SMITH RIVER KAYAKS2019-05-12T18:02:55-07:00

FISHING • ECO & SELF GUIDED TOURS

ADVENTURES FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS & INTERESTS

Kayak the Smith River Redwood forests or coast with top-of-the-line sit-on Malibu Ocean kayaks.

We offer many destinations on the Smith River to suit every interest and kayaking abilities.
From Class-1 rapids, to calm flat waters in the lower river, and protected sections of the Del Norte coast,
many tour options are available. Call for details on the right adventure for your party.

Families often opt for the “estuary tour”, which encompasses the entire lower reaches of the Smith River.
This 3.5-hour tour is ideal for young children with no rapids and plenty of animals along the way. Tandem kayaks provide ideal seating in the middle for children under 6-years old, while the front seat suits larger kids. There are many attractions to visit along the way and eventually ending up near the mouth of the Smith where river otters and harbor seals are common. The bird life is exceptional and views are spectacular.

Further up the river mellow rapids under Class-1 can be enjoyed by novices while further up the canyon the river provides a higher level of excitement of the seasoned kayakers. The South Fork Smith is a popular destination for those with experience and higher energy levels.
This remote stretch is very rarely visited and no other people will be encountered. The water clarity is exceptional and fish abound. This is not suitable for pre-teens.

Ocean kayaking around Pebble Beach offers protected near-shore paddling and prolific fishing opportunities from our Jackson Cuda-12-foot custom fishing kayaks. On can easily catch their limit in the rocky areas. Castle rock is a close destination with sea lions and seals resting on the rocks. Many other destinations can be requested along the coast, including Harris Beach above Brookings, in a protected cove.

Redwood forest and coastal kayaking provides all the need fishing gear and outfits for every adventure on the river or ocean, including surf suits and splash ware, booties or water shoes, and all other needs including dry boxes and dry bags.

Call us today and find the right adventure for your group. We can be reached at (707) 328-2022

  •   Had a blast. Two tandem kayaks served us well. Boys ages 3, 6, 9 and 12. All had a good time. Mr. Page set us up... read more

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    8/16/2018

      Our party of 9 rented kayaks from Smith River Kayaks, and found the entire process to be easy. It was a brief phone call to set things up, then... read more

    avatar thumb Sara Z
    6/08/2019
  •   First, we were greeted by Carl who is one of the most down to earth people that we have ever met! He helped us gear up for the cold weather;... read more

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    11/19/2018

      A phone call to set it up, pulled into a backyard gear shed - got wetsuits, watershoes, kayaks, dry boxes. Equipment was ecclectic, but clean and generally in good... read more

    lwcarey
    7/04/2019
  •   The Smith River is flat out beautiful with it's clear green blue water, deep canyons, and the world's tallest trees along its bank. And as well, with Smith... read more

    avatar thumb jonathpope
    5/13/2018

      This was a fabulous find! The tour Carl sent us on was perfect—a 4-hour trip down the Smith River, ending at the estuary. The scenery was gorgeous and the kayaks... read more

    MargeM571
    8/18/2019
  •   We were all alone on the Smith River- absolutely beautiful. I was in a group of four; we were all somewhat experienced kayakers, and we found the route simple to... read more

    avatar thumb Nick M
    7/11/2016

      My kids and I planned to spend a day on the smith River with our SUPs, but when we got to the put in it was cool and cloudy and... read more

    sara c
    7/24/2019