Try Sea Kayaking in Sausalito to explore the San Francisco Bay Area in a new way. Seeing Sausalito’s charming house boat village from the water is definitely a highlight.
One of the best things about living in San Francisco is the amazing access to nature we have here. We’ve done plenty of hiking, and some epic roadtrips, but no exploring via the sea. A friend recommended sea kayaking as a great way to gain a new perspective of our home.
We checked out Sea Trek in Sausalito to get started. Their friendly staff set us up with a ‘sit on top’ kayak. Sit on top kayaks are self-bailing, safe and user friendly. This made it fairly easy to navigate around Richardson bay, while still getting a great upper body workout. Sea Trek also offer stand up paddle boards and traditional kayaks, as well as lessons on both.
We headed out of the marina on our adventure. The first sight was sea lion and sea otters, living the good life perched upon the docks.
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In the San Francisco Bay Area, there is the option to Sea Kayak in San Francisco or in the North Bay like we did in Sausalito. I highly recommend choosing Sausalito for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a bit warmer as Richardson Bay is protected from the wind. Most important, you have the chance to see the famous Sausalito house boats up close.
Seeing the house boats has to be one of the best things we’ve done since moving to San Francisco. This floating permanent village is absolutely incredible. We saw everything from small shacks to stately three-story New England homes with potted plants and a sun deck.
Our sea kayak allowed us to get up close and picture what it would be like to live permanently on the water. Most of the homes are tethered to a dock and actually have electricity, running water and septic. It’s incredible. I wish there were more photos to share, but we had to balance “getting the shot” with the risk of getting our phones splashed on. You’ll just have to try it yourself!
If you’re planning to sea kayak, make sure you slather on the sunscreen and wear clothes (especially pants) you don’t mind getting wet! A hat is also a great idea, but it should fit snugly so you don’t have to worry about it getting blown off and lost to sea.
Sea Kayaking Sausalito
Sea Trek Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboards
Sausalito, CA 94965
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