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About Sea Trek

Connecting people to the water since 1982

Our Story

Your Partner in Paddling Experiences Since 1982

Sea Trek pioneered commercial sea kayaking in California when Bob Licht founded the company in 1982. His son Galen now leads Sea Trek, upholding our core values of safety, exceptional service, and a personal touch. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or a beginner, our friendly guides create a welcoming and unforgettable experience. Explore the bay your way with our kayak and SUP rentals, classes, exciting tours, and incredible Baja adventures.

Sharing Our Love of the Bay (and Beyond!)

With your support, we’ve championed bay conservation and community for over 40 years. Sea Trek CARES™, launched in 2017, embodies our deep commitment to protecting these waters. Join us in preserving the bay through education, stewardship, and incredible on-the-water adventures – both locally and in stunning destinations like Baja.

Sea Trek Alameda: Now Open!

Experience the beauty of Alameda from a whole new perspective! Visit our new location at Ballena Isle Marina for rentals, tours, and classes. We’re thrilled to embark on this next chapter with you!

Our Mission

Sea Trek provides enriching paddling experiences that foster deeper connections to nature, friends, family, and self while cultivating environmental stewardship and caring for our communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. 

Celebrating 40 years!

Our Team

bob light


Bob Licht

Galen Licht


Galen Licht


Kiki Wykstra

Steve Hayward on Skiff under GGB

Alameda Base Manager/Director, Baja Programs

Steve Hayward

Mitch Powers

Staffing and Programs Manager

Mitch Powers

Laura Zulliger

Director of Marketing/Guide/Instructor

Laura Zulliger

Sam Huff

Sausalito Rental and Operations Manager

Sam Huff

Oreo the Sea lion

Seal Liaison/Night Security


Peter Donohue


Peter Donohue

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OnBoardSUP Instructor/Guide

Leigh Claxton



Sarah Quick


Rental Supervisor/Equipment Czar/Guide

Kenny Fellows


Cyril Derreumaux

Paddling Instructor/Stunt Coordinator


Guide/Rental Staff

Avalon Qian


Hanneke Steenmetz


Guide/Instructor/Rental Staff/Fitness Coach

LouAnne Harris

Despite growing up in Sausalito and walking past Sea Trek a zillion times in her life, Jackie didn't start paddling until 2016 when she finally talked a group of friends into renting kayaks. She immediately fell in love with the peace, solitude, and exercise being on the water provided, and soon spent every weekend morning in a sit-on-top kayak. After three years and two regattas, and thanks to the guidance, tutelage, and confidence-boosting of former Sea Trek Operations and Membership Manager, Jules Gismondi, she graduated to surfskis, which is still her craft of choice. Jackie worked throughout the Bay Area in Operations Management for almost 25 years when life changes necessitated a career change. Since she was already spending so much time at Sea Trek, Galen couldn't resist hiring her (KIDDING--she asked very nicely if there were any available openings). After working at the rental front desk for a while, Jackie was able to apply her organizational skills to provide assistance to the management team in the office and, ultimately, become a sort of Jackie-of-all trades for Sea Trek. You'll likely cross paths with her at the front desk, answering Sea Trek's phone, replying to general email inquiries, or on the water paddling hard and hoping she doesn't have to self-rescue.

Guest Services Coordinator

Jackie Klinck

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    Frequent Paddler Pass

    $175 for 10 hours kayak & SUP rental in both locations!

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    The Perks:

    Can be used in Sausalito or Alameda
    Can be used for up to 4 people at once
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    Thursday, May 23

    Sausalito Hours

    April 1 – May 31 
    Monday – Sunday  9am – 5pm

    Alameda Hours

    April 6th – May 31st
    Monday – Friday 9 am – 4pm
    Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 5pm