Gateway to the
Russian River & Sonoma Coast
Where the river meets the waves
in the heart of "Sonoma Coast State Park"
and "The Greater Farallones Sanctuary"
Servicing over 20 miles of river and "Specializing in the
wildlife rich estuary and "Managed Marine Recreation Area"
Join us for a unique Sonoma County perspective.
Open Year Around By Reservation!
Our activities support education and research
Estuary Update: 11/12/17: Full tidal influence and lake like conditions outside of the restricted river mouth area. Morning starts avoid occasional afternoon winds. Guided Tours by Prior Reservation. Rentals Staffed Thur-Mon, Holiday Weeks, And By Prior Reservation. Call: We may already have reservations.
Discounts Available For Fire Volunteers, Emergency Service Personell And For Those Who Lost Their Homes. Please bring proof of service or loss adress.
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Reservation Line: Daily 8 AM - 6 PM : 707-865-2249
Please call 48 hours in advance and earlier for groups sized 10 to 30.
Rental Hours: Summer
Most routes include the opportunity to explore our
Open Year Around By Advanced Reservation: Weather and Water Permitting
Fall through Spring Hours: May be closed Tuesday - Thursday if no reservations.
We're Popular: Walks ups possible when open, but not guaranteed.
To ensure a seat: Reserve 48 hours prior and sooner for larger groups.
Kayak And SUP Rentals
Starts Times: 9 AM - 2 PM
All boats returned by 4:30 PM
Reserve early in the day to avoid occasional afternoon winds or cooler evenings.
See our Google Map Routes.
Fall - Spring: 2 Hour to 6 Hour Routes: Monte Rio, Jenner by the Sea
Call for customized activities.
Estuary, Island and Goat Rock Beach "Marine Protected Area".
Guided Estuary Wildlife Tours: Morning 9 AM
At this time please schedule private tours at least a week in advance.
Harbor Seals, Otter, Sea Lions, Bald Eagle, Whale...
Reservations required. Group discounts. We offer interpretive kayak and hike tours with lessons for inquisitive paddlers.
Seasonal: Sunset, Full Moon & Glowing Plankton
Call for seasonal evening tour hours and dates
Join Our Scheduled Group Discount Tours
Know Before You Go
"Managed Marine Recreation and Marine Conservation Area"
Restricted Harbor Seal And Sea Bird Resting Area
Keeping them healthy keeps us healthy.
Open River Mouth Hazard : Dangerous Coastline
Our Seasonal River Mouth Restriction Maps
Check forecast links or call for activity updates.
Weather, Wind & Surf: Goat Rock Beach Tower
Ocean Water Temperatures: Bodega Bay Station
Russian River Height & Flow: "Use Hacienda For Estuary"
River Hieght Forecast
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Internships, Training and Experience for Future
Outdoor Emergency Service, Researchers and Educators.
Apply now for paid and volunteer positions
Staff & Intern Training: Join us in practice and group certifications.
Your activities help support
"The Living Classrooms Project" "Sonoma Coast Watch"
Volunteer: Plankton Sampling Algal / Plankton Bloom Map
Most of our activities are within Sonoma Coast State Park
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods: State Park volunteer and community education activities. Join us in supporting their efforts. State Park Docent or Community Education Seminars
Save Our State Parks: Join us in helping to fund, restore and preserve our public access.
The Russian River Chamber of Commerce: Local Resources
American Canoe Association : Join Our Kayak Skills & Guide Training
America Outdoors Association: Professional Recreation Providers
American Red Cross: Join Our CPR / First Aide Instruction
Specialized Rescue Inc: Swiftwater/Flood Rescue Technicians II
We look forward to sharing the water with you!
Year Round Activities: Book early to ensure availability
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