Welcome
To Jenner by the Sea
   Gateway to
the Russian River & Sonoma Coast
Where the river meets the waves
in the heart of Sonoma Coast State Park
 
Servicing over 20 miles of river year around.

Join us on the water for a unique Sonoma County perspective. 

Follow us: Google Places  / Yelp / Facebook / WaterTalk

Book Early For The Holidays!
Gift An Adventure:  Certificates By E-Mail
Open Year Around By Reservation!
Reservation Line: Daily 9 AM - 6 PM 707-865-2249
We're popular! Drop ins may be possible.
We recommend reservations 48 hours in advance and much farther in advance for groups sized 10 to 30.

Our activities support education and research
Harbor Seal Kiss: By George Scott Zastrow Photography
Videos & Reviews
Weekend Sherpa  KQED Quest
Estuary / Otter / Mammoth / Whales    

Guided Tours: Morning 10AM - 2PM:
Reservations required. Group discounts.  We offer interpretive tours for hiking or kayaking with lessons for inquisitive paddlers: Sunset, Full Moon & Seasonal Glowing Plankton

Kayak Rentals
Drop ins may be possible.
Fall-Winter Start Times:
Fri - Sun: 9 AM - 2 PM

Mon-Thur: 10 AM - 2 PM
We may not be staffed Tue, Wed or Thur
if we have no advanced reservations.
See our Google Map Routes.
Multi-Day Routes: Healdsburg, Forestville, Guerneville to Jenner.
2 Hour to Full Day Routes: Monte Rio, Duncan Mills, Jenner by the Sea

Most routes include the opportunity to explore our State Park Estuary, Island and Goat Rock Beach Biological Preserve.

What's hot now? Seasonal events
Fall through Winter Internships for our future
Outdoor Emergency Service, Researchers and Educators.

Apply now for paid and unpaid positions

 

Tours: Whale Watching, River Otter, Curious Harbor Seals!
Plants, History, Ecology and Kayaking Skills
  Our Fall Through Winter Holiday And Discount Tour Dates
 

Volunteer:
Plankton Sampling: 
Sonoma Coast Watch

Know Before You Go
     Wind and Weather Forecast for Monte Rio
 

Weather, Wind & Surf: Goat Rock Beach Tower
 

Weather and Wind: Jenner Estuary
 

  WaterTalk Bulletin Board
Family friendly sessions for tours and rentals year around. There are periodic limitations do to wind, or river currents after heavy rains.
Harbor Seal Colony: 50 Yard Restriction: Land & Water
Precautions: Updated 12/3/2014

To Avoid Being Flushed Out To Sea: Avoid kayaking near open river mouths especially after heavy rains.  During strong river currents, do not proceed beyond the Jenner State Park Boat Launch.
  

We rent at flows below 2000 CFS as measured at Hacienda. Beginner kayakers may require an instructional tour at flows above 600 CFS.
Above 2000 CFS only guided tours are offer. See link below.
Russian River Height & Flow
Our Seasonal River Mouth Restriction Maps


Nature News:  Did you know that beaver used to live in the Russian River and still exist in California? Find out more at these links.
 Beaver & Salmon California Beaver  /  Wikipedia 


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
: Some local locations have already been closed.  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
 


We look forward to sharing the water with you!

Year Round Activities:
Book early to ensure availability
Reservation Line:
8AM to 6PM Daily, 707-865-2249

Information only: info@watertreks.com

 




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