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  • Location: Healdsburg, California
  • Duration:  Varies
Ride down the Russian River on this canoeing adventure from Healdsburg. Aboard a comfortable, stable inflatable canoe, enjoy scenic views as you navigate the beautiful Russian River. Stop to swim, spot wildlife, and relax on the beach. Include lunch for a perfect afternoon on the water! This is a great activity for the whole family, and dogs are welcome.


  • Easy canoe trip down the Russian River from Healdsburg
  • Relax and enjoy views as you paddle down the gorgeous Russian River
  • Stop to swim, lounge on the beach and spot wildlife
  • Ride a comfortable, stable inflatable canoe, with all safety equipment included
  • Include lunch for a perfect afternoon on the water
  • Choose a half-day or full-day tour

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What You Can Expect

Russian River Canoe Trip from Healdsburg

Bring your Dog on the Canoe!

Hop aboard an inflatable canoe for a fun canoeing adventure! These stable inflatable canoes feature a special design to prevent you from flipping. Canoes have bench seats and fit up to 3 people, and dogs are also welcome on board.

Half-Day Tour
Once at the Russian River, your tour operator will set up your canoe and show you the basics of paddling before getting you into the water and sending you on your way!

Settle into your canoe and journey from Memorial Beach to Crow Bar. Take your time as you float lazily along this easy, calm 4-mile (6.5-km) stretch of the Russian River, enjoying views along the way. Stop at a pristine location to take a refreshing dip in the water.

Full-Day Tour
Pack a picnic lunch and your favorite beverages and set off down the most secluded and hard-to-access section of the Russian River.

At your launching spot at Memorial Beach, board your canoe and embark on your 9-mile (14.5-km) journey along the calm, easy-to-navigate waters to Wohler Bridge. Your tour operator will set up your canoe and show you the basics of paddling before getting you into the water and sending you on your way.

Stop at a pristine location to take a refreshing dip in the water or explore up the shore and stop for a pre-packed snack (not included). This is a self-guided adventure so stop wherever and whenever you want along the river.

At the end of your half-day or full-day excursion, your tour operator will be at a designated meeting spot down river to help get you back on to shore and back to Healdsburg.

Optional Lunch
Make your afternoon complete with lunch on the river. You’ll be provided lunch, so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own food. At the time of booking, please provide details on what you’d like to eat in the Special Requirements section. Options are -

Pastrami & Provolone Cheese with Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Onion, Dijon Mustard on Light Rye Bread
Turkey & Provolone Cheese with Red Leaf Lettuce, Tomato on Wheat Bread
Roast Beef & Cheddar Cheese with Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Onion on Wheat Bread
Egg Salad with Red Leaf Lettuce on Wheat Bread
Three-Bean Salad. Garlic Hummus with Red Leaf Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Avocado, Cucumber on Wheat Bread
Wrap with Cream Cheese, Roasted Red Pepper, Peperoncini, Red Leaf Lettuce

Each lunch includes: Choice of Sandwich, A Kern’s Fruit Juice, Fruit Salad, Orzo / Three-Bean Salad, Sun Chips and A Chocolate Chip Cookie. *in a box style lunch with condiments and flatware. Ice chest and Ice also provided.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

This canoe trip from Healdsburg was so much fun!

From the moment you park there are people ready and willing to help you with your bags and point out where to check in, all with a smile and some jokes (helpful on an early morning trip). The canoes are great, though at times a bit tiring to paddle, and have plenty of room for several bags and a cooler - the cooler is a must.

We had a blast switching off between paddling, drinking wine, and hanging out with our fellow canoers. The weather was overcast at first, but when the sun broke through we ditched our sweaters for bathing suits and took plenty of breaks to just float and soak up some sun.

Would definitely recommend this canoe trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

I had so much fun! I'm not an outdoorsy-type but it was a blast. Calm water with tiny pockets of faster currents to keep it interesting. The instructor gave good tips on the best way to navigate the river, how to steer, paddle etc. He also gave tips on good places to go ashore and climb out for some swimming--so bring a swimsuit. The water is refreshing; I wish I had thought to wear one.

You don't have to be an Olympic rower to enjoy this tour. I'm was a miserable but enthusiastic captain and while our boat did donuts in the water and ran aground into bushes and rocks, we were having fun and constantly laughing. There's a little shop before you set out in case you forgot your sunscreen or hat (so recommended). Also, wear your flip-flops for sloshing around in the water.

This was a great tour for this beginner/city girl and fun way to explore wine country without the wine. :)
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