In addition to the below adventure, we also invite you to come up with your own tour. Its a long river, and all suggestions will be considered. If kayaking is your thing, check out my friends at Russian River Adventures - we will work with you.
The River is calling. Isn't it time you listen?
The Tour from Wholer Bridge
($85 per person)
For the beginner and intermediate paddler beginning mid May
Two person minimum. Discounts for larger groups.
After arriving at Wholer Bridge, you are fitted with vests and paddles. We work our way down a short trail with our boards to the water's edge. After a short orientation and an on-land safety briefing, we enter the water. We start out low and slow, staying on our knees until we get used to the board and water. When ready, we assume a standing position and begin our tour on the majestic Russian River, all the while your guide providing instruction on appropriate paddling techniques. Gliding along with only the sound of our paddles gently breaking the water's surface, within a few minutes the river begins its magical embrace, taking you on a peaceful journey through a part of Sonoma County you never dreamed existed. You soon discover the vantage point from atop a paddle board allows you to look down into the depths of the water, easily spotting fish and other aquatic creatures. Free to get close to either shore line, you scan the rich riparian habitat for birds and other wildlife.
If planned prior to getting on the water, and once you feel comfortable, you are free to venture on your own and return to shore on an agreed upon time.
For your safety and comfort, you should bring:
T-shirt and shorts.
Sandals with heel strap or aqua shoes.
A water bottle with a strap or carabineer.
You can bring:
Camera - in a water proof case; Small towel; Sun glasses; Camel back; food.