhausted and even stranded" fighting PM winds on many California rivers. Summer Dam Season : Full day trips should start "downstream" and end with the wind at your back pushing you "upstream". (Not possible in rainy season.)
Check Back : Forecasts can change.
See our safety page for apps to track local conditions.