Trinidad Bay Kayak Tour – Whales & Wildlife

  • Reservations – 1 (707) 329-0085
  • 9am to noon daily
  • $99/person – all paddling gear included
  • PRIVATE/CUSTOM TOUR: $600 up to 5 guests, $1200 6-10 guests, $1800 11-15 guests

Advanced registration required. Online reservations close 24hrs before the tour. Call for last minute bookings. Max group size: 30 guests. 

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 2.5 miles towards Little River, returning to the harbor and our protected landing. Our guests on this tour have an opportunity to view a wide variety of wildlife, year ’round 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.

Any time of year is a great time to paddle in Trinidad,  but in April, May, and June 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 of whales 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!

*Included with your guided tour:

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

*We encourage guests to bring:

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