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
and the Greater Farallones Sanctuary
Servicing over 20 miles of river and our coastal wildlife preserve.

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

Open Year Around By Reservation!
Our activities support education and research

What's Hot Now?
Intern Applications and Training Starts Now!
New and Used Kayak & Paddle Clearance Sale!
Spring Break Guided Tour Discounts! $20 off
10 Miles or Estuary Loop:  View wildlife,
Learn basic kayak skills and explore local history

Mother's Day!   Whales, Dolphins, Harbor Seal Pups!

Gift An Adventure: 
Certificates By E-Mail

Harbor Seal Kiss: By George Scott Zastrow Photography

Videos & Reviews

Weekend Sherpa  KQED Quest

Estuary / Otter / Mammoth / Whales    
Follow us: Google Places  / Yelp / Facebook / WaterTalk

Reservation Line: Daily 9 AM - 6 PM 707-865-2249
Please call 48 hours in advance and earlier for groups sized 10 to 30.
We're popular! Drop ins are often possible but not guaranteed.

Winter Through Spring: Start Times

Kayak Rentals

Rental Starts Staffed: Fri - Sun:  9 AM - 2 PM
Staffed By Advanced Reservation: Mon-Thur

Staffed Daily:  June through September

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.

Guided Estuary Wildlife Tours: Morning 9 AM - 1 PM
Reservations required. Group discounts.  We offer interpretive tours for hiking or kayaking with lessons for inquisitive paddlers: Also Seasonal Sunset, Full Moon & Glowing Plankton
Event Tours: $20 Off!
Harbor Seals, Otter, Sea Lions, Bald Eagle...

Know Before You Go

Estuary Forecast: Lake like conditions have returned. Seasonally strong afternoon winds on some days. Morning starts between 9AM and 10:30AM recommended. Check forecast link.
Weather, Wind & Surf: Goat Rock Beach Tower

WaterTalk Bulletin Board

Harbor Seal Colony: 50 Yard Restriction: Land & Water
Avoid Open River Mouth Currents

 Russian River Height & Flow: Use Hacienda For Estuary
Estuary Rentals may be restricted to Guided Tours at higher flows and close near 5000 CFS.  Guided Tours and Skills Instruction are popular: 10 mile float from Monte Rio to Jenner 2,500 - 10,000 CFS.
Our Seasonal River Mouth Restriction Maps

What's hot now?
Spring Break Guided Tour Discounts!
Float 10 miles of wide moving water:  View wildlife,
Learn basic kayak skills and explore local history

Winter through Spring Internships for Future
Outdoor Emergency Service, Researchers and Educators.
Apply now to train for paid and volunteer positions

Recent Staff & Intern Training: Join us in practice and group certifications.

CTA and Accomodation Providers : Free Tour
Fund Raising Tours:  Help rebuild our State Park Visitor Center
Benefit Valley Fire Folks and Firefighters

Plankton Sampling:  Sonoma Coast Watch

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"  
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
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
Information only: info@watertreks.com

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