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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.
Jun
3
Fri
Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay
Jun 3 @ 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
4
Sat
Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay
Jun 4 @ 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
5
Sun
PSCC’s Annual Day on the River
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay
Jun 5 @ 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
11
Sat
Intro to Kayaking Class
Jun 11 @ 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
18
Sat
Full Moon Kayak Tour Tomales Bay
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Tomales Bay Full Moon Kayak Tour

When you join us on the Tomales Bay Full Moon Kayak Tour, you’ll be taking part in an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Point Reyes National Seashore. Local kayak guide and instructor Scott Terriberry will lead us safely across the bay on one of the most beautiful kayak tours on the west coast. We’ll start just prior to dusk, so you can get your bearings while the sun sinks behind the Inverness Ridge. The moon will rise over Black Mountain while we ply the calm evening waters of Tomales Bay. Paddlers of all skill levels (even first timers) are invited. Kayaks available.

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
25
Sat
Intro To Stand Up Paddling on the Petaluma River
Jun 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Intro To Stand Up Paddling

Intro To Stand Up Paddling Class on the serene Petaluma River is designed to give you the skills and confidence to get on the water and have a fun, safe experience on flat water the world over.

This class will meet at the Clavey Paddlesports store and begin with an equipment overview of SUP gear, paddler safety, and some basic dry land training.

We’ll then move on down to the river for the on water portion of the class covering these SUP fundlementals: how to get on and off your board from a dock, proper stance for maximum stability, components of the forward stroke, essential turning techniques, and how to fall off and get back on your board safely.

  • Be prepared to get wet.
  • Wear clothing and footwear that will keep you warm: capilene, neoprene, fleece etc.
  • Wetsuits are available for this class by prior arrangement. Please call for details.
Imagine learning how to SUP in the morning and then enjoying the rest of the day exploring the fun town of the Petaluma! Have lunch out, explore the shops, or catch a movie! What could be better?

If you don’t see a date that works for your group, call or email us.

Sea Kayaking Skills I
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 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.