Kayaking Classes and Tours
We have a great kayaking partner Joe Stack of Stacked Adventures. Joe has been guiding for many years in the bay area and Stacked Adventure is voted one of the best of Alameda Magazine in 2016!
All programs are 12+ yrs of age (except Family Kayaking)
Introduction to Kayaking: 6/3 & 4, 9am-1pm = $150pp, 6 max
Introduction begins on land to cover equipment, paddle techniques, and safety. Once on the water, we will develop boat control and practice our new skills. On the second day, we will incorporate a few more paddle techniques, run a few practice drills, cover basic trip planning, and long term skills' development plans.
Full-Moon Paddle Tour: 6/17, 630-930pm, $60pp, 10 max
We will have a relaxing time on the water while the sun sets over the horizon, and the moon rises. We will tour the area with a short break at Crown Beach before returning home under the moonlight. Bring your camera as the sights will be amazing!
Crown Beach + Elsie Roember Marsh Tour: 6/25, 9am-Noon, $60pp, 10 max
We will gear up and conduct a paddle/safety talk before launching. Then hit the Bay Waters enjoying the sea breeze, sunshine, and scenic views. We will paddle past Ballena Bay, Crab Cove and Crown Beach, expect to see a variety of shore birds and marine life. Bring your camera, the sights are incredible and the views are spectacular.
Rockwall + Sea Plane Lagoon Tour: 7/9, 9am-Noon, $60pp, 10 max
Join us a special Kayak tour of the Sea Plane Lagoon. You will learn about the local marine life, upcoming Alameda Point development projects, the USS Hornet and the US Navy's MARAD fleet. Enjoy scenic view of San Francisco and beyond. After your tour, consider stopping by one of the many special features at Alameda Point.
Family Kayaking: 7/22, 9am-10:30, max is 5 families, $70 per family
Join us for a special kayak tour in the protected waters of Ballena Bay that is perfect for the 'little ones'. Kayak in calm shallow waters using the very stable kayaks with a stop at the playground. Class will meet at the beach just beyond the playground at the cross streets of Beaufort Harbor Landing and Coleport Landing - on the lagoon. Fee covers 1 adult and 2 children, or 2 adults and 1 child. Recommend for youth 4-12 yrs
Sunset + A's Fireworks show: 7/29,7-10pm, $70pp, 10 max
This will be an incredible tour with the sun setting behind us as we travel along Crown Beach to San Leandro Bay to enjoy the firework’s show. You will get a little bit of everything on this tour and then some; good times to be had for sure! This is a one-way trip where we will pull out at Towata Park and be driven back to Mike’s Paddle Shop.