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OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

Kayak to some of the most photogenic spots and learn how to get the shot.

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ADVENTURE TYPE

Kayak

EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

Level 1: No experience necessary

AGE MINIMUM

14

DESTINATION/LOCATION

Sausalito

Trip Dates

2/18/2023 and 3/11/2023

Duration

3 hours | 10 am - 1pm

Cost

$80 for Sea Trek Members
$100 for non-members

Highlights

  • Expert kayak instruction for all levels
  • Knowledgeable photographers
  • Abundant wildlife
  • Views of Mt. Tamalpais, Sausalito, and San Francisco Bay
  • Fun and safe experience

LEARN THE BASICS OF PHOTOGRAPHY WHILE PADDLING!

We kick off this experience by gearing up properly and learning the basics of good kayak technique. After a brief safety talk, we head down to the dock where we launch in double or single sit-on-top kayaks. Your guides will determine the best paddle float according to conditions. Along the way, we’ll stop and guides will point out the best photogenic spots and go over how to get the best shot with your phone or camera, whether your subject is an animal, a person, or a landscape. Concepts like depths of field, composition, framing and angles are applicable to any camera you have. More specifically, ISO, aperture and exposure can be explored more in depth with a DSLR or common digital camera.

The Outdoor Photography Tour half-day trip runs on February 18 and March 11, 2023. Book your reservation through this website, or by calling (415) 332-8494.

Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

Follow Bay Model signs, and park in Bay Model lot.

ABOUT YOUR GUIDES

COMING FROM THE NORTH ON HWY 101:

  1. Take Sausalito/Marin City exit. Sea Trek is roughly 1.7 miles.
  2. Go left under the freeway and right onto Bridgeway.
  3. Count seven signal lights (including the signal where you turn right onto Bridgeway).
  4. Turn left on Marinship Way. This is the first possible left after Harbor Drive and is opposite a 7-11 market and bus stop shelter.
  5. Go down the hill and continue straight. Follow Bay Model signs. Turn right between Bay Model warehouses. Drive towards the water and the Bay Model/Sea Trek parking lot is on the left. Parking is free.

COMING FROM THE SOUTH (Golden Gate Bridge) ON HWY 101:

  1. Take the Rodeo Drive exit off 101 (comes after Spencer Drive exit). From exit to Sea Trek is approx. 1.2 miles.
  2. At the first stop sign bear left onto Nevada Street.
  3. Nevada Street ends at Bridgeway. Turn right on Bridgeway and at the second signal light (just after Spring Street signal light) take a left at Marinship Way (opposite a 7-11 market and bus stop shelter).
  4. Go down the hill and continue straight. Follow Bay Model signs. Turn right between Bay Model warehouses. Drive towards the water and the Bay Model/Sea Trek parking lot is on the left. Parking is free.

Jules

Jules started taking photos with her dad as a kid, which developed into a decades long career in media production and postproduction during her late teens. She attended film school right out of high school, and worked for different television stations and production companies in New York City through her early 30s. Today, she handpicks the projects she works on and collaborates with Sam whenever possible.

Sam

Sam is the co-owner of Marin-based film production company, Bearfish Productions, and loves to focus on outdoor adventure content.  He loves being both behind the camera and on the water, so the combination of the two is ideal.  He believes that capturing moments from a kayak or paddleboard provides a unique water level perspective and is one of the only ways to portray the unmatched beauty we experience on our wild and scenic waterways.

JOIN THE ADVENTURE

Ages 14 years old and up. Please call for questions about kids under 14 years old.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.+

READ SOME OF OUR REVIEWS

Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Arthika K

Loved kayaking in Sausalito. Saw a bunch of cute seals and birds. Water can get choppy when it’s windy. Easy to board and get off the kayak. They had a small life jacket for our dog as well!

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Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Caitie M.

My husband and I went out for a guided tour of the bay with Kenny this morning. It ended up just being the 3 of us which was really nice. I love that Sea Trek provided full body wind breakers which helped so much with keeping warm and dry. The highlight of the tour was definitely all the seals. They were so freaking cute and they were all over the pay popping their little heads out! Kenny shared lots of history with us regarding the boats in the bay, the animals, and the houseboat community. It was a really fun tour and it was not physically hard at all.

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Maya D.
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Maya D.

Great experience! Staff were friendly, and we had a smooth, fun time kayaking. We especially liked kayaking around the house boats, which were cook to see. They recommend making reservations in advance, which was easy to do online.

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Dorian Yablin
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Dorian Yablin

If you’re staying in Sausalito or are looking for a great spot to get on the water during your stay in San Francisco this is a great spot! You’re able to complete the waiver on line ahead of time (or as a group we were able to) and the safety speech was quick but thorough! We saw seals and a variety of birds and enjoyed being able to explore on our own. You’re able to choose between kayaking and stand up paddle boards and the equipment is in good shape.

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Michael Arent
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Michael Arent

Friendly hepful staff. Excellent paddling equipment! Beautiful / scenic location with lots of wildlife to observe. Very relaxing escape from the hustle, bustle and stress of an urban environment.

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Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Adrienne B.

What a great place ! I took a SUP lesson and it was so fun and helpful . They are so friendly and organized . Very therapeutic to get out on the water .

/5stars

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Kate Knick Rabbe
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Kate Knick Rabbe

Repeat customer here. Book online ahead of time, and it’s a breeze to check in and get out in the water. We have used single and double kayaks (not the traditional kind) with adults and tweens / teens.

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Stacey Rader
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Stacey Rader

Fantastic company to rent from and great day kayaking! I have rented several times from Seatrek and every time has been so easy and hassle free. Today I took my dog for the first time and everyone was wonderful and helpful making it a perfect day on the water for us. If you are looking for a great single, couple, or group/family outing I highly recommend renting from seatrek.

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Stephanie S.
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Stephanie S.

Such an amazing experience!! Thank you to my two wonderful friends who showed me this place. Thank you to the staff for being helpful and giving us tip how to get on board on a kayak and what we can and can not do. If you are in the area, I recommend going to them! Can’t wait to see you guys soon!

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Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Natalia A.

Becoming a member of SeaTrek has changed our lives. It’s given us a safe and easy way to be out on the water and for our three and five year old boys to explore, learn about marine wild life and have a sense of adventure. The people who work at SeaTrek are all incredibly warm and knowledgeable and have made our whole family feel welcome. During the pandemic this has been a lifeline for us. I can’t recommend SeaTrek or being on Richardson Bay enough.

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Mary Ann O.
Rated 4.9/5 based on 11 customer reviews

Mary Ann O.

Went here for me recent birthday! Try to go when it’s not windy! The first half was call. We went to the houseboats and to see the cute seals! Coming back, it got a little windy but it was definitely a great workout! We are in shape and used to rowing so it wasn’t a big deal, just ask or look up weather conditions before reserving a time.

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