Sea Kayaking & Whale Experience | Baja, Mexico (Early Bird Pricing until Nov. 30)
Mar
3
to Mar 9

Sea Kayaking & Whale Experience | Baja, Mexico (Early Bird Pricing until Nov. 30)

Sea Kayaking & Whale Experience, Baja, Mexico - March 3-9, 2019

Sea kayaking, islands, warm water, snorkeling, yoga & whales!

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The Sea of Cortez is a breathtaking sight, with the rugged desert landscape of Baja California Sur running into the bright blue ocean. The desert ridges and canyons around Loreto boast the richest variety of life on the peninsula, and the nearby islands and reefs teem with life. From the Sierra de la Giganta mountain range to the idyllic coastline, Baja California Sur is a natural paradise for adventurous travelers.

Experience the magic! Every year gray whales migrate more than 10,000 miles between their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic and the coastal lagoons of the southern Baja peninsula. The whales use these protected, shallow, warm waters as calving nurseries. Orcas, sperm whales, finbacks, minkes, pilot whales and even the immense blue whale, the largest animal on the planet, are known to swim here too. Dolphins and porpoises also frequent the area. It's even possible to see a super pod of dolphin – the magical sight of 50 to 100 dolphins leaping through the water together!

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Over the course of this 7-day trip, we'll kayak around the beautiful waters of the Sea of Cortez - camp at pristine beaches on Isla Danzante or Isla del Carmen, soak in natural hot springs, visit the fishing village of Agua Verde, enjoy gourmet meals expertly prepared by your guides, reset with morning mediation and practice daily yoga to keep our bodies aligned...and so much more!

As a bonus, we'll travel to Magdalena Bay, located on the Pacific side of the Baja Peninsula. We board our panga and for the next 3-4 hours watch mother gray whales and their young swimming together under the guidance of our resident naturalist. The whales often get close enough to touch you, or look you in the eye. Don't miss out on this once-in-lifetime experience!

7 days/6 nights | March 3 - March 9, 2019. $1995 USD*

  • *$1795.00 USD Early Bird Pricing until November 30, 2018

  • Use code “CWWC200off” at checkout

$500 non-refundable deposit is required to register. Payment plans available.

The cost of this trip includes:

  • Professional guides & instructors

  • Kayak and essential paddling gear

  • Meals

  • Camping and permitting

  • Daily Yoga

  • Transportation to and from our launch site and excursion to Magdalena Bay

Airfare not included.

In association with Paddling South/Sea Trek.

Have questions? Email us at info@cwwcollective.com for more details.

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Bioluminescence Magic
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Bioluminescence Magic

Bioluminescence is the emission of light by a living organism. Our weekend will begin in Point Reyes on the shores of beautiful Tomales Bay. Here you will be introduced to the basic paddle strokes necessary for effectively and efficiently maneuvering your kayak. We’ll pack our kayaks for the trip across the Tomales Bay then head out. After lunch, we’ll set up camp, practice yoga, go for a sunset hike or relax for the afternoon. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and go for a nighttime paddle through glowing bioluminescence! We’ll start the morning with breakfast then paddle back across the bay.

This trip is open to ALL SKILL LEVELS, even if you’ve never sat in a kayak before!

Bioluminescence Magic. September 7-8, 2019. 2 Days/1 Night $229

Cost includes kayak and paddling gear, instruction, camping, dinner and breakfast.

Tent and camping gear rental available. Email us at info@cwwcollective.com for pricing and details.

In association with River and Ocean Paddling Collective.

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CWWC's 5th Anniversary Party | Lotus, CA
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

CWWC's 5th Anniversary Party | Lotus, CA

Come celebrate with Cali Collective to toast our 5th Anniversary!

Kayaking and rafting on our beautiful South Fork American River followed by music, food, camping & fun!

Schedule of events:

9:00 am - Meet at Camp Lotus for a big ol’ group paddle from Chili Bar to Camp Lotus - kayakers and rafters all welcome. (We’ll have seats in a raft available for those who aren’t kayaking).

4:00 pm - Live Music begins! Yummy food & icy cold refreshments

7:00 pm - Costume contest, raffle winners announced & prizes awarded!

7:30-10:00 pm - Dance into the evening with our special guest DJ

Mark your calendars! More details to follow…

PS - Of course the guys are welcome too ;)

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Bioluminescence Magic
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Bioluminescence Magic

Bioluminescence is the emission of light by a living organism. Our weekend will begin in Point Reyes Station on the shores of beautiful Tomales Bay. Here you will be introduced to the basic paddle strokes necessary for effectively and efficiently maneuvering your kayak. We’ll pack our kayaks for the trip across the Tomales Bay then head out. After lunch, we’ll set up camp, practice yoga and relax for the afternoon. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and go for a nighttime paddle through glowing bioluminescence! We’ll start the morning with breakfast then paddle back across the bay.

This trip is open to ALL SKILL LEVELS, even if you’ve never sat in a kayak before!

Bioluminescence Magic. September 8-9, 2018. 2 Days/1 Night $219

Cost includes kayak and paddling gear, instruction, camping, dinner and breakfast.

Tent and camping gear rental available. Email us at info@cwwcollective.com for pricing and details.

In association with River and Ocean Paddling Collective.

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Open Coast & More
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Open Coast & More

This 2-day clinic is designed for women looking to take their paddling through the surf zone and to the open coast! We begin the weekend with an introduction to the surf zone. Students learn about wave dynamics and beach characteristics and how to identify hazards. We will practice laughing and landing through the surf zone safely, bracing on breaking waves and holding position. The evening will be spent in the quaint Marin Headlands Hostel where we will provide a delicious dinner.

On day 2, we will embark on a coastal journey heading out under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the Marin headlands. Using the conditions of the day, we will work on learning and applying strokes relevant to maneuvering in the open coast environment, as well as water reading and use of environmental features in rock gardens. Your instructors will lead a discussion risk assessment and challenge you think about what to do if things do not go to plan.

This weekend is an introduction to paddling the open coast and all that lies beyond San Fransisco Bay!

This clinic is designed for paddlers with some formal training (i.e. a full-day introduction to sea kayaking class) and a working knowledge of sea kayak rescue techniques. Learn new skills and build confidence on the water!

Open Coast & More. August 18-19, 2018 2 days/1 night $279

This event is sold out. Please stayed tuned for future clinics or contact us for private group and one-on-one classes.

Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental. You can rent all the necessary kayak equipment, including wetsuit, paddle jacket, US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD), spray skirt, paddle, helmet, bilge pump, paddle float and kayak you'll need for the clinic Email us at info@cwwcollective.com for details.

In association with River & Ocean Paddlesports Collective.

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Scenic Sausalito
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Scenic Sausalito

Looking for a fun day out with your girlfriends?

Interested in kayaking but not ready to commit to days of instruction?

Then check out our half-day "Scenic Sausalito" tour! After some basic instruction, we set out along the famous Sausalito waterfront. Keep your eyes peeled for harbor seals and sea lions, and enjoy the sight of birds overhead, including pelicans and cormorants. We’ll paddle by the eclectic houseboat community, where many people make their home on the water. On the return, we'll enjoy views of the San Francisco skyline as we paddle back down the waterfront.

This trip is open to ALL SKILL LEVELS, even if you’ve never sat in a kayak before!

Scenic Sausalito. June 30, 2018. 3 Hours $75

Cost includes kayak and paddling gear and light instruction.

In association with Sea Trek.

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Introduction to Sea Kayaking
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Join us for a 1-day introduction to sea kayaking along the picturesque Marin County waterfront! Our day begins in protected waters developing your fundamental sea kayaking skills. Here you will be introduced to the basic paddle strokes necessary for effectively and efficiently maneuvering your kayak as well as learning  techniques for rescuing yourself and others.

This 1-day clinic is designed for new paddlers – no experience necessary!

Introduction to Sea Kayaking. June 2, 2018. 1 Day. $129

**Registration is closed. Stay tuned for our next clinic!**

Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental. You can rent all the necessary kayak equipment, including wetsuit, paddle jacket, US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD), sprayskirt, paddle, bilge pump, paddle float and kayak you'll need for the clinic. Email us at info@cwwcollective.com for details.

In association with River and Ocean Paddlesports Collective.

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Scenic Sausalito
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

Scenic Sausalito

Looking for a fun day out with your girlfriends?

Interested in kayaking but not ready to commit to days of instruction?

Then check out our half-day "Scenic Sausalito" tour! After some basic instruction, we set out along the famous Sausalito waterfront. Keep your eyes peeled for harbor seals and sea lions, and enjoy the sight of birds overhead, including pelicans and cormorants. We’ll paddle by the eclectic houseboat community, where many people make their home on the water. On the return, we'll enjoy views of the San Francisco skyline as we paddle back down the waterfront.

This trip is open to ALL SKILL LEVELS, even if you’ve never sat in a kayak before!

Scenic Sausalito. May 20, 2018. 3 Hours $75

Cost includes kayak and paddling gear and light instruction.

In association with Sea Trek.

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Surf Kayaking Clinic
May
5
to May 6

Surf Kayaking Clinic

Using high performance whitewater and surf kayaks, we'll work to improve your skill set surfing ocean waves at a good surf break. We use a combination of discussion, on-water drills and coaching to get maximum benefit out of the day. We will work on timing and take-off, carving turns, reading the waves, the all-important surf etiquette, and generally shredding the surf. Stoked!

This 2-day clinic is designed for all levels of paddlers. Learn new skills and build confidence on the water! The clinic includes 2 days of instruction, camping, yoga, dinner Saturday night and coffee and tea Sunday morning.

Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental. You can rent all the necessary kayak equipment, including wetsuit, helmet, paddle jacket, US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD), spray skirt, paddle and kayak you'll need for the clinic. Email us at info@cwwcollective.com for details.

** REGISTRATION CLOSED ** Surf Kayaking Clinic, MAY 5-6, 2018

In association with River and Ocean Paddlesports Collective.

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Surf Kayaking Competition Clinic
Mar
22
8:00 AM08:00

Surf Kayaking Competition Clinic

Join us during Santa Cruz Paddlefest 2018 and learn tricks and tips of competing in surf kayaking! Lead by seasoned competition veterans, you will be able take your surf kayaking to the next level and learn what to do (and what not to do) during the contest. Whether this is your first competition or you want to hone your skills, this clinic is for you!

Please Note: This clinic is for intermediate to advanced paddlers with a consistent combat roll and knowledge of the surf zone.

Surf Kayaking Competition Clinic - March 22, 2018. 2 Hours. Donation

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Open Coast & More
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Open Coast & More

Open Coast & More. December 9-10, 2017. 2 Days/1 Night $279

This 2-day clinic is designed for women looking to take their paddling through the surf zone and to the open coast! We begin the weekend with an introduction to the surf zone. Students learn about wave dynamics and beach characteristics and how to identify hazards. We will practice laughing and landing through the surf zone safely, bracing on breaking waves and holding position. The evening will be spent in the quaint Marin Headlands Hostel where we will provide a delicious dinner.

On day 2, we will embark on a coastal journey heading out under the Golden Gate Bridge and along the Marin headlands. Using the conditions of the day, we will work on learning and applying strokes relevant to maneuvering in the open coast environment, as well as water reading and use of environmental features in rock gardens. Your instructors will lead a discussion risk assessment and challenge you think about what to do if things do not go to plan.

This weekend is an introduction to paddling the open coast and all that lies beyond San Fransisco Bay!

This 2-day clinic is designed for paddlers with some formal training (i.e. a full-day introduction to sea kayaking class) and a working knowledge of sea kayak rescue techniques. Learn new skills and build confidence on the water! The clinic includes 2 days of instruction, lodging, dinner Saturday night and Sunday morning breakfast.

Please note: Cost does not include kayak and gear rental. You can rent all the necessary kayak equipment, including wetsuit, paddle jacket, US Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device (PFD), spray skirt, paddle, bilge pump, paddle float and kayak from various shops in the area. Email us at cwwcollective@gmail.com for details.

In association with River & Ocean Paddlesports Collective.

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Bioluminescence Magic
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Bioluminescence Magic

Bioluminescence Magic. October 7-8, 2017. 2 Days/1 Night $219

Bioluminescence is the emission of light by a living organism. Our weekend will begin in Point Reyes Station on the shores of beautiful Tomales Bay. Here you will be introduced to the basic paddle strokes necessary for effectively and efficiently maneuvering your kayak. We’ll pack our kayaks for the trip across the Tomales Bay then head out. After lunch, we’ll set up camp, practice yoga and relax for the afternoon. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and go for a nighttime paddle through glowing bioluminescence! We’ll start the morning with yoga, a hearty breakfast then paddle back across the bay.

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In association with River and Ocean Paddling Collective.

This trip is open to ALL SKILL LEVELS, even if you’ve never sat in a kayak before!

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