PLAN YOUR PERFECT DAY ON THE WATER.

Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals on the Petaluma River

With calm water, warm weather, stunning scenery and no crowds — planning the perfect outing is a breeze. Simply choose a rental option below ... and we'll see you on the river.

Old Town Petaluma Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

 

Old Town Rental

Perfect for beginners, families and anyone looking for an easy escape on the water.

Our most popular RENTAL has you glide into historic Old Town Petaluma to experience this Rivertown Revival by water. Beginner level, round trip journey starts from the Petaluma Marina and follows up river into the Turn Basin where you can tie up your board and explore riverfront restaurants, bars and shops.


Lakeville Landing Petaluma Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals

 

Lakeville Landing

Ride the river to Lakeville Landing from Downtown: One-way self guided trip

Ride the tide and afternoon winds of the Petaluma Gap to Lakeville.  Enjoy sweeping views of Olampali State Park as you glide along the largest, contiguous tidal estuary on the West Coast of North America.


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Bioluminescence in Tomales Bay! 

Experience a magical guided nature adventure after dark! 

Our tours feature small groups and personal attention launching from Miller's Landing in Nick's Cove ... safe and easy.  In the summertime during new moons, enjoy bioluminescent phytoplankton called Dinoflagellates as they sparkle and illuminate from the wake of your kayak and splash of your paddle.  It is an experience like no other!  Choose tandem kayaks or reserve our handcrafted, wooden whale boat that seats 4 comfortably and includes a personal guide.  Paddles, kayak equipment, expert instruction and photos are included.

PRICING

Half day rentals available during non-peak season.  Add $10/full day

 

$89/halfday

Paddleboard

$89/halfday


KAYAK

$95/halfday
TANDEM KAYAK

$89/halfday
FISHING KAYAK

GEAR YOU'LL LOVE.
FROM BRANDS WE TRUST.

Why take chances with limited options and low quality gear at your destination? Load up with our premium equipment before you leave. Once you arrive, you'll be ready to hit the water ... and more of it!

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Inflatable Paddleboards

No oversized pool toys here. Only premium inflatables from POP Paddle Co, Kahuna and Red Paddle Co that offer a smooth, stable ride.

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Rigid Paddleboards

Try our standard "surf style" cruiser from POP and Glide or upgrade to a displacement hull board.

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Single Kayaks

Our premium sit-atop kayaks offer comfort and stability perfect for flat water paddling.   

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Tandem (Double) Kayaks

Ride in comfort with 2 adults and a child on a premium sit-atop kayak from Vibe or Crescent.

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Fishing Kayaks & Boards

Full line of Vibe fishing kayaks: Cubera 120, Shearwater 125, Yellowfin Tandem – all fully-outfitted with rod holders, bungee straps, paddle seating and dry wells.

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Monster Paddleboard!

The Monster Bru is a massive 4-person board and holds 2 adults + 2 kids or 3 adults comfortably. Great for one-way or round-trip paddles. And yes, it's as fun as it looks!

THE BAY AREA'S BEST KEPT SECRET.

There's no better place to enjoy an amazing day on the water!

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Easy.

The perfect spot for beginners, kids and anyone looking for effortless outdoor fun.

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Safe.

Calm, clean water and lots of it. Leave rough currents, heavy boat traffic and fog behind.

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Crowd-free.

Surround yourself with wildlife, not wild crowds. You'll have the river all to yourself.

 

Paddling with NVP is so easy!  You just show up and everything is ready for you to get on the water and start paddling

 

We took our girls to Petaluma and this was the perfect activity to do as a family.  The river was pretty, saw some wildlife and enjoyed Old Town

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Jovani Tate
San Francisco, CA
Fred & Ethyl
Austin, TX

YOUR PERFECT PADDLE AWAITS.

Your effortless escape on the Petaluma River is 3 steps away...

1
BOOK

Choose a date, time and rental option.

2
ARRIVE

Meet the NVP Crew at your launch site.

3
PADDLE

Enjoy a perfect day on the Petaluma River!