San Francisco Kayaking

Water Sports

Make a splash and get out on the water. Paddle your way around San Francisco Bay, or hang ten on a surf excursion at nearby Marin beaches. Our guided tours begin with the basics so you feel comfortable on the water, then you’re free to explore to your heart’s content.

San Francisco Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

SUPs are a fun way to get out into nature, and are an excellent form of exercise! Suitable for all experience levels, this 2.5-hour class teaches the basics of stand-up paddling. You’ll spend the first 30 minutes on land, practicing paddling technique, then go over launching protocol and get on the water to work on strokes and board handling. While on the water you’ll also have a chance to enjoy a paddle along the waterfront and finally practice self-rescues.

  • $110 / person for weekend public classes
  • $440 / private class for up to 4 people
    ($110 for each additional person)


This unforgettable experience is suitable for first-time and advanced paddlers. We start from the Bay Model Location, where everyone gets equipped with life jackets, paddles, and stable sit-on-top double kayaks. After some basic instruction, we set out along the famous Sausalito waterfront. Keep your eyes peeled for harbor seals and sea lions, and as well as pelicans and cormorants overhad. We’ll paddle by the eclectic houseboat community  where many people make their home on the water, and enjoy views of the San Francisco skyline.

  • $105 / person for weekend public classes
  • $420 / private class for up to 4 people
    ($105 for each additional person)
San Francisco Surfing Lessons


Choose from a range of surf lessons at Marin beaches for beginners and experienced surfers looking to hone their skills.

  • $275 / private class for up to 2 people
    ($100 for each additional person)
  • $40 / person for surfboard and wetsuit rental

Enjoy the Day at Rodeo Beach

Head off on an excursion to Rodeo Beach, located in the nearby Marin Headlands. Windswept, exhilarating, and covered with fascinating red, green and other colorful pebbles indigenous to the San Francisco coastline, Rodeo Beach is sheltered by cliffs and bound by a lagoon, providing a picturesque location for picnics, kite flying or simply admiring the majestic Pacific.

Complimentary shuttle service is provided for lodge guests, Wednesday - Sunday.

Tips and Highlights 

  • Swimming in the lagoon is prohibited. It is home to endangered species that are being protected. 
  • Currents can be intense. Enter the water at your own discretion. If in doubt, do not swim. 
  • There are bathrooms, showers, and a water fountain at the Rodeo Beach parking lot. Rodeo Beach and Lagoon also has accessible features
  • Nearby hikes include the Rodeo Lagoon Loop (1.5 miles) and the Coastal Trail (can be tailored to be as long as you like.)