Kayak Tour of Brooks Island

1:00pm5:00pm Pacific Time
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$119 for REI Members

$139 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Minimum age 12
  • Group size 10 people

Discover the sublime joy of a hassle-free paddle on this 4-hour kayak tour of Brooks Island. We'll do all the planning, packing and gear-hauling so you can focus on enjoying the time outside. No kayaking experience required - our instructors will cover all the basics and safety tips before we launch. We'll paddle our single kayaks through the Richmond Marina, home of the Kaiser Shipyards and Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park, then out towards Brooks Island Regional Preserve which boasts 300 acres of protected land in the San Francisco Bay. Leopard sharks, bat rays and seals may be seen while taking in iconic views of the San Francisco skyline, Alcatraz Island and Angel Island. Paddling this beautiful waterway while surrounded by the East Bay Hills and Mount Tamalpais offers a unique experience. Back on dry land, everyone will head home with newfound skills, full of excitement for your next outdoor adventure! We can't wait to see you on the water!

  • Enjoy iconic views of the San Francisco Bay from the seat of a kayak
  • Explore Rosie the Riveter Historical Park on the water
  • Catch glimpses of local wildlife in the Brooks Island Nature Preserve

What to bring with you

Map image of Richmond Marina: Public Boat Launch

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Parking is free except in the lot closed to boat ramp which costs $10. There is a restroom at the Richmond Marina Office.