Offering kayaking tours, biking tours, bike rentals, and hiking tours in Point Reyes National Seashore. Our guides bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our tours, striving to provide the best possible experience while exploring the great outdoors.
Our love of the wilderness and sincere desire to share our knowledge and awe of nature inspired us to create Point Reyes Outdoors. PRO is dedicated to environmental stewardship, building community relationships and providing our clients with the finest tours possible.
Areas of Service and Expertise
Sea kayaking tours, hiking tours, bike rentals, environmental education, teambuilding, private & custom events.
In addition to our weekend offerings we provide private tours midweek and on weekends. We specialize in creating custom tours and programs for all. School groups, company staff outings, kayak camping trips, teambuilding, kayaking and hiking combinations, even weddings. Call us and we can plan the day you are dreaming of. Our staff of naturalists, guides, instructors, facilitators, and overall fun lovin’ folks can create an experience you and your group will never forget!
Types of Experiences and Trips Provided
We offer kayaking tours on Drakes Estero and Tomales Bay where it is common to encounter harbor seals, leopard sharks, bat rays and pelican. Join us for naturalist-led sea kayaking trips exploring one of the last unspoiled shorelines on the west coast and experience this area’s rich variety of wildlife and outstanding beauty. See below for specific offerings. Call our office for reservations or more information.
Morning at White Gulch, Tomales Bay: 10a-2p, offered year round. $85
Perfect for beginner and intermediate paddlers. This wonder-filled wildlife adventure launches from Nicks Cove at the northern end of Tomales Bay. While paddling across the bay we will visit Hog Island a favorite haul out for harbor seals and roosting place for pelican and cormorants. From here we head toward the cliffs of White’s Gulch. Once there we will explore the coastline, observing Tule Elk, harbor seals, bat rays, sea stars and other wildlife. Midday we will find an inviting beach and enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch. After lunch there may be time for a walk on the beach, a hike in the cove or even a short nap before we return home.
Sunset to Starlight, Tomales Bay: times varies due to actual sunset. usually 5-9p, 6-10p, $89
The magic of Tomales Bay is never more evident than as the day comes to a close. It’s dinner time in the wild. Osprey and pelicans are out for the last catch of the day, seals head for a nice sheltered beach, and the business of the day subsides into a peaceful, gentle rhythm. The stillness and rocking of the water is instantly relaxing, washing away our cares. This is a time and place that can simply make you glad to be alive. As the light in the sky begins to fade, we will find a comfortable beach from which to enjoy the sunset and treat ourselves to a mini-picnic of delicious desserts. The moon may rise, the stars could come, or glowing bioluminescence could fill the water around us leaving trails of light as we paddle for home. No matter the time of year or the phase of the moon, Tomales Bay always offers us a magical experience.
Giacomini Wetlands, Tomales Bay: time varies due to tides. 3 hours $79
What was once pastureland has become a tidally active wetlands. Wildlife has begun to utilize the area and each passing day results in the constant shift that will occur as nature regains control. Join us on a tour through these newly established wetlands. Opportunities for wildlife viewing are different every day and change with the height of the tide. Tour times will vary allowing for tides and in an effort to view wildlife and waterfowl when they are most abundant in the creek and tidal areas.
Exploring Drakes Estero: 10a-4p, $110, includes lunch.
Kayak into the heart of one of the last pristine estuaries on the California coast. This sea kayaking tour launches from Drakes Bay Oyster Company onto Schooner Bay, the second largest of the five bays that comprise Drakes Estero. The day is spent meandering through this unspoiled estero, exploring the coastlines in search of bat rays, leopard shark, harbor seals, and water fowl. Midday we will find an inviting beach to enjoy our lunch and relax.
Bike Rentals: Available 7 days a week, Visit us in downtown Point Reyes Station, Ca
West Marin is an extraordinary cycling destination with trails for all skill levels. Ride along the ocean, through the woods or along the ridge tops with spectacular views. Bicycle rentals are available year round. We will help you find the bike trails that best suits your skills and interest. Guided tours for families and groups of any kind can arranged upon request. Half day and full day rentals available. $42 for a full day, $35 for a half day. Rentals include a helmet, lock, and spare kit. Car racks available for rental.
Sea Kayaking Classes:
For those who want to learn the basics or improve upon their previous knowledge of the wonders of sea kayaking. Point Reyes Outdoors takes pride in the quality and skill level of our guides. Impeccably trained, they bring a wealth of knowledge and proficiency to every tour and class.With expertise in group facilitation, natural history, ACA and BCU kayak instruction and wilderness first aid, our guides are ready to provide you with a comfortable, safe, and exhilarating experience.
Point Reyes Outdoors is open seven days a week from 9a-5p. We are located in downtown Point Reyes Station, Ca next to the Greenbridge Gas Station. Stop on in for local information, bike rentals, or to make a reservation.
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