Kayaking and Paddle BoardingThe perfect day for many visitors is one spent paddling on the wide and tranquil expanses of the Russian River estuary. Rent kayaks by the hour from WaterTreks, a local company owned by long-time nature enthusiast and educator Suki Waters. A guided tour from Suki and her team will provide you with a wealth of knowledge about our delicate coastal ecosystem.
And speaking of the amazing ecology of our area, the most other-worldly experience available to you during your visit is an evening on the water during the season when bioluminescent algae accumulate in the estuary. On occasional moonless nights from mid-August to early October, the entire water column glows and glitters when disturbed. Nocturnal activity of fish and seals, as well as the path of your boat, is illuminated bright yellow-green against inky darkness.
The experts at Rubicon Adventures offer Russian River Tour Charters, SUP 101 Classes, and Surf Clinics. John Hadley and Bill Mashek, Owners of Rubicon Adventures will take great care of you. Enjoy a relaxing day on the Russian River and enjoy the wildlife and birdlife. And maybe you will have the pleasure of meeting John’s pet goat, who also loves to paddleboard. If you are really lucky, you can join Arline Thomas, Rubicon’s Yoga Master for a unique yoga experience… on your paddleboard!