Holiday Lights Kayak Tour


Description: Join REI Outdoor School for a festive evening tour of a Bay Area holiday-lights hotspot - by kayak! After our paddle we'll serve up some hot cocoa and light refreshments, along with a dose of holiday cheer. Prizes awarded for the merriest holiday attire! Kayaks and all gear included; participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or responsible adult.

Skills you'll learn:

Basic instruction in stable tandem (two-person) kayaks, followed by a tour to view holiday lights on the water.

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.

Holiday Lights Kayak Tour Information

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  • Class Details
  • Gear List

Holiday Lights Kayak Tour Gear List

Gear to bring to class:


  • Water Shoes/Sandals - Foot attire that will protect your feet and is okay to get wet. (e.g. Teva, Chaco, Keen (not flip-flops)
  • Synthetic / wool layers - Clothing that will stay warm when wet.
  • Water Bottle
  • Mug
  • Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.


  • Lip Balm/Protection
  • Energy Snacks
  • Change of clothes - A change of clothes to leave in your car and put on after the event.
  • Binoculars
  • Festive Attire - Enhance your experiance by dressing up for merriment!
  • Personal Camera
  • Eyewear Retainer - A strap to help keep your glasses or sunglasses from falling off in the event of big splash or a capsize.

Gear provided by REI:

  • Paddle Jacket
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Tandem Kayak - A kayak with two paddlers paddling the same boat.
  • Paddle
  • Personal Snacks
  • Headlamp/Flashlight