Enjoy to paddle under the Golden Gate Bridge
- INDIVIDUAL : 24 Hour Policy – You can change or cancel a reservation up to 24 hours before the event. You will receive money back after transaction fee(5%). Please call or email to ask for a refund. After which you will be charged up to $20 per person for change or cancellation.
- GROUP : 7 Day Policy – You can change or cancel a reservation up to 7 days before the event. 20% daily deduction afterwards. After which you will be charged up to $20 per person for change or cancellation.
We will travel along the northern waterfront of San Francisco. Panoramic view of major landmarks surround you; Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Park, Presidio, and the bridge itself.
We use performance double seatouring kayak and gear. Solo paddlers will double up in a tandem due to the distance. This trip involves two hour paddling and one hour of orientation.
Please note that we meet at Crissy Field East Parking Lot for this trip. You can park at Crissy Field East Parking Lot (free) and our meeting point will be Restroom Building.
This trip involves some choppy water and long distance paddling (6 miles).
We can not accept first time paddlers. Beginners with recent kayaking experience (within a year) can join the trip.
Rescue capability is not necessary because this trip is escorted by a guide.
Common questions and answers to join a kayak trip for the participants can be found from Participant-Information.
See “Reserve Trip & Class” page. Choose “Golden Gate Bridge Kayak Trip” and reserve your date and time.
Youth include from age 12 to 17 and student. Please bring qualifying IDs along with the reservation.
Group discount applies for over 10 people. Please call us for availability and reservation.
Restroom building at Crissy Field east parking lot.
Don’t go to City Kayak at Pier 40. We will bring kayaks to Crissy Field and start to trip at Crissy Field.
You need a prior kayaking experience in your life time. Recommended weight range is between 90lbs to 200lbs.
We use performance seatouring kayak and gear. You may be escorted by a motor boat.
We provide: enclosed double touring kayak, life jacket, paddle, spray skirt, dry jacket, and a guide. Solo paddlers will double up in a tandem due to the distance.
Typically your kayaking trip goes like the following: check-in, trip briefing, gear up Hour, paddle on the water, return, rinse gear and kayak, check-out
What to bring
Change of clothes and extra shoes in case you get wet from splash.
Also recommend- waterproof camera to capture the world class scenery, sunglasses, sunglass leash, hat(in cold weather), snack (power bar, trail-mix, etc.). Layering is recommended as temperture changes quickly from morning cold to hot afternoon. And moisture wicking garment (rather than cotton)
What to wear
Active sports wear works best; TEVA water sandal, quick dry shirt and pants. Wind jackets are helpful. Avoid loose clothing, down-filled jacket, or dress shoes.
Refund, Change, Cancellation Policy
You could get motion sickness if you are tired, hungry, hung over, or sensitive to motion sickness. One way to reduce symptoms of motion sickness is to eat ginger (ginger snaps work too) prior to the trip.
You are encouraged to tip the guides if you feel they go above and beyond their duty. 15% gratuity is recommended.
Your bags and belongings will be stored in a container. Please leave valuables at home.
Motion sickness warning
You are very likely to catch motion sickness if you are hungry, hung over, or tired. Carbonated water is better than plain water. Take remedies if you are motion sensitive- like ginger or transdermal patch. Dramamine may not work for some people.