City Kayak offers many kayaking opportunities from beginners to advanced paddlers. From our South Beach Harbor location kayaking trips to McCovey Cove, Bay Bridge and Mission Creek depart almost daily.
    Common questions and answers to join a kayak trip for the participants can be found from  Right_arrow_buttonParticipant-Information.

    Beginner Kayak Trip

    Our beginner kayaking trips use extremely stable and easy to handle kayaks. The guides will give a complete lesson, so a first time paddler will be comfortable. Each trip is one to two hours long. The leisurely pace is suitable for capturing scenic landmarks around.  Right_arrow_buttonCompare Beginner Kayak Trips

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    Intermediate Kayak Trip

    The most scenic kayaking experience is offered in these intermediate kayak trips; Twilight Kayak Trip, Full Moon, Fireworks at 4th of July and New Year’s Eve. You must bring a camera for these trips. If you have a prior kayaking experience you will enjoy the trip even more. Right_arrow_buttonCompare Intermediate Kayak Trips

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    Advanced Kayak Trip

    A world-class kayaking experience and the view are offered in advanced kayak trips. These trips are recommended for experienced paddlers only.  Right_arrow_buttonCompare Advanced Kayak Trips

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    Custom Kayak Trip

    If you are interested in bringing a group of friends or office party please call City Kayak to discuss options. We can design a kayaking experience specially for your group with many details; lunch box on the water, picnic at a park, online photo album, hosting a fun race, etc.  Right_arrow_buttonCompare Custom Kayak Trips

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    Refund, Change, Cancellation

    • 7 Day Policy -20% daily deduction applies within 7 days. Change or cancellation could incur a surcharge or transaction fee depending on the severity or complexity. No refund is given within 24 hours.


    Rain or Stormy Conditions

    A rain or wind forecast does not necessarily cancel an event or a reservation because local condition is different by each district in San Francisco. However, we usually cancel an event if there is the following conditions on National Weather Service( at zip code 94107):

    • Over 10% chance of “rain”
    • Over 30% of “shower”

    Please call or email if you have questions about the weather. If cancelled, we can

    • Reschedule the event to another day
    • Give you a store credit
    • Give you a full refund(there may be a transaction fee of 3%-5%.)

    A discount voucher can only be rescheduled to another day with the same promotions and conditions.



    Our trips use seatouring kayaks to enhance your kayaking experience. Seatouring kayaks are superior in speed and comfort. We recommend single kayaks for your paddling fun and increased learning opportunity. But, you can use a double tandem kayak in certain cases-kayaking in a long trip or paddling with a beginner. Our expert guides will look at every detail to ensure that you have a great time kayaking and take back an everlasting memory.
    Liability Waiver
    You can download Youth and Trip Liablility Waivers.