San Francisco Bay Day Trip

Trip Overview

San Francisco Bay is a stunning place to paddle, boasting breathtaking views, abundant wildlife, and rich natural and cultural history. During your trip, participants will learn basic sea kayaking and safety skills and experience the Bay firsthand by paddling along its shoreline and stopping on one of its beaches. This trip is perfect for novice to advanced paddlers of varying abilities and backgrounds.

Your trip will begin with an opening circle, giving ETC guides an opportunity to meet your group and orient them to the plan for the day. Next, your group will be outfitted with kayaking gear and then will receive excellent paddling and safety instruction. ETC specializes in accommodating any special needs with adaptive equipment before launching on the water.

Depending on the length of your trip and the group’s paddling abilities, we may kayak to the eccentric Sausalito Houseboat Community, paddle to the Richardson Bay Audubon Center, or journey to Sea Glass Beach, exploring the beautiful bay shoreline. We’ll stop on a beach for lunch, teambuilding and educational activities, and engage in a beach clean-up before departing to return to Schoonmaker Marina. Upon landing, we’ll bring the kayaks and gear up to the equipment yard and then complete our adventure with an ETC closing circle to share highlight moments.


Trip Details

Trip Cost:
Please contact the Sea Kayak Program Manager at 415-474-7662 ext. 13 or to discuss pricing for your school or agency.

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 group not be able to afford the above prices. To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship Application.

ETC is committed to making outdoor adventures accessible to people with special needs, and our guides are experienced in making adaptations for a wide range of physical and cognitive abilities. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact the Sea Kayak Program Manager.


Scheduling and Other Resources

ETC offers Sea Kayak trips year round, with the majority of trips occurring between April and mid November. Please contact the Sea Kayak Program Manager at 415-474-7662 ext. 13 or to discuss available dates.

Resources for Groups:

Complete Trip Packet
Health and Liability Form
Driving Directions: San Francisco Bay
Equipment List: Day Trip
Trip Pricing