Rental and Tour
Year Round Since 2005
Mon & Thur: 9AM-2PM
Hours vary to meet weather conditions.
For School Breaks!
Russian River Estuary
Explore in lake like tidal salt water.
Birds, Seal Pups, Whale, Wildlife In Plenty.
50 Yard River Mouth Restriction:
Deadly River Mouth Currents. "Stay back at least 150 feet" from , river mouth, wildlife resting area.
Avoid "Point of No Return" for currents flushing into the Pacific Ocean. If you feel a current, you're too close.
Estuary Micro-Climate: Weather / Water Forecast
River Mouth: Open. Lake like in main estuary.
10/06/2022: A Calm Mild Period. Temp to Mid 70s.
Thur - Sat: Nice. Skys clear to sun. Temps to 72 Fri and Sat .
Sun-Wed: Nice with slight temp drop to 68. Chance of breezes after 1 PM Wed and Thur.
We have school research trips Mon - Fri this week. Please reserve rentals for 9AM or earlier and 2PM or later.
Thur 13th - Sat 15th: Nice. Mostly calm. Temps rise a tad back into low 70s. We are enjoying our mild Indian Summer.
Ocean Temps: Update Link: Goat Rock Sea Temp 58 °F :
Families with children or first time paddlers.
Start early in the day on breezy afternoons.
Early Fall : Common "in Jenner": Wind from E,S, or W is much calmer . Occasionally: WNW and NW can bring strong winds.
Check your wind Forecasts!
Our estuary has many calm days, but "this is a curving river". "Farther Upstream" may have strong PM winds.
Plan half day downstream trips early to beat the wind.
"Long downstream trips"
Start / Finish Early on Windy Days : Paddlers can become "exhausted and even stranded" fighting PM winds on many California rivers. Summer Dam Season : Full day trips should start "downstream" and end with the wind at your back pushing you "upstream". (Not possible in rainy season.)
Check Back : Forecasts can change.
See our safety page for apps to track local conditions.