We check you in at 10:00 am across the street from the Jenner Inn. This gives you ample time to finish your delicious breakfast at your hotel or make the drive up from virtually anywhere in the Northern California region.
Once in Jenner, you’ll be fitted with PFD’s and listen to brief safety and paddling instructions.
We paddle off at about 10:30 am, with your guides showing you the sights and explaining some of the flora, wildlife and history. The surrounding scenery of rolling hills and pastures sets quite a scene as we kayak along the shore of this peaceful river heading towards a known Osprey nesting area. From a safe distance we can watch any activity. On the way back, and if nature allows, we’ll be able to spot elusive Snowy Egrets and Blue Heron and most likely, Harbor Seals.
Once back into the Jenner area, we’ll make a stop at Goat Rock Beach. This is a great spot for us to enjoy our gourmet picnic lunch. A typical menu might include pesto pasta salad, local organic salad greens, fresh baked bread, exotic cheeses, seasonal fruit, and dessert.
After lunch we’ll paddle out to the mouth of the Russian River and see the seals and occasional sea lions that lounge on the beach. We end at around 2:30 pm and return to our initial launch spot at Jenner.
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10:00 am to 2:30pm
Price includes kayak and life jackets rental, unlimited water, Wine Country gourmet lunch, and professional local guides. Kayaks are generally tandems unless a single is specifically requested. Guide gratuity is not included.
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Price: $155 (Discounts available for groups of 4 or more. Call for details.)
Tuesday 12/01/2015 0%
Considerable cloudiness. High 62F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 12/02/2015 0%
Mostly cloudy skies. High 66F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 12/03/2015 100%
Rain likely. High 58F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Friday 12/04/2015 10%
Partly cloudy skies. High 63F. Winds light and variable.
Saturday 12/05/2015 0%
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 63F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 12/06/2015 60%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 61F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.