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.
- INDIVIDUAL : 24 Hour Policy – You can change or cancel a reservation anytime, but it is better to take care of a change as soon as possible. There is a $5 to $20 processing fee for changes or cancellation. A card transaction fee(3% to 5%) is not refundable. Please call or email to ask for a refund.
- Group : 7 Day Policy -20% daily deduction applies within 7 days. Change or cancellation within 7 days will incur a surcharge depending on the severity. A change fee will be assessed based on the complexity. A card transaction fee(3% to 5%) is not refundable.
- Over 10% chance of “rain”
- Over 30% of “shower”
- Reschedule the event to another day
- Give you a store credit
- Give you a refund minus 3%-5% transaction fee
Common questions and answers to join a kayak trip for the participants can be found from Participant-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. Compare Beginner Kayak Trips
|Intro to Kayaking||Intro to SUP||South Beach|
|Downtown||Splash Hit||Giants’ Fireworks|
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. Compare Intermediate Kayak Trips
|Twilight||Fullmoon||4th of July Fireworks|
|New Year’s Eve Fireworks||KFOG’s Kaboom!|
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. Compare Advanced Kayak Trips
|Alcatraz||Golden Gate Bridge||Treasure Island|
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. Compare Custom Kayak Trips
Refund, Change, Cancellation Policy
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(weather.gov at zip code 94107):
Please call or email if you have questions about the weather. If cancelled, we can
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.
You can download Trip Liablility Waivers.