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Kayaking & Water sports

We plan, you paddle. Explore majestic coastlines or hone your skills on a guided kayak adventure.

Hiking & Backpacking

Those boots were made for walking. From day hikes to overnights, our guides are here to help you hit the trail.

Climbing & Rappelling

Your next ascent starts right here. Join us for a climbing skills class or test your mettle on a multi-day guided mountain expedition.

Questions? Please visit our FAQs or contact us.

Expert Local Guides

Our experienced, multitalented guides can’t wait to introduce you to the wonders of their Bay Area home—and we‘re excited to introduce you to some of the crew!
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    Miranda Carreño

    Guiding since 2021

    “My favorite thing about guiding with REI is being part of an inclusive and supportive team of people that are also passionate about the outdoors.

  • a headshot of REI guide Joshua Thompson

    Joshua Thompson

    Guiding since 2017

    “Guiding people through challenging and formative experiences gives you a front-seat view on their journey. So many people show up for a trip with a preconceived notion of their limitations....after a few days and with a lot of community and support from our group, I am beyond stoked to see people literally climb through those limiting beliefs.

  • a headshot of REI guide Jeremy Francis

    Jeremy Francis

    Guiding since 2016

    “I love to be in the fresh air and rugged terrain of this beautiful state, and to spend time with our adventurous participants. If you're going to spend time anyway, why not spend it among trees?

  • a headshot of REI guide Hadrian Klinkner

    Hadrian Klinkner

    Guiding since 2018

    “I love it when a new skill leads to an increase in a participant's confidence level. I know that successful completion of a kayaking wet exit, figuring out how to navigate using a compass, or getting on outdoor rock for the first time will lead to more confidence and more fun in their outdoor adventures.

Rent Gear

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Richmond, CA

Now open: REI rentals at Richmond Marina

Eager to explore the bay this weekend? Our Bay Area Adventure Center has everything you need to get out there—just a few steps away from Richmond’s inner harbor.

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You’ve got plans, we’ve got gear. Stop by one of our rental locations to get outfitted for your next adventure.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

Amazing first-hand experience shared and knowledge absorbed. The instructor met us at our experience level and provided valuable, lifelong tips for a safe and successful backpacking adventure.

Steve - Essential Backpacking Skills Class
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

I didn't anticipate that a backpacking trip to the beach would be so refreshing for the body and soul. Whether you're a seasoned backpacker or this is your first outing, you'll be blown away.

Michael C., Point Reyes National Seashore Backpacking
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars

We went kayaking out to Brooks Island. The day was perfect, the water calm, the wildlife engaging and our guides were ... experienced, knowledgeable, fun, positive and flexible. What an awesome day!

Dana, Kayak Tour of Brooks Island

Get Involved

Support your community and connect with others in the Bay-Sierra Region

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Local Partners

Support your community and connect with others in the Bay Area

The REI Cooperative Action Fund is a non-profit that supports several Bay Area organizations that make time outside more accessible for all.

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Support your community and connect with others in the Bay Area


Participate in a Local Stewardship Event

From cleanup runs to habitat restoration projects, the Co-op offers multiple ways to give back to the Bay Area community.

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Contact Us

General Information

Please reach out to us with any questions.

Classes, Day Trips, Events & Gear Rentals

Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm PT

Phone: 1-877-819-3807

Adventure Travel

Hours: Monday-Friday: 7am-5pm PT

Phone: 1-800-622-2236

Group Experiences

Organizing a work event, family trip, or special gathering? Our team is here to help. Please submit a request via email to and a member of our team will follow up shortly.

To expedite your inquiry, please include your full name, party size and preferred departure date.