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Your home for the best kayaking & paddle boarding in every season.

From wine country to the Pacific Coast, the Bay Area offers epic paddling in all four seasons. That's why Napa Valley Paddle is open year-round!



SPRING: Spectacular paddling awaits!

Spring in Napa Valley means longer days, blooming wildflowers, and increased activity in the surrounding vineyards. For paddlers, Spring offers a stunning display of wild radishes in bloom at Fagan Marsh State Marine Park and a chance to see migratory birds in the Los Carneros region. 

Spring also means increased afternoon winds in much of Napa Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay area, so our paddling tours generally depart in the morning and wrap up before the gusts roll in. Other ties we’ll schedule our excursions to take advantage of the prevailing winds on the return trip–ensuring the wind is at your back, not in your face.

Contact us for the best places to paddle during Spring in the Bay Area!




SUMMER: Paddle throughout the Bay Area!

Getting out on the water is one of the best things to do in Napa Valley in the summer. Paddlers flock to easy-access destinations along the Napa and Petaluma Rivers to cool off and enjoy the sunshine. It’s probably the most social time to be on the water in these more urban areas.

But the summer months also offer some of the most spectacular wildlife and nature experiences including our Tomales Bay Bioluminescent tours and the opportunity to see seal pups at Drakes Estero, both located in scenic Point Reyes National Seashore. For those looking for breathtaking landscapes and fantastic wildlife encounters, look no further.

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FALL: Perfect paddling conditions!

Fall is synonymous with harvest season here in Napa Valley, but it’s also one of the best seasons for kayaking and paddle boarding. 

Catch the fall foliage along the Napa River, witness the waterfowl arrive in Fagan Marsh, or head up to Point Reyes National Seashore and enjoy some of the best conditions in Tomales Bay and Drakes Estero for kayak and paddle board tours. 

Love to fish? Fall is the best time to toss a line into the Napa River. Wildlife lovers will appreciate the abundance of wildlife that becomes active during the autumn months, particularly near where the Napa and Petaluma Rivers intersect with San Pablo Bay. Our Lakeville Landing and Kennedy Park tours are great options for wildlife-seekers.

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WINTER: The best paddling of the year!

The most underrated season for kayaking and paddle boarding, winter nevertheless offers some truly unique and unparalleled experiences. Riding the King Tide on the Petaluma River is always tops on our winter bucket list. Bird lovers won’t want to miss a chance to see the waterfowl migration from Los Carneros and Fagan Marsh Preserve, which occurs in February each year. 

Seeking solitude and jaw-dropping natural beauty? Winter is a fantastic time to kayak Tomales Bay and Drakes Estero due to less windy conditions, fewer crowds, and abundant wildlife activity.

Contact us for the best places to paddle during Winter in the Bay Area!