5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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  • Location:Sonoma County, California
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Guided Kayak Tour: Russian River or Jenner Coast

Embark on a unique tour of California Wine Country! On this guided kayak tour, you can kayak in one of two beautiful places in Sonoma County. Choose either a kayak tour along the Russian River in Healdsburg or a kayak tour along the Jenner coastline. The tour guide will take you through the scenic route of your choice and point out native wildlife while you paddle leisurely through the calm waters. The tour includes one- or two-person kayaks, necessary equipment, safety lesson and lunch.


  • Choose either a Russian River tour or Jenner coast tour
  • No prior paddling experience necessary -- all levels of experience welcome
  • Picnic lunch included
  • Kayak equipment included
  • Enjoy the scenic views, and look for local wildlife like seals!

What You Can Expect

Guided Kayak Tour: Russian River or Jenner Coast

Lunch Included

Tour Options

Russian River Kayak Tour

After a short instruction and safety talk at Memorial Beach, your guide will launch you into the Russian River and share information about the local history of the Healdsburg area. As you paddle, spot local wildlife such as snowy egrets and blue herons, and enjoy the picturesque scenery and surrounding flora. The tour covers approximately 9 miles (14 km), and along the way, stop at a small riverside beach for a picnic lunch and a quick dip in the water. The kayak tour concludes at Wholer Bridge, one of the oldest bridges in the Russian River Valley, where a driver will drive you back to the original departure point.

Jenner Coast Kayak Tour
After a short instruction and safety talk in the small town of Jenner, on the Pacific coast, hop in the kayaks and begin the journey through the mouth of the Russian River. Be prepared to be greeted by beautiful surroundings – there are sandy beaches and cliffs on one side and rolling hills on the other. Stop for a picnic lunch at midday and enjoy the pristine view of the coast. Continue on to Penny Island, looking for local harbor seals along the way. Finally, make your way back to the launch spot to conclude the kayaking tour.


Sample Picnic Menu
Herb-roasted or pepper-roasted turkey breast
Black Forest ham
Smoked wild Alaskan salmon
Pasta salad- penne, tortellini, orzo
Potato salad
Locally baked breads--whole grain, roasted garlic, seeded baguette, sourdough
Local and artisan cheeses--soft and hard
Seasonal fresh fruit plate
Cookie plate
Assorted mineral waters and sodas

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We had a great time, our guide was fabulous! The day was clear and warm, the Russian River is so picturesque in the fall. I will definitely come back. Thank you, well worth the price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

The tour was great! Our tour guide was awsome and very informative. We really enjoyed it!

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