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Year Round Since 2005

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Popular Wildlife Spot!


Fall Start Times

 Thur & Mon: 10 AM - 2 PM

Fri-Sun: 9AM - 5PM


Hours and days can change to meet weather conditions.

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Russian River Estuary
Marine Protected Area: Ocean and River Nursery

The Most Wildlife Rich Habitat on the Russian River

Sharing the best ways to view since 1987

Reserve Early:  Call 1-2 days in advance.

Wait times possible for walk ups and same day reservations.

River Mouth Open: Lake Like Tidal Estuary.
Stay Back from River Mouth Currents
And Deadly Waves at Local Ocean Beaches.
"Stay back at least 150 feet" from resting or feeding wildlife by land and water.

Feeding and Disturbing Prohibited


Ask for best start times per our forecasts.

Estuary Forecast: 09/16/23: Mellow Days

Calm condiitons persistAM overcast turns sunny. Temps hold in the 60s to low 70s daily. Our dry bags and outerwear are free to use for overcast mornings. Our 

Thurs & Mon:  Start 10AM-2PM Last kayak off the water by 4:30PM.

Fri - Sun: Start 9AM-4PM Last kayak off by 6:30PM.

Tues & Wed: Open by 2-3 day advance notification, if we have available staff.  

Hiring: Part-time, Lifeguard / Kayak Safety / Guide.

Ocean Temps: 55-59

Ocean Tides: Goat Rock Beach

Summer: Ocean Moderates Coastal Temps.  Heat Waves are milder on the coast. Calm overcast AMs clear to sun.  Some days start sunny or have afternoon winds. 


Check Back  : Forecasts can change.

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 accuracy.

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Extra Hours Available During Education Breaks.

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