San Francisco Bay Day Trips


San Francisco Bay is an incredible place to paddle, with breathtaking views, abundant wildlife, and rich natural history. During your trip your group will first learn the basics of kayaking, then experience the Bay first hand by paddling its shoreline and stopping on one of its many beaches. 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 the plan for the day. Next, the guides will instruct the group on paddling and safety and accommodate any special needs before getting on the water. Depending on the length of the trip and the group's paddling abilities, we may explore the eccentric Sausalito House Boat Community, paddle to the Richardson Bay Audubon Center, or paddle to the mouth of Richardson Bay while exploring the unique shoreline. If time allows, we’ll stop on a beach for lunch or head back to Schoonmaker Marina to lunch on the beach where we started. Once we are done paddling, 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. 


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.

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Complete Trip Packet


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