Kayak & paddleboard on the

Napa River

R i d e  t h e  T i d e
Self Guided Trip launching from Carneros!  707.200.5511  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
POP UP store featuring Vibe & Cobra kayaks, POP paddle boards and more.   Try before you buy!   50% of rental credited toward purchase                              

UPDATE   7/13/2020


Morning & Evening sessions by appointment
Morning:  Half or Full Day rentals launch 830am - 1pm 
Evening:  Self Guided Trips and Half Day rentals launch after 3pm.
Membership:  Unlimited monthly rentals begin July 18th
Demo program:  50% of your rental credited toward purchase
Pop Up showroom in South Napa open by appointment.  Selection of new kayaks from Vibe, Cobra Kayaks, Pop paddle boards and "like new" paddle boards & kayaks for sale.  Large selection of accessories and paddles.  Please text 707.200.5511 or call for inventory and shipment dates as inventory fluctuates.
Introducing Northern Reach Adventure Co.
Paddle Board & Kayak

Self Guided Trips

Morning & Evening excursions start with a complimentary paddle lesson.  Most popular evening sessions begin after 3pm from the champagne region in Carneros.  Guests ride the tide one way for 6 miles, about 2 hours of paddle time.  Or launch near downtown in the morning and explore the Oxbow Nature Preserve and Napa renaissance by water, round trip.   Call or text to book 707.200.5511  Self Guided Trip    

Kayak & Paddle Board

Half Day Rentals

Half day rentals are 3 hours $75/kayak or paddle board and $95/ Tandem Kayak. Inquire about group discounts. Monthly memberships offer unlimited, self service access to boards and kayaks from the Main St Dock.  Explore the Napa River at your own pace. Enjoy waterfront destinations such as Stone Brewery, Oxbow Commons or picnic at the Oxbow Preserve.  Call for details 707.200.5511

Paddle Board & Kayak

All Day Rental

Perfect for those who wish to spend the day on the river or explore our local waterways Lake Henessey, Russian River or Lake Berryessa.   $85/$105   Delivery available $10/vessel

Hourly, Weekend & Weekly Rentals

Our affordable rental rates give you the opportunity to explore the rich habitat of the Napa River by the hour or rent a board/kayak for the weekend, or an extended road trip.
Paddle Board & Kayak

3 Day Weekend Rental

Gear up and head out for the weekend.   $119/  pickup Thursday or Friday and return Sunday or Monday in South Napa with easy access to Hwy 129 & Carneros Hwy 121    Delivery available   (2) Board rental $199  707.200.5511

Family adventures


Paddling offers a wholesome, outdoor experience that all members of the family can enjoy together. Not only is it a fun physical activity to expend excess energy, paddling provides a wonderful way to connect with the natural world and explore like Huckleberry Finn would.
Half Day Adventure

Guided Family
Living River Napa Trip

5.2 miles - Wetlands, Downtown & Forest

Mix up Paddleboards & Kayaks

Family Pack

Leave the packing to us! $149 - $350  Enjoy the relaxed current and warm waters of the Napa River.  Ride the Tide with NVP and let us help you discover a path of least resistance.  The BEST family paddling in the Bay Area, come see for yourself!   Living River Promotional Video

Fits up to 4 people!

MONSTER BRU Rental

Fit the entire familiy on one board

Self Guided & Group Trips


Choose your adventure with a guided or unguided trip! Guided trips of the Napa River are perfect for those new to paddling and families too! The unguided trips are ideal for adventurers who want to create their own experience by choosing which sites to see, which routes to take and how much time to spend on the water.

Guided Trips

Living River Tour & Paddle Picnic
- Guided Trip

5 miles round trip, 3 hours: Glide into the forested, northern reaches of the Napa River

Explore Downtown & Oxbow Preserve
- Guided Trip

3.5 miles round trip, 2 Hours: Paddle the Oxbow where fresh and salt water meet! $550/minimum

Carneros Wildlife Preserve - Guided Trip

5 miles round trip, 2 hours: Champagne vineyard backdrop & views of Mt. Tamalpais and Diablo. $750/minimum

Kayak Fish the South Napa Estuary

"Baja Napa" striped bass fishing on NEW 2018 Hobie Compass Mirage Drive Kayaks

UnGuided Trips

Downtown Napa Oxbow - Unguided

3.5 miles round trip, up to 3 hours: Explore the Oxbow District by water

Living River - Self Guided Adventure

4, 6 or 12 miles, one way excursion from salt water estuary to fresh water forest

Monthly paddle club

  • Unlimited days of Kayak and Sup Rental (3 hr/day)
  • Access to the same full benefits at Petaluma Paddle
  • Premium board rentals
  • Members only Guided Tours
  • Kids in same family 15 and under FREE
  • Special rental rate for member guests

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