Thursday, September 29, 2016

South Fork Mokelumne River



It was a gorgeous day for a paddle on the Delta Monday. A bit on the warm side but being on the cool water was the best place to be. We launched from Wimpy's Marina at the end of the low tide and paddled south on glassy water.






We paddled downstream past Beaver Slough almost 5 miles in less than 1.5 hours. I noticed lots of birds including many hawks, killdeer, egrets, heron and I think I spotted a few sandhill cranes. I was able to positively identify two long-billed curlew which are not seen often in the Delta.

We turned around with the tide and headed back to Wimpy's where we enjoyed a tasty lunch.



Wimpy's charges $5 to launch a kayak. After unloading your kayak drive back up levy and park close to the road as not to block parking for restaurant customers.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

San Joaquin River, Antioch




We had an amazing paddle on the San Joaquin River this morning with the Antioch Council of Teens. We started a little late, so paddled against a fairly strong tide to get to the Dow Wetlands Preserve. Started the paddle by seeing an otter and then a few minutes later a seal made an appearance. Made it to the Dow Wetlands and then returned to the Antioch Marina with the flooding tide. It was very busy, lots of boat traffic today, including a ship which made for a lively paddle.

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Delta Kayak Adventures will be at the Antioch Marina October 1st and 2nd offering kayak rentals from 10am-4pm and FREE standup paddleboard demos within the marina. We also will have guided sunset paddles at 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be lots of other activities for families to enjoy too! Delta Thunder Boat Show and Exhibition and Rivertown Jamboree will be going on at the same time. The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain will also be docked at the marina offering tours.

Save $5 per person on the sunset paddle if you book online! Enter save5 for promo.

Delta Kayak Adventures offers tours, rentals and classes throughout the Delta region. Book a custom tour with 2 or more paddlers. Contact us for more info.



Saturday, September 24, 2016

Paddling and More Paddling

I apologize for the lack of recent posts but it has been an amazing summer with lots of paddling!
Some highlights include:

Lots of paddling at Big Break, San leandro Bay & Brooks Island, guiding for East Bay Regional Park District.




Teaching Introduction to Kayaking classes:



Trips throughout the Delta including Delta Meadows, Mildred Island, Eucalyptus Island, the San Joaquin River, Sacramento River, Mokelumne River, Georgiana slough, Cosumnes River and much more.







Sunset and Moonlight paddles:



Trips to the coast:





With my favorite time of year for kayaking upon us, I have a lot more paddling yet to do. Contact us if you'd like to join us for one of our tours or would like a trip based on a specific location you want to explore.

I'll be posting more adventures soon. Until then, hope to see you on the water!