Trinidad Kayak Tour: Whales & Wildlife


  • Reservations – 1 (503) 260-7743
  • 9am to noon daily
  • $40/person – kayak & gear not included at this time. Rentals available upon request

Join us for this beginner friendly kayak tour of Trinidad Bay. Trinidad harbor provides a unique, protected launching and landing location, so those new to kayaking can experience the wonders of ocean paddling without having to deal with surf and breaking waves.

We’ll provide basic instruction and safety information on land and in the harbor before exploring the coast south towards Little River, before returning to the harbor and our protected landing. Our guests on this tour have an opportunity to view a wide variety of wildlife from the seat of a kayak, including a myriad of migratory sea & shore birds, seals, sea lions, otters, sea stars, anemones, urchins, and more while silently gliding past the rock gardens,  towering sea stacks, and kelp forests of the Redwood Coast.

In April and May, thousands of migrating grey whales make their way north with their calves from Baja to Alaska. Trinidad Bay is a popular pit stop for these giants of the sea Over the years of guiding kayak whale tours we’ve come to know several of the whale’s preferred resting spots and travel lanes, making the unique experience for viewing pods from your kayak highly likely when conditions allow.

May through October is fishing season in Trinidad. For those of you interested in trying for lingcod, rockfish, greenling, or salmon, you’re welcome to bring your gear. We can custom tailor a tour to put you in the best locations to increase your chances at bringing home dinner!

*All guests on this tour must bring the following:

  • Kayak with bulkheads and perimeter lines fore & aft
  • Dry suit or wet suit with paddle jacket
  • Booties
  • Paddle

*We encourage guests to bring:

  • Synthetic or wool clothing 
  • Waterproof camera or phone
  • Water
  • Small snack
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen



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