guided & UnGuided

trips on the Napa River

Our expert river guides help you get the most from your time on the water and provide paddle lessons. Or, let us recommend a self-guided route complete with wind and tidal analysis.

Guidied Trips

Downtown Napa OxBow

Distance and duration: 3.5 miles round trip, 1.5 | 2 hours
This beginner level round-trip adventure explores downtown Napa and the Oxbow Preserve, the most critical habitat zone on the Napa River where salt and fresh water meet.

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Napa River Eco Tour & Paddle Picnic

Distance and duration: 5.2 miles Round Trip, 3 Hours
Stay active while visiting Wine Country and explore the Napa River Valley by water! This tour showcases the full transition from salt water wetlands to fresh water forest and is hosted by a proffessionally trained guide from the local conservation district. Enjoy a gourmet paddle picnic in the Oxbow Preserve as you meander along the last mile.

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Napa River Full Moon Paddle

Distance and duration: 4 miles Round Trip, 1.5 - 2 Hours
Join Napa Valley Paddle for our monthly moon-lit tour of the Napa River. July celebrates the Full Buck Moon where we listen to the sounds of birds settling down and watch fish feed at twilight as we paddle into the night.

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Kayak Fish the South Napa Estuary

Half Day, depending on the bite
Fully outfitted kayak fishing trip on the Napa River or Carneros Wildlife Preserve. Half day excursion features 2018 Hobie Compass Fishing Kayaks with Mirage Drive (peddles) in "Baja Napa"

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Carneros Wildlife Preserve Adventure

Tour size: 4 to 6 people
This paddle adventure celebrates the beauty of the Napa Valley and the journey of waterfowl along the Pacific Flyway that call the San Pablo Bay their home year round.

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Unguidied Trips

UnGuided Downtown Napa Oxbow Trip

2 hours, includes wind and tidal analysis
Explore downtwon Napa and the Oxbow Preserve on your own during this beginner level, round trip journey that starts and ends in the heart of downtown.
Great trip for adding a "Paddle Picnic" $25

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