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Year Round Since 2005

Popular Wildlife Spot!

Call to Reserve


Fall Start Times

 Thur - Mon: 9 AM - 1 PM

Hours and days can change to meet weather conditions. 

Used Kayak Sale


Jenner Kayaks

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Guided Tours
Since 1999

Private: Or see our
Discount Dates

Gift Certificates : Call!
Recreation Blog
Ecology, Wildlife, Education
by Suki Waters
Greater Farallones
National Marine Sanctuary

Kelp Sea Forest

Living Classrooms

Since 2005 

Field Research
We Match
Your Curriculum
Sonoma Coast
State Park

Rental and Tour
Permits Required

Family Interpretive
Volunteers Since 1985

Safety Training

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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. 


See our safety page for  apps to track local conditions.

We use 4 apps. No Forecast correctly covers all aspects. Forecasts can and do change. Therefore, nobody can be held responsible for full accuracy.

Romance in Nature

Russian River
Chamber of Commerce

Become Part of a Fun, Year Round, Community Education and Recreational Safety Team.
Competitive Pay, Client Surge Bonuses!
Extra Hours Available During Education Breaks.

We Reward Your Experience and Efforts!
Call Us! Paid Training / Paid Internships
College Credit / Veterans Encouraged

CPR, First Aid, Water Rescue
A Lifeguard Cert is the fastest way in.

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Water Recreation

And Nature Updates

Paddle Partners

Buy / Sell / Trade


Marine Protected Areas
Wildlife and Recreation
In the Most Biologically
Dense Sea Forest
on our Planet

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