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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

per weather conditions.

Used Kayak Sale 

The Original
Jenner Kayaks

Greater Farallones
National Marine Sanctuary

Kelp Sea Forest

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Guided Tours
Since 1999

Community Education
Night Glowing Plankton Tours Start Soon.
Gift Certificates : Call!
Recreation Blog
Ecology, Wildlife, Education
by Suki Waters
Living Classrooms

Since 2005 

Field Research
We Match
Your Curriculum
Russian River Estuary
Sharing the best ways to view since 1987
Protected Wildlife Habitat
Marine Protected Area: Ocean and River Nursery
Bald Eagle, Seal Pups, Otter, Whale, Many Birds

River Mouth Open: Potentially Deadly River Mouth and Ocean Currents. Red Flag Limit.

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

"Feeding and Disturbing Wildlife Prohibited"

See Map of roped off areas



Estuary Forecast: 07/21/24

Calm Estuary Days and Evenings

Wildlife love dynamic conditions. Temps in 60s to 70s. True fog rarely happens in Jenner. Fog  in the forecast? Expect warm overcast with full sun possible midday. Full sun days may have breezy afternoons. Outerwear is free to use.

Wind Direction: It may be calm here and windy upstream.

Our forecasts highlight beginner friendly start times.


Sun: Calm to breezy: Start 9AM-4PM / Last off 6:30PM

Mon-Thur: Calm warm days:  Start 10AM-2PM

Next Fri-Sun: Light PM breeze: Start 9AM-4PM

Next Mon-Tue: Calm returns:  Start 10AM-2PM


Ocean Tides: Goat Rock Beach 

Ocean Temps: Bodega Bay  53.5F

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.

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State Park

Rental and Tour
Permits Required

Family Interpretive
Volunteers Since 1985

Safety Training

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Chamber of Commerce

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Chamber of Commerce

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and Outdoor Recreation Safety Team
We Reward Your Experience and Effort!

Call Us! Paid Training
/ Paid Internships
College Credit / Veterans Encouraged

Qualify to Work During all Education Breaks

A Lifeguard Cert: Fastest way to work on the water.
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Professional Kayak Guide Cert:
Fastest best pay.
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+One: Fast Paced Reservations and Customer Service

Learn to manage client flow, outfitting, and communications.

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Marine Protected Areas
Wildlife and Recreation
In a protected sanctuary
State, Federal, and United Nations Protected.

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