top of page


Year Round Since 2005

Popular Wildlife Spot!

Call to Reserve


Safety Closure

We reopen in March

Hours and days can change to meet weather conditions. 

Used Kayak Sale


Jenner Kayaks

WT Arial Est SCT event 14.jpg
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

Russian River Estuary
Marine Protected Area: Ocean and River Nursery
Sharing the best ways to view since 1987
Protected Wildlife Habitat
"Stay back at least 150 feet" from resting or feeding birds and wildlife by land and water.

Feeding and Disturbing Wildlife Prohibited

River Otter, Harbor Seals and Pups, Many Birds

Used Kayak and Gear Sale! Call Us!


Estuary Forecast: 02/17/24: Water Safety Closure

River Mouth Open: Deadly Currents

Returning to shore safely may not be possible.

Safety / Rescue Training and Refresher Season.

Join a Class. Not safe for standard recreation.

Currents upstream may remain hazardous into May.

Repeated bouts of rain keep river currents swift. Layer up with a day pack for trail and beach walks.

We expect to Re-open in March: Fully Outfitted

   Popular weekends and  school breaks.

Reservations Required: No act of nature cancellation fees.


Winter: A mix: Nice in between rain or freeze events.

Ocean Moderates Coastal Temps. AMs start clearer and warmer than inland.  Tule fog starts inland.  Estuary currents need days to return to tidal calm after each heavy rain.

We re-open for temps above 55, during dry weather, and without noticeable currents in the main estuary.  

(See river levels below 9' at Guerneville)


Ocean Tides: Goat Rock Beach    

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

RR SMMRA web.jpg

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.

Whitewater Kayaker


Bulletin Board


Share your experience.

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

bottom of page