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All staff including rentals and reservations must attend our basic outdoor training to fully understand how seasonal influences limit and enhance what we offer and how this applies to our customer care procedures.

The "Living Classrooms Project": Working with educators to match classroom curriculum and with youth groups to provide life experience opportunities in the outdoors. 

Call to join a pre-hire orientation for our internships now!


 Events and Offerings


Glowing Plankton Tours: Bioluminescent Phytoplankton

They Glow At Night!   Starts At Sunset

This Seasonal Event is a favorite and often coincides with the Perseids Meteor Shower.
With several dates possible August through October.


Our evening BioPlankton Tours include basic kayak stroke instruction and viewing wildlife in the estuary followed by frolicking in their eerie blue/green glow.

On the most intense nights you can see the trails of fish, harbor seals and other estuary life moving in the water as well as glowing water everywhere you touch.

Age Restrictions on Scheduled Group Tours: 12 and older
Family groups with younger children are welcome to book private group dates.


Check Our Welcome Page Regularly For Announcements Of Their Blooms.


$80 Private / $70 Group                               3 Hours
$85 Private / $75 Group / $65 Large Group: 3.5 Hours
$90 Private / $80 Group / $70 Large Group: 4 Hours

$20 Off with your own boat and gear.   
 
Combinable With Discounts From Local Lodging Providers.
Lodging Providers: Contact Our Office To Establish A Discount Code.

Best Forecasted Plankton Dates: 2014

Times and hours may vary for tides, sunset and moonrise. The best bloom conditions are warmer weather and sea water. The best viewing conditions in the estuary are a deep open river mouth with a high tide flushing in fresh sea water, and less than 20% visible moon at least one hour after sunset until 2AM: There may be other dates with good conditions if there is an overcast sky to block the glow of the moon.


Possible Plankton:  Dates look like this.
Probable Plankton: Dates look like this.

July: Often Not Present:
22, 23, 27-28, 29, 30
 

August:           

15 -18, 19-25, 26-29


September      
14-17,
18-23, 24-27

October           
12-15,
16-19, 20-27?

November: Not Normally Present


Check Our Welcome Page Regularly For Announcements Of Their Blooms.



 Enjoy at least $15 off our Guided Kayak/Hike Tours Anytime you create your own group of 4 or more.  Call for pricing!  (applies to each person in your group)

Float with gentle currents through the heart of Sonoma County wildlife.
Kayak Skills Tuneup / Island History Walk
Ocean Beach Wildlife Hike / Harbor Seal Float

Reservations Required: 2 Person Minimum

Cinco de Mayo: Sunday May 5, 2014
Mother's Day Special!
       Valid: Friday May 9 - Monday May 11, 2014
  
 
Bring Your Mother, Grandmother, Auntie, or
        Other Significant Feminine Mentor
             And Get $10 Off Guided Tour Rates

 
     Pre-booking Required. 2 Person Minimum.  
  Combinable with discounts from local lodging providers.
Or $20 off per person for groups of 4 or more.

Memorial Weekend Tours:

Valid: Friday May 23 - Monday May 26, 2014


Annual Discount Events: 2014 Dates Being Updated
Join our scheduled groups for a great discount!
Sunset and Full Moon Tours:

Enjoy our wildlife and history tour by kayak and finish in the glow of the Sunset or Full Moon.
  
Same rates as morning tours: Starts 3 hours prior to sunset.
  
All Full Moon Tours are one to two evenings prior to the actual. It looks full but the night of the true full moon, it does not rise until up to two hours after dark.

Full Moon Schedule 2014
Seasonal Weather and Evening Temperature Limitations:

April                  14
May                   13
June                  22
July                   21, 22
August               20
September        18
October             18
November         15, 16
December         15
January 2014    14

Armed Forces Day Special! May 18, 2013

 $10 off a Guided Kayak Tour: per person
with Veteran or Active Duty Military Personell


Harbor Seal Pups and Mating Season! Hump Back Whales!
Kayak Skills Tuneup / Island History Walk / Ocean Beach Wildlife Hike / Harbor Seal Float
(applies to each person in your group)  
                    Pre-booking Required. 2 Person Minimum.


Seal Kiss         

Seal Kiss  Father's Day Special!
       Valid: June 14-17 2013

  Bring Your Pop, Dad, Father, Priest, Rabi
                     or
        Other Significant Masculine Mentor
             And
Get $5 Off Guided Tour Rates

   Pre-booking Required. 2 Person Minimum.  
                                      Combinable with discounts from local lodging providers.


Summer Solstice: Friday June 21, 2013

The best day to place cleansed chrystals outdoors to charge in the light of the longest day of the year.

The beginning of summer is a time of purification and  renewal.   As the summer begins it is a good time to release what is not working in your life and to celebrate and make new commitments to what does.  The Summer Solstice is an exceptionally good time to renew your energy and  to see the divine in everyone and to recognize and celebrate the divinity within yourself.

This is a good time for couples to renew the bonds of love that brought them together. 


For singles, it's a time to renew you commitment to find your true love
.


Re-Creation Kayak/Hike Tours
                           Includes Nature Based Meditation
      There is no set format or faith...We'll flow with the Moment!

               Island History: River Commerce and Native History
         Harbor Seal Float:  Float With Harbor Seals And Their Pups
 Goat Rock Beach Walk: History And Wildlife Interpretation


Greet the Day:  9AM - 1 PM:     
A Very Special... Special! $70 per person
Fully Outfitted or Bring your own kayak or canoe: $40


Sacred Places Hike: 2 - 4 PM: $15 per person
A discussion of the history, wildlife and economic evolution of the area towards sustainable conservation and tourism along the way. Or bring your own topics.

Meditation / Reflection: Waterfalls under the trees.


Celebrate the Day at Sunset: 6PM - 9:30 PM...or maybe a wee bit longer or shorter...
A Very Special... Special! $60 per person
Fully Outfitted or Bring your own kayak or canoe: $30


Your also welcome to bring small musical instruments in the evening.
That is, if you are comfortable with doing this and have a way to keep them dry.  I cannot guarantee their safety, so use your own best judgement.


Thanksgiving Weekend: Kayak/Hike Tours:
November 30 and December 1, 2013:  10 AM - 2 PM
May be rain on Wednesday and Thursday

$15 off per person: Combined 4 person Minimum.


December 20 - January 2: Holiday & New Year Tours
$15 discount per person for 4 or more people
Does not include our advertised discount tour dates.
 
Advertised Discount Tour Dates: $20 discount pp
December 24, 26, 31 and January 1.

Call to Reserve: 707-865-2249


Winter Solstice: December 21, 2013

The best day to

The beginning of Winter is a time of 

This is a good time for couples to


For singles, it's a time to

Re-Creation Kayak/Hike Tours
                           Includes Nature Based Meditation
      There is no set format or faith...We'll flow with the Moment!

               Island History: River Commerce and Native History
         Harbor Seal Float:  Float With Harbor Seals And Their Pups
 Goat Rock Beach Walk: History And Wildlife Interpretation


10AM - 2PM:     
A Very Special... Special! $70 per person
Fully Outfitted or Bring your own kayak or canoe: $40


Sacred Places Hike: 3 - 4 PM: $15 per person
A discussion of the history, wildlife and economic evolution of the area towards sustainable conservation and tourism along the way. Or bring your own topics.

Meditation / Reflection: Waterfalls under the trees.

Your also welcome to bring small musical instruments.


Earthday Cleanup: April 12 2014: 25 Volunteers Needed!
Call to register....free kayaking or walk the beaches with Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods!
Registration
Easter Weekend Tours:
Valid: Friday April 18 - Monday April 21, 2014

 


Book Your Own Large Group for a Great Price!

We book private groups up to 30 people and customize the experience to meet your family, business or organizational needs.


Educational Tours
Schools, Non-Profit Organizations and Fundraisers: Call! We work with your current Science Class Curriculum or Seminar Needs.


         Keep an eye on Our Calendar for:

Special Events & Special Deals! 

 
Full Moon Kayak / Hike / Campfire
 
Harbor Seals & Pupping Season!

BioPlanton Kayak Tours: They Glow In The Dark!

Perseids Meteor Showers!

Bird Migrations
 
Whale Watching
 
The "River Rush" Canoe & Kayak Race On The Russian River!
 
Awards / Swapmeet / BBQ / Workshops / Volunteer / Recreation

Labor Day Week Sale & Swap Meet!
 
Safety & Skill Building Instruction & Workshops
 
Certified American Canoe Association Kayak Instruction
 
Volunteer Opportunities

International Volunteer Adventures


                    Annual Events / Tours


                        ~ Sunset & Full Moon Kayak / Hike ~
                         Jenner Estuary / Campfire, Snacks
                                     
                   ~ Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods~
             Volunteer Opportunities / Educational Activities

                                             ~ EcoRing ~
                               
Green Business Certification   
                                     EcoFriendly Activities


                      ~Russian River Chamber of Commerce~
                                  Parades / Community Events
                                     & Business Information

Spring              ~ Kayak Instruction & Skill Building ~

                                 ~ Cow Patty Pageant Race ~

                                         Estero Americano

        
                      ~ Russian River & Local Class II  ~
                                   Ski
ll confirmation required


April   
                           ~Earth Day Cleanup ~
                          Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
                                   
~Earth Day Celebration ~

                                   
~ Harbor Seal Pupping~

                                            
May                        ~ Mother's Day Weekend Tours~

                                  ~ Spring Sale & Swap Meet~

                                   
~ Full Moon Tours Begin~


Summer/Fall         ~ Introductory Kayak Instruction ~
                                     Flat Water / Kayak Safe!

 
                                      ~Paddle For Peace~

June                
~Summer Solstice: Re-Creation Tour ~
                             Includes Nature Based Meditation


July                          ~  Glowing Plankton Tours ~     
                                 Bioluminescent Phytoplankton
                                             Dinoflagellates


August
                     ~ Persiods Meteor Shower ~


                                 ~  Glowing Plankton Tours ~     
                                Bioluminescent Phytoplankton
                                           Dinoflagellates


September
            
~  Glowing Plankton Tours ~     
                                Bioluminescent Phytoplankton
                                           Dinoflagellates


                                    ~ Jazz/Blues Paddle ~
                                       Kayak to the Festival

                           ~ Russian River Watershed Cleanup~
                                 www.russianrivercleanup.org


                                 ~ The “River Rush” Race ~  
                        Kayak & Canoe Race / BBQ / Awards
                            ~ Water Recreation Symposium ~
                           Swapmeet / Camping / Workshops
                                     ~  www.rrrace.com  ~
                                           Volunteer Now!
                                                

October  
               
  ~  Glowing Plankton Tours ~     
                                Bioluminescent Phytoplankton
                                           Dinoflagellates


                                        ~ Halloween Tour~

November                ~ Thanksgiving Week Tours~

 
                         


December 
        
~  Winter Solstice: Re-Creation Tour   ~
                                Includes Nature Based Meditation
                                Clear Inner Clutter!  Create Space!
                                   For new experiences in 2014!
          
                                     ~  Christmas Week Tours ~

January             ~  New Years Day Re-Creation Paddle ~
                          
      Includes Nature Based Meditation 
                                    Internalizing Goals for 2014

Febr
uary
  
                     Valentines Day Paddle

March                     Moving Water Kayak Instruction



For More Details Call:             Local: 707-865-2249

 


 



  





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