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Clavey Paddlesports specializes in kayak tours and SUP tours (stand Up paddle) tours in the Point Reyes National Seashore, Tomales Bay and the surrounding waters near Petaluma – including the Petaluma River. We also offer instructional classes in kayaking and stand up paddle (SUP) for the beginner to advanced. We have a weekly newsletter that highlights current tours and classes along with great deals on paddlesports equipment from our fully stocked retail store located at 409 Petaluma Blvd. S, Petaluma, CA or at www.clavey.com. We also offer kayak and SUP rentals from our store location. Call 707-766-8070 for more information.
Jan
4
Sun
Petaluma Marsh Tour
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Petaluma Marsh Tour

The Petaluma river marshland is a hidden gem, close to the town of Petaluma. On our Petaluma Marsh Tour, we will explore narrow sloughs only accessible at certain tide levels. We’ll wind our way through the marsh where birdlife is abundant. After paddling for 3 hours or so, we’ll then retrace our paddle strokes back through the marsh, to the river and back to our starting point. We provide single or tandem touring style kayaks for our tours. They are
appropriate for beginning paddlers. You also have the option of bringing your own kayak along, but there are some restrictions on the style and type. Please check with us prior to booking. Appropriate clothing required. Bring a lunch and water.

To check out Tom Stienstra’s article about the Petaluma Marsh in the SF Chronicle – click here.

Staff

Our staff of guides are experienced tour leaders and paddlers. They also have training in First Aid/CPR, certifications from the ACA, BCU and other paddling-related organizations and love to share the joys of touring our local waterways in a kayak and helping you become a better paddler.

Jan
10
Sat
Sea Kayaking Skills I
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sea Kayaking Skills I

Join local kayak instructor Scott Terriberry as he introduces you to the world of safety involved in kayaking. Learn important sea kayaking skills while kayaking the pristine waters of Tomales Bay. This is a perfect class for those who have limited experience in a touring kayak and want to increase their knowledge and confidence on the water.

  • Intro to boats, terminology, gear, and clothing
  • Get dressed, teach 5 strokes and launch to practice ( Forward, reverse, sweeps, stern rudder, sometimes various draw strokes). Also included in this section are rescues: paddle float and BCU style “T” rescue.
  • Intro to the tidelog including weather and wind discussions

Instructor

Scott Terriberry

Scott Terriberry has been a sea kayak guide for 17 years working the waters from Alaska and British Columbia to Baja Mexico. He is A.C.A. trained, W.F.R certified and has taught many classes from beginners to advanced expedition paddlers. He has taught college courses in the San Juans, Tide and Current classes at the Golden Gate, and expedition travel in Mexico and British Columbia. Scott is one of the founders of Point Reyes Outdoors, a sea kayak touring company in Point Reyes Station.

Jan
17
Sat
Tomales Bay Introductory Kayak Tour
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tomales Bay Introductory Kayak Tour

Start your day on beautiful Tomales Bay. This is the perfect time frame: late enough so you can stop at your favorite bakery on your way to the water and early enough to get back to the beach so you can still enjoy your share of the bay’s famous oysters. You will meet your guide at the Nick’s Cove boat launch to enjoy a paddle across the 2-mile wide bay into White Gulch, an area frequently visited by the native Tule Elk. On this trip you are sure to rest and enjoy the view of Hog Island, a cormorant nesting area and official seal haul out zone. During this paddle you are likely to encounter bat rays, leopard sharks, pelicans, egrets, harbor seals, Great Blue Herons, moon jellies, river otters, sea stars and many other marine creatures.This is a great opportunity to enjoy the Point Reyes National Seashore and its unique ecosystem from the the heart of it all, Tomales Bay.

Staff

Our staff of guides are experienced tour leaders and paddlers. They also have training in First Aid/CPR, certifications from the ACA, BCU and other paddling-related organizations and love to share the joys of touring our local waterways in a kayak and helping you become a better paddler.
Jan
24
Sat
GPS Navigation Class – Tomales Bay
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm