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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.
Aug
23
Sat
Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 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!!”

Aug
24
Sun
Bioluminescence Kayak Tour – Tomales Bay
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 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!!”

Aug
30
Sat
Intro to Kayaking Class
Aug 30 @ 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.

Aug
31
Sun
Drakes Estero Kayak Tour
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Drakes Estero Kayak Tour

Drakes Estero Kayak Tour is one of the north bay’s gems and this is one of our best kayak tours in the Point Reyes National Seashore! Once it opens July 1st, you can explore several arms which are the homes to hundreds of bat rays and leopard sharks that will swim lazily under your kayak in crystal clear waters! There is an abundance of resident bird life: brown pelicans, white pelicans, marbled godwits, willits, long-billed curlews, whimbrels, osprey, great horned owls, and many, many more.

Launching from the beach at the Drakes Bay Oyster Company, 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 until we reach the estero’s beach at the mouth about 4 miles away. Here you can easily walk around to the ocean side and explore the cliffs. Bring a lunch and come join us for a splendid day of paddling in one of the most majestic places in Marin County!

Appropriate clothing required.

Bring a lunch and water

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.