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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.
May
3
Sat
Sea Kayaking Skills I
May 3 @ 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.

Paddle to Historic Lairds Landing – Tomales Bay
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Paddle to Historic Lairds Landing – Tomales Bay

On the Lairds Landing Tomales Bay kayak tour, we’ll visit one of our favorite places, Lairds Landing. Once the site of a Miwok village, it was most recently occupied by Clayton Lewis, a local artist who built and restored a number of structures. Part of the Point Reyes National Seashore, it is now in a state of “arrested decay”. We’ll stop here for a visit, enjoy a brief historical presentation and have some lunch before heading back to Nick’s Cove. For soome more infor on Clayton Lewis and Lairds Landing click here.

Clavey Class / Tours FAQ Sheet

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.

Trip/Class Calendar

Reservation/Cancellation Policy

  • 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.
  • If you must cancel within two weeks of your class/tour, we will apply your credit to another class.
  • On-going SUP Yoga and SUP Fitness classes require a minimum of 48-hour cancellation notice.
  • We will confirm your cancellation.
  • Sorry, there are no refunds or credits for no shows or late arrivals.
  • 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 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.
May
10
Sat
Intro to Kayaking Class
May 10 @ 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.

May
11
Sun
Tomales Bay Introductory Kayak Tour
May 11 @ 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.