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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.
Mar
14
Sat
Tomales Point Kayak Tour – Ride the Currents!
Mar 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tomales Point Kayak Tour

Tomales Point Kayak Tour is a paddler’s paradise from Nick’s Cove to the mouth of Tomales Bay! With a great exchange of tidal waters comes nutrients and therefore an abundance of life. Our tours are orchestrated to use currents going out to the mouth, letting them reverse direction and returning again with them back to Nick’s.

Launching from Nick’s, we paddle out through the oyster growers looking for bat rays and leopard sharks in the shallows and work our way past multi-colored sea stars, seals, tule elk, and many species of birds. We land at Blue Gumm beach for lunch and hike up to the ridge for incredible views of the bay and the ocean. Or we may choose to walk along the shores to Avalis beach through one of the richest intertidal zones anywhere! Bring a lunch and a sense of adventure to explore one of the richest marine environments in northern California!

Clavey Class / Tours FAQ Sheet PDF

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.

Mar
21
Sat
Petaluma Marsh Tour
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 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.

Mar
29
Sun
Tomales Bay Introductory Kayak Tour
Mar 29 @ 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.
Apr
16
Thu
Intro to Tide Logs Class @ Clavey Paddlesports
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Intro to Tide Logs Class

For anyone venturing into our local bays and estuaries, knowing the tides is crucial! Correct interpretation can make the difference between an easy or difficult paddle. In this 2hr seminar, we learn the basic engines driving tides and currents and how to calculate properly. It is a hands-on class with lots of practice combined with local information to complete the overall picture. This is an indoor class held at the store.

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: Clavey Paddlesports

Cost: $20 per person

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.

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