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Highlights

  • Explore the Sausalito or Alameda waterfront in a kayak
  • Use teamwork to maneuver 2-person kayaks
  • Learn about the natural and cultural history
  • Bond over a memorable adventure
  • Celebrate your accomplishments with an adventure

Scenic Sausalito or Scenic Alameda Kayak Tour | 2 hours | $60/person (special Mon-Fri pricing)

Our most popular group tour for youth/school groups. The tour includes a half-hour orientation to teach students the basics of safety and kayak use. We’ll view the local wildlife, including harbor seals and waterfowl, and learn the history of the nearby communities. We can accommodate a minimum group of six to a maximum group of 120 (for groups over 40, please call for details).

We also offer several other trip options (for ages 14 & up): nighttime tours, excursions to Angel Island or the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as stand-up paddle tours. Check out our Trips page for more info or ask about the available options when you call us.

Making Reservations

Reservations are made by contacting Sea Trek Monday through Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm at 415.332.8494. We require a 25% non-refundable deposit. Final payment is due seven days prior to the event. Sea Trek will send a confirmation email, including a link to manage your reservation so parents can sign online waivers for their children. We’ll also send a clothing list, directions to the location of your trip (Sausalito or Alameda), and details on where to park.

*Many of our youth group leaders have asked us about tipping guidelines and generally request that tips are included in the price. Typically, they round up the per person cost to $65 with $5 of that going to the guides (evenly distributed) running the trip.

EXCURSION FAQ

Why kayaking?

Kayaking is a means to explore and enjoy the outdoors on an intimate level. There’s a surprising amount of wildlife to be seen on the Bay. Kayaking also provides great exercise, gentle or energetic, at your own pace.

Is kayaking difficult?

Kayaking is highly accessible. Our friendly, supportive staff will teach you the simple, necessary skills you need in order to enjoy your time on the water.

Will I get wet?

There is often a certain amount of splash-and-drip associated with kayaking, but we provide water-repellent jackets to keep you as dry as possible. Our guides do their best to keep you comfortable.

What about capsizing the kayak?

Capsizes are extremely rare. All of our trips take place in stable, two-person kayaks (larger and steadier than river kayaks). The popular image of kayaks bobbing through rapids and flipping upside-down is common to river kayaking, but not here in the protected waters along the Sausalito shoreline.

Is it strenuous?

Only if you so choose. Kayaks glide easily with little physical effort. Sea Trek trips are designed for all experience levels, and so participants don’t overexert themselves; travel is at a leisurely pace.

Will I be safe?

Yes! For precautionary purposes, all our clients wear a life jacket (personal floatation device, or PFD). All group trips are accompanied by guides. Sea Trek has an unblemished safety record.

Will I need any special gear or equipment?

No. Sea Trek provides all the gear you need to keep comfortable, warm, and dry. We provide a list of clothing suggestions.

What’s the best time of year to paddle?

Luckily, Richardson Bay provides year-round paddling enjoyment. Whether it’s during the warm spring and summer months or during the calm stillness of fall and winter, our corner of the Bay allows for consistent wildlife viewing and fun paddling opportunities. Our staff monitors the weather constantly and will keep your group updated prior to the trip of any conditions that could impact your trip. We’ll provide a week’s notice if it appears weather will cause cancellations.

Is parking available?

Yes, and it’s free! There is a large parking lot we share with the Bay Model Visitor Center and US Army Corps of Engineers. Room for buses is available.

LOCATIONS

Bay Model
2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965

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

Ballena Isle Marina
1120 Ballena Blvd, Suite 200
Alameda, CA 94501

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 provide one guide for every eight 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!

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

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