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

  •   I have to say that Carl helped me check something off my bucket list. I was able to Kayak down a pristine river in the Northwest United States. This is... read more

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    5/28/2018

      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 water was crystal clear and it is great for older adults as well as kids. Its clean, VERY swimmable, fun all around. The ride can be 2-3 hours depending... read more

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    5/13/2019

      On this year's family first time vacation to Redwood National and State Parks, we wanted to kayak the Smith River to see more of these amazing forests. And only... read more

    patchesredwoodforest
    8/02/2019
  •   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

    thumb Sara Z
    6/08/2019

      We had a great time kayaking with Smith River kayaks! Our group was 4 adults and two kids (9 and 11). Carl was very knowledgeable on the area and the... read more

    thumb Rachel N
    7/02/2018
  •   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

    thumb Agrantman
    11/19/2018

      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

    chasseur_andy
    8/16/2018