"My friend and I took your Full Moon Paddle and thought it was great! It was a first time kayak experience for both of us, and your instructors eased our "fears" with thorough instruction and careful attention to our needs throughout the trip. We especially liked being in the middle of the bay to view both the sunset and moonrise simultaneously! WOW!" -Amy Johnson








Paddling on the Bay under the light of the full moon is an experience you won't forget.



Full Moon Paddle: A short introductory session prepares you for a leisurely paddle into the sunset along Sausalito's houseboats-strewn waterfront. We'll float past harbor seals and enjoy the city's eclectic and colorful houseboats with the silhouette of Mt. Tamalpais in the distance. As the moon rises over Angel Island we'll bring our boats together and enjoy the sparkling San Francisco skyline, and the silvery moonlight in the wake of our kayaks.
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Time: 3 hours
$75 per person
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Trip Details

  • The trip begins with a 30-45 minute orientation to the sea kayak and paddling technique.
  • Each kayak is equipped with a "glow stick" and guides carry flashlights while on the water.

Sausalito and Richardson Bay Fascinating Facts:

  • Sausalito was a hotbed of bootlegging activity during the Prohibition Era. Its proximity to the Golden Gate and the frequent covering of thick fog which cut it off from the rest of the Bay made it a natural haven for rum-runners.
  • William Randolph Hearst - Willie as his mother called him - once cruised the waters of Sausalito in a yacht that ran on naptha. While cruising, the boat poured out plumes of flames, and threatened to blow up the entire crew.
  • Richardson Bay is named for William Richardson, a British sailor who jumped ship to marry the daughter of the San Francisco Presidio's commandant.
  • Sausalito's houseboat community was originally established by artists, philosophers, and musicians such as Alan Watts, Jean Varda, Aldous Huxley, Allen Ginsberg, Duke Ellington and Shel Silverstein.
  • At one time developers toyed with the idea of filling Richardson Bay to create a Coney Island style amusement park and an airport.
Signing up with Sea Trek: Please make trip reservations early as they fill up quickly. All Sea Trek events are subject to cancellation due to weather and lack of paddlers. If Sea Trek cancels at any time, or if you cancel one week or more prior to your trip, there is no charge. If you cancel within a week of your trip, you will be charged the full amount. There is no refund, however you may have someone else take your place if you choose. We are happy to reschedule you for another trip this year, for an additional $25 per person. Sorry, there is no refund or credit for no shows.