Kayaking in California
California find a great paddling route. Find a kayak outfitter
or store. Find a kayaking school, rental shop or tour guide. We have listed
a little bit of what California has to offer the kayaker.
Kayak shop, tours and rentals.
Canoe & kayak livery on the Gualala River, offering rentals and guided paddling adventures for all ages and skill levels, individuals to large groups, May-October, conditions permitting.
Offers tours, rentals, instruction and a retail store.
Alpine Training Services
Beginning through advanced paddling courses, along with corporate programs.
A premier whitewater rafting company on the South, Middle and North forks
of the American River.
Adventure Kayak School
Guided island sea-cave kayaking trips in California Channel Islands National
Area Sea Kayakers
Blue Ocean Kayaking
Guided kayaking tours near Ventura, Oxnard and Camarillo.
Point Reyes, Baja, Yucatan and other locations: tours, classes and rentals.
Bodega Bay Kayak
Guided tours of the Sonoma Coast and Bodega Bay area with all the gear provided.
Burke's Canoe and Kayak Trips
Provides guided paddling trips north of San Francisco.
Offers tours and a retail store.
Canoe and Kayaks
Offers trips, classes, and a retail store.
California Whitewater Rafting
Informational site about whitewater rafting in California, including info for both private and commercial boaters about lodging,
various California whitewater runs and river flows, as well as attractions, conservation, gear guides, and more.
Catch a Canoe & Bicycles Too
Kayak rentals at the Stanford Inn in Mendocino.
Central Coast Outdoors
Kayaking tours on Morro Bay in California.
Offers trips, rentals, sales, lessons, and
Offers numerous classes and tours.
Endless Summer Adventures
Offers kayaking tours and lessons in San Diego. They do tours of Mission
Bay, Local Lakes, and the La Jolla Cove Sea Caves.
Eppie's Great Race
Triathlon event held along the scenic American River Parkway in Sacramento, Rancho Cordova and Folsom.
Family Kayak Adventure Center
San Diego based company offers kayaking opportunities to people of all ages and abilities, including private lessons, local nature tours and complete packages including transportation to Baja California, Southwestern United States, and Alaska.
Force 10 Ocean Kayak Tours
Ocean sea kayaking on the Elk coast, with one-on-one guides.
Giant Kid Adventures
Outfitter provides complete multi-day kayak camping tours in the Reno/Tahoe area.
Half Moon Bay Kayak Company
Kayaking classes, trips, rentals, and
sales, out of the Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, California.
Humboats Kayak Adventures
Provides instruction, kayak rentals, guided tours and a retail shop on Humboldt Bay in Eureka.
Offers tours, rentals, and instruction.
Guided sea tours through the caves of Mendocino, tours leave from Van Damme State Park.
Offers kayak rentals and sales on Lake Tahoe's south shore.
Guided trips, instruction and rentals in Northern California.
Group of California kayakers and rafters with river pictures and discussion.
Klamath River Resort Inn
Historic riverfront lodge with self-guided kayak and tube rental trips.
Liquid Fusion Kayaking
Provides lessons and tours along the Mendocino Coast and rivers of California.
Bay Aquatic Center
Offers rentals and lessons in San Diego.
Offers tours, rentals, and a retail store.
Mother Lode River Center
Company offers whitewater raft trips on the American River in California's Gold Country. Private riverfront campground.
Ocean Adventures with Terry
Marine biologist offers a kayak fishing class as well as kayak eco tours
in Shell Beach area of the Central Coast.
Outdoors Kayak School
Bar Lodge Kayak School
Offers tours and instruction.
Offers kayak retail sales, rentals, trips and instruction throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
and Aquatic Recreation Specialist
Paddle Sports of Santa
Full service kayak store also offers kayak trips and tours, including
sea cave kayaking trips to the Channel Islands.
Organization of kayak anglers holds kayak fishing tournaments and casual
Point Reyes Outdoors
Located on the Point Reyes Peninsula, they offer sea kayak tours and classes, as well as guided hiking tours.
Paddlesports store located in Lotus, CA.
Sea Bass Kayaking Experience
Takes customers to Catalina and surrounding islands and provides kayaks and all necessary gear for a day of paddling along the island's many coves and beaches.
Trek Ocean Kayaking Center
Offers tours, rentals, and a retail store. They also have excursions to Baja at their Sea Trek Baja site.
Sierra Outdoor Center
Auburn store carries a large variety of new and used kayaks and other gear.
South Mountain and Paddle Sports
Offers tours, classes and a retail store.
Southwind Kayak Center
Located in Irvine and Newport Beach, the Irvine store has new and used kayaks and gear for sale, while their Newport Beach location has rentals, lessons and guided paddling trips.
Tahoe Adventure Company
Guided tours on Lake Tahoe as well as multi-sport trips and group events.
Tahoe City Kayak
Offering Lake Tahoe kayak tours, rentals, sales and instruction.
Tahoe Whitewater Tours
Offers ACA whitewater kayak instruction and tours in the Reno and Tahoe areas.
The American River
Provides news and flow reports, river descriptions, recreation and conservation information and resources directories for the South, Middle and North forks of the American River.
Turtle River Rafting Company
Rafting and kayaking instruction.
Orange County shop sells kayaks, paddles, Thule and Yakima car racks, and accessories.
Canoe and Kayak Club
Water Treks Eco Tours & Jenner Kayak Rentals
Russian River and Sonoma coast waters rentals and tours in Jenner.
Folding Kayak Center
Offers new and used folding kayaks. They ship anywhere.
Western Sea Kayakers
There are a club based in the southern part of San Francisco Bay.
Offers rafting and kayaking classes.