This full day adventure takes place in Tomales Bay near Point Reyes. Participants will meet instructors at Tomales Bay State Park and receive a basic paddling lesson before paddling across Tomales Bay. This area is a bird estuary where people will have the opportunity to view seals, moon-jellies, leopard sharks and bat rays. Depending on the group and weather conditions, we’ll paddle to Hog Island or along the coast to enjoy views of wildflowers and golden meadows with a beach picnic along the way. No experience necessary. Please bring your own bagged lunch.
Location & Directions
On the day of the trip, participants will meet at the Tomales Bay State Park. You will receive more details upon registering and at the pre-trip meeting
- A pre-trip meeting will be held on Thursday at the UC Aquatic Center and cover boat preparation, what to bring and other trip logistics. Students will also have the opportunity or arrange a carpool.
- It is not possible for one adult to register a second adult for this class. Each participant must register themselves.
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Be prepared for cool temperatures — bring multiple layers of clothing, a water bottle, and a snack (in addition to your packed bag lunch).
You should bring the following regardless of the time of year:
- Sneakers, wetsuit booties, or sport sandals attached at the heel that you are comfortable wearing in the water. Flip Flops are NOT suitable!
- Bathing suit to wear under a wetsuit
- Fleece, Wool or synthetic hat for warmth
- Hat with visor (for bright sun)
- Synthetic top (Our wetsuits are sleeveless, this can add warmth to your arms)
- Wool sweater or synthetic fleece jacket – cotton will not keep you warm when it’s wet!
- Sunscreen Sunglasses w/strap – so you don’t loose them in the water
- Comfortable synthetic pants (e.g. nylon running pants, fleece pants or any quick dry material) or shorts if the weather is warm
- A CHANGE OF DRY CLOTHES, TOWEL, AND DRY SHOES!
- SNACKS AND WATER
Things to consider for cold/wet days:
- Polypropylene or thermal underwear
- Rainy weather gear (waterproof pants and jacket)
- A thermos with a hot beverage
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