Russian River Kayak Tour with Picnic Lunch by Getaway Adventures

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Duration: 5h 30m
Location: Russian River, Healdsburg, CA United States | Healdsburg, United States

Category: Adventures

Leisurely paddle on the Russian River with some small rapids
Wine country scenery from Healdsburg to Wohler Bridge
Knowledgeable guide points out local features & wildlife
Chance to spot snowy egrets, blue herons, turtles & otters
Gourmet picnic of local produce to enjoy on the riverbank

Guided kayaking tour on the Russian River
Kayak and life jacket
Lunch and bottled water
Live tour commentary provided in English


Set out on a leisurely kayaking adventure as you paddle along a scenic stretch of the rushing Russian River, starting in downtown Healdsburg and winding your way downstream to the Wohler Bridge. Tackle gentle rapids and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife before refueling over a gourmet picnic lunch.

Meet your guide in charming Healdsburg and hop in a car to shuttle your pick-up vehicle down to your eventual pull-out location. Head back to Memorial Beach and get a quick safety briefing plus tips on how to paddle, maneuver, and steer your kayak before buckling your life jacket and putting in.

Cruise at a gentle pace through the tight stretches and wide open expanses of this iconic Northern California waterway, watching the passing scenery change from rolling hills to swaths of sun-drenched vineyard as you go. Challenge your skills in some easy, not-too-intimidating Class I rapids where small creeks funnel into the river, and keep your eyes on the banks to spot snowy egrets, blue herons, and even turtles or otters sunning themselves in the shallows.

Steer toward shore and climb out your kayak, drying off as you linger on the beach over a delectable picnic lunch. Tuck into a gourmet spread featuring artisan sandwiches, pasta salad, organic greens, seasonal fruits, and locally baked desserts before jumping back in the boats for the final paddle down to Wohler Bridge.

Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book: Children 3 and younger are not allowed. Children 4-7 are complimentary provided they are accompanied by 2 paying adults., You must be able to paddle a kayak at a leisurely pace for up to 4 hours., Kayaks are generally tandem unless a single kayak is specifically requested in advance., This activity takes place in Healdsburg, which is approximately 90 minutes north of San Francisco by car. You must make your own way to the meeting location., At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place., Maximum group size is 12 people., Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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