Rental and Tour
Rentals: Year Round Since 2005
Instruction / Guided Tours: 2000
Thur-Mon: 10 AM - 1 PM
Tue & Wed: By Reservation For School Breaks & Heat Waves
Very Popular on Weekends!
Hours and days can change to meet weather conditions.
Russian River Estuary
River Mouth Closed: Lake Like Slowly Rising Water
Do Not Approach Closed River Mouth Area
50 Yard Minimum River Mouth Restriction:
Marine Protected Area: Ocean and River Nursery.
Birds, Seal Pups, Otter, Whale, Wildlife In Plenty.
"Wildlife Habitat" and "Wildlife Access to Ocean". "Stay back at least 150 feet" from the river mouth and from "any" resting or feeding wildlife. Feeding Prohibited.
Estuary Micro-Climate: Forecast or Live Now
11/26/2022: Moderate Temps. Lows are warmer than inland. AMs heat up sooner. Overcast to Full Sun. Expect Changes.
Water resistant outerwear help to stay comfy just in case. Ask. We have some along with drybags free to use.
Sat: Calm continues. Temps to high 60s .
Sun: Calm Morning, Temps a little lower. Breezy 5 PM.
Mon-Tue: Breezy to High Winds. Wed- Fri: Cold. Closed
Next Weekend: Temps may remain cold as conditions calm.
December: Plenty of nice outdoor days in between sporadic, but not heavy, rain or cooler conditions.
Families with children or first time paddlers.
Ask for best times per forecast.
Ocean Temps: Goat Rock Sea Temp 57.2 °F
Ocean Tides: Goat Rock Beach
Fall : Calm is Common "in Jenner": Occasionally: Wind from WNW and NW directly hits us. Periods of high waves can also close the river mouth. Periods of light to moderate rain.
"This is a curving river". "Farther Upstream" may have PM winds when the estuary does not. Paddlers can become "exhausted or stranded" fighting winds on many California rivers.
"Long downstream trips" Start / Finish Early on Windy Days
Check Back : Forecasts can change.
See our safety page for apps to track local conditions.
We use 4, as no single one correctly covers all conditions.
We are not responsible for accuracy as forecasts can and do change. Therefore nobody can interpret with full accuracy.