Tomales Bay Expedition Overnight

Tomales Bay is a paddler's dream. With pristine water, beautiful scenery, and plentiful wildlife, your group will experience first hand this remarkable jewel of west Marin County. During your trip your group will first learn the basics of kayaking, then paddle to our beach camp for an afternoon of exploring and an evening spent under the stars. The next day we’ll enjoy a morning paddle to end our memorable trip on Tomales 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 the plan for the day. Next, the guides will give instructions on paddling and safety, help the group pack personal belongings into the kayak, and accommodate any special needs before getting on the water. The paddle to our beach camp lasts about an hour and a half and allows us to intimately explore the Tomales Bay shoreline. Once at our overnight beach we’ll eat lunch then set up our camp and spend the afternoon exploring Tomales Bay more, either by foot or kayak. After a communal dinner, we can either play games by the campfire, go for a night paddle, or go for a short hike to watch the sunset over the Pacific.

The second day we’ll wake up and have breakfast, before packing up our belongings and breaking camp. Next, it’s time for a quick paddle and safety refresher and then a beautiful morning paddle back Heart’s Desire, the beach where we started. We’ll have lunch 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. 


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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