Angel Island Overnight Trips

San Francisco Bay is an incredible paddling location and Angel Island is a one-of-a-kind location in which to spend the night. During your trip your group will first learn the basics of kayaking, then paddle to Angel Island to spend an evening exploring this jewel of San Francisco Bay, staying in historic Civil War era buildings. The next day, we’ll enjoy a morning paddle back to Sausalito to close a memorable trip on San Francisco Bay. This trip is great for novice to advanced paddlers of varying abilities and backgrounds.

Trip Overview

The trip will begin with an opening circle, giving the guides an opportunity to meet your group and orient them to plans for the day. Next, the guides will give instructions on paddling and safety, help the group pack personal belongings into the kayaks, and accommodate any special needs before getting on the water. The paddle to Angel Island lasts about 1.5 hours, offering beautiful views of the San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate Bridge. Once on the Island we’ll eat lunch then have the afternoon to explore the Island. After a communal dinner, we can either play group games or take a night hike to Mount Livermore, the island’s peak.

The second day we’ll wake up and have breakfast, then pack up our belongings and clean up the buildings. Next, it’s time for a quick paddle and safety refresher, followed by a beautiful morning paddle back to Sausalito. We’ll have lunch at Schoonmaker Point Marina, the beach from where we started, then together as a team (if ability and timing allows) we’ll put the kayaks and equipment away before finishing our trip with a closing circle.

The Quarters 10 building is a refurbished officer's house with electricity, running water, and an accessible bathroom.

The Quartermaster's House is a rustic brick building, right next to the water.  Running water and bathrooms with flush toilets are located outside the building.

This is the main sleeping area of the Quatermaster's House


ETC offers sea kayak trips year round, with the majority of trips occuring between April and the end of October. Please contact the Sea Kayak Program Manager at 415-474-7662 ext. 13 or to discuss available dates.

If you are an individual looking to sign up for a sea kayak trip, please click here for more information.




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