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King Tide Paddle

Ride The Tide!

Saturday, January 21st 

11:30am  |  12 miles round trip
1:15pm  |  6 miles to Lakeville Landing

Call or Text to Reserve Your Spot! 707.200.5511

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 January 21st!   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 six miles effortlessly in just one hour or paddle round trip.  If you would like to paddle-on to Black Point contact us in advance to coordinate transportation.  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 TAPS after the event.

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.


Only 40 Spots Available
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Access Fee:
$5 Lakeville Landing

Rental Fee *Includes handling for one-way trips

Paddleboard  $49         

Single Kayak $65

Tandem Kayak $99     

Kanaka Whale Boat w/ gondoleer (seats 4)  $249

**Family discounts available!

6 Miles / One Way

12 Miles/ Round Trip

One Way Trip > 151 Weller St  Petaluma, Ca 94952  Map

Round Trip > Lakeville Landing   5688 Lakeville Hwy  Petaluma, Ca 94954

Lakeville Landing   5688 Lakeville Hwy  Petaluma, Ca 94954

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

1-3 hours     HIGH TIDE  12:20pm

*Ebb tide begins after 130pm 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.   


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)



For one-way paddlers we advise leaving one car at finish prior to launch and carpooling. 15 min commute from Lakeville to Downtown. Boards can be dropped off safely on dock prior to launch. 

NVP will handle all rental equipment on both ends.  

Advanced paddlers may paddle round trip to Downtown and back (to Lakeville Landing) or finish at Black Point.  

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, towel.  Dry sacks or ziplock 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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