San Francisco - Guided Sea Kayak & Outdoor Adventures

Kayaking Adventures
Each guided kayak adventure begins with an introduction to kayaking basics, proper paddle-stroke technique, and all the necessary kayaking equipment and required safety instruction.  After this lesson, you’ll hit the water with your guide and a paddling partner in a Tandem Kayak*. We only use Closed-Deck Traditional Tandem Kayaks, which are warmer, dryer, more comfortable, faster and easier to paddle & maneuver, versus Sit-On-Top Rental Kayaks, which can be leaky, wet, awkward, slow and uncomfortable.

Which Adventure should I choose...?

Our most popular tour is Sausalito's Richardson Bay which offers milder conditions, typically has more wildlife encounters and provides the extraordinary experience of viewing the world famous "floating home" community from the water. 

Some adventurers choose to experience a more urban setting and paddle on the San Francisco Bay to McCovey Cove and the Giant's World Series Championship AT&T Park.  This tour also offers a chance to encounter wildlife and majestic city views.

-Choose a morning tour for a relaxing scenic experience with wildlife sightings; and for children.

-Choose an afternoon tour when the winds can creates a more vigorous experience & overall athletic challenge.

-Choose a late afternoon tour or an evening tour for a more romantic adventure.

*All of our kayaking adventures take place in tandem (2 person) kayaks - on a limited pre-qualified basis we allow intermediate to advanced kayakers to go solo. For safety reasons, this generally requires the participant to have wet exit and re-entry certification in a traditional sit-in kayak.  If you have this certification, please contact us in advance of your tour.
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McCovey Cove & AT&T Park! 
(Home of the World Series Champions - San Francisco Giants)
AT&T Park Experience the thrill of kayaking on the San Francisco Waterfront and, if the Giants are playing, look for a home run "splash down" ball to sail into the water.  This paddle takes you to McCovey Cove and through Mission Creek, a serene route protected by seawalls and beaches  - Be sure to keep an eye out for the friendly harbor seals and bat rays!

Sunset/Moonlight Paddle
Golden Gate Bridge Sunset

This is the most incredible trip you can do in the Bay Area at night! As you paddle along the San Francisco Waterfront be mesmerized by the beautiful city lights which add to the ambiance as the sun sets and the moon rises.

Full Moon Paddle 
Full Moon Kayaking AdventuresExperience an enchanting kayak adventure along the San Francisco waterfront with the illumination of the full moon as it rises over the horizon.  This relaxing paddle celebrates the peaceful atmosphere created as the moon and water dance together - A truly magical and unique experience! (2 to 3-days/month)

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Sausalito  Waterfront

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Houseboat Tour
Sausalito Houseboats Kayak Tour

Paddle on the Richardson Bay to see harbor seals, pelicans, cormorants, egrets and herons, while meandering among the eclectic and artistic floating home community. The spectacular beauty of this tour includes views of Angel Island, Alcatraz, Treasure Island, San Francisco, Tiburon, Belvedere, Mt. Tamalpais and the Marin Headlands.

Sausalito Downtown Waterfront
Downtown Sausalito Kayak TourThis kayaking adventure takes you along Sausalito’s beautiful and picturesque commercial waterfront yet leaves the terrestrial-tourist experience on a distant shore.  Leave the traffic, shopping bags, and cable car snow-globe tchotchkies behind while you celebrate the famed beauty of the Sausalito waterfront from the serenity of your own personal island paradise! 

Along this relaxing paddle, look to experience harbor seals, pelicans, cormorants, egrets, herons, and more.  Join us and experience this enchanting kayak adventure along the Sausalito Waterfront!

Angel Island Crossing
(by special reservation, half-day trip)
Angle Island Crossing Guided Kayak TourFor the ultimate Sausalito and Richardson Bay adventure, paddle across the formidable Raccoon Strait to Angel Island!

Angel Island at Sunset

This kayak adventure offers a challenging paddle
with a plethora of marine wildlife encounters and picturesque views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, Treasure
Island and one of the best waterfront views of the
Golden Gate Bridge.  This paddle is suitable for athletic beginners with gusto and an adventurous “can do” spirit and, is more difficult and physically demanding than our traditional 2-hour tours!

Sunset/Moonlight Paddle
Sunset Kayaking

This is the most incredible trip you can do in Sausalito at night!  Be mesmerized by the beautiful houseboats and city lights which add to the ambiance as the sunsets and the moon rises.

Full Moon Paddle
Golden Gate Bridge at nightExperience an enchanting kayak adventure along the Sausalito waterfront with the illumination of the full moon as it rises over the horizon.  This relaxing paddle celebrates the peaceful atmosphere created as the moon and water dance together - A truly magical and unique experience!
(2 to 3-days/month)

Golden Gate Bridge
Under the Golden Gate Bridge Kayakers!(by special reservation, half-day trip)
This is our most challenging kayak tour, designed for those with previous kayaking experience. We will launch at Horseshoe Cove and paddle underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.  The winds and currents will determine how far we paddle toward the lighthouse at Point Bonita.  This is a magnificent way to experience the Bay, with dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Point Diablo, Sea Cliff & Land's End, and the San Francisco skyline.  If we're lucky, we may even see porpoise!

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Tomales Bay

(by special reservation, half-day trip)
Tomales Bay, Point Reyes National Sea Shore

Situated along the Point Reyes National Seashore, the 12-mile long Tomales Bay is one of the largest protected bays on the west coast, and is home to harbor seals, bat rays, leopard sharks, osprey, egrets, pelicans, and Tule elk. This calm water paddle is sure to reconnect you with nature and inspire greater appreciation for the peaceful sport of sea kayaking.
Amazing Wildlife- Tule Elk, Point Reyes
After a wonderful morning paddle with San Francisco Kayak, be sure to explore the enchanting town of Point Reyes Station where you can enjoy wonderful artisan delights such as, Cowgirl Creamery, Bovine Bakery and Cafe Reyes' famous wood-oven baked pizza! (This tour is by special reservation only, half-day trip

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Kayak Photo Safari
Kayak Photo Safari includes a waterproof camera on your guided adventure to capture all of the wonderful wildlife sightings - Creating a treasured memory and souvenir.

Baja Camping Sunsets
Experience the joy of paddling in Mexico's Sea of Cortez! This kayaking tour is by special reservation and is customized to your adventure and travel desires.

A typical expedition explores the extraordinary Isla Espiritu Santo, a wonderful sea-kayaking destination, with white sand beaches, breath-taking sunsets and abundant, fresh, south-of-the-border food and drink!

Baja Camping & Kayaking

Along with kayaking and snorkeling in warm, crystal-clear waters, you will have plenty of free time for hiking the island and exploring canyons with amazing rock formations and fascinating local plant life.

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