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Kayak or SUP with seals

Stinson Beach, United States

Experience hosted by Nicki

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet at Stinson Beach Surf and Kayak and from there head 5 minutes to where we will start our kayaking or SUP adventure. We will spend 1.5- 2 hours exploring the pristine and wildlife filled Bolinas lagoon. It is very common have close encounters with harbor seals, unique birds and more. You will have the option for a single kayak, double kayak, or stand-up paddle board.
Other things to note
Dress in layers and bring water. Our available time slots are based on tides.

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What's included

  • Equipment
    kayak or SUP
From $209
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Nicki

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born and raised in Marin County, I am passionate mother, surfer, and outdoors enthusiast. I am a long time adventure guide and the founder of Marin Outdoor Adventure. I've been an Airbnb experience host from the very beginning and have lead hundreds of experiences. Now I have a team of passionate guides and coaches who work with me leading experiences . My team and I are passionate about the outdoors lifestyle, and find joy in providing opportunities for others to enjoy it too!
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Where you'll be

We will meet in the cute and beautiful town of Stinson Beach. Our kayaking adventure will be approximately 1.5-2 hours long, and take place on the Bolinas lagoon.
Mark
March 2019
Our guide Cecelia was very personable and knowledgable of the area we were kayaking. She guided us and asked us what we would be interested in doing while kayaking. She shared and we shared personal stories so we felt we were kayaking with a friend. We saw many seals and other wildlife. We just really enjoyed our 2 hour relaxed kayak around the tidal water lagoon.
Our guide Cecelia was very personable and knowledgable of the area we were kayaking. She guided us and asked us what we would be interested in doing while kayaking. She shared and…
Lilly
October 2018
We had a great afternoon kayaking along the beautiful Stinson Beach region. The guide (Thane) was super friendly and helpful. It was a great experience.
Preston
September 2018
Cecilia was great - she took us where we wanted to go and provided a ton of info along the way. Much recommended, even though the water was choppy!! We saw a ton of seals.
Wendy
August 2018
Nicki met us with her young daughter at the kayak shop and then we went and met another lady who knew about kayaking across the Bolinas Lagoon. Her boyfriend owned the kayak shop and I was confused to why she wasn’t the experience host not Nicki. It was a foggy cool day. We rowed across the lagoon with them avoiding the mud banks. Cranes and pelicans flew around and swooped down to fish. There were lots of cute seal pups who’s parents had left them to go fishing. Charming but I felt like I was intruding into a nature reserve and that I shouldn’t be there, that this was the seals place and I thought it would be awful to turn it into a tourist attraction. Nicki was nice and chatty and her daughter kept taking photos of us. The guide from the kayak shop showed us how to paddle etc. she was amazing. I would have liked to have known before about the local area other than it was an the San Andreas fault! Next time I may try Nicki’s surf lesson.
Nicki met us with her young daughter at the kayak shop and then we went and met another lady who knew about kayaking across the Bolinas Lagoon. Her boyfriend owned the kayak shop a…
Sam
August 2018
Loved this experience. We kayaked near a huge group of harbour seals in Bolinas lagoon - amazing to see these animals so close - I think they were amazed to see us so close too! Also there were plentiful plovers and terns and an ‘Air Force’ of pelicans in the lagoon. No kayaking experience needed, the guides Nicki and Cecilia made sure we kept ourselves (and the wildlife) safe.
Loved this experience. We kayaked near a huge group of harbour seals in Bolinas lagoon - amazing to see these animals so close - I think they were amazed to see us so close too! Al…
Haley
April 2019
very helpful, would definitely book again if I visit SF in the future

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

water bottle

snacks