Stand Up Paddleboard in the Napa Valley


FALL IS HERE! Take to paddling and go riparian...

Whether you are vacationing in the Napa Valley or live here year-round, enjoy the beauty of the Napa River by paddleboard, kayak or canoe. Now in our fourth season, NVP has invested heavily in top-of-the-line equipment and river access to showcase only the best of the Napa River and Carneros Wildlife Preserve. Together we have hosted over two thousand clients on the waterways of Napa County and we look forward to an amazing 2015 season!

Bird Watching Special


Our half-day rental packages allow customers to choose from three different locations: paddle into downtown for lunch, observe amazing wildlife in Carneros or along the restored southern reach of the Napa River, or experience the forested riparian corridor leading you into the Oak Knoll AVA to the north. No matter which adventure you choose, Napa Valley Paddle will outfit you accordingly, including a board & kayak pick-up service enabling you to ride the tide with the wind at your back the whole time.

All of our guided tour packages include on-shore instruction which continues into the water for the first 20 minutes. Our experienced instructors will get you up and comfortable so that you can enjoy your time on the water to the fullest. Nothing thrills us more than seeing our customers step off their board at the end of a tour with the skill to enjoy this graceful new pastime for life!

Guide Bios

NVP guides are well trained and experienced. Owner Andrew Dickson is a winemaker/nature enthusiast and has logged hundreds of hours guiding tours up the Napa River over the last three seasons. He produces the Carneros Chardonnay and whole-cluster fermented, Napa Valley Field Blend featured in our Surf & Terroir Gold Package. John is a wonderful host and professional oysterman who is very passionate about the Napa River from both an ecological and human perspective. Emily is a personal trainer and experienced paddle boarder with over a decade of experience in the wine industry. An avid birder, she can help you spot the unique habitats along the river. Take advantage of our personal training sessions and one-on-one workouts. Please call for details.

Stand Up Paddleboarding Benefits Include


Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and always available by appointment. During the off-season we focus on the amazing bird migration in the Carneros Region and kayak fishing for Striped Bass.

New Location! Our Boathouse has moved to 731 First Street, Napa 94559