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 "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
Coming Soon: New Website!
Thank you for your patience during new construction.
Estuary Update: 01/11/18: Upstream river currents dropping rapidly from prior rain. Expect lake like estuary conditions and mild currents outside of the restricted river mouth area. Warmest days around this weekend are Friday through Monday. Warmest part of day is 11 AM to 4 PM. See "Know Before You Go" below for updates on moving water rentals or guided floats. No Charge For Cancellations Do To Changes In Weather Or River Conditions.
"Managed Marine Recreation and Marine Protection Area"
Harbor Seal / Sea Bird "Beach Resting Area". Scaring from land or landing subject to ticketing. Keeping them healthy keeps us healthy. We share the best locations to view and explore.
What's Hot Now?
Gift An Adventure: Recieve Gift Certificates By E-Mail
Explore Russian River wildlife and history: Eagle, otter, seal pups.
Discounted Guided Group Tours : Thursday, Friday and Mondays.
Reservations Required: Private Tours By Request.
Paid Training Now! Be Ready To Work Guide / Safety or Support Positions For Summer 2018! Last Applications Accepted April 1st. Basic training and 1st Aid / CPR certs must be completed by May 15th, 2018. Management Position needs to apply and start training now.
CTA / Accomodation Providers Tour: Share Your Experience!
Fund Raising Tours: Help rebuild our State Park Visitor Center
If Dates Not Shown: Call to set your dates.
Videos & Reviews
KQED Quest / Otter / Mammoth / Whales
Follow us: Youtube / Facebook / WaterTalk / Yelp
Reservation Line: Daily 8 AM - 6 PM : 707-865-2249
Please call 48 hours in advance and earlier for groups sized 10 to 30.
Rentals: Fall Into Spring
Most routes include the opportunity to explore our
Open Year Around By Advanced Reservation
Weather and Water Permitting
Fall through Spring Hours: Friday -Sunday Staffed
May be closed Mon - Thursday if no reservations.
We're Popular Year Around On Weekends
Walks ups possible when open
To ensure a seat: Reserve 48 hours prior and sooner for larger groups.
Kayak And SUP Rentals
Starts Times: 9 AM - 1 PM
All Equipment must be returned by 3:30 PM
Best 2 hr rentals start between 10 AM and 1 PM
Best 4 hr rentals start between 9:30 AM and 11 AM
Shuttled Routes: Reservations Only: 9-10 AM Meet Times
See our Google Map Routes.
Fall - Spring: 2 Hour to 6 Hour Routes: Jenner by the Sea Estuary
Call for custom activities: Fishing routes: Steel Head to Guerneville, Guerneville to Monte Rio or Non Fishing: Monte Rio to Jenner.
Estuary, Island and Goat Rock Beach "Marine Protected Area".
Guided Estuary Wildlife Tours: Morning 10 AM
Reserve In Advance For Private Or Advertised Discount Tour Dates.
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 / 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
Share your experience / Paddle Partners / Buy / Sell / Trade
WaterTalk Bulletin Board
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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