Instruction, Rentals, Retail, and Tours
Greater San Francisco Bay Area
101 Surf Sports—San Rafael, Redwood City; a full service water sports sporting goods shop specializing in SUP, prone paddleboarding, windsurfing, kiteboarding, surfing, and kayaking; offers a full range of lessons, gear rentals, board repair, kayak storage, SUP storage, boat storage, and guided tours.
Adventure Sports—Santa Cruz; offers classes and trips
Blue Waters Sea Kayaking—Offers classes and naturalist-led kayakaing tours on Drakes Estero, Tomales Bay, and Giacomini Wetlands. Merged with Point Reyes Outdoors.
Cal Adventures—Sea Kayaking classes at UC Berkeley
California Canoe and Kayak (CCK)—Outfitter in Oakland's Jack London Square, Half Moon Bay (Pillar Point Harbor), San Carlos, Sacramento, and Coloma (American River); offers classes and trips
Cali Watersport Collective—Learn the art of kayaking in a friendly and supportive environment! We offer single and multi-day clinics in surf and sea kayaking. ALL people, ages, and skill levels welcome!
City Kayak—At Pier 38 on The Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco
Current Adventures—Offers high-quality clinics in surf kayaking, as well as outings on Elkhorn Slough and Monterey Bay
Delta Kayak Adventures—Based in Antioch; offers introductory classes, tours and rentals
Eskape! Sea Kayaking—Santa Cruz; specializes in high-quality instruction including ACA instructor certification
Golden Gate Kayaking—Offers classes on San Francisco Bay, roll sessions on the Peninsula, and BCU training
Half Moon Bay Kayak Co.—Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay; offers classes, expeditions to Honduras and Baja's Pacific coast, local trips, sales, and rentals
Kayak Connection—Offers tours, rentals, and instruction in Santa Cruz Harbor and Elkhorn Slough
Kayak Mendocino—Offers tours and kayak surfing classes out of Van Damme State Park on the Mendocino coast
Liquid Fusion Kayaking—Fort Bragg; offers classes and trips on the Mendocino coast and rivers
Monterey Bay Kayaks—Monterey Bay and Elkhorn Slough; offers sea kayaking rental and instruction, and worldwide sea kayaking expeditions
Outback Adventures—Fremont; offers classes, rentals, and retail sales
Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)—Berkeley, Corte Madera, and other locations on the west coast
River & Ocean Paddlesports Coaching Collective—SF Bay Area; a coaching collective dedicated to the delivery of quality, student-centered instruction and coaching in kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.
The River Store—Lotus, CA; offers rentals, demos, and classes; based on the South Fork of the American River
Sea Trek—Sausalito; offers trips, classes, and rentals Elsewhere
Alaska Kayak School—Homer, Alaska; offers classes, trips, rentals
Alaska Vista—A guide/outfitter on the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska
Alder Creek—Offers classes and trips in Portland and Tualatin, Oregon
Anadyr Adventures—Valdez, Alaska; day or multi-day naturalist-guided trips in spectacular Prince William Sound
Aqua Adventures—San Diego; offers trips and instruction
Atlantic Sea Kayaking—Offers instruction and tours from their base in southwest Ireland
BC Marin Trails—A non-profit organization working together to help secure long term public access to the British Columbia Coast.
Body Boat Blade—Orcas Island; offers classes and trips
Central Coast Kayaks—Just south of San Luis Obispo; offers classes and tours
Channel Islands Kayak Center—Offers classes and tours and a 10% discount to BASK members; contact Richard Arnold email@example.com for details
Channel Islands Outfitters—Offers classes and trips at the Channel Islands and a 10% discount (excluding paddles) to BASK members
Coastal Odyssey—In Northern Norway; Arctic paddling and adventure travel in Norway
CubaUnbound—Cuba Kayaking Tours
Desert River Outfitters—Bullhead City, Arizona; offers trips on the lower Colorado River
Ecosummer Expeditions—Offers wilderness expeditions to the Queen Charlotte Islands, Johnstone Strait, and Gulf Islands in British Columbia
Escondido Trex—Has trips in Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula (home to Corcovado and Piedras Blancas National Parks)
Kayak Academy—Founded by George Gronseth in Seattle WA; offers classes and trips in the San Juan Islands
Kayak Kaua'i—Outfitter on the Hawaii island of Kaua'i
Kayak Solomons—Operates from the Uepi Island Resort, Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands
Miramar Adventures—Outfitter for sea kayaking and whale watching tours in Baja California, Mexico
Mountain Travel Sobek—Offers sea kayaking trips to Vietnam, Costa Rica, Alaska, Panama, Baja, Greenland, etc.
New Zealand Kayak Adventures—Kayak tours in Northland, New Zealand
Paddler's Realm—Rentals, classes, day trips, expeditions, and boat-supported trips based in Whittier Alaska (Prince William Sound)
Pangaea Adventures—Runs sea kayaking tours in Prince William Sound, Alaska
Rutabaga Paddlesports—Kayak retailer in Madison, Wisconsin
San Juan Outfitters—Guided sea kayak and wildlife tours in the San Juan Islands
Sea & Adventures—Kayaking the Sea of Cortez, Loreto Marine Park and whale watching Magdalena Bay
Sea Kayak Adventures—Sea kayak trips to Baja and Vancouver Island
Sea Kayaking Scotland—Explore Highland is the one-stop shop for everything related to paddling in the Scottish Highlands.
Sea Kayaking Tours British Columbia—Sea kayaking eco-adventures in British Columbia
Sea Quest Expeditions—Sea kayaking and whale watching
Shearwater Adventures—Offerstours, classes and sales in the San Juan Islands
Skeena Valley Expeditions—Offers sea kayaking and rafting safaris in Northwest British Columbia
Southern Sea Ventures, Sydney, Australia—Offers tropical, Mediterranean, European, and polar sea kayak trips for a range of skill levels
Southwind Kayak Center, Irvine, California—Offers classes and trips
Spirit of the West Adventures—Tours in the realm of the killer whales and mothership expeditions around Vancouver Island, British Columbia
TerraSanta Kayak Expeditions—Trips and classes in the Mediterranean shores of Israel, Cyprus and Turkey, the Red Sea, the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea
Tex's Riverways—Outfitting services on the Colorado and Green Rivers in Utah
Tofino Expeditions—Features a range of kayaking journeys worldwide designed to meet the needs and desires of novice and experienced kayakers.
Unexplored Scotland—Sea kayaking and river kayaking tours and courses in Scotland.
Water Walker—Outfitter that offers trips in central Maine
West Coast Expeditions—Experience basecamp sea kayaking, professionally guided kayak expeditions & family kayaking tours; ocean kayak with sea otters & whales while eagles soar overhead. Participate in local aboriginal culture. Based on Spring Island, near Kyuquot, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.
Wilderness Scotland—Inspiring adventures in the wild places of Scotland
Wilderness Travel—Sea kayaking in Alaska, Baja, Chile, Fiji, Palau, etc
Wildheart Adventures—Offers a wide variety of different sea kayaking tours on Vancouver Island
Yak Expediciones—Offers sea kayaking trips in Chile and Argentina
American Paddler - Free online database of kayaking, SUP and canoe rentals, with 6,000 locations (including more than 450 in California) in a searchable map.