4th of July Fireworks

    Paddle to 4th of July Fireworks at Fisherman’s Wharf

    Independence Day

    The Fisherman’s Wharf is the setting for annual Independence Day fireworks in San Francisco. We paddle along the San Francisco waterfront for the epic view of Golden Gate Bridge, The Alcatraz and the bay.

    We meet at South Beach Harbor and paddle for the best place to watch the fireworks near the Fisherman’s Wharf. After the show we paddle back to South Beach Harbor with the night view of San Francisco.

    We will use double sea touring kayaks. You will be on the water for 2 hours. Guides and chase boats will be used.

    The condition could be foggy and windy. Fireworks may shoot into the fog.

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


    See “Reserve Trip & Class” page. Choose “4th of July Fireworks Kayak Trip” and reserve your date and time.

    Youth includes from age 15 to 17 and student, military and veterans. Please bring qualifying IDs along with the reservation.
    If you buy online tickets, you will receive immediate confirmation via email.

    Paddle Length

    Typically this trip goes like the following: (1 hour) check-in from South Beach Harbor, trip briefing, gear up, (2 hours) paddle to watch the fireworks and return to South Beach Harbor.


    This kayak trip involves paddling in the dark. Each person needs a prior kayaking experience. Minimum age 15 and above. Recommended weight range is between 90lbs to 200lbs.


    Enclosed double performance touring kayak, life jacket, paddle, spray skirt, dry jacket, pogies(paddle mittens for cold weather).
    Solo paddlers will double up in a double kayak.

    What to bring

    Headlamp(per person), change of clothes(layering is recommended), warm hat or cap, carbonated water(reduces motion sickness). Also, consider- towel, motion sickness remedy(if you are sensitive to motion sickness), contact lens(rather than prescription glasses), ski hat(if weather is cold)and and waterproof camera to capture the world class scenery.

    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

    • 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.

    Helpful Tips

    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.

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