For a little something different in Napa Valley, get off the often-crowded wine country roads and take to the Napa River on a 3-hour cruise. Aboard the ‘Kiwi Cat,’ a New Zealand–built power yacht that holds a maximum of 12 guests, glide along the river to admire the scenery and look for native wildlife like waterfowl. You can bring your own food and drinks.
Napa River cruise
Travel along the river from downtown Napa through the marshy waters
Enjoy a relaxing experience in the morning or late afternoon (depending on daily tides)
Hop aboard the ‘Kiwi Cat’ near the 3rd Street Bridge in Napa for your cruise along the Napa River. You’ll have plenty of space on the 50-foot (15-meter) power catamaran that was custom built in New Zealand by ESPN for the filming of the 2000 America’s Cup. Its comfort, maneuverability and stability provide a smooth ride you can enjoy with family or friends.
As you float along the river with your USCG-approved captain, take in the marshland scenery, home to birds and other wildlife. Food and drinks are not provided, but you are welcome to bring aboard your own—a great way to enjoy a bottle of something you discovered during your trip to Napa Valley.