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Year Round Since 2015

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


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Guided Tours
Since 1999

Community Education
Full Moon Solstice
June 20th 6:30-9:30 PM

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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
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 Perched: Avoid Potentially Deadly River Mouth and Ocean Currents.

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

"Feeding and Disturbing Wildlife Prohibited"


Estuary Forecast: 06/18/24

(Forecasts can and do change: Revisit for updates)

Our forecasts highlight beginner friendly start times. Athletic paddlers may choose a breezy option.

Beat the Smoke and Spring Winds: Periodic seasonal winds are felt more at higher elevations. The estuary is protected from most wind directions except NW. Calm days increase as we move deeper into Summer.

Wed-Thur: Calm, Coast Highs: 60s: Start 10AM-2PM

Fri-Sun: Calm, Coastal Highs in 70s: Start 9AM-4PM

Mon-Tue:  Afternoon Breeze: Start 9AM-2PM

Next Wed-Thur:  Afternoon Wind: Start 9AM-11AM


Ocean Tides: Goat Rock Beach 

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

Ocean Temps: Bodega Bay  51F

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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