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Year Round Since 2005

Popular Wildlife Spot!

Call to Reserve

Summer: Open Daily

"Repeat Paddler Saver Pass"

Hours and days can change to meet weather conditions.

See our weather forecast. 

Used Kayak Sale


Jenner Kayaks

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Guided Tours
Since 1999

Private or Join our Discount
Community Education

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
Sharing the best ways to view since 1987
Protected Wildlife Habitat
Otter, Bald Eagle, Seal Pups, Whale, Many Birds

River Mouth Perched/Swift: Stay 300 ft back from  Deadly River Mouth Currents.

"Stay back at least 150 feet" from resting or feeding birds and wildlife by land and water.

Feeding and Disturbing Wildlife Prohibited


Estuary Forecast: 05/27/24:

A Calm Memorial Weekend: Possible AM overcast clears.

Calm with occasional Windy afternoons and days.

Forecasts can and do change: Revisit for updates.

Rentals with Lesson, dry bag and thin outerwear use.


Mon: Mostly Calm. Mostly Sunny. Start 9 AM-4PM

Tue-Wed:  Very Early Extreme Spring Wind: Closed

Thur-Fri: Calm Heat: Clears to full sun. Start 10AM -2PM.

Sat: Calm and Sunny. Wind starts 2-3PM: Start 9 AM-Noon.

Sun-Wed: Extreme Spring Wind Event. Possibly Closed.

(Forecast change likely: Check back for updates)

Popular weekends and  school breaks.

Reservations Required: No act of nature cancellation fees.



Ocean Tides: Goat Rock Beach 

Perched River Mouth. No true low tides in the estuary.

Ocean Temps: Bodega Bay  49F

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 forecast accuracy.

Romance in Nature

Russian River
Chamber of Commerce

Become Part of a Fun Community Education
and Outdoor Recreation 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

A Lifeguard Cert: Fastest way to work on the water
Professional Kayak Guide Cert: Fastest best pay

CPR, First Aid, Water Rescue and Lead Guides

Plus a part-time outfitting and communications position.

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

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