Cruise the water ways of petaluma and enjoy some easy excercise with the kids while discovering the natural world on paddle board or kayak.
Ride casual, flatwater tides into downtown Petaluma where you can dock and enjoy riverfront restaurants, shopping and ice cream for the kids.

Beat the crowds. Explore this historic riverfront town without having to deal with parking.

Family Fun on our monster Bru Paddle board!


Our MonsterBru inflatable stand up paddle board is sturdy enough to hold a family of 4 or 3 smaller paddlers and is the perfect ride to explore the wilds of nature, tour the river with ease or just get together for a casual cruise riding the tide with the wind at your back.

From our location in the Petaluma Marina, your family can paddle up into downtown Petaluma to eat and imbibe on the riverfront or enjoy the glide down river to Lakeville Landing while enjoying a panoramic vista of Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Guided Family Trips

Great for young adult groups

Guided Family Lakeville Landing Tour

Ideal for families and groups of young adults looking for adventure and paddling instruction. This 5 mile, one way paddle includes shuttle service and lessons. Glide along preserved wetland estuary, big sky and oak studded hills coming to land at Galardi's Marina in Lakeville.

Recommended for inexperienced paddlers

Guided Family Downtown Petaluma Tour

Tour includes paddle lessons and a splash of human history. Guests have the option to tie-up boards in Old Town Petaluma and walk the cobblestone streets for ice cream. Choose from a wide slection of human powered vessels including paddle boards, single and tandem kayaks or fishing kayaks.

UnGuided Family Trips

Recommended for adventurous families

Unguided Family Lakeville Landing Tour

Water saavy families looking to explore the river together on your own time - this is for you! Do Petaluma like Huckelberry Finn would. Your adventure begins with a brief on-shore lesson and expert advice about the nature of this tidal estuary. Shuttle service is included. Ride flat, tidal water from our shop to Lakeville Landing in about 2 hours, if you take your time.

Explore Old Town Petaluma by water

Unguided Family Paddle - Downtown Turn Basin

This beginner level, round trip journey is our most popular. Beginning in the Petaluma Marina, your family will follow the river up to the Turn Basin where you may tie up your SUP or kayak and explore riverfront restaurants, bars and shops. We advise launching your private excursion before 11am to catch the afternoon breeze at your back for the return paddle.