Tomales Bay Youth & School Trips

Custom overnight trips on Tomales Bay

Adventure Type

Kayak

Experience Necessary

No Experience

Age Minimum

9

Destination / Location

Tomales Bay

Trip Dates

Call to Schedule

Highlights

  • Discover the secrets of Tomales Bay
  • Use teamwork to maneuver 2-person kayaks
  • Learn the rich natural and cultural history of Tomales Bay
  • Form new bonds with your classmates
  • Have a fun adventure in pristine wilderness

Overnight Expeditions

Located about 2 hours north of San Francisco, Tomales Bay is one of the few pockets of pristine wilderness left anywhere near the bay area. To get there, you’ll drive through small villages and redwood groves, watching the signs of civilization slowly disappear. At Tomales Bay, fishermen harvest oyster farms and catch fish to sell in the local markets. You can paddle down the coast for miles and see nothing but beaches, forests, and possibly a local dairy farm in the far distance. Students can have the experience of being taken back to an earlier, simpler time.

Sea Trek’s guides have a wealth of material to draw on when leading trips through the bay. It’s home to many species, from cormorants and ospreys above the ground to bat rays and sea lions below the waves. And the historic towns of Marshall, Inverness and Dillon nearby are a reminder of the area’s history, first as a home of the Coast Miwok tribes, and later as a 19th-century settlement for Russian immigrants. Nature has a lot to teach us, and Tomales Bay is no exception.

Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
Follow Bay Model signs, and park in Bay Model lot.

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.

Our Guides

Sea Trek’s guides are trained professionals who are there to keep your group safe and make sure everyone stays together. They also know a great deal about the local marine life, as well as the cultural history of the area, and they will do what they can to make the experience as educational for the kids as possible. We give you one guide for every 8 people on the water.

At Sea Trek, we can create a custom youth trip that will fit your needs and budget. Pick a date and time that works best for your group, then contact us to set it up. We can go over your plan and help you come up with a trip that works for your group.

Call (415) 332-8494 or e-mail paddle@seatrek.com to plan your custom trip today!