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King Tide Paddle

Ride The Tide!

Saturday, February 10th 2024

230pm  |  7 Miles 

Lakeville Landing to San Pablo Bay

*Shuttle service by appointment at 2pm


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Twice a year, when the sun and moon align closest to the earth, when the gravitational pull is strongest, the King Tides swell into town & then accelerate back downhill to San Pablo Bay.  Surf Is Up on the Petaluma River Saturday, February 10th, 2024!   Paddle boarding these huge tidal flows is like tubing down the Russian River except on a big surf board.  Watch as you glide effortlessly past buoys bent to the surface from the sheer force of tide.   

Cover 7- miles in about two hours time and paddle into the sunset as we approach San Pablo Bay!  Enjoy sweeping views of the oak studded hills of Olampali and a ridgeline that extends to Mt. Tam.  If you would like to leave your car at the finish the shuttle will meet you at 2pm, by appointment at Black Point Boat Ramp. Otherwise, the event is just $5 for river access at Lakeville Landing.   

If you are not bringing your own SUP or Kayak you may rent equipment from NVP in advance.

 With climate change and rising sea levels, these King Tides will likely become the average high tide over the next few decades.  Join the flotilla, see the future and socialize at Ernie's Tin Bar after the paddle.

Paddle boards, single kayaks and tandem kayaks are welcomed. For the best experience, we recommend paddle boarding, as it provides better views of the surrounding landscape with more of the San Pablo Bay breeze at your back.


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Rental Fee *Includes handling for one-way trips

Paddleboard  $60         

Single Kayak $60

Tandem Kayak $79     

**Family discounts available!

7 Miles to San Pablo Bay                            *Disembark at Black Point Boat Ramp

Lakeville Landing. Lakeville Landing GPS

5684 Lakeville Hwy. Petaluma, Ca 94954


Black Point Boat Launch Black Point GPS

148 Harbor Dr.  Novato, Ca. 94945


Kayak or paddle board, life vest, paddle, pre-paddle orientation, and river overview

2-2.5 hours     HIGH TIDE  130pm

*Ebb tide begins after 230pm and accelerates as the day moves on

Guests will paddle calm, relatively fast moving water on a tour that has been timed with the breeze and tides for a leisurely experience.   


Lakeville Landing is a dirt/gravel parking lot that may be muddy due to rain and has limited parking.  We advise leaving your car at Black Point.

For those parking at Lakeville, enter at the south entrance off Lakeville Highway.  Park immediately on the left or against the fence closer to the ramp.  

IMPORANT:  DO NOT MAKE A LEFT HAND TURN WHEN DEPARTING LAKEVILLE LANDING.  When leaving Lakeville Landing, regardless of south or northbound destination, enter the highway with a RIGHT turn.  This is a dangerous entry/exit from the highway.   If you need to head northbound simply merge into the left turning lane once back on the highway, about one hundred yards or so, exit the highway, and do U-Turn on the side road.  Then head back northbound.   

Or, you can leave your car at Black Point at 2pm and we will shuttle you and boards if you bring your own.  Must make a reservation!




For one-way paddlers we advise leaving one car at Black Point prior to launch and carpooling. 15 min commute Lakeville Landing. Boards can be dropped off safely on dock prior to launch or we will shuttle them on our trailer from Black Point.  Must schedule shuttle in advance, 1 driver per car preferred and not more than 2.

Black Point GPS

148 Harbor Dr.  Novato, Ca. 94945

NVP will handle all rental equipment on both ends.  

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). 

Drinking water, sunscreen, light towel.  Dry bag or zip-lock bags are highly recommended to protect cell phones, cameras and other valuables.

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

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 The Northern Reaches of San Pablo Bay offer a visceral connection to the rhythms of our planet via King Tides.  This is our most popular Winter event simply because it's pure fun for everyone. No crowds, perfect weather, perfect water ... don't miss this special outing on the Petaluma River.

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