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San Francisco Kayak & Adventures

Our love of the Earth and our love of Adventure inspires us to bring the Experience to you! And we believe one of the best ways to Experience Life and connect with something more is in a kayak, on an amazing hike, enjoying an adventure vacation or sharing a social outing!


San Francisco Kayak & Adventures is unique in the kayaking industry, because we prefer quality over quantity, we only run high touch, small group, Guided tours of usually 8-10 people in high quality, performance, warm and dry, Sit-In-Traditional Kayaks - This is unlike most other local providers that can run 20-25 people on a single tour and often use Sit-On-Top Kayaks. We believe the best way to experience sea kayaking, and the amazing marine wildlife, is by being a part of a very small group with a high-touch boat to guide ratio.


On our kayaking tours we use only closed-deck traditional kayaks which are warmer, dryer, more comfortable, faster and easier to paddle & maneuver. This is unlike sit-on-top rental kayaks which can be leaky, wet, awkward, slow and uncomfortable.


We believe that our client's needs are of the utmost importance, and our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat clients and referrals.


We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry. And, we hope to inspire in you a greater connection to nature, and a larger connection to the planet!!

To read more about why we do here .


See You Soon for an Amazing Adventure!

Cheers, SF Kayak & Adventures!

415. 787 - BOAT (2628)

*Please add this to your experience when scheduling your adventure.



Lead Guide Extraordinaire

Lead Guide-

Christopher Young

Our lead guide Christopher, has over 20 years of kayaking and hiking experience and has led trips with a variety of Bay Area sea kayaking and hiking outfitters. As a certified guide he has led over 400-kayaking trips, over 80-hiking trips and has accumulated over a thousand hours of kayak guide-time and over 300-hours of hiking guide-time. In addition to his professional guide work, he volunteers his time guiding kayak trips with special needs populations at Environmental Travel Companions (ETC).

Christopher has received numerous accolades for his humor, his professional demeanor, and his ability to work with 

diverse groups with varying level of kayaking knowledge and athletic backgrounds. He has successfully taught kayaking to individuals with hearing, visual and developmental disabilities. His core belief is that the only thing preventing one from becoming a proficient kayaker or hiker is attitude!


His favorite local paddle destinations range from scenic and serene paddling on Sausalito's Richardson Bay and Tomales Bay to trips as challenging and exciting as paddling under the Golden Gate Bridge and exploring the many sea caves and “rock gardens” in Mendocino.


Christopher is a fourth-generation San Franciscan native who has an intimate knowledge of the Bay Area's best outdoor and indoor treasures. He takes great pleasure in sharing his “favorites” list and loves to inspire awareness that another wonderful discovery and new adventure can be had on any given day!


Christopher is Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified.

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