Overnight Sea Kayaking - Tomales Bay

Description: Join REI for an exciting two-day introduction to kayak camping on Tomales Bay. Situated along Point Reyes National Seashore, 12-mile- long Tomales Bay is one of the largest protected bays on the West Coast. Home to a huge variety of marine and bird life, it is a terrific location to experience kayak camping on the beach. This class is ideal for those looking to try multi-day kayak touring, or anyone looking for a new camping adventure-with the added benefit of the boat carrying the weight of your gear! We'll teach you about packing and loading camping gear into kayaks, and how to set up an eco-conscious camp in a marine environment. Kayaking and camping gear and all meals are provided. Pre-requisite: previous kayaking experience necessary (Introduction to Coastal Kayaking or equivalent skills).

Skills you'll learn:

  • Paddle and explore beautiful Tomales Bay and the beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore
  • Learn to pack camping gear into drybags and load gear into kayaks
  • Learn to set up an eco-conscious camp in a marine environment

Check out the gear list.

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Overnight Sea Kayaking - Tomales Bay Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
  • Hat/ Sun protection - An item to help protect your face and neck from sunburn.
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
  • Energy Snacks
  • Water Shoes/Sandals - Foot attire that will protect your feet and is okay to get wet. (e.g. Teva, Chaco, Keen (not flip-flops)


  • Sunglasses
  • Personal Snacks
  • Personal Camera

Gear provided by REI:

  • Spray Skirt
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • Wetsuit - Thickness depends on your local water temperatures. Generally 3mm-4mm is preferable.
  • Paddle
  • Dry Bag
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Touring/Recreational Kayak
  • Paddle Jacket