Self Guided & Group Tours

Our expert river guides help you get the most from your time on the water and provide paddle lessons. Or, let us recommend a self-guided route.

Group Tours

Downtown Napa Oxbow

Distance and duration: 3.5 miles round trip, 1.5 | 2 hours
This beginner level round-trip adventure explores downtown Napa and the Oxbow Preserve, the most critical habitat zone on the Napa River where salt and fresh water meet. Basic paddle board & kayak lessons included upon request. #joieridetv

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Living River Tour & Paddle Picnic

Distance and duration: 5.2 miles Round Trip, 3 Hours
Stay active while visiting Wine Country and explore the Napa River Valley by water! This tour showcases the full transition from salt marsh to fresh water forest and is hosted by a proffessionally trained guide from the local conservation district. Enjoy a gourmet paddle picnic in the Oxbow Preserve as you meander along the last mile. For groups of 4 or more.

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Napa River Full Moon Paddle

Distance and duration: 4 miles Round Trip, 1.5 - 2 Hours
Join Napa Valley Paddle for our monthly moon-lit tour of the Napa River. July celebrates the Full Buck Moon where we listen to the sounds of birds settling down and watch fish feed at twilight as we paddle into the night.

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Kayak Fish the South Napa Estuary

Half Day, depending on the bite
Fully outfitted kayak fishing trip on the Napa River or Carneros Wildlife Preserve. Half day excursion features 2018 Hobie Compass Fishing Kayaks with Mirage Drive (peddles) in "Baja Napa"

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Carneros Wildlife Preserve Adventure

Tour size: 4 to 6 people
This paddle adventure celebrates the beauty of the Napa Valley's champagne region and the journey of waterfowl along the Pacific Flyway that call the San Pablo Bay their home year round. Only available for groups of 4 or more.

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Self Guided Trips

Downtown Oxbow Rental

3 Hour Rental
Explore downtwon Napa and the Oxbow Preserve on your own during this beginner level, round trip journey that starts and ends in the heart of downtown $65/ 3 hours
Or make it a Sip Sup! Ride wind & tide one-way from Kennedy Park and finish at Stone Brewery
*SIP SUP available during off-season only, private group rates apply during peak season

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Living River Self-Guided Trip

Paddle the Living River with tide & wind at your back! One way excursion meanders along the restored Napa River for 2.6 miles into Downtown Napa with option to finish on the beach at Stone Brewery or carry-on into the Oxbow Preserve. $75/3 hours includes board drop-off at Kennedy Park