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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.

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Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals in Napa, CA
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In-Season Paddling: Winter 

Explore Los Carneros champagne region by water!

Winter and Spring are the perfect seasons to explore this cool-climate region of Napa Valley, where the renowned pinot noir and chardonnay grapes are grown. Nestled alongside the expansive Napa-Sonoma Marsh, this area offers a picturesque setting for paddling. During Winter, you can witness the peak of the waterfowl migration, which occurs from President's Day weekend through the end of February.



Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

Explore rental options to plan your perfect outing.

Hourly Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals

Hourly Rentals

Explore the calm waters of the Napa River at your own pace.

Hourly Rentals

Multi-Day Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals

Multi-Day Rentals

Heading out of town? Grab gear for your next road trip.

Multi-Day Rentals

Group Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals

Group Rentals

Plan your one-of-a-kind corporate or group outing.

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"Incredible day on the Napa river with family & friends ... highly recommend this day adventure when you visit Napa!"

Chris M.
San Rafael, CA

Kayak & Paddleboard Sales

Get help choosing the right paddling gear for your needs, budget and lifestyle.

Buy Kayaks in Napa, CA


Single, tandem and fishing kayaks from our favorite brands.

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Buy Paddleboards in Napa, CA


High-quality inflatables and rigid boards for every budget.

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Buy Kayak & Paddleboard Accessories in Napa, CA


Vehicle racks, home storage, fishing gear & more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have more questions?
Visit our FAQ page or Contact the Crew any time!

Is the water cold?

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.

Will we get wet?

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.

What should we bring?

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.

Do we need our own equipment?

No. We’ll provide all of the equipment you’ll need — paddleboards and/or kayaks, paddles and PFDs.

Getting here is easy.

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.