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“Sea kayaking is a great equalizer. When I am in a kayak and free of my wheelchair it is impossible to know who is in a chair and who is not. That provides an incredible psychological freedom along with the physical freedom to exercise and explore my own limits. This proud sense of fulfillment is much more powerful than the sense of disability.”
– Jim Noyes
Experience the joy and excitement of sea kayaking! ETC’s skilled and enthusiastic guides will train you to safely paddle our quality sea kayaks on San Francisco Bay, Tomales Bay, or points beyond. Challenge yourself as you kayak to beautiful destinations, experience biologically-rich estuaries, and learn how to become a water steward. Whether you are an individual or represent an agency, school, or corporation, ETC has a sea kayak trip tailored to perfectly suit your specific needs and goals.
Launch from ETC’s kayak program base at Schoonmaker Marina in Sausalito for a beautiful day trip on San Francisco Bay. Or journey on a unique overnight trip to historic Angel Island State Park. ETC is also thrilled to offer day trips and overnight camping adventures on Tomales Bay, adjoining Tomales Bay State Park and Point Reyes National Seashore.
Want to go further afield? Join us on ETC Shared Adventures outside the Bay Area to far-flung destinations such as Baja California, Costa Rica, the Mendocino coast, and Lake Tahoe. These trips are a perfect way to experience a spectacular sea kayak destination and have an adventure full of rich memories.
We also offer memorable Full Moon Dinner Paddles from Sausalito to Sam’s Cafe in Tiburon, or gourmet Pizza Picnic Paddles, and our Bioluminescent Night Paddles on Tomales Bay are magical events for individuals, companies and groups of friends and family members. These trips are a great way to share a special occasion or to promote team-building. And, the proceeds from these trips support ETC’s Scholarship Fund that provides life-changing adventures for people with disabilities and under-resourced youth.
No matter which kayak adventure you choose, ETC will make sure you have an amazing adventure with rich memories to share and a desire to return for more.
Developed to comply with COVID-19 and Marin County safety standards!
Special times require special trips! So, gather your “splash mob” and paddle it forward with ETC’s NEW family-style pod trips. All ETC Sea Kayaking trips are run in accordance with Covid-19 safety protocols and mitigations. Proceeds from your trip go to ETC’s scholarship fund to sponsor accessible and educational adventures for people with disabilities and under-resourced youth! Have an Adventure—Give an Adventure!
ETC’s sea kayak trips are collaborative and are conducted in partnership with social service agencies serving people of all ages with disabilities, under-resourced youth, and schools, both private and public. We invite you to bring your organization, clients, participants, or class on one of these awesome adventures:
Experience the joy of an ETC adventure as a corporate retreat or team-building event, a family outing, or a special celebration. We offer custom day-paddles and overnight trips for groups of 10 or more people. By selecting one of these trips, you also help support ETC’s Scholarship Fund, which provides adventures to people with disabilities and under-resourced youth. Your ETC Custom Trip is a win/win and creates Twice the Thrill!
Note: Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, all trips are limited to 12 participants.
Types of trips offered:
• SF Bay Day Trip
• Angel Island Overnight – overnight trips postponed in 2020
• Tomales Bay Day Trip
• Tomales Bay Overnight – overnight trips postponed in 2020
• Bioluminescence Paddle on Tomales Bay
• Moonlight Dinner Paddles
Please contact Sea Kayak Program Manager, Rose Livermore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-474-7662 ext.13.
At ETC, we believe that everyone, regardless of financial limitations, should be able to experience the beauty of nature and the challenge of outdoor adventure. We have a limited scholarship budget should a participant not be able to afford the above prices. To apply for a scholarship, please contact the Program Manager and complete a Scholarship Application.
Resources for Participants:
• Driving Directions: San Francisco Bay
• Driving Directions: Tomales Bay
• Equipment List: Day Trip
• Equipment List: Night Paddles
• Equipment List: Overnight Trip
• Health Form & Liability Release
• Menu Planning Guide
• Pricing for Agency/Group Trip