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Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Join Cali Collective and River & Ocean for a 2-day introduction to sea kayaking in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area! Our weekend will begin the protected waters of Horseshoe Cove developing your fundamental sea kayaking skills. Here you will be introduced to the basic paddle strokes necessary for effectively and efficiently maneuvering your kayak.  We will also learn and practice several techniques for rescuing yourself and others. The evening will be spent in the quaint Marin Headlands Hostel where we will provide a nourishing dinner.

On day two, we will embark on a short journey along the picturesque Marin County waterfront.During our journey, we will build on lesson learned the previous day, focusing on boat control and touching upon topics relevant to sea kayaking in San Francisco Bay – including practical navigation, dealing with boat traffic, tides and currents, and much more! If you are new to kayak touring, this weekend immersion will give you a solid foundation to build your paddling passion on.

This 2-day clinic is designed for new paddlers – no experience necessary! The clinic includes 2 days of instruction, lodging and dinner Saturday night.

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), sprayskirt, paddle, bilge pump, paddle float and kayak from various shops in the area. Email us at for details.

Introduction to Sea Kayaking. 2018 Dates TBA. 2 Days, 1 Night.

Earlier Event: December 9
Open Coast & More
Later Event: April 14
Surf Kayaking Clinic