A BETTER WAY TO PADDLE.
No crowds, calm water and stunning views. Discover why the Napa River is the best kept secret for kayaking and paddleboarding in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A SMARTER WAY TO SHOP.
Should you buy paddling gear you’ve never actually tried on the water? Without the right transport or storage solution? Heck no. There’s a better way.
With the closest warm water paddling to San Francisco, the Napa River is comfortably warm in the summer months with average temperatures in the 70s. Expect cooler water in the off-season with winter water temperature averaging 58 degrees.
There is a slight chance of falling in the water. However, our guides will teach all guests the skills needed to stay on their boards and enjoy the ride. All paddlers do need to know how to swim.
Dress as if you are going to go swimming. A swimsuit, shorts, shirt, sunscreen, hat, towel and water bottle are essential during the warmer months. In the cooler months, neoprene pants and shirts are ideal. There may be early morning fog and cooler temperatures at the time of your class, so be mindful of this when choosing clothing. Layering your clothing so that you can shed a jacket or long sleeve shirt during the paddle is ideal.
No. We’ll provide all of the equipment you’ll need — paddleboards and/or kayaks, paddles and PFDs.
Located right on Main Street Dock in downtown Napa, NVP is convenient to all points in the Bay Area.
Sonoma: 20 min.
St. Helena: 25 min.
Oakland: 50 min.
San Francisco: 60 min.
Sacramento: 65 min.
San Jose: 85 min.