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Due to dredging in the Turn Basin and dock removal, we will only be servicing Tomales Bay during the 2024 Season.
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Kayaking and Paddling the Petaluma River: The Ultimate Guide

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Petaluma Stand Up Paddle & Kayak

Gateway to Tomales Bay

Located at the Hwy 101 Exit  35 minutes from Tomales Bay


1075 Lakeville St. Petaluma, Ca 94952

Consulting tide charts & wind forecast for our Petaluma customers since 2016!

Old Town Petaluma
Convenient river access under Hwy 101 Bridge at the Petaluma Marina
Our most popular RENTAL has you glide into historic Old Town to experience this Rivertown revival by water.         
We launch south of town (before 1pm) for a leisurely paddle into town where guests can tie-up, enjoy restaurants & shops, then ride the river home with wind at your back!
Closed for 2024 due to dredging & dock removal

Saturday, November 16 2024!  On the ebb tide which begins at 2pm

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Lakeville Landing
One Way Ticket to Lakeville Landing from Downtown. Ride The Tide!
Ride the tide and afternoon winds of the Petaluma Gap to Lakeville.  Enjoy sweeping wetlands views, oak-studded hills of Olampali and a ridge-line stretching to Marin County.  Picnic at Lakeville Landing after your paddle or stop-in Ernie's Tin Bar just a mile up.  Our crew will handle all the equipment and shuttle the driver(s) prior to launch! 


Experience enchanting bioluminescence kayaking in Tomales Bay

NVP's bioluminescent kayak touring company offers nature's most illuminating light show just 35 minutes away in Tomales Bay, on the darkest nights of the summer.  Bioluminescence is mother nature at its spectacular best.  It is the emission of light by microorganisms undersea called marine dinoflagellate or plankton. Movements from a swimming fish, the stroke of a paddle, to displaced water from the hull of your kayak can excite the organisms causing a shimmering burst of fluorescent white-blue light.
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Guided Day Trips
Drakes Estero, Point Reyes National Seashore
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Don't see the date you want?  Call us  707.200.5511


Multi-day Rentals

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Tandem kayak, kayak or paddle board, life vest, paddle, pre-paddle orientation and overview of your route

TOUR DURATION *approximations
Old Town Petaluma
, round-trip: 3.5 miles / 1.5 hours  *this is a half-day rental, 3-4 hrs                 

Lakeville Landing, one-way trip:  6 miles / 2 hours           

Tomales Bay Bioluminescence: 4 miles / 2-3 hours

Varies based on wind & tide. The Old Town Petaluma route is very approachable and ideal for families & kids.  Lakeville Landing can also be suitable for kids.  Tomales Bay is not for beginner paddlers and prior experience is required for night-time paddling.  Call for details. 


Lakeville Landing:  Make sure to enter property at second driveway (southern entrance) into ‘boat yard’ and park at fenced picnic area or open space immediately upon entry.  Upon retrieving your car, merge onto highway via right-hand turn, southbound lane; then take first exit using left turning lane (if heading back north)

Tomales Bay and Petaluma Marina: Plenty of parking.  Tomales Bay parking lot will get busy on Saturday nights in the summer months.


Lakeville Landing: 
For one-way paddlers we advise leaving one car at finish prior to launch and carpooling. 15 min commute from Lakeville to Downtown. 

NVP will handle all rental equipment on both ends.  Drivers may be shuttled by NVP prior to launch for $20 with advanced notice.

Advanced paddlers may paddle round trip to Downtown and back (to Lakeville Landing).

WHAT TO WEAR *consult local weather prior to launch
Water shoes are not essential but are preferred by many of our guests. Others prefer flip flops or paddling barefoot. Dress in layers and synthetic clothing (it will dry faster than cotton). 

Tomales Bay:  Details on landing page, click "Book Now" under Bioluminescence description above

Drinking water, sunscreen, towel.  Dry sack or ziplock bags are recommended to protect cell phones, cameras and other valuables.

Tomales Bay: Details on landing page, click "Book Now" under Bioluminescence description above

Reservations cancelled up to 48-hours before your scheduled launch will be refunded.

Tomales Bay:  Refund available for reservations cancelled up to 14-days prior to your tour date; $35/cancellation fee applies.  In the event of adverse weather conditions, we will issue a rain check and reschedule the tour for a later date.  Although we've always refunded customers do to weather-related cancellations upon request, refunds are not guaranteed.

Reserve Your Spot Today!

 The Northern Reaches of San Pablo Bay & Tomales Bay offer a visceral connection to the rhythms of our planet via tides.  These curated adventures are our most popular simply because it's pure fun for everyone. No crowds, perfect weather, perfect water ... beat the crowds and join us to explore these vastly uncharted waters.

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Napa Valley Paddle

(Sav-Up Crossfit)

1075 Lakeville St.  Petaluma, Ca. 707.486.4314