Youth Kayak Trip

    Enjoy kayaking trip for the young

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    Youth trips are designed for children ages 8 and older. The usual route is the protected calm waters of McCovey Cove and Mission Creek.

    For older or more experienced youth, we may extend the trip by paddling to the Bay Bridge and Cupid’s Arrow.

    Youth Trips are ideal for youth camps, school groups, sports teams, birthday parties.

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

    Trip Length Paddle Length Landmark
    2 hours 1 hour McCovey Cove, Mission Creek
    3 hours 2 hours McCovey Cove, Mission Creek, Bay Bridge, Cupid’s Arrow



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

    You should book as early as you can because we start filling the calendar months in advance. We can’t run a trip if a guide is not available or the time slot is full.


    Lesson, professional guides, sit-on-top Kayaks and gear, chaseboat if needed


    • Additional charge will be applied for longer trips.
    • There is a 10 people minimum on youth trips.
    • 50% deposit at booking and the balance is due 7 days before.


    Refund, Change, Cancellation Policy

    Changes to trip dates and/or itinerary can be made 7 days prior to trip date with no charge. Changes within 7 days will incur a surcharge depending on the severity of the change.

    Weather related cancellation is possible. You may have scheduled a Rain Date or we refund all charges.

    • 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 event for change or cancellation.



    Youth Liability Waiver form can be downloaded here and should be signed by parents; Youth Waiver.


    Most kayak trips launch from South Beach Harbor, which is at the intersection of The Embarcadero and Townsend.


    1 hour visitor parking is located in the front of the pier. Parking permit can be purchased at check-in for $10~20 a day.

    Things to Bring

    Clothes that you don’t mind getting wet, bottled water, sun protection, waterproof camera

    Storage cubicles and baggage check-in is available, but please leave your valuables at home. City Kayak is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.