Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Photography Kayak Tour


Description: Join us for a fun photography kayak tour of world famous Elkhorn Slough! We will provide lunch and easy to paddle tandem kayaks. In addition, you will be joined by one of our talented photography instructors and an expert naturalist to enhance your experience photographing the abundant wildlife on the slough.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Tips will be given on basic outdoor photography composition and technique
  • Our naturalist will teach you about the local wildlife
  • You will learn basic paddling skills.

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Elkhorn Slough Wildlife Photography Kayak Tour Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Personal Camera
  • Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
  • Water Shoes/Sandals - Foot attire that will protect your feet and is okay to get wet. (e.g. Teva, Chaco, Keen (not flip-flops)
  • Water Bottle
  • 2 Liters of Water - At least 2 Nalgene sized water bottles or a large Camelback style reservoir


  • Change of clothes - A change of clothes to leave in your car and put on after the event.
  • Binoculars
  • Personal Snacks
  • Hat/ Sun protection - An item to help protect your face and neck from sunburn.
  • Energy Snacks
  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Eyewear Retainer - A strap to help keep your glasses or sunglasses from falling off in the event of big splash or a capsize.
  • Sunglasses

Gear provided by REI:

  • Lunch
  • Dry Bag
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Paddle Jacket
  • Tandem Kayak - A kayak with two paddlers paddling the same boat.
  • Paddle
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • Wetsuit - Thickness depends on your local water temperatures. Generally 3mm-4mm is preferable.