Experience one of the most beautiful canoe adventures in California with Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too at the Stanford Inn by the Sea. These canoes are extremely stable and can even fit your pets! Fill out a reservation request form, arrive at the loading dock, get inside this amazing canoe and feel like a true explorer on the river. Hear your paddle going through the smooth water and enjoy the silence of nature. The experience is so relaxing and effortless. Glide through the Big River, meet local marine mammals, and enjoy nature!
Explore the Big River
Ride a double canoe
Friends adventure on the water
Family fun on the river
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This experience was amazing! We rented a canoe for 3 hours and it was a great time. We were even allowed to bring our dog! This was her first time on a boat and she was a little scare, but she eventually settled after jumping off the boat 5 mins in. We saw lots of birds, a dozen seals, and an otter. Going down the river was much easier than coming back, so save some strength. We brought sandwiches to eat on the way which was a great call. Highly recommend!!
Cool spot with nice outriggers. Went on a very windy day and the place gave us fair warning, decided to go out anyways and between our dogs first boat trip and the wind we did not last long. When we got back after less than an hour they were so kind to give us a partial refund. Totally unnecessary but kind. Would definitely recommend and wish we could go back on a less windy day.
This is a must-do whenever you are in Mendocino coast. We are in town for the Weekend to celebrate my husband’s big 40. We are extremely happy to be finally in the water together (rather than having to take turns to row and watch the kiddos....). The outrigger fits both of us and our 6-yo triplets nicely and safely! All of us enjoyed the river cruise (including the man who did most of the rowing for his wife and children 🤣). We spotted 17 harbour seals, 2 river otters, lots of birds and ducks. Thanks to our dock master Trevor for his briefing and tips to enjoy the Big River, and Rick for helping us with the reservation. Highly recommended! It’s safe and easy even for someone who if a first timer.
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