Private Kayak Trip

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    City Kayak offers many affordable trips through online calendar. A private or custom package may be possible also. Call or email us for details, like weather, tides, wildlife sighting. If you are in the city, come by the shop to choose your equipment and meet the guides.

    Many kayaks are available to choose; wide and roomy kayaks, open sit-on-top and touring kayaks, single and double kayaks. Doubles are preferred for long trips. Single kayaks may be better for shorter trips or strong paddlers.

    Experienced paddlers may outfit from a fleet of polymer or carbon performance sea touring kayaks. Paddles from Lendal, Werner, Carlisle are used to match kayak’s performance.

    Prices vary greatly based on type of kayak, equipment used, guides, and season.

    Premium Equipment Available

    • Sea Touring Kayaks : Necky Looksha 17 Elite Carbon, Eliza 17 Carbon, Elias 17 Skeg Carbon, Chatham 17 Fiberglass
    • SUPs : Bic 12’6 wing ace-tec, 11’6 Ace-tec, 10’6 Cross
    • Paddles : Lendal Kinetic, Werner Ikelos or CORRYVRECKAN Carbon, Carlisle Expedition Fiberglass
    • Support Powerboats(if needed) : Boston Whaler 17ft Montauk, Zodiac 12ft Inflatable boat


    Common questions and answers to join a kayak trip for the participants can be found from  Right_arrow_buttonParticipant-Information.


    You can call or email to inquire Private Kayak Trip and we can try to accommodate your needs.


    Guides and performance sea touring kayak*, life jacket, paddle, dry jacket, spray skirt, free online photo album. Also available are motorboat Support, team building activities.

    Time for picnic and other activities

    * Such kayaks are superior to sit-on-top kayaks in several ways; comfortable seats, fast and dry kayaking experience. Double tandem and single kayaks are typically used.

    Popular routes

    • BEGINNERS : McCovey Cove, Mission Creek, Bay Bridge
    • THE INTERMEDIATE PADDLER AND ABOVE : San Francisco downtown waterfront, Treasure Island, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate National Seashore, The Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Aquatic Park


    Sample Packages

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      Custom designed kayaking
      By appointment
      2 or 3 Hours
      Youth Kayak Trip_150pxRight_arrow_buttonYouth/Junior Kayak Trip
      Enjoy Kayaking for the young
      By appointment
      2 or 3 Hours


      Landmarks Paddle Length Cost
      Golden Gate Package
      Golden Gate Bridge
      GG National Seashore

      3-4 hour event $$$$
      Adventure Trip Treasure Island
      or Fisherman’s Wharf
      GG National Seashore

      3-4 hour event $$$$
      Active Adult
      San Francisco waterfront
      Bay Bridge

      3 hour event $$$
      Treasure Island
      or Fisherman’s Wharf

      2 hour event $$


      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.


      What to Wear

      Water resistant pants, wind jacket and shoes that can get wet.

      What to bring

      Change of clothes and comfortable shoes in case you get wet. Also recommend: dress in layers, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, contact lenses (better than prescription eye glasses), moisture wicking garment (rather than cotton), and bottled water.


      You could get motion sickness if you are tired, hungry, hung over, or just sensitive to motion sickness. If you are sensitive to motion sickness, eat ginger before the trip or drink carbonated water.


      You are encouraged to tip the guides if you feel they go above and beyond their duty. 15% gratuity is recommended.


    Suitable Events Paddle Length Option Prerequisite Trip Time
    Birthday party,
    Bachelor party,
    Bachelorette party,
    Travel club,
    Fundraiser event,
    Office party,
    Non-profit and
    fundraiser event
    1-4 hours Lunch No kayaking
    or previous
    By appointment-
    Call or email us
    for booking