Paddle & Trek Adventures

Can’t choose a favorite way to explore the Point Reyes Peninsula? Point Reyes Outdoors has the answer! Our full day hiking and kayaking adventure tours allow you to experience the best of both land and sea.

We will launch our sea kayaks on Tomales Bay, then paddle across to enjoy some of the wonderful beaches and trails available on the northwest side of the bay. Join us on an all-day adventure at some of the best spots in the Point Reyes National Seashore.

These trips combine paddling and hiking to maximize your fun.

PADDLE & TREK ADVENTURE RECOMMENDED GEAR LIST

Heart’s Desire Loop

Description: With the San Andreas Fault beneath us, we will paddle across Tomales Bay. This time on the water is often very peaceful, with plentiful shorebirds. Marine mammal sightings are not uncommon. Tomales Bay State Park is a beautiful stretch of wilderness, containing bay laurel, live oak, madrone, and bishop pines. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, foxes, coyotes, hawks, and much more. We will refuel with a tasty lunch of local treats, then go on a short hike before paddling back across the bay. 

This trip is suitable for everyone. Please contact us if you have any special dietary needs.

Itinerary:

  • 9:30 AM meetup at Marconi Launch Site (see directions)
  • Introductions and orientation to the gear
  • Paddle across Tomales Bay, keeping an eye out for marine wildlife and shorebirds
  • Enjoy a delectable picnic lunch on one of Tomales Bay State Park’s beautiful beaches
  • Hike approximately three miles through a mixed oak and bay laurel forest
  • Paddle back across Tomales Bay

 Extra Info:

  • This trip includes a delicious picnic lunch
  • We recommend bringing snacks and plenty of water
  • Packing layers allows you to dress for changing conditions
  • Each person should bring comfortable hiking shoes or boots, and a small day pack is recommended

Cost Per Person: INQUIRE or contact us at 415-663-8192 for more information and to reserve.

Tomales Point Paddle & Hike

Description: A midweek launch at Miller Park gives us the best chance at viewing marine wildlife, including harbor seals, bat rays, and leopard sharks. Shorebirds such as cormorants and pelicans frequent the area, and it is not uncommon to see intertidal creatures such as crabs and starfish. The tranquility of the area is sure to delight. After enjoying a delicious picnic on a secluded beach, we will put on our hiking boots and get ready to head up the trail. A short hike of approximately two miles will give us spectacular views of the ocean, the bay, and Tule elk if we’re lucky.

This trip can be strenuous. Please contact us if you have any special dietary needs. 

Itinerary:

  • 9:30 AM meetup at Miller Park Boat Launch/Nick’s Cove (see directions)
  • Introductions and orientation to the gear
  • Paddle across the bay, scouting for wildlife and shorebirds
  • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch on the beach
  • Hike approximately two miles through the Tule elk preserve
  • Paddle back in the late afternoon

 Extra Info:

  • This trip includes a delicious light picnic lunch
  • We recommend bringing snacks and plenty of water
  • Packing layers allows you to dress for changing conditions; the weather is quite variable in this area
  • Each person should bring comfortable hiking shoes or boots, and a small day pack is recommended

Cost Per Person: INQUIRE or contact us at 415-663-8192 for more information and to reserve.

Day at the Beach

(Great for Families!)

Description: Staying near shore, we will paddle leisurely along the coast, keeping an eye out for the critters that live in the intertidal zone. The biodiversity of Tomales Bay is incredible; shorebird and marine mammal sightings are not uncommon.  We will stop at a beach, grab our lunches, and walk about a mile down an interpretive nature trail to Indian Beach where a recreation Miwok dwelling has been erected. This is a great spot for lunch and exploration, or a short swim. This park is a beautiful stretch of wilderness, containing bay laurel, live oak, madrone, and bishop pines. It is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, foxes, coyotes, hawks, and much more.

Itinerary:

  • 9:30 meetup at Chicken Ranch Beach (see directions)
  • Introductions and orientation to the gear
  • Paddle along the coast of Tomales Bay to a nearby beach
  • Walk a short distance along an interperative nature trail
  • Enjoy your sack lunch, explore, and possibly even swim
  • Paddle back in the afternoon

 Extra Info:

  • Pack a bag lunch and plenty of snacks
  • Water is available at the beach, but not at the launch site. Bring plenty!
  • Packing layers allows you to dress for changing conditions
  • Each person should bring comfortable hiking shoes or boots, and a small day pack is recommended. Bring a swimsuit if you wish to swim. 

Cost Per Person: INQUIRE or contact us at 415-663-8192 for more information and to reserve.