Nick's Cove

The following are directions to Miller Park Boat Launch next to Nick’s Cove Restaurant.

Have a safe and enjoyable drive!

*Please note cell phone reception is limited or non-existent in this area – DO NOT rely on for navigation!

From San Francisco and the East Bay

  1. From Highway 101 North or the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd exit.
  2. Travel west on Sir Francis Drake for approximately 21 miles to the junction with Highway 1 in Olema.
    • Sir Francis Drake Blvd. dead ends into Highway 1 in Olema.
    • On this lovely drive you will pass through Larkspur, San Anselmo, Fairfax, San Geronimo, Lagunitas, and wind through the redwoods in Samuel P. Taylor State Park.
  3. In Olema, turn right (north) on Highway 1 and drive 2 miles to the town of Point Reyes Station.
  4. Follow Highway 1 through Point Reyes and stay on Highway 1 North for approximately 9.5 miles to the town of Marshall.
    •  You will pass by the Marshall Boat Works.
  5. Approximately 3 miles past Marshall you will see the sign for Miller Park & the entrance on your left.
  6. Turn left into the parking lot.
    • There is a $5 parking fee.
  7. Park in the dirt parking lot up the hill.
    •  You will see the trailer and our guides waiting for you.
  8. It takes about 1.5 hours from the Golden Gate Bridge to the parking lot.

From Novato

  1. From Highway 101, in Novato take the San Marin Drive exit. Travel west 2 miles to Novato Blvd.
    • San Marin High School will be on your right.
  2. Turn right onto Novato Blvd. Drive approximately 7 miles to the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
    • Novato Blvd. dead ends into the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
  3. Turn left (west) onto the Point Reyes – Petaluma Road.
  4. Travel southwest for about 7 miles to the junction with Platform Bridge Road.
  5. Turn right over the bridge to stay on the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
  6. Continue west for about 3 miles to the junction with California Highway 1.
    • The Point Reyes – Petaluma Road dead ends into Highway 1.
  7. Turn right on Highway 1.
  8. Follow Highway 1 for approximately 9 miles to Marshall.
    • You will pass by the Marshall Boat Works.
  9. Approximately 3 miles past Marshall you will see the sign for Miller Park & the entrance on your left.
  10. Turn left into the parking lot.
    • There is a $5 parking fee.
  11. Park in the dirt parking lot up the hill.
    • You will see the boat trailer and our guides waiting for you.
    • It takes about I hour from Highway 101 in Novato to the parking lot.

From Sonoma County & Petaluma

  1. From Highway 101 in Petaluma, take the East Washington exit.
  2. Follow East Washington through Petaluma, traveling 9 miles to Tomales Rd.
    • Washington turns into Bodega Ave.
    • You will drive well into the countryside. Enjoy the view!
    • Tomales Road is also marked as the Coast Guard Training Center.
  3. Turn left (west) on Tomales Rd and drive for 7 miles to the junction with Highway 1.
  4. Turn left onto Highway 1 and drive 3 miles south to Miller Park, also known as Nick¹s Cove.
  5. The turn into the parking lot comes up fast and is hidden by trees. As you are coming down the hill you will see on your right a building close to the road. This is Nick’s Cove and the Miller Park entrance is just before the building. 
    • Be prepared as this is a sharp right turn.
    • There is a $5 parking fee.
  6. Park in the dirt parking lot up the hill.
    • You will see the boat trailer and our guides waiting for you.
    • It takes 30-40 minutes from Petaluma to our meeting spot.

If you are running late, please call us at the office: (415) 663-8192 .

Drive safely!

Drakes Estero

Directions to Drakes Estero

The following are directions to our launch site at the former
Drakes Bay Oyster Company 

Have a safe and enjoyable drive!


*Please note the cell phone reception is limited or non-existent in this area – DO NOT rely on for navigation.

From San Francisco and the East Bay

  1. From Highway 101 North or the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd exit.
  2. Travel west on Sir Francis Drake for approximately 21 miles to the junction with Highway 1 in Olema.
    • Sir Francis Drake Blvd. dead ends into Highway 1 in Olema.
    • On this lovely drive you will pass through Larkspur, San Anselmo, Fairfax, San Geronimo, Lagunitas, and wind through the redwoods in Samuel P. Taylor State Park.
  3. In Olema turn right (north) on Highway 1 and drive 1/4 mile to Bear Valley Road.
    • There is a sign for the Point Reyes Seashore Visitor Center on the right.
  4. Turn left onto Bear Valley Road.
  5. Drive 2.5 miles to the stop sign where Bear Valley Road dead ends into Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
  6. Turn left onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
  7. Drive through the towns of Inverness Park and Inverness. (Watch your speed!)
  8. Approximately 4 miles past Inverness you will see the sign for the kayak launch on your left.
  9. Turn left and follow the lane to the small parking lot. You will see the trailer and our guides waiting for you.
  10. It takes about 1.25 hours from Highway 101 & Sir Francis Drake to our meeting spot and about 1.5 hours from the Golden Gate Bridge

From Novato

  1. From Highway 101 in Novato, take the San Marin Drive exit. Travel west 2 miles to Novato Blvd.
    San Marin High School will be on your right.
  2. Turn right onto Novato Blvd. Drive approximately 7 miles to the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
    Novato Blvd. dead ends into the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
  3. Turn left (west) onto the Point Reyes – Petaluma Road.
  4. Travel southwest for about 7 miles to the junction with Platform Bridge Road.
  5. Turn right over the bridge to stay on the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
  6. Continue west for about 3 miles to the junction with California Highway 1.
    The Point Reyes – Petaluma Road dead ends into Highway 1.
  7. Turn left on Highway 1 and travel through the town of Point Reyes Station to Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
    Sir Francis Drake Blvd. will be on your right just after the little green bridge.
  8. Turn right onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
  9. Drive through the towns of Inverness Park and Inverness. (Watch your speed!)
  10. Approximately 4 miles past Inverness you will see the sign for kayak launch on your left.
  11. Turn left into and follow the lane to the small parking lot. You will see the trailer and our guides waiting for you.
  12. It takes about 1 hour from Highway 101 in Novato to our meeting spot.

From Sonoma County & Petaluma

  1. From Highway 101 in Petaluma, take the East Washington exit.
  2. Follow East Washington to Petaluma Blvd and turn left (south) onto Petaluma Blvd.
  3. Turn right (west) on D Street and drive for about 15.5 miles.
    • D Street becomes Point Reyes-Petaluma Road at the edge of town.
    • You will pass Novato Blvd. and Nicasio Reservoir.
  4. Turn right over the bridge to stay on the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
  5. Continue west for about 3 miles to the junction with California Highway 1.
    The Point Reyes – Petaluma Road dead ends into Highway 1.
  6. Turn left on Highway 1 and travel through the town of Point Reyes Station to Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
    Sir Francis Drake Blvd. will be on your right just after the little green bridge.
  7. Turn right onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
  8. Drive through the towns of Inverness Park and Inverness. (Watch your speed!)
  9. Approximately 4 miles past Inverness you will see the sign for the kayak launch on your left.
  10. Turn left and follow the lane to the small parking lot. You will see the trailer and our guides waiting for you.
  11. It takes about 1 hour from Highway 101 in Petaluma to our meeting spot.
Heart's Desire

Directions to Hearts Desire, Tomales Bay State Park

 The following are directions to Hearts Desire Beach, Tomales Bay State Park. Have a safe and enjoyable drive and please do your best to be on time!


 *Please note that cell phone is limited or non-existent in this area – DO NOT rely on for navigation!

From the South and East Bay

  1. From Highway 101 North or from the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd
  2. You will travel west approximately 21 miles to the junction of Highway 1 in Olema.
    • Sir Francis Drake Blvd. dead ends into Highway 1 in Olema.
    • On this lovely drive, you will pass through Larkspur, San Anselmo, Fairfax, San Geronimo, Lagunitas, and wind through the redwoods in Samuel P. Taylor State Park.
  3. Turn right (north) on Highway 1. Travel less than ¼ mile to Bear Valley Road.
    • There is a sign for the Point Reyes National Seashore visitor center on your right.
  4. Turn left onto Bear Valley Road.
  5. Drive 2.5 miles to the stop sign where Bear Valley dead ends into Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
  6. Turn left onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
  7. Drive through the towns of Inverness Park and Inverness. (Watch your speed!)
  8. Approximately 2 miles past Inverness you will come to a fork.
  9. Bear right onto Pierce Point Road.
    • Sir Francis Drake turns left towards the lighthouse.
    • Drive approximately 2.5 miles to Tomales Bay State Park and Heart’s Desire Beach.
    • The park sign will be on the right.
  1. Turn right and follow to the ranger office.
    • There is a $7 parking fee.
  2. Drive down the hill to the 1st parking area.
  • You will see the trailer and our guides waiting for you.
  1. It takes about 1 hour from the junction of Highway 101 & Sir Francis Drake and about 1.5 hours from the Golden Gate Bridge to our meeting spot.

From the North – Novato

  1. From Highway 101 in Novato take the San Marin Drive Travel west 2 miles to Novato Blvd.
    • Novato High School will be on your right.
  2. Turn right onto Novato Blvd. Drive approximately 7 miles to the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
    • Novato Blvd. dead ends into the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
  3. Turn left (west) on to Point Reyes – Petaluma Road.
  4. Continue west for 10 miles to the junction of Highway 1.
    • The Point Reyes – Petaluma Road dead ends into Highway 1.
  5. Turn left onto Highway 1 and travel through the town of Point Reyes to Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
    • Sir Francis Drake Blvd. will be on your right just after the little green bridge.
  6. Turn right onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
  7. Drive through the towns of Inverness Park and Inverness. (Watch your speed!)
  8. Approximately 2 miles past Inverness you will come to a fork.
  9. Bear right onto Pierce Point Road.
    • Sir Francis Drake turns left towards the lighthouse.
  10. Drive approximately 2.5 miles to Tomales Bay State Park and Heart’s Desire Beach.
  • The park sign will be on the right.
  1. Turn right and follow to the ranger office.
    • There is a $5 parking fee.
  2. Drive down the hill to the 1st parking area.
  • You will see the trailer and our guides waiting for you.
  1. It takes about 1 hour from Highway 101 in Novato to the park.

From the North – Sonoma County & Petaluma

  1. From downtown Petaluma…Drive west on D Street.
    • D Street turns into the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
  2. Drive west for about 18 miles on the Point Reyes-Petaluma Rd to the junction of Highway 1.
    • The Point Reyes – Petaluma Road dead ends into Highway 1.
  3. Turn left on Highway 1 and travel through the town of Point Reyes to Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
    • Sir Francis Drake will be on your right just after the little green bridge.
  4. Turn right onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
  5. Drive through the towns of Inverness Park and Inverness. (Watch your speed!)
  6. Approximately 2 miles past Inverness you will come to a fork.
  7. Bear right onto Pierce Point Road.
    • Sir Francis Drake turns left towards the lighthouse.
  8. Drive approximately 2.5 miles to Tomales Bay State Park and Heart’s Desire Beach.
  • The park sign will be on the right.
  1. Turn right and follow to the ranger office.
    • There is a $5 parking fee.
  2. Drive down the hill to the 1st parking area.
  • You will see the trailer and our guides waiting for you.
  1. It takes about 50 minutes from Petaluma to our meeting spot.
Whitehouse Pool (Lagunitas Creek)

The following are directions to our launch location at Whitehouse Pool on Lagunitas Creek.

Have a safe and enjoyable drive and please do your best to be on time!


From the South and East Bay

  1. From HWY 101 in Greenbrae or the Richmond San Rafael Bridge take the Sir Francis Drake
  2. Travel west on Sir Francis Drake for approximately 21 miles to the junction with Highway 1 in Olema.
    • Sir Francis Drake Blvd. dead ends into Highway 1 in Olema.
    • On this lovely drive you will pass through Larkspur, San Anselmo, Fairfax, San Geronimo, Lagunitas, and wind through the redwoods in Samuel P. Taylor State Park.
    • In Olema turn right (north) on Highway 1 and drive 2 miles.
    • Turn left onto Sir Francis Drake toward Beaches and the Lighthouse.
    • On the right hand side you will see a parking lot for White House Pool, this is our meeting location. The turn is just before Sir Francis Drake turns to the right to continue to Inverness Park.

From the North – Novato

  1. From Highway 101 in Novato take the San Marin Drive Travel west 2 miles to Novato Blvd.
    • Novato High School will be on your right.
  2. Turn right onto Novato Blvd. Drive approximately 7 miles to the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
    • Novato Blvd. dead ends into Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
  3. Turn left (west) onto the Point Reyes – Petaluma Road.
  4. Travel southwest for about 7 miles to the junction with Platform Bridge Road.
  5. Turn right over the bridge to stay on the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
  6. Continue west for about 3 miles to the junction with California Highway 1.
    • The Point Reyes – Petaluma Road dead ends into Highway 1.
  7. Turn left on Highway 1 and travel into the town of Point Reyes Station.
  8. Highway 1 turns left at the gas station and right at the end of the street.
  9. After the green bridge turn right onto Sir Francis Drake toward the Lighthouse.
  10. At the end of the straight away, Sir Francis Drake curves right toward Inverness Park, just before the curve you will see a driveway into a parking lot, this is White House Pool.
  11. Our guides will meet you with the boat trailer in this parking lot.
  12. It takes about 1 hour from Highway 101 in Novato to our meeting spot.

From the North – Sonoma County & Petaluma

  1. From downtown Petaluma…
  2. Drive west on D Street.
    • D Street turns into the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
  3. Drive west for approximately 15 miles to the junction with Platform Bridge Road.
  4. Turn right over the bridge to stay on the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road.
  5. Continue west for about 3 miles to the junction with California Highway 1.
    • The Point Reyes – Petaluma Road dead ends into Highway 1.
  6. Turn left on Highway 1 and travel into the town of Point Reyes Station.
  7. Highway 1 turns left at the gas station and right at the end of the street.
  8. After the green bridge turn right onto Sir Francis Drake toward the Lighthouse.
  9. At the end of the straight away, Sir Francis Drake curves right toward Inverness Park, just before the curve you will see a driveway into a parking lot, this is White House Pool.
  10. Our guide will meet you in the parking lot.
  11. It takes about 30 minutes from D St in Petaluma to our meeting spot.