Vacationing in Healdsburg can bring about some of the most unforgettable memories, from dining on the best local cuisine to sipping on unique selections in wine country. One major advantage to having a getaway in the Healdsburg area is the near-constant sunshine, giving you the opportunity to soak up some rays no matter where you are. Perhaps the most exciting way to get outside in Healdsburg is by kayaking! Of all the things to do on a wine country vacation, kayaking is one of the most fun and interactive ways to make the most of your surroundings. Here are two popular spots for kayaking in Healdsburg, just minutes away from our finest Wine Country vacation rentals.

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River’s Edge Kayak and Canoe

River’s Edge Kayak and Canoe take visitors on the Upper Russian River for a unique terrain and an incredible view. Their premier excursion, called “The ‘Rio’ Trip,” invites guests on a 3-5 hour journey that is slow and safe for all ages. You will experience a 5-mile stretch of the river, experiencing overhanging trees, sandbars, and a few pools that may bring you to get out of your vessel and dive into the water for yourself! You’ll also have the chance to spot native wildlife like turtles, osprey, deer, and maybe even an eagle!

With your booking, you will receive bags for wet clothes, garbage bags, and gallon-size zip locks. Be sure to bring your own sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen. Prices run at $70 for single kayaks and paddle boards or $140 for canoes or double kayaks. River’s Edge Kayak and Canoe is located at 1 Healdsburg Avenue. Contact the company for departure times for your specific trip, or book your trip online.

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Getaway Adventures

Another great source for kayaking tours in Healdsburg, CA, is Getaway Adventures, an establishment that has been taking guests through Sonoma and Napa Valley for more than 25 years. They offer hiking and biking tours as well, but their kayaking excursions are simply not to be missed. Sign up for their Russian River Kayaking Tour for a full journey along the river led by a professional and knowledgeable guide. The slow pace of the trip is suitable for all ages and skill levels, and you’ll get to witness and learn about all the most interesting plants and animals in the area. They also offer a Russian River Bike and Kayak Tour if you want the best of both worlds!

Both of the above tours include KIND bars, unlimited water, and a picnic lunch with your booking price. Tour prices run between $150-175 per person for 2-3 people, and prices decrease per person as you add more guests to your trip. Getaway Adventures excursions can be booked on their website and usually last between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Our Healdsburg vacation homes are conveniently located near both of these incredible kayaking companies, making it easy to get out the door and into the water. Kayaking is an enjoyable activity for every member of the family, offering unique and special memories you can look back on for years. We are dedicated to making your trip to wine country a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Our rental properties are designed to keep you comfortable and relaxed during your stay while reflecting everything that’s great about the Healdsburg area. We have homes with up to five bedrooms to suit any party size, and you can choose an option with a pool or hot tub for an extra dose of relaxation. For more information on the area’s kayaking opportunities and all of our luxurious rentals, contact us today!