Sunday, January 1, 2017

So Long 2016

2016 was a wonderful year for paddling! We explored many tributaries, sloughs and islands within the Delta like various sections of the Mokelumne, Beaver slough, Georgianna, Sherman Lake, sections of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. Opportunities for paddling within the Delta are endless along with limitless destinations in the San Francisco Bay area. Trips to Angel Island, Richardson Bay, San Leandro Bay, Oakland Estuary, Brooks Island and the Carquinez Strait were just some of the paddles I enjoyed this past year. Highlights included paddling with bats on Lake Del Valle, observing baby sea otters with their mom's on Elkhorn Slough, watching dozens of river otters frolicking on the Sacramento River, viewing a bald eagle at Big Break and witnessing a sea lion consume salmon just feet from our kayaks.

A big thank you to all who joined me on the water in 2016, I truly appreciate your business and I'm super excited for 2017! We have lots of exciting new adventures planned including adding an introduction to sea kayaking class which will include self and assisted rescues, an adventure camp for youth and specialty tours that will include food from local delta farms. We're excited to work with the city of Antioch by providing classes, tours and rentals from the Antioch Marina. Don't forget to mark your calendar for September 16th, 2017 and join us for Coastal Clean up day where we'll pick up trash that can only be reached by kayak.

What better way to end 2016 than with a paddle on the Delta! We had a beautiful day on Old River paddling around many islands. We were surrounded by the sounds of hundreds of Tundra Swan, Sandhill Cranes and multitudes of snow geese as they  soared overhead. We were fortunate to catch a glimpse of 3 river otters foraging for food and other than a lone duck hunter and the sheriff, we had the river all to ourselves. It was an amazing day on the water with great company.

Happy new year! See you on the water in 2017!

Join us for a tour or reserve a kayak or paddleboard rental in 2017

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