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Announcing Sea Trek Alameda

Located on an island in San Francisco Bay’s East Bay, Alameda offers a calm, peaceful place to paddle while also taking in sweeping views of the downtown San Francisco Skyline, the Bay Bridge, Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands. Air and water temperatures in this part of the Bay also tend to be 5 to 10 degrees warmer than other parts of the Bay, making this an ideal place for beginners. Paddlers can easily access Alameda’s Crown Beach with its 2.5 miles of calm sandy beach.

Our mission is centered around getting people on the water while fostering connections with oneself, nature, and fellow adventurers. Introducing Sea Trek to Alameda will be instrumental in furthering our goal of expanding kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) accessibility for East Bay and beyond, ultimately strengthening these meaningful connections.

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OPENING SPRING 2024

Sea Trek is expanding to the East Bay! In April 2024, Sea Trek will begin offering rentals, tours, trips, and classes from Alameda’s Ballena Isle Marina.

Sea Trek Alameda FAQ

When does the new location open?

Our goal is to be up and running by April 2024.

What types of programs will be offered at your new Alameda location?

We plan on offering nearly identical programming in Alameda as we do in Sausalito. This will include:

  • Rentals, including the Frequent Paddler Passes
  • Tours (especially creating a Scenic Alameda and location-specific tours that showcase its unique history and environment.)
  • Classes for kayak, SUP and surfski
  • Memberships, both monthly and annual
  • School & Youth Programs
  • Corporate Team-Building and Offsite Programs

What kind of kayaks and SUPs are at your new location?

We’re investing in a large livery of both sit-on-top kayaks, traditional kayaks (including the fan-favorite P&H Virgos) and stand-up paddleboards. We’ll also have a selection of surfskis of different lengths and dimensions.

Where exactly is your new location?

The new location will be within This marina is on the western side of the island and offers a calm, protected, place to paddle even on windy afternoons. 1120 Ballena Blvd #200, Alameda, CA 94501

What’s the best way to get there?

For locals, our location is pretty easy to access by car, bus or bike. If you’re coming from Oakland or points north in the East Bay, take the tunnel or bridge onto Alameda. For folks coming from San Francisco and North Bay, you can drive across the bridge(s) or take the ferry and then walk, bike or take local transportation to our site.

Can Sea Trek members and paddlers who have a Book of Time or Frequent Paddler Pass use both locations?

Absolutely, and this is one of the key benefits that we’re excited to extend to our paddling community.

Will you offer corporate offsite and school youth programming at the new location?

Yes! We’ve already started taking reservations for spring 2024 school and corporate offsite programs. You can contact us here if you’d like to begin making those arrangements or if you have any questions.

What will be your hours of operation?

April – October

  • April 6th Grand Opening
  • Open 7 days/week 9am – 5pm

June – October

  • Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5pm
  • Saturday – Sunday 8:30am – 5pm

November – March

  • Wednesday – Sunday 9am – 4pm
  • Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Holidays:

  • CLOSED: Day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
  • OPEN: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth National Independence Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Veterans Day

What’s unique to see at the new Alameda location?

Steeped in natural and human history with stark vestiges of Alameda’s WWII importance, the island’s western waterfront is often one of the calmest and warmest parts of the Bay to explore by kayak and SUP. Abundant waterfowl, sea life, and nearly 6 miles of sandy beaches await paddlers and surrounding harbors offer a calm place to play, learn and explore all while taking in epic views of the downtown San Francisco skyline

Will you offer launching and storage in Alameda?

Yes! Those details will be provided in winter 2024.

How do you plan on giving back to the community?

We’re currently in conversation with several local partners who align with our Sea Trek CARES mission. In particular, we’d like to partner with organizations helping under-resourced communities and providing easy access to the water for area youth.

Are there other fun things to do in the vicinity?

Oh yes, there are several incredible restaurants within the marina and surrounding areas.

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    Frequent Paddler Pass

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

    Save 50% on your next kayak or SUP rental.

    The Perks:

    Can be used in Sausalito or Alameda
    Can be used for up to 4 people at once
    $17.50/person/hour
    Never expires

    Purchase your Frequent Paddler Pass on your next visit to Sea Trek!

    Friday, February 23

    Sausalito Hours

    November 27 – March 31
    Tuesday – Sunday:  9am – 4pm
    Closed on Mondays

    Closed Christmas Eve and Day

    Open New Year’s Eve and Day, MLK and Presidents’ day

     

    Alameda Hours

    Opening April 2024