Russian River
Canoeing & Kayaking
Burkes's  Burke's Canoe Trips & Kayaks
Russian River
Image A ten mile self-guided canoe trip through the Redwoods with return shuttle included. Picnic, swim, sunbath at beaches along this magnificent stretch of the river. View wildlife such as: otter, Great Blue Heron, osprey, turtles, and more. Canoeing at Burke's - a Russian River Tradition. Riverside camping & kayaks also available.

Mirabel Road at 8600 River Road, Forestville CA
(707) 887-1222
Soar  Russian River Adventures
Russian River

Sonoma County's Best Eco-Adventure!! We offer two different length trips on the primo remote, “south of Healdsburg” run. This section of the Russian River has the most water in the dry summer months, so you will never drag your canoe over the shallows. The water is clean and refreshing for summertime fun, and there are many wonderful beaches for picnicking, swimming and sunning. Enjoy the comfort, stability and quietness of our SOAR Inflatable canoes...simply the best on the river. Because there are no houses or roads nearby, the bird and wildlife is amazing. This is a perfect trip for families, couples, and corporate outings. Our full day trips are dog-friendly. The staff at RRA is people-friendly! We have the highest ratings from customers on Yelp and Trip Advisor. Join us for a day on the river and see why!

20 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg CA
(707) 433-5599

SUP Odyssey  Stand Up Paddle Odyssey
Russian River
Image Guided 2 hour stand up paddle board (SUP) trips along the beautiful Russian River. Also we teach introduction to SUP and SUP yoga on our private lake located within a habitat preserve surrounded by organic vineyards in Sebastopol. Friendly water dogs are welcome! Now offering paddle board rentals!

(415) 497-0179
River's Edge - Kayak & Canoe Trips - More Current….Equals More Fun! We operate on the upper river exclusively. Our friendly staff will roll out the Red Carpet…helping you to cure your NDD (Nature Deficiency Disorder). We take care of the details at no extra charge…dry bag, ziplocks, cooler, dog vest, tie downs, net bag and a free ice cream at the end of your trip. We offer a variety of trips as well as multi-day. Join us for the Great Russian River Race -May 12, 2012. 13840 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg CA (800) 345-0869 | (707) 433-7247
Johnson's Beach Rentals
16241 First Street
(707) 869-2022
Getaway Adventures
2228 Northpoint Parkway
Santa Rosa
(800) 499-2453
Mirabel Park
7600 River Road
(707) 887-2383
Monte Rio Community Beach
(707) 865-0400
Monte Rio
Lotus Kayak Rentals
(707) 865-9604
  King's Kayak Rentals
16258 Main Street
(707) 869-2156
Water Treks Eco Tours & Kayak Rentals
PO Box 39
(888) 865-2249
  River's Edge Kayak & Canoe Trips
13840 Healdsburg Avenue
(707) 433-7247
Russian River Outfitters
25375 Steel Head Blvd
Duncans Mills

California's premier leisure canoeing destination. Just north of San Francisco.

When To Come - River Flow
April through October (7 months)
The river is slow-moving and safe during the canoeing season. If coming with children try to plan your trip in the mid-May through mid-September period. The shoulder periods of the season are excellent for the outdoor adventurers.

November through March (5 months)

During the winter the river rises, increases flow and hides branches and other snares. We do not advise canoeing the river during the winter unless you are experienced.
Photos & More Information
Russian River
Sonoma Coast
Lake Sonoma
  Drop spots & Pickup Points

Russian River
Healdsburg Memorial Beach - Healdsburg
Riverfront Park - Windsor
Steelhead Beach - Forestville
Mom's Beach - Forestville
Sunset Beach - Forestville
Riverkeeper Park - Guerneville
Johnson's Beach - Guerneville
Monte Rio Beach - Monte Rio
Downtown Jenner - Jenner
Willow Creek - Upstream from Jenner

Coast - (anywhere you can carry your kayak)
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Bodega Bay
Gualala River's Mouth
Salt Point

Coastal Conditions
We recommend you to the Bodega Bay surfing page which has information on surf conditions and the phone numbers of businesses on the coast.
Plans of Action
Here are a two of the most popular ways to travel the river.

1) Tour/Rental Operator Shuttle: For a fee a tour operator will drop you off and pick you up. Some companies run buses all day (for the river only), others have you call them of schedule a pickup time.

2) The Two Car Relay: Drive with someone to the pickup point, have them leave their car there and travel with you to the drop off point.
Picture Gallery of the River and Coast

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