Kayak or Stand Up Paddelboard



In this adventure, glide along reed-lined shores and restored saltwater wetlands on our most popular tour that winds through the Napa River Oxbow Nature Preserve. Paddlers will gain access to this rare 13 acre river habitat from the water, home to native plants and trees, scrambling squirrels, turtles, otters, a variety of waterfowl and once endangered California Split-tail bait fish (Fall season), Steelhead and Salmon. Our knowledgeable guide will teach you the basics of paddling and water safety prior to launch and you will leave town with an unforgettable experience of Napa’s wine country.


  • Complimentary on land paddle instruction
  • Scenic wetland, forest and urban views from the water
  • Paddle alongside native and migratory birds
  • Top-of-the-line paddle equipment
  • Access to a public dock and picnic area

What you can expect

Your adventure begins at the scheduled launch time at the Main Street dock. Most of our launch locations do not have changing facilities, so come prepared to get into the water, leaving behind anything you care about losing on the water. After checking in with our guide, you will be fitted for a life-preserver, given a paddle and fit for your kayak or SUP. Most of our fleet consists of sit-on-top tandem kayaks and stand up paddle boards that are stable and well suited for beginners. They also have compartments and bungee straps for locking down your water bottles and belongings. Once all participants are fitted for equipment, our guide will discuss paddling on the Napa River, water safety and instruction on kayak paddling. From there, your adventure begins on water. You can expect to spend 2-3 hours on the water exploring this northern most reach of the San Pablo Bay.
  • Per person


  • Difficulty Level

    Easy to moderate
  • Tour Includes

    Single or Tandem Kayak or SUP, paddle, life jacket, paddle lesson with certified instructor, water safety and expert river advice. Shuttle service.
  • Tour Size

    Group 2 - 30 people
  • Distance and duration:

    5 miles round trip, 2 hours or SIP SUP one-way riding wind & tides from Kennedy Park *off season only
  • Meeting Location:

    Main Street Dock at Riverfront Plaza 700 Main St Napa, Ca
  • Launch Time

    Anytime morning to mid-day and afternoon
  • Addons

    Finish your paddle with a beach landing at Stone Brewery or BASALT Restaurant

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