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Clavey Paddlesports specializes in kayak 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  for the beginner to advanced. Join Team Clavey to receive our email 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.
Jun
1
Sat
Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay

Kayak Tomales Bay and experience the tranquility of a night paddle and magic of the bioluminescence emitted by the blooming dinoflagellates, a microscopic one cell organism. These harmless little creatures can sometimes bloom in such concentrations, more than a million cells per milliliter, that the bay looks like sparkling blue aurora borealis!  We’ll start just prior to dusk, so you can get your bearings while the sun sinks behind the Inverness Ridge.  At dusk we often hear the chatter of herons and see seals, osprey, pelicans, jellyfish, bat rays and kingfishers. The Bioluminescence Kayak Tour is our most popular outing and fills up fast so book now for best availability.

Review: “Wow!! I’ve done a lot of things at night, but paddling on the water to an island full of birds and other creatures was a first. The sounds of Jurassic Park and the uber cool visions of my paddle exciting the living organisms beneath was exhillerating. A whole new kind of high. I highly recommend Clavey Paddlesports! Low key guys who know their stuff. I felt completely safe and well cared for. GO DO IT!!”

Jun
8
Sat
Tomales Bay Introductory Kayak Tour @ Tomales Bay
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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.
Jun
15
Sat
Intro to Kayaking Class
Jun 15 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Intro to Kayaking Class

Intro to Kayaking: The emphasis in this class is on learning the technique that will enable you to paddle with maximum control and minimum effort. You will learn the body mechanics behind an efficient forward stroke and sweep strokes, and you will learn how to move your boat laterally. The high and low brace will be introduced. Safety, different types of kayaks and paddles, clothing, and equipment will be discussed. This class starts out at the Clavey store for the morning and moves down to the Petaluma River in the afternoon. This class can be followed with Sea Kayaking I to further your kayaking skills.

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.

Jun
22
Sat
Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay

Kayak Tomales Bay and experience the tranquility of a night paddle and magic of the bioluminescence emitted by the blooming dinoflagellates, a microscopic one cell organism. These harmless little creatures can sometimes bloom in such concentrations, more than a million cells per milliliter, that the bay looks like sparkling blue aurora borealis!  We’ll start just prior to dusk, so you can get your bearings while the sun sinks behind the Inverness Ridge.  At dusk we often hear the chatter of herons and see seals, osprey, pelicans, jellyfish, bat rays and kingfishers. The Bioluminescence Kayak Tour is our most popular outing and fills up fast so book now for best availability.

Review: “Wow!! I’ve done a lot of things at night, but paddling on the water to an island full of birds and other creatures was a first. The sounds of Jurassic Park and the uber cool visions of my paddle exciting the living organisms beneath was exhillerating. A whole new kind of high. I highly recommend Clavey Paddlesports! Low key guys who know their stuff. I felt completely safe and well cared for. GO DO IT!!”

Jun
29
Sat
Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay

Kayak Tomales Bay and experience the tranquility of a night paddle and magic of the bioluminescence emitted by the blooming dinoflagellates, a microscopic one cell organism. These harmless little creatures can sometimes bloom in such concentrations, more than a million cells per milliliter, that the bay looks like sparkling blue aurora borealis!  We’ll start just prior to dusk, so you can get your bearings while the sun sinks behind the Inverness Ridge.  At dusk we often hear the chatter of herons and see seals, osprey, pelicans, jellyfish, bat rays and kingfishers. The Bioluminescence Kayak Tour is our most popular outing and fills up fast so book now for best availability.

Review: “Wow!! I’ve done a lot of things at night, but paddling on the water to an island full of birds and other creatures was a first. The sounds of Jurassic Park and the uber cool visions of my paddle exciting the living organisms beneath was exhillerating. A whole new kind of high. I highly recommend Clavey Paddlesports! Low key guys who know their stuff. I felt completely safe and well cared for. GO DO IT!!”

Jul
6
Sat
Intro to Kayaking Class
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Intro to Kayaking Class

Intro to Kayaking: The emphasis in this class is on learning the technique that will enable you to paddle with maximum control and minimum effort. You will learn the body mechanics behind an efficient forward stroke and sweep strokes, and you will learn how to move your boat laterally. The high and low brace will be introduced. Safety, different types of kayaks and paddles, clothing, and equipment will be discussed. This class starts out at the Clavey store for the morning and moves down to the Petaluma River in the afternoon. This class can be followed with Sea Kayaking I to further your kayaking skills.

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.

Jul
13
Sat
Drakes Estero Kayak Tour
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Description

Location: Drakes Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore.

Join us as we explore Drakes Estero – a gem of the north bay and one of our best kayak tours in the Point Reyes National Seashore! View hundreds of bat rays and leopard sharks swim lazily under your kayak in crystal clear waters, as an abundance of resident shorebirds wade or soar overhead.

Launching from the beach at the Drakes Estero parking area, we’ll paddle our kayaks out of Schooner Bay, crossing over to Home Bay and up along the shores passing jellies, harbor seals, bat rays and ochre stars . Bring a snack and come join us for a splendid day of paddling in one of the most majestic places in Marin County!

Please follow this link for Clavey Class / Tours FAQ Sheet PDF
Please follow this link for Drakes Estero Kayak Tour Details PDF
Please follow this link for Clavey Liability Release PDF

Date: Choose above

Time: Start time varies according to date (check above) -
Location: Drakes Estero Parking Area, Point Reyes National Seashore.
Cost: $90 per person

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.

Class/Tour/Event Calendar

Reservation/Cancellation Policy

  • If you find it necessary to change the date of your trip or tour, a $10.00 fee will be charged.
  • Your space is not confirmed until we have received payment in full.
  • We cannot make refunds for cancellations made within 2 weeks of the class/tour. 
We encourage you to find a friend or family member to take your place.
  • If you must cancel within two weeks of your class/tour, we will apply your credit 
to another class/tour.
  • Sorry, there are no refunds or credits for no shows, late arrivals or 
cancellations made within 24 hours of the trip.
  • You will be asked to sign an assumption of risk and liability release prior to 
participating in any class or tour.
  • This is a requirement for our insurance carrier; 
participants may not join a class or tour without a signed form.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or curtail a trip due to weather conditions or other 
conditions out of our control. In this case, we do our best to provide you with 
another suitable date, issue a credit or refund.
  • Pre-registration is required for all classes/tours. We can take a reservation up to 4:00 PM the day before the class/tour. Unfortunately, we usually cannot accommodate reservations the morning of the class/tour. If you would like to make a reservation the day before the class/tour after 4pm please call us at 707-766-8070 to check if space is available.
Jul
20
Sat
Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay

Kayak Tomales Bay and experience the tranquility of a night paddle and magic of the bioluminescence emitted by the blooming dinoflagellates, a microscopic one cell organism. These harmless little creatures can sometimes bloom in such concentrations, more than a million cells per milliliter, that the bay looks like sparkling blue aurora borealis!  We’ll start just prior to dusk, so you can get your bearings while the sun sinks behind the Inverness Ridge.  At dusk we often hear the chatter of herons and see seals, osprey, pelicans, jellyfish, bat rays and kingfishers. The Bioluminescence Kayak Tour is our most popular outing and fills up fast so book now for best availability.

Review: “Wow!! I’ve done a lot of things at night, but paddling on the water to an island full of birds and other creatures was a first. The sounds of Jurassic Park and the uber cool visions of my paddle exciting the living organisms beneath was exhillerating. A whole new kind of high. I highly recommend Clavey Paddlesports! Low key guys who know their stuff. I felt completely safe and well cared for. GO DO IT!!”