Mendocino Paddle Adventures :: Canoe, Kayak or Stand-up Paddle

Whether salty or fresh, the water is the perfect way to explore the rugged and beautiful Mendocino coast. We can arrange a variety of adventures on the water from Kayak Mendocino in Little River Cove, Catch A Canoe on Big River, or Liquid Fusion Kayaking on the Noyo; from family tours that require no experience to specific skill lessons for advanced paddlers.

Kayak Mendocino

:: Kayak Mendocino ::
Professionally guided sea cave tours and more at Van Damme State park in Mendocino, while sitting on a sit on top Ocean Kayak. For the next hour and a half your life will take on that of a Marine Mammal, joining the Harbour Seals, Sea stars, algaes and Shorebirds in this incredibly rich and diverse habitat. All tours are easily paddled by beginners and require no prior experience, as Van Damme is a special place offering protection and channels in either direction. We stay within these areas to insure a smooth ride, while still being able to observe wave action on outer reefs. These tours are time tested and have been safely and happily paddled by thousands of people over the last 15 years.All tours are easily paddled by beginners and require no prior experience. Tours leave at 9:00 am, 11:30am, 2:00 pm, with reservations.
 
Sea Cave Nature Tour

$60 per person
Kids 12 and under $40 per person

Albion River Nature Tour

$60 per person
Kids 12 and under $40 per person

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Catch-a-Canoe

:: Catch-a-Canoe ::
Located on the south bank of Big River,  just south of Mendocino. They offer canoe, kayak stand-up paddle boards and even bicycle rentals to explore the great outdoors of Mendocino!
The redwood outrigger canoes are available in several sizes to accommodate from one to nine paddlers. Furry friends are welcome too! Rent a boat and head up Big River for a scenic, self-guided trip full of wildlife, or choose from one of their guided tours.
Also check out their line of mountain bikes and expert opinion on local trails. Rentals on first come, first serve basis. Reservations required for groups over 8 people, inquire at the front desk. 

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Photos | Rick Hemming, Catch A Canoe 

Liquid Fusion Kayaking

:: Liquid Fusion Kayaking ::
Relax on Liquid Fusion's professionally guided meander on the placid waters of the Noyo in Fort Bragg where all ages are delighted by curious harbor seals, amazed by gigantic sea lions, teased by quirky river otters, and intrigued with coastal birds. Wear your street clothes and enjoy a dry, comfortable ride in our tandem sea kayaks. Tours leave at 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and sunset, with reservations.

Noyo Meander :: A dry and mild kayak tour on the Noyo River Estuary

Relax with a meander on the placid waters of the Noyo where all ages are delighted by curious harbor seals, amazed by gigantic sea lions, teased by quirky river otters, and intrigued with coastal birds.  Wear your street clothes and enjoy a dry, comfortable ride in our tandem kayaks.  Available Mid-May through Labor Day.

$60 per person | 1/2 Day - $100 per person | 

White Water of the Sea :: Play Hard + Get Wet

Experience a 3 hour playful exploration of the Mendocino Coast enjoying areas only accessible by kayak. We show you all the tricks you need to kayak and play in the waves and rock gardens and share with you the wildlife and incredible beauty of the Mendocino Coast.  

Participants must be at least 14 years of age, in good physical condition, and able to swim.  No previous kayak experience is necessary.  Group sizes are small so that we can customize the adventure and maximize the fun.  For a completely customized trip, you can book this adventure as a private event.  

Whitewater of the Sea is available Mid-May through Labor Day
$100 per person | all equipment provided

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Stand-up Paddle Mendocino

:: Stand-up Paddle Mendocino ::
Hoe he'e nalu,” or Stand up Paddling has its’ heritage in Hawaii , but has spread rapidly to all corners of the globe offering a great core workout and a perspective unlike any other. The wide and stable board supports paddling in a sitting, kneeling, prone, or standing position.  Stand-up Paddle Mendo offers instruction, guided tours and rentals at Van Damme State Park and other destination paddling locations on the Mendocino coast. Tours leave at 11:30am and 2:00 pm daily with reservations.

$60 per person | all equipment provided

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Policies

Appointments
Tours are subject to availability, please call to check the availability of your desired trip. In order to maximize your experience, we request that you arrive at the meeting area 20 minutes prior to your tour appointment to receive proper instruction. Tour Guides gratefully accept gratuities in the form of cash, check, or room charge.

Cancellations
Due to the popularity and demand for this outdoor adventure, we would appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Because appointments are reserved for you, we require a 48 hour cancellation to avoid being charged for your appointment. Appointment cancelled within 48 hour period will be charged 50% of the service/s booked. No-shows will be charged full price of tour/s booked.